PLAN Destroyers


Type 055 Renhai Class
Type 052D Luyang-III Class
Type 052C Luyang-II Class
Type 052B Luyang Class
Type 051C Luzhou Class
Project 959 Sovremenny Class
Type 051B Luhai Class
Type 052 Luhu Class

TYPE 055 ‘RENHAI’ CLASS

 

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG) / Missile cruiser (CG). Builder: Jiangnan, Dalian. IOC: N/A. Number: N/A. Displacement (t): 10,000 estimated. Length (m): N/A. Beam (m): N/A. Draft (m): N/A. Propulsion: CODOG. Speed (kn): N/A. Range (km): N/A. Complement: N/A.

The PLA Navy is currently constructing a new class of multirole missile destroyer designated Type 055. The U.S. DoD has referred to the vessel as ‘Renhai’ class and classified it as a missile cruiser (CG) rather than destroyer. With an estimated full displacement of 10,000 t, Type 055 will be the largest surface combatant ever introduced by the PLA Navy. At least four hulls are currently under construction at Dalian Shipyard and Jiangnan Shipyard, with the first-of-class launched at Jiangnan Shipyard on 28 June 2017. Type 055 features a ‘clean’ superstructure similar to that of Type 052D. The hull and superstructure are sloped to reduce its radar cross section (RCS). Weapon arrangement on the bow deck is almost identical to that of Type 052D, with an H/PJ-38 single-barrel 130-mm/70-calibre naval gun at front, a vertical launching system (VLS) in the middle, and a Type 1130 11-barrel close-in weapon system (CIWS) just forward of the bridge. The vessel can carry air-defence, missile-defence, anti-ship, and anti-submarine missiles in its 128 universal rectangle-shaped VLS cells. There are wo 64-cell VLS grids located on the bow deck in front of the bridge and amidships forward of the helicopter hangar respectively. Missiles that can be carried by the destroyer include the HHQ-9 long-range SAM, HHQ-16 medium-range SAM, HHQ-10 short-range SAM, YJ-18 anti-ship missile (AShM), and possibly DF-10 land-attack cruise missile (LACM).

Type 055 is equipped with an improved version of the H/LJG346A (NATO reporting name: ‘Dragon Eye’) multifunctional active phased array radar (APAR), which consists of four large rectangle-shaped radar arrays are installed on the bridge, and four smaller rectangle-shaped arrays on the main mast. The propulsion system is in a CODOG arrangement, consisting of four Ukraine-made DA80/DN80 (or their Chinese licensed copies) gas turbines each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW).

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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?           ?       Jn        ?       2017-06-28   -
Jn.....Jiangnan Shipyard
Dl.....Dalian Shipyard
NSF....North Sea Fleet
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet
  • Missile VLS: 16x universal 8-cell (2 x 4) Dual Hot/Cold-launch VLS, using concentric canister launch (CCL) method
  • SAM:
    • HHQ-9 VLS-launched, active radar + TVM, 200 km slant range
    • HHQ-16 VLS-launched active radar, 40 km slant range
    • HHQ-10, VLS-launched and/or 1x 24-cell launcher, IR/ImIR, 6 km slant range
  • SSM:
    • YJ-18 VLS-launched, active radar + Beidou, Mach 0.8, 220—540 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-38 single-130 mm/70-calibre, 40 rounds/minute to 30 km range
    • 2x H/PJ-11 11×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 1130), 10,000 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • Unknown
  • Radar:
    • APAR, air search / SAM targeting, S/C-band
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-9 hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • Unknown
  • Propulsion: CODOG
    • 4x Ukrainian DA80/DN80 gas turbine, each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate two Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 052D ‘LUYANG-III’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Jiangnan, Dalian. IOC: 2014. Number: 12 planned, 5 commissioned. Displacement (t): 7,500 full load. Length (m): 155.5. Beam (m): 17.2. Draft (m): 6.1. Propulsion: CODOG. Speed (kn): 29. Range (km): N/A. Complement: 280.

First introduced into the PLA Navy in 2014, Type 052D (NATO reporting name: Luyang-III class) is the latest variant of the Type 052 family. It inherited the hull design of the previous Type 052C (Luyang-II class), but features a number of changes in sensor and weapon systems. Construction of the class has been carried out at both Shanghai-based Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard and Dalian Shipyard in northeast China, with at least 12 hulls planned. Compared with its predecessor, Type 052D’s superstructure is slightly higher and slopes inward at a greater angle to further reduce its radar cross-section.

