PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    And add those two 052Bs with 48 missiles (non VLS tho) each. People always forget about them.
     
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    I think ASM capacity should count.
     
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    true .... non VLS like the ones on 052B are as effective as VLS in most of the time. And this baby have 16 YJ-83 (I believe these will be upgraded to YJ-18)
     
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    3 x Type 052D launched in 2018

    16 launches in 76 months

    Rate is 1 in 4.75 months or average 2.5 per year
     
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    Launch average will increase once the ships in the staggered phase launch quickly.. The keel laying average has been 3.25/ year. 26 in 8 years.. I have no reason to believe launch rate would be too different from this..
     
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    The commissioning ceremony for 161 was conducted alongside 987 in recent days.

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    That's one way to save money on commissioning celebrations, just do two or more at the same time.
     
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    Now you know why PLA officers like mass weddings.
     
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    now noticed the tweet https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1084375638843113472
    East Pendulum‏ @HenriKenhmann 2h2 hours ago




    Le 12 Janvier, dans une base navale à Guangdong, le destroyer 161 Hohhot est admis au service actif par la marine chinoise. Il s'agit du 10e destroyer Type 052D entré en service.

    Translated from French by Microsoft
    On 12 January, at a naval base in Guangdong, the destroyer 161 Hohhot was admitted to active service by the Chinese navy. This is the 10th destroyer Type 052D entered into service.

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    I am thinking April 23, we may see mass commissioning.

    For those who don't know what April 23 means, that is the PLA Navy birthday.

    Among the ships, maybe "Nanchang" and "Shandong."
     
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