Type 055 DDG Large Destroyer Thread

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    We'll get better indications if we see the railgun on Type 055 in future. Type 055 future mods can accommodate improvements to IEPS and systems architecture as well as it can with hardware. I doubt we will see new design successors come to PLAN or USN for at least a decade. Both want numbers and the existing designs are more than capable of making these changes. I believe 055 can install these capabilities in an MLU without making huge compromises since it was clean sheet designed with exactly these thoughts in mind. AB perhaps not so much but it certainly has the room for it. It's just a question of whether it's more expensive to re-design the internals and make it work or more beneficial to start over with something like Zumwalt. They already have the Zumwalt completed. Nothing stopping them from modifying it to meet new criteria now that the newest and emerging technologies have changed what's possible. Perhaps the old problems can easily be overcome with only slight tweaks who knows.
     
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    For PLAN, this will depend on whether the Arsenal ship concept materializes, and how it will be used if it does.
    For the USN, this will depend on whether the FSC project moves forward in the mid-20s (after the FFG(X) program is set into production).
    Zumwalt as a hull is unofficially deemed as a dead-end by the USN, for a number of reasons. There are many technologies and features though in it that have a good TRL now and can be used on a future combatant.
     
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    A few high-resolution photos...

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    The Type 055 might be President Xi's inspection ship !
     
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    Seems like a waste of space not to build two Type 055s side by side in that dry-dock...
     
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    wow 3x 55 and 5 x 52D in one picture
     
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    Well they clearly still have requirements for building 052Ds so or isn't really a waste of space.
     
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    Most likely will be Type 052D Xining, 117.

    Do we have a dedicated thread for the 4/23 fleet review yet?
     
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    why not 055 ?
     
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