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You'd think they might have made a goodwill visit to Vladivostok or Petropavlovsk?

Not long ago, actually quite recently, the Russian Pacific Fleet including the Varyag and the revamped Marshal Shaposhnikov, went down as far south as the East China Sea but there for some reason there was no joint exercise with the Chinese East Fleet. It would have been a great opportunity to see the Udaloy refit with the Sovremenny refit together. This fleet also traveled to waters not far from Hawaii and conducted drills there.


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And that shall give the hint that future PLAN frigates will be bigger in size :cool: .
Yes, abd I think the new 054B may be 4500-5500 in tonnage and have a max speed of 30 knots to keep up with the aircraft carrier task force.


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Follow up with a shot from a different perspective. Any idea what the other missiles are? They don't fit with the profile of known missiles so far so maybe new types?


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What is that big blue missile in the front though? Looks like a huge booster section of some missile. But if so, I don't know of any Chinese missile with such a booster. ... Except for that one mystery missile from years ago, when a blurry image of a similar huge booster missile was coming out of a 052d (?) destroyer.

Or is it just yj18 or something like that, and the perspctive makes it look as if the booster is huge.


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How significant is that picture? Is it just a crappy mockup done by a no name company or does it indicate it is near to/secretly already in use?