Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread


halflife3

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Does the Type 055 or any other Chinese warship possess the capability to intercept intermediate ballistic missiles like the American Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System?
 

AndrewS

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The US has the Ticonderoga ddg so that the Arleigh Burkes is sufficient with 96 VLS.
How come the type 055 has 112 VLS, if 96 VLS is enough for the the Arleigh Burkes?
Look at it this way

The Chinese Navy have the following:
Type-55 (112cells)
Type-52D (64cells)

The US Navy currently have:
Ticonderoga (128cells)
Arleigh Burke (96cells)
Zumwalt (80cells)

It's about having a balanced mix of platforms for different needs.
 

AndrewS

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Does the Type 055 or any other Chinese warship possess the capability to intercept intermediate ballistic missiles like the American Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System?
Given that China is highly unlikely to be on the receiving end of IRBMs, is there any point in spending the time and money?
But theoretically, I don't see any reason why the Type-55 couldn't do so.
 

Phoenix_Rising

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Is the type 055 supposed to be in the same class as the Ticonderoga?
"Like" means 055 and Tico have similar function and improtance in PLAN and USN.
They fuction as central node of battlefield sensor and command, major provider of surface to air combat firepower in a task fleet.
It doesn't mean they should exactly have same features on everything.
 

Phoenix_Rising

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Does the Type 055 or any other Chinese warship possess the capability to intercept intermediate ballistic missiles like the American Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System?
Not yet, at least no evidence of actual sea based tests.
However, since
we know that China has the capability of land based intercept since 2010.
we know 055 has huge 850mm-wide VLS and some silos are 9.1m deep.
we know they are all domestic techs developed by SOEs, which means they follow the same "GJB (国军标, National Military Standard)" and have little economical and political obstacle in conjunction.
So, by an educated guss, I think such capability is within PLAN's reach. They not yet have it because their sequence of possible threat has been different from USN till 2019.
However, things will change after US re-armed with M/IRBM in future.
 

P5678

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An argument is meaningful and productive only when participants share some same assumptions, the argument of 055 VLS keeps on popping up but really, what do we really get from them at this stage without understanding PLAN's strategy and requirement?
When I watch the development of PLAN, I always assume two things, first, they know their situation much better than me, there are reasons behind their decisions; second, they are smarter than me, they are a group of people and they know what they are doing.
 

AndrewS

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An argument is meaningful and productive only when participants share some same assumptions, the argument of 055 VLS keeps on popping up but really, what do we really get from them at this stage without understanding PLAN's strategy and requirement?
When I watch the development of PLAN, I always assume two things, first, they know their situation much better than me, there are reasons behind their decisions; second, they are smarter than me, they are a group of people and they know what they are doing.
There are separate threads on:

Future PLAN naval and carrier operations

Future PLAN orbat discussion
 

lcloo

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Not yet, at least no evidence of actual sea based tests.
However, since
we know that China has the capability of land based intercept since 2010.
we know 055 has huge 850mm-wide VLS and some silos are 9.1m deep.
we know they are all domestic techs developed by SOEs, which means they follow the same "GJB (国军标, National Military Standard)" and have little economical and political obstacle in conjunction.
So, by an educated guss, I think such capability is within PLAN's reach. They not yet have it because their sequence of possible threat has been different from USN till 2019.
However, things will change after US re-armed with M/IRBM in future.
The land based ballistic missile interceptor is designated as HQ-19, which is an improved missile based on HQ-9. I believe they would have planned for a sea based version, if there is a need they could develop them (HHQ-19?) in near future.
 

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