Luda section in the mainsite


Gollevainen

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Behalf of someone else I would like to ask something about written in the Luda (051C) site in the navy section of the main site.

It says:
By 2004 most of these ships have been upgraded to the Type 051G standard. Modifications include the more capable YJ-83 anti-ship missile replacing the original HY-2 missile; the introduction of HQ-7 air-defence missile system and automatic twin-37mm anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) guns, and an indigenous combat data system to provide basic C3I capabilities.
But sofar only the 109, 110, 165 and 166 (4 ships form 16) are reportetly been modernised nor there is any photographic evidence of other ships of been fitted with these mentioned equipment. So are my sources flauwed or is this a typing error??

I don't usually like this sort of nitpicking but apparently many are stating all Ludas been far more modern than they actually are and are basing their belives to that particular sentence in the mainsite so in order to clear things up I made this inquery.
 

Dongfeng

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This is an over-statement. I was expecting most ships to have been upgraded by 2004. However, it appears that only those four ships have been upgraded. However, one possibility is that more ships may have been updated but were not captured by camera yet. I think I'll re-phase this statement.
 

Gollevainen

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Thanks....I normally hate to be so nitpicking but this specific sentence was against me in another forum where I was discussing about the Ludas modernisation programs...
 

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