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Type 815/815A Dongdiao class intelligence-gathering ship
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:35:40 AM »
PLAN commissions another intelligence-gathering ship | IHS Jane's 360 - 11 January 2017
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Named Kaiyangxing (pennant number 856), the vessel was built at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai and is the fourth of the Dongdiao class (Type 815) to be commissioned in the past two years.

The first of the six 6,000-tonne ships currently in service with the PLAN was commissioned in 1999. Subsequent vessels have had changes made to their superstructure and masts, and are generally referred to as Type 815A.

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There are differences between the ships in the configuration of the antennas and Kaiyangxing has a unique flat-topped cylindrical radome above the bridge.

China's latest intelligence-gathering ship was commissioned into the PLAN's North Sea Fleet on 10 January, according to Chinese media reports. Source: Via sina.com
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Re: Type 815 Dongdiao class intelligence-gathering ship
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 03:30:22 AM »
China launches seventh Type 815A AGI | IHS Jane's 360 - 12 September 2017
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The seventh improved Dongdiao-class (Type 815A) intelligence collection ship (AGI) on order for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) was launched on 8 September at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai.

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The appearance of the fifth Type 815A hull differs from that of the previous ships of the class due to the installation of a cylindrical ‘Top Hat’ radome on the bridge roof.


The seventh Type 815A intelligence collection ship on order for the PLAN was launched on 8 September in Shanghai. Source: Via HSH (Hobby Shanghai) website

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Type 815/815A Dongdiao class intelligence-gathering ship
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 05:30:14 PM »
China launches ninth Dongdiao-class AGI | Janes - 05 February 2018
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The number of China's AGIs is increasing significantly. The first Dongdiao-class vessel (a Type 815) entered service around 1999, with the second one (an improved variant called the Type 815A) being commissioned in 2010. The remaining 7 ships (also Type 815As) have all been launched within the last four years. Two entered the water in February and September 2017, respectively, with the first one expected to enter service shortly.

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The 6,100-tonne ships are highly distinctive as they feature large spherical radomes, 6-8 m in diameter, that are fitted over dish antennas used to intercept communications, radar, or other emissions. Although there are variations in the detailed equipment fit, most ships of the class have one spherical radome midships and another one aft.

A large radome, which varies in shape, is also fitted on the bridge roof. On the preceding two ships a large cylindrical ‘top hat’ has been fitted, suggesting that the antenna beneath it is a different shape from those installed in earlier ships.


The ninth Dongdiao-class AGI on order for the PLAN was launched on 3 February at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Source: Via HSH (HobbyShanghai) website