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Chinese fleet gathering for a six-day exercise in the Yellow Sea from August 29 to September 3rd.





 

asif iqbal

Banned Idiot
I doubt a submarine would launch a missile so close to a DDG

its fired from a DDG maybe with the cold launch we see no smoke trail from start

it does look like its climbed and dropped to sea skimming level

so its definitely out going and most like from that DDG
 

Tam

Colonel
Registered Member
My own loose interpretation is a ship trialing its combat systems with a live fire. The ship is something new, perhaps the second 055 in Qingdao or one of the newly assigned destroyers to the NSF with the 10th Destroyer Division (#121 or #122) accompanied by another destroyer from the 1st or the 10th.
 

Tam

Colonel
Registered Member
Chinese fleet gathering for a six-day exercise in the Yellow Sea from August 29 to September 3rd.






Last picture with the 056A is ELINT ship, and the cruise liner in the back might be a barracks ship, 88 or 89. If that is a barracks ship, then one of the carriers will be going.
 

Tam

Colonel
Registered Member
I've never seen a PLAN exercise so publicize like these ones before. I wonder if the U2 incident brought this much attention.

Besides the NSF, are the other 2 fleets also conducting simultaneous drills?

Total of four fleets. One in Hainan, one near the Paracels, one in the ESF and one in the Bohai.

The fleet shown here, and above previously in the thread is NSF. One might catch a glimpse of the Type 052 oldies here.


 

lcloo

Junior Member
I've never seen a PLAN exercise so publicize like these ones before. I wonder if the U2 incident brought this much attention.

Besides the NSF, are the other 2 fleets also conducting simultaneous drills?
These naval exercises were planned before the U2 flight. U2 intel gathering was a responses of the exercises not the trigger.
 

lcloo

Junior Member
Official retirement of last 2 active type 051 DDG pennant # 165 and 166 was held today.

Next will be type 052, DDG 112 and 113, in about 5 years time. And the lone type 051B DDG 167 Shenzhen will follow in about 10 years time.
 

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