China’s new Type 055 missile destroyer to upgrade reaction capability of weapons, improve country’s navy: expert

Media have reported that China’s new missile destroyer equips more than 100 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), which experts said on Thursday could upgrade the rapid-reaction capability of weapons. A report published by CCTV on Tuesday showed that China’s new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer has had 112 VLS cells installed, surpassing the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in quantity. “The number of VLSs shows the combat and rapid-reaction capability of [China’s] warships,” military expert Song Zhongping told the Global Times on Thursday. “Since recharging a VLS is relatively difficult, the more…

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