Here comes the PLAM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Photos of the day: Vacation housewarming in Djibouti
999 Jingangshan LHD and 868 Donghaidao Mobile Landing Platform composing the first task force.
Without the piggyback of a Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) such as the 868, the Zubr Class reaches 480 KM from shore on its own. When paired with a MLP, that 480KM limitation is no longer an issue. As to what purpose such a pairing serves, your guess is as good as mine.
Since PLAN's Yuzhao class LPD is not large enough to house Zubr LCAC, it makes sense for the PLAN to utilize the MLP to launch those "European bison".
Posted by Coatepeque at 7:42 PM