China Building 8 More 052D Aegis Destroyers, Making Total of 12


IHS Jane’s 360 says in its report “Work continues on Type 052D destroyers at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard” that according to Airbus Defense and Space imagery, there are five hulls and three hulls of 052D destroyers under construction respectively at shipyard in Shanghai and Dalian. The last of those hulls, i.e. the 12th taking into the 4 already commissioned, was launched on July 28. It is expected that all the 8 052D will be fully completed and deliver to Chinese navy two and a half years later. By that time, China will have 12 Type 052D Aegis destroyers.

There has been news that China is developing a larger destroyer the Type 055, but no image of it has been found by satellite.

Source: IHS Jane’s 360 “Work continues on Type 052D destroyers at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard”. I only provide a summary of the report. Its full text can be viewed at:
http://www.janes.com/article/62909/work-continues-on-type-052d-destroyers-at-china-s-jiangnan-shipyard

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