Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has laid the keel for a new landing platform dock (LPD) ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence for the Qatari Emiri Navy.
The vessel will measure 143 by 21.5 metres and will have capacity for 550 personnel and various vehicles including smaller landing craft and a helicopter. Deployment of land and sea vehicles will be done through a well deck, two vehicle ramps, or davits.
The LPD will also be capable of humanitarian intervention operations.
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