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China's Type 055 (Renhai) destroyer ("cruiser")

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--- Quote ---China launches fifth Type 055 destroyer for PLAN
23 September 2019

The launch was not covered by official Chinese media but the satellite imagery shows that it occurred between 7 and 18 September, with some Chinese social media sites claiming that it took place on 12 September.

Displacing more than 10,000 tonnes, the Type 055 is the largest destroyer built for the PLAN. Its vertical launch system (VLS) comprises 112 cells from which surface-to-air, anti-ship, anti-submarine, and land-attack missiles can be launched.
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--- Quote from: Ayoshi on September 01, 2020, 01:40:57 AM ---
--- Quote ---Dalian Shipyard launches 8th Type 055 & 25th Type 052D destroyers for PLA Navy | Navy Recognition - 31 August 2020

China reportedly launched its 8th Type 055 (Renhai-class cruiser) and 25th Type 052D (Luyang III-class) destroyers at Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning Province, on 30th August 2020. This event took place only two days after the decommissioning of two Type 051 destroyers attached to the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy.

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In addition, China reportedly wants to build over 30 Type 052D guided-missile destroyers. These ships come equipped with weapons and equipment including advanced active electronically scanned array radar systems and 64 vertical launch missile cells. They are capable of undertaking missions including escort and air defence.
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The 25th Type 052D destroyer (background) and the 8th Type 055 destroyer (foreground) at Dalian shipyard on 08/29/2020. (Picture source: Weibo)

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The 8th Type 055 Destroyer for the PLAN launched by Dalian shipyard in late August 2020. (Picture source: Weibo)


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