PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    There is radar and other electronic equipment costs.

    Then there is PESA costs. Passive phase arrays are more expensive then mechanical arrays using dipoles, dishes, and parabolics.
    Then there is AESA costs. Active phase arrays cost more than passive phase arrays.

    Not only does the 052C/D have those large arrays, but its bristling with all sorts of secondary antenna from top to bottom. The 055 cleans up the mess at the cost of going all out with AESAs.
     
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    C and D...

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    Turbines are the most expensive parts of the ship? Are you serious?

    The electronics are pretty much always the most expensive components on these types of frontline surface combatants, unless you are the navy of Lesotho or Mongolia. We are of course talking about the cost of simply building them.
     
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    I still don't understand what this statement means. Could you break it down? If it helps, you may assume the gas turbines are the most expensive components of the ships.
     
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    Why don't they use a darker colored type of paint on the navy ships?
     
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    I think the grey color they use is perfect. It reflects the color of the sky making the ship look light and nearly invisible instead of dark and contrasty.
     
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    Does the colour still matter these days? Ships will be spotted by radar far away before eyes (with telescope) can see them. Even for identification by friendly ships in close formation, there is no single colour fitting every situation. For example, in bright light and clear day, or a foggy cloudy days, which one is better, darker or lighter?
     
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    Main gun firing...

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    All the high-resolution images of 052D extended-deck version in one place...

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    I'm not much of an aesthete LOL but I wished they enclosed the funnels
     
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