: Amphibious Warfare – the Key to China’s Military Ambitions

!China !South China Sea Amphibious Warfare

The Type 072A landing ship, or Yuting-II of the People’s Liberation Army Navy is a class of large amphibious warfare ship developed as an enlarged version of the Type 072-III landing craft, adding an aft helicopter deck for a medium-sized helicopter and more room for troops. A total of 15 ships were built entirely domestically. The first nine ships entered service from 2003 to 2005.

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