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Crap that was a typo. I meant to type 052E not 054E
I agree the 052D is showing it's age. It is quite thin with a beam of just 17m compared to AB/Type 26/Type 45 which are all over 20 meters
055 really feels like it would be too big to mass produce unlike the US's 80+ Arleigh Burkes
Why would that be a bottleneck? The naval academies and training institutes are even more state-owned than SOEs since there isn't even a pretense of a profit motive. If there's a bottleneck it's the ridiculously low defense outlay of 1.4%.The real bottleneck comes from training the people to run it.
Why would that be a bottleneck? The naval academies and training institutes are even more state-owned than SOEs since there isn't even a pretense of a profit motive. If there's a bottleneck it's the ridiculously low defense outlay of 1.4%.
Comparing military ships and bulk/oil/whatever carriers is of little value here.055 ain't too big to mass produce. Chinese shipyards are constantly building ships with an empty weight well over 60,000 tons and can hold over 200,000 tons.
052d is smaller than Burke, however. And is probably way closer to the notional optimum for complexity per ton.It came to the conclusion that the Burke was inefficient as it was too complex given the hull volume. And that the larger Japanese hulls were more efficient.
There is merit in adjusting prices to PPP for a more proper ratio. Or better just use rmb prices.Also, the Type-055 comes in at $900M which is half the cost of an Arleigh Burke.
I would like to have a source or a link to the bold statement. Thank you.We have seen such bottleneck, like the hold up on finished 052D destroyers in Dalian that was destined to the 10th Destroyer Division, because the 10th wasn't ready to accept them.
Fresh people from the naval academies are likely to go into the smaller ships first, like frigates. But experienced officers and personnel with experience are what you would want for your best ships, and you might have to pull that out from existing ships.
How likely are we to see an extended 052D or a 054E with additional 16 VLS?
That would make it basically a Burke equivalent
Both 052s (112&113) use the LM2500. PLAN later planned to use the Ukrainian AM50 for the successors, which was supposed to be the 052A. But later PLAN managed to get the more powerful DA80, so they canceled 052A and designed the larger 052B/C.It has the DNA from the Type 052 Harbin and Qingdao, with the platform taking sharper focus on the 052B Guangzhou and Wuhan (what happened to 052A?)