Interesting detail. Ship to the right has a flat panel SATCOM or datalink. Ship to the left which is 555, has this circular dome on the previous picture but not here. This picture is likely taken before 555 acquired this unit. These things can only have been added very recently.
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Also interesting is that 555 puts the circular dome on the platform before its bridge, whereas the other ship of the same type (likely 553) puts it on top of the bridge.
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In 2012, both 553 and 555 got retrofitted with SATCOM on top of their bridges, which is now replaced by the circular dome.
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A music video featuring Type 053H3 567 Xiangyang. A lot of interesting details, like the new gun CIWS after refit (most likely derived from H/PJ-13) and the porcupine decoy launcher. IIRC the decoy launcher is also found on Myanmar navy frigates
I'm sure the CIWS is not Type 730B. F-22P has Type 730B and it definitely doesn't look like the CIWS shown in the MV. I think the CIWS uses H/PJ-13's Gatling gun but with a new ammunition feed system like those used in Type 730/1130 (in the rotating housing instead of penetrating the deck like AK-630 or H/PJ-13).The decoy system is an awesome catch.
CIWS isn't new. Its a Type 730B. Its the same Type 730 you see except that the radar and the EO is removed, leaving only the turret. The radar and the EO are instead, relocated to somewhere central between the two 730B turrets. Saves money and weight but the catch there is one radar, one EO having to serve two turrets, which limits your ability to engage multiple targets with the CIWS. In a way, its a similar system used with the AK-630 and H/PJ-13 as a CIWS having a separate installed radar, instead of a coupled unit like the Phalanx, Goalkeeper, Type 730/1130 and other gun CIWS people are more used to.