China Soon Completes Building a New Type 052D DestroyerPosted: May 16, 2016
In is report on May 13, China’s official military forum mil.huanqiu.com posted the above military fans’ photos of a new 052D soon to be completed in Dalian and three 052Ds being built in a Chinese shipyard.
According the military forum, China’s Type 052D destroyer is among the most advanced 6000-ton destroyers in the world. It can serve as a major warship in an aircraft carrier battle group and also as the flag ship in a fleet without a carrier. It is an Aegis destroyer capable of directing an entire fleet.
It is equipped with all-direction phased array radar with liquid cooling system, 517HA radar with Yagi-Uda antenna and vertical launch systems for its missiles.
China has three 052Ds in service and is building five more. There is information that China plans to build twelve.
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “A new 052D warship appeared in a shipyard in Dalian” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)