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China unveiled its new naval destroyer

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Chinese media have published photos and videos of the new military destroyer, which is intended for the country’s navy.

According to the Global Times newspaper, “The Zunyi destroyer appeared in one of the television programs shown by Chinese TV channels on the occasion of the Lunar New Year celebration in the city for which the ship was named, and this ship is the seventh in a row. Destroyer type Type-055, created for the needs of the Chinese army.

And China in 2020 included the first Type-055 destroyer for the Navy in its army, after which it adopted 5 ships of this type: Lassa, Anshan, Ears, Dalian and Dalian. .Yan’an”.

Type 055 ships belong to the category of fourth-generation military destroyers and serve as escort ships for attack aircraft carriers, and can also be used as fleet control centers in hostilities, as well as combat and defensive ships.

Each of these ships is 183 meters long, 20 meters wide and can carry a crew of 300, reach speeds of 30 knots and cover 5,000 nautical miles per mission.

These ships are armed with HQ-26 missiles similar to the American SM-3 missiles, HQ-9B anti-aircraft missiles, YJ-18A anti-ship missiles, as well as 130mm cannons, HQ-10 close-range missiles, and torpedo launchers.

Source: Weapons of Russia

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