The most significant change on Type 052D is its universal 64-cell (8×8) vertical launch system (VLS). Unlike previous Chinese VLS designs, which were designed to launch a single type of missile, the new VLS allows missiles of different types and sizes to be carried and launched from the standard missile cells. As a result, Type 052D can carry a variety of air-defence, anti-surface, and anti-submarine weapons according to its mission requirement, providing much greater flexibility and also a rapid-fire launch capability against the various hostile threats.

Another significant improvement is the H/LJG346A multifunctional active phased array radar (APAR). Compared with the H/LJG346 on Type 052C, the new radar features larger radar arrays, presumably housing more radar transceivers. Flat arrays replaced the earlier curving radar arrays on Type 052C resulted by the need for air circulation, suggesting the adoption of a liquid cooling system replacing the mixed air and liquid cooling system on earlier APAR.

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Kunming     172     Jn        SSF     2012-08-30   2014-03-21
Changsha    173     Jn        SSF     2012-12-19   2015-08-12
Hefei       174     Jn        SSF     2013-07-01   2015-12-12
Yinchuan    175     Jn        SSF     2014-03-28   2016-07-12
Xining      117     Jn        NSF     2014-08-26   2017-01-22
Urumqi      118     Jn        NSF     2014-12-30   2017?
Xiamen      154     Jn        ESF     2015-07-07   2017?
Guiyang     119     Dl        NSF     2015-11-28   2018?
Nanjing     155     Jn        ESF     2015-12-28   2018?
Nanning     156     Jn        ESF     2016-07-28   2018?
Chengdu     120     Dl        NSF     2016-08-03   2019?
Taiyuan     157     Jn        ESF     2016-12-26   2019?

Jn.....Jiangnan Shipyard
Dl.....Dalian Shipyard
NSF....North Sea Fleet
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet
  • Missile VLS: 8x universal 8-cell (2 x 4) Dual Hot/Cold-launch VLS, using concentric canister launch (CCL) method
  • SAM:
    • HHQ-9 VLS-launched, active radar + TVM, 200 km slant range
    • HHQ-16 VLS-launched active radar, 40 km slant range
    • HHQ-10, VLS-launched and/or 1x 24-cell launcher, IR/ImIR, 6 km slant range
  • SSM:
    • YJ-18 VLS-launched, active radar + Beidou, Mach 0.8, 220—540 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-38 single-130 mm/70-calibre, 40 rounds/minute to 30 km range
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range, or (from the 10th hull) 2x H/PJ-11 11×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 1130), 10,000 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
  • Radar:
    • 4x H/LJG346A ‘Dragon Eye’ APAR, air search / SAM targeting, S/C-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-366 (Russian MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’) AShM fire-control, I-band
    • 1x H/LJP-344A main gun fire-control, I/J-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band
    • 1x Type 517H-1 ‘Knife Rest’ long-range 2D air search, A-band
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730/1130)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730/1130)
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-9 hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 4x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: CODOG
    • 2x Ukrainian DA80/DN80 gas turbine, each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW)
    • 2x Shaanxi diesel (MTU 20 V956 TB92), each rated at 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 052C ‘LUYANG-II’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Jiangnan. IOC: 2005. Number: 6. Displacement (t): 5,950 standard, 6,288 full load. Length (m): 155.5. Beam (m): 17.2. Draft (m): 6.1. Propulsion: CODOG. Speed (kn): 29. Range (km): N/A. Complement: 280.

Nicknamed ‘Chinese Aegis’, Type 052C (NATO reporting name: Luyang-II class) was the first truly multirole and highly capable, modern indigenous destroyer introduced by the PLA Navy, representing a significant leap in technology and capability. The destroyer was designed primarily to fit the fleet air defence role, with its VLS-launched SAM, 3D active phased array radar (APAR), and Aegis-like C3I system, but also possess decent anti-ship and anti-submarine capabilities. Type 052C was the first destroyer class to have been build in a significant number since the 1980s, ending the prolonged period of small-number construction programmes to experiment with the various designs and technologies.

Type 052C is fitted with the H/LJG346 (NATO reporting name: ‘Dragon Eye’) multifunctional radar system developed by Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology (CETC 14 Institute). The radar features four large active phased array radar (APAR) arrays installed on the destroyer’s bridge, each consisting of 5,000 S-band transceiver modules and a C-band SAM targeting module, housed inside rectangle-shaped module. The radar module employs an air-cooling system, with the module cover in a curved shape to allow sufficient airflow in the central part of the module where the most heat is generated by the radar transceivers.

