PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    Supposedly, 21st type 052d has been launched. 16th ship from jiangnan.
     
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    thanks for launching the 21st type 052d
     
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    now noticed the tweet https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1167494536504832000
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    Le destroyer chinois 117 Xining deviendra le premier Type 052D à effectuer des missions d’escorte anti-piraterie dans le golfe d’Aden. On notera que le 21e bâtiment de cette classe a été mis à l’eau le 28 Août à Shanghai.
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    The Chinese destroyer 117 Xining will become the first Type 052D to perform anti-piracy escort missions in the Gulf of Aden. It should be noted that the 21st building of this class was launched on August 28 in Shanghai.
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    That looks like the largest ship in the world
     
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    The ships that go to these escort missions are a who's who of PLAN officers ascending the ranks. This is an important feather in their cap.

    Note that 117 Xining was used as Xi Ji Ping's review ship during the 70th anniversary PLAN celebrations. So this is another feather for this ship, its commanding officers and its crew.

    The tanker is Type 903 pennant 968, which was only commissioned last July. For it to be going for a far flung off deployment so soon in its career is a testimony to the ship and crew.
     
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    Hope you all have a successful mission
     
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    Doubt its validity. But having quad-pack ESSM is a really important capability in high intensity conflicts that PLAN should be developing.
     
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    I have no doubts that PLAN is working to develop a quad pack SAM for the U-VLS. But if this image is true, then the DK-10 idea, which has been speculated like you see in the cutaway picture of the 055 in another thread, and which is based on the SAM version of the PL-12/SD-10, also known as the SD-20, has been nixed. SD-20 is a SAM that is operational but only in the export markets, which is an indication that the missile itself is rejected for PLA branch related use.
     
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    Mods, can you check if we have a robot posting in this forum?
     
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    I’m no robot I’m real person posting in this forum
     
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