A new type of tank landing ship has officially joined the People's Liberation Army's naval force. A launching ceremony was held in a military port belonging to the East China Sea Fleet.
The Tianmushan is a tank landing ship that was developed domestically. It's about 120 meters long, and 16 meters wide, with a displacement of 5 thousand and 8 tons. It can sail at a maximum speed of 20 nautical miles per hour. This new model has a good concealment abilities, and the design makes it easier for landing equipment to load and offload.
The ship is equipped with artillery, and has a helicopter landing pad. Its major mission is to transport landing troops , transport supplies and wounded personnel, and to conduct other non-combat military operations.