A total of 48 indigenous HHQ-9 air defence missiles are housed in eight 6-cell vertical launch systems (VLS). Unlike the Russian ‘rollover’ VLS design, the Chinese VLS is fixed with each launch cell having its own lid. The VLS employs a ‘cold launch’ method, with the missile first ejected from the launch tube, and then igniting its rocket engine at low altitude. The HHQ-9 is the naval variant of the land-based HQ-9 SAM, which is guided by the destroyer’s APAR assisted with a “Track via Missile” (TVM) scheme similar to that of the Russian S-300PMU and U.S. Patriot. The missile has a slant range of 200 km.

The destroyer is armed with eight YJ-62 (C-602) ASCMs carried inside a cylinder-shape launcher (two 4-cell launchers at the mid-ship). The missiles are guided by the Mineral-ME (NATO reporting name: ‘Band Stand’) radar (or its Chinese copy Type 366) installed on top of the bridge and a ‘Light Bulb’ datalink forward of the hanger. The YJ-62 uses strap-down inertial guidance coupled with GPS, and active radar for the terminal phase. The missile has a stated range of 280 km, with the missile flying at an altitude of 30 m during the cruise phase of an engagement. In the terminal phase, the missile descends 7—10 m. The active radar seeker has an acquisition range of up to 40 km.

The destroyer’s combat system likely comprises the multifunction phased array radar system, command and decision system, battlefield display system, and weapon control system. The command and decision system receives data from ship sensors and provides command, control and threat assessment. The weapon control system receives engagement instruction from the command and decision system, selects weapons and interfaces with the weapon fire control systems. The combat system will ensure that the ship can engage multiple air targets such as sea-skimming missile and aircraft simultaneously. It is also able to transmit combat information to other ships and aircraft via datalink and satellite communications to form a maritime combat network.

The destroyer’s size and displacement were limited by its two underpowered Ukrainian DA80 gas turbines, each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW), in comparison with the four General Electric LM2500 gas turbines each generating 26,250 hp (20 MW) on the Arleigh Burke class. This in turn limits the height of the bridge to avoid overturning the vessel, which means that the four air search radar arrays could not be fitted at an ideal height in order to maximise their performance.

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Lanzhou     170     Jn        SSF     2003-04-29   2005-09
Haikou      171     Jn        SSF     2003-10-30   2005-12
Changchun   150     Jn        ESF     2010-10-28   2013-01-31
Zhengzhou   151     Jn        ESF     2011-06-25   2013-12-26
Jinan       152     Jn        ESF     2011-12      2014-12-22
Xi’an       153     Jn        ESF     2012-06-16   2015-02-09

Jn.....Jiangnan Shipyard
ESF....East Sea Fleet
SSF....South Sea Fleet
  • SAM: 8x 6-cell VLS for HHQ-9, radar command+TVM, 200 km slant range
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-62, active radar + satellite navigation, Mach 0.8, 280 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-87 single-100 mm, 90 rounds/minute to 17.5 km
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
  • Radar:
    • 4x H/LJG346 ‘Dragon Eye’ APAR, air search / SAM targeting, S/C-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-366 (Russian MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’) AShM fire-control, I-band
    • 1x H/LJP-344A main gun fire-control, I/J-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band
    • 1x Type 517H-1 ‘Knife Rest’ long-range 2D air search, A-band
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-9 hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 4x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: CODOG
    • 2x Ukrainian DA80/DN80 gas turbine, each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW)
    • 2x Shaanxi diesel (MTU 20 V956 TB92), each rated at 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 052B ‘LUYANG’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Jiangnan. IOC: 2004. Number: 2. Displacement (t): 5,850 standard, 6,200 full load. Length (m): 154. Beam (m): 16. Draft (m): 6. Propulsion: CODOG. Speed (kn): 30. Range (km): 8,300 at 15 kn. Complement: 280.

