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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PLA to commission more third-generation warships this year

Type 052B Guangzhou (Luyang I)China is looking to replace more of its obsolete warships by putting more third-generation surface combat vessels into service in the year of 2015, according to the country's Global Times on Jan. 26.

After commissioning three Type 052C guided-missile destroyers — Changchun, