PLAN Type 052C/052D Class Destroyers


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LMAO WTF, I wonder what were Xi Jinping's orders to the shipyards, did he order them to increase the rate to 10 per year, or may be he just told them "alright you can produce as many destroyers as you can, don't worry about the money".
 

A.Man

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LMAO WTF, I wonder what were Xi Jinping's orders to the shipyards, did he order them to increase the rate to 10 per year, or may be he just told them "alright you can produce as many destroyers as you can, don't worry about the money".
If he ordered so, it would be at least 5 years ago.
 

Jura

General
Oct 20, 2019
now just not to forget a factor which favors China though in a naval buildup (if there's such thing),

which is in the US shipyard workers are hired and fired again and again
Jun 20, 2018


while I expect China to distribute orders between naval and merchant vessels

(I wouldn't write about planned economy, socialism with Chinese characteristics and other ideological stuff, but this is what's in play here -- I hope my wording is careful)

and this way I guess China keeps its workforce in place, and its shipyards up-to-date

(last year I read some tragicomic info about 1930s lathe still in use in some US public shipyard etc., in short tens of billions are needed, not sure if the Pentagon has them)
actually my bluff was there might be a decline in commercial shipbuilding, causing an increase of warships' production, but now I briefly checked and it seems I was wrong about the first part (the decline)
:
China's shipbuilding output up 6.7 pct in first three quarters
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as for the second part, now noticed in Twitter
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昨日で052D型駆逐艦24番艦が江南造船所で進水した模様、年間進水した駆逐艦の数は10隻になった。
Translated from Japanese by
Yesterday, the 24th destroyer of the Type 052D was launched at the Gangnam Shipyard, with 10 destroyers launched annually.
 

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