LHD Trieste class

Amphibious Ship

LHD Trieste class

The vessels are designed to ensure extremely efficient land - air - marine connections. They can carry a fully equipped battalion of landing troops: they are Amphibious Transport Ships with through deck for helicopter operation and a full length garage deck, after portion of which is convertible in dock with own LCMs. During peacetime the vessels confirm their excellent capabilities in disaster relief, humanitarian and SAR operations.

The LHD’s military profile use provides transport and landing, in equipped and non-equipped areas, of troupes, military vehicles, logistic equipment.

The civil profile use provides:

  • healthcare and hospital support
  • transfer and landing of people and wheeled or crawled means of transport in equipped and non-equipped areas
  • supply of drinking water to land through onboard desalination plants or storages
  • supply of electricity to land with 2000 kw of power and its distribution through containerized conversion and distribution units
  • possibility of accommodation for specialized staff on board or hosting of up to 700 people, plus the same number in containerized residential units
  • rescue operations base through helicopters and boar staffing vessels




Technical Information

main characteristics

Length overall

245.00 m

Length between perpendiculars

213.40 m

Beam at flight deck

36.00 m


27.70 m

Speed (max/range)

25/16 kn


7,000 nm


30 days

Crew + transported personnel

1,064 people


Propulsion system

CODOG (2 x DE + 2 TAG and 2 EM up to 10 knots / 2 x FCPP)

Generating sets

4 + 2 Shaft generators

combat system

1 Integrated Navigation System

2 Navigation Radars

1 Combat Management System (CMS)

1 Internal Networking System (INS)

1 Dual Band Radar (DBR) (X band)

1 Early Warning Radar (L band)

1 IFF Interrogator System

1 IFF Transponder System

1 Distributed Static Staring- InfraRed Search and Tracking

3 Fire Control System (FCS)-ADT NG

3 Main Caliber Gun - 76 mm SR

1 Quick Point Device System (2 Pointing Devices)


1 Decoy Launching System (2 Launchers)

1 Reaction Management System (RMS)

3 Secondary Caliber Guns - 25 mm

2 Long Range Acoustic Devices

1 Obstacle Avoidance Sonar

1 Diver Detection Sonar

1 Torpedo Detection System

1 Bathy Termograph Unit

6 Stand-alone Small Caliber Guns 12.7 m**

1 Remotely piloted aircraft System (RPA)**

1 Precision Approach and Landing System (PALS)**

1 Integrated Int/Ext Communication System

1 Precision Approach Radar (PAR)

1 Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN)

1 Dual Band Radar (DBR) (C band)*

1 SAAM-ESD (CAMM ER option)*

* predisposition

** GFE