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LHD  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2022
Total Production: 1
Total Cost: EUR€1.1 billion   (USD$1.2 billion)
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri* and SELEX ES   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: LHD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2022
Total Production: 1
Total Cost: EUR€1.1 billion   (USD$1.2 billion)
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Description: The Italian Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is a 200 meters long amphibious assault ship capable of carrying rotary wing aircraft, vehicles and up to 700 marines or civilians during humanitarian relief operations. The LHD is intended to serve during both military and civilian operations. The LHD is also provided with four LCM landing crafts with a capacity for up to 60 tons of cargo. The ship features a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG) allowing a top speed of 25 knots. On board hospital has been designed to accommodate up to 28 injured patients. The Italian Navy awarded Fincantieri and SELEX ES a 1.1 billion Euro contract for the construction of the multi-purpose amphibious unit in July 2015. The LHD is scheduled for commissioning in 2022.

The LHD combat system comprises an X-band, four-faced multi-functional scanned-array radar system as well as the latest integrated communications. Other systems will be supplied by OTO Melara, WASS and Elettronica.

LHD Specifications

Crew: 300
Stretchers: 28
Troops: 700
Dimensions
Length: 200 meter (656 foot)
Power
Electric Output: 2,000 kW
Speed
Top Speed: 25 knot (12.9 mps)
Weight
Full Displacement: 20,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

LHD News

There are 2 news between
1 Jul 2015 and 17 Mar 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016Italian Navy Selects MT30 Gas Turbine to Power New LHD Amphibious Ship
Wednesday, July 1, 2015Italian Navy Orders LHD Multipurpose Amphibious Ship

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 11
Propulsion Systems
MT30x2

LHD Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LHD-2022-

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