First Type 055 Commissioned

January 12, 2020 – Nanchang, China’s first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People’s Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. The 10,000 tonne-class destroyer officially debuted at the multinational naval parade in celebration of the Chinese navy’s 70th founding anniversary on April 23, 2019. Launched on June 28,…

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China launches guided missile destroyers

China launched two Type 055 guided-missile destroyers on Tuesday morning, according to witnesses outside a shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province. Chinese naval enthusiasts published pictures taken near Dalian Shipbuilding Industry and accounts of the launch on online military forums. Water started to be pumped into the dry docks where the next-generation destroyers were built around 7 am before the docks’…

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Zhou Xin, First Type 055 DDG, Fitting Out

The first Type 055 destroyer is being outfitted at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in Shanghai. Workers are installing conduits and cables in the 10,000-tonne vessel, Zhou Xin, a military representative stationed in the shipyard to oversee the building of the warship, was quoted by the People’s Liberation Army Daily as saying. “Putting the ship in the water is nothing more than…

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PLA makes huge strides

China’s military has been developing rapidly in the past five years and is attracting global attention, which experts said is necessary to protect the country and its people. “The structure of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) armament has been completed and rationalized in the past five years since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, meeting the…

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