PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    If the ship changes its basic powerplant structure, they get a new Type number. That's why I am not sure if the ship goes IEP, that it will still be called a Type 052+letter. Same thing with the so called "Type 054B". If its a gas turbine or IEP or both, it may lose it 054 designation and gain a new one, like 057 or something. The current "054B" or "052E" might be working names, not the final names. The final 052+IEP might end up with an all new designation, perhaps Type 058.

    Or Type 052E may refer to a ship that still retains the same 052D hull and powerplant structure, but may have all new sets of sensors. But how you may stretch the sensor change covers a wide range from incrementally affordable to all out expensive. An incremental change, like a 052DL variant that changed the Type 364 surface search radar on the top mast to the "Type 383" AESA first shown on the 075. Or more top end expensive, like the entire top mast is changed to an integrated mast that fits the four fixed faced AESA radar you see on top of the 055.
     
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    Apparently, the 17th 052d from Jiangnan ( 22nd in all, 6th unit this year) has been launched today, sharing almost no fervour with the 075 from Huangpu.
     
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    Nobody cares about those destroyers now, including carrier #2. LOL Now all eyes are on carrier #3.
     
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    003 might be the highlight, but 052d are bread and butter of PLAN. They are required across a wide range of operations just like arleigh burke class for USN
    Then again, 052d can be deployed without carriers, but can 003 risk being deployed without its DDG escorts?
     
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    26 x Type 052D/L are now in construction phase and launched and commissioned

    The order was for 26 units

    Question is what’s next ?
     
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    now noticed the tweet https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1177275196404748288
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    Il semblerait que le 22e destroyer Type 052D a été lancé aujourd'hui au chantier naval Jiangnan Changxing, jour de la sortie de la cale du porte-hélicoptères Type 075. Si cela est confirmé, il s'agira du 6e de classe mis à l'eau en 2019, également le 9e destroyer de l'année.
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    It appears that the 22nd Destroyer Type 052D was launched today at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyard, the day of the release of the Type 075 Helicopter Hold. If confirmed, this will be the 6th of the class. in 2019, also the 9th destroyer of the year.
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    Of course not. I was only referring to the attention level of the general public.

    Subs.
     
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    Come on, he obviously wasn't talking about the military utility of the different types.

    He was basically making the point that there are so many new projects with the PLAN, that what was the focus of such servor even just a few years ago has now been overshadowed by additional more exciting types for the PLA watching community.
     
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    Via LKJ86 at the PDF.

    153 Xian returns home after its role in the 32nd Escort force.

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    Why 9th? Six 052D and one 055, what's the other two?
     
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