PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers

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    Four high-resolution images from Taiyuan's earlier visit to Japan.

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    Via LKJ86 at the PDF.

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    On the ship at the bottom, its hard to see the ship's VHF array clearly, but note the spine on top of the hanger where the HQ-10 sits on. It has two steps. This isn't a 052D from the first and second batch, but the third batch, the DL ones.

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    But if these ships are on trials, why are they on the naval base? Has the trial procedure changed that they would include navy personnel?

    Another 052DL is spotted in Zhoushan base.

    https://twitter.com/Loongnaval/status/1193406096670511109

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    This is from November 1.

    https://twitter.com/Loongnaval/status/1190225092661219328

    China Navy third type 052D improved destroyer started first sea trial yesterday, it was launched at Jiangnan Shipyard on December 18, 2018

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    If this is the third, then the ones at Lushun and Zhoushan bases are the first and second. I am assuming they are headed to the naval bases as part of their sea trials, which means the Chinese Navy is going to be more involved in the trials process. Another hypothesis is that the first two ships have passed their shipyard certification trials and are now on the navy acceptance trials as the third enters its shipyard certification trials.
     
    #3515 Tam, Nov 10, 2019 at 11:22 PM
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