IZAR Shipyards announced the construction of a 27,000-ton class ship, known as
the LHD, for the Spanish Navy. The LHD will be the biggest ship owned by the
Spanish Navy ever.
The LHD will feature 27,082-ton displacement, 230 meters long, and maximum speed
at full load of 21 knots. This ship will be able to accommodate up to 1,443-man
including ship's crew (243) and Infantry troops/Marines (1,200).
The LHD has been defined by Spanish official sources as the strategic
projection/deployment ship and should perform as amphibious assault ship,
aircraft carrier employing V/STOL Harriers, and cargo ship for the Spanish Army.
The LHD's flight deck will allow to operate simultaneously up to 4 Chinook, or 6
medium-sized helicopters. Its hangar will accommodate 12 medium-sized
helicopters such as NH90 and SH-3D Sea King.
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