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Hangzhou (136) - Sovremennyy-class destroyer
« on: January 21, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »
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Re: Hangzhou (136) - Sovremennyy-class destroyer
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 02:13:30 AM »
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Re: Hangzhou (136) - Sovremennyy-class destroyer
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 02:14:58 AM »
China Refits Older Warships for a Bigger Punch
Shenzhen and Hangzhou Get New Weapons
By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer  April 29, 2016

https://www.popsci.com/china-refits-older-warships-for-bigger-punch

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The same refits and updates are playing out for the foreign built ships in the PLAN. China has a purchased total of four Sovremennyy destroyers from Russia in the late 1990s and mid 2000s. These 7,900 ton DDGs are focused on surface warfare, with 8 Moskit P-270 supersonic antiship missiles, two dual barreled 130mm AK-130 turrets and two launchers for 48 SA-N-12 SAMs. While still powerful warships, China is looking to bring their systems up to speed on 21st century technology.
Sovremenny Destroyer 136 VLS Upgrade China Navy

MORE MISSILES ALWAYS WELCOME

The VLS cells in the rear of the Hangzhou (right behind the helipad, currently covered by a blue tarp), likely number 16-24 cells, each one can carry YJ-18 anti-ship missiles, HQ-9 SAMs or CJ-10 land attack cruise missiles.

Currently, Hangzhou (136), the oldest of the PLAN Sovremennyys, is undergoing a refit, entailing the removal of all its Soviet era weaponry in favor of modern Chinese systems. The AK-130 turrets will be replaced by the HJ/P-130 cannon, which has a longer range and the ability to fire a wide range of precision guided munitions. The Moskit P-270 missiles will likely be replaced with YJ-12 antiship missiles, which have a higher speed (Mach 3.5-4.0 vs. Mach 3.0) and greater range (400km vs. 250km). It is highly likely that the Hangzhou's communications and battle management system are also being refitted with more modern equipment. And just like the Shenzhen, the Hangzhou will receive VLS in the place of its older SAM launchers. The bow and stern SA-N-12 launchers are both being replaced with 2-3 sets of 8 cell VLS at each end of the warship. Those 32-48 VLS can maximize the Hangzhou's air defense capability by being able to more quickly fire SAMs, or carry land attack cruise missiles to extend its reach against land targets.

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