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Guangzou    168     Jn        SSF     2002-05-23   2004-07-15
Haikou      169     Jn        SSF     2002-10      2004-12

Jn.....Jiangnan Shipyard
SSF....South Sea Fleet
  • SAM: 2x single launcher for the Russian Shtil (SA-N-12 ‘Grizzly’), 48x 9M117 missile, semi-active radar, 38 km slant range
  • SSM: 4x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-87 single-100 mm, 90 rounds/minute to 17.5 km
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
    • 2x 6-cell FQF-3200 240 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, firing Type 81G rocket-propelled depth charge, 34 kg warhead, 1,200 m range
  • Sensors:
    • 1x Russian MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’ AShM fire-control, I-band
    • 4x Russian MR90 ‘Front Dome’ SAM targeting, F-band
    • 1x H/LJP-344 main gun fire-control, I/J-band
    • 1x Russian Fregat-M2EM ‘Top Plate’ 3D air search, E-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • Russian MGK-335EM-03 hull-mounted medium-frequency for active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 4x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: CODOG
    • 2x Ukrainian DA80/DN80 gas turbine, each rated at 32,600 hp (24 MW)
    • 2x Shaanxi diesel (MTU 20 V956 TB92), each rated at 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C

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TYPE 051C ‘LUZHOU’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Jiangnan. IOC: 2006. Number: 2. Displacement (t): 6,500 standard, 7,300 full load. Length (m): 165. Beam (m): 17.1. Draft (m): 6. Propulsion: Steam turbines. Speed (kn): 30. Range (km): 12,000 at 15 kn. Complement: 280.

Name          No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Shenyang      115     Dl        NSF     2004-12-28   2006-10
Shijiazhuang  116     Dl        NSF     2005         2007-03

Dl.....Dalian Shipyard
NSF....North Sea Fleet
  • SAM: 6x 8-cell VLS for S-300FM Fort-M (SA-N-20), 48x 48N6 missile, active radar + TVM, 150 km slant range
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-87 single-100 mm, 90 rounds/minute to 17.5 km
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
  • Radar:
    • 1x Russian MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’ AShM fire-control, I-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band
    • 1x Russian Fregat-M2EM ‘Top Plate’ 3D air search, E-band
    • 1x Russian Volna ‘Tomb Stone’ 3D PAR, SAM targeting
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Racal-Decca RM1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • H/SJD-9 hull-mounted medium-frequency for active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • H/RJZ-726 active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • 4x H/RJZ-726-4 18-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: 2x steam turbine (4 boilers), each rated at 47,000 hp (35 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck. No hangar

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PROJECT 956/EKM SOVREMENNY CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: North Shipyard. IOC: 1999. Number: 4. Displacement (t): 6,600 standard, 8,480 full load. Length (m): 156. Beam (m): 17.3. Draft (m): 6.5. Propulsion: Steam turbines. Speed (kn): 33. Range (km): 7,260 at 18 kn. Complement: 350.

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Hangzhou    136     North     ESF     1981-04      1999-12
Fuzhou      137     North     ESF     1982         2000-12
Taizhou     138     North     ESF     2004-04-27   2005-12-28
Ningbo      139     North     ESF     2004-07-23   2006-09

North..North Shipyard
ESF....East Sea Fleet
  • SAM:
    • 2x single launcher for the Russian Shtil
      • 48x 9M38 (SA-N-7 ‘Gadfly’) semi-active radar, 25 km slant range (Project 956), or
      • 48x 9M117 (SA-N-12 ‘Grizzly’) semi-active radar, 38 km slant range (Project 956EKM)
    • 2x 2-cell 9M311 (SA-N-11) launcher, semi-active radar, 5—8 km slant range (as part of Kashtan CIWS on Project 956EKM)
  • SSM:
    • 2x 4-cell 3M-80E Moskit (SS-N-22 ‘Sunburn’), active radar, Mach 2.5 to 120 km range
  • Guns:
    • 2x AK-130 single-130 mm (one gun on Project 956EKM), 70 rounds/minute to 23 km
    • 4x AK-630 6×30 mm CIWS, 5,000 rounds/minute to 4—5 km range (Project 956), or
    • 4x GSh-30k 6×30 mm CIWS, 4 km range (as part of Kashtan CIWS on Project 956EKM)
  • ASW:
    • 2x 2-cell 533 mm torpedo launcher
    • 2x 6-cell RBU-1000 300 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, 48 rounds, 55 kg warhead to 1 km range
  • Sensors:
    • 1x Fregat-M2EM ‘Top Plate’ 3D air search, E-band
    • 1x MR-184E ‘Kite Screech’ main gun fire-control, H/I/K-band
    • 1x MR331 Mineral-ME ‘Band Stand’ AShM fire-control
    • 6x MR90 ‘Front Dome’, SAM targeting, F-band
    • 2x MR-123-02 ‘Bass Tilt’ CIWS fire-control, H/I-band
  • Sonar:
    • MGK-355 (‘Bull Horn’) hull-mounted medium/high-frequency, active/passive search and attack (Project 956), or
    • MGK-355MS integrated sonar system consisting of’Horse Jaw’ hull-mounted medium/high-frequency, active/passive search and attack and ‘Horse Tail’ variable depth sonar (VDS) (Project 956EKM)
  • Countermeasures:
    • 2x PK-2 decoy flare/chaff launcher
    • ECM/ESM suite, laser warning receiver and IFF
  • Propulsion: 2x steam turbine (4 boilers), each rated at 50,000 hp (37 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate one Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’)

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TYPE 051B ‘LUHAI’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Dalian. IOC: 1999. Number: 1. Displacement (t): 6,100 full load. Length (m): 153. Beam (m): 16.5. Draft (m): 6. Propulsion: Steam turbines. Speed (kn): 31. Range (km): 12,000 at 18 kn. Complement: 250 (40 officers).

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Shenzhen    167     Dl        SSF     1997-10-16   1999-02

Dl......Dalian Shipyard
SSF.....South Sea Fleet
  • SAM: 4x 8-cell VLS for HHQ-16, semi-active radar-homing, 40 km slant range
  • SSM: 4x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-87 single-100 mm, 90 rounds/minute to 17.5 km
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
  • Radar:
    • 1x H/LJQ-360 air/surface search, E/F-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-381A air search
    • 1x H/LJP-344 main gun fire-control, I/J-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-364 air/surface search, G/H-band
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Racal Decca RM-1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • Unknown type hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • 2x 15-cell Type 946 (PJ46) 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
    • SRW210A active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • Radar warning receiver and IFF
  • Propulsion: 2x steam turbine (4 boilers), each rated at 47,000 hp (35 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate two Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C helicopters

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TYPE 052 ‘LUHU’ CLASS

Type: Missile destroyer (DDG). Builder: Hudong. IOC: 1994. Number: 2. Displacement (t): 4,200 standard, 4,800 full load. Length (m): 144. Beam (m): 15.6. Draft (m): 4.25. Propulsion: CODOG. Speed (kn): 31. Range (km): 7,400 at 18 kn. Complement: 270 (40 officers).

Name        No.     Builder   Fleet   Launched     Commissioned
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Harbin      112     Hudong    NSF     1991-08-28   1994-05-08
Qingdao     113     Hudong    NSF     1993-10-18   1996-05-28

NSF....North Sea Fleet
  • SAM: 1x 8-cell HHQ-7, Command to Line-Of-Sight (CLOS) + electro-optical tracking, 12 km slant range
  • SSM: 2x 4-cell YJ-83, active radar homing, Mach 0.8 to 180 km range
  • Guns:
    • 1x H/PJ-33 dual-100 mm, 22 km range
    • 2x H/PJ-12 7×30 mm CIWS (as part of Type 730), 4,200 rounds/minute to 2.5 km (against AShM) or 3.5 km (against aircraft) range
  • ASW:
    • 2x 3-cell Type 7424 324 mm torpedo launcher. Yu-7 active/passive acoustic-homing, 45 kg warhead, 28 knots speed, 7.3 km range
    • 2x 12-cell Type 75 (RBU-1200) 240 mm anti-submarine rocket launcher, 1,200 m range
  • Sensors:
    • 1x H/LJP-345 SAM targeting, J-band
    • 1x H/LJQ-360 air/surface search, E/F-band
    • 1x Type 518 (REL-2) Haiying long-range surveillance and early warning
    • 1x H/LJP-344 main gun fire-control, I/J-band
    • 2x H/LJP-349 CIWS fire-control, J-band (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Type 4 electro-optical director (EOD) CIWS fire-control (as part of Type 730)
    • 2x Racal Decca RM-1290 navigation, I-band
  • Sonar:
    • DUBV-23 (H/SJD-8/9) hull-mounted medium-frequency, active/passive search and attack
    • DUBV-43 (ESS-1) towed medium-frequency variable depth sonar (VDS) for active attack
  • Countermeasures:
    • 2x Type 946 (PJ46) 15-barrelled 122 mm decoy flare/chaff launcher
    • Type 826C (BM-8610) active ECM suite consisting of interceptor and jammer
    • Radar warning receiver and IFF
  • Propulsion: CODOG
    • 2x LM2500 steam turbine, each rated at 55,000 hp (41 MW)
    • 2x Shaanxi diesel (MTU 12 V1163 TB83), each rated at 8,840 hp (6.5 MW)
  • Aviation: Stern flight deck and hangar to accommodate two Kamov Ka-28 (‘Helix’) or Harbin Z-9C helicopters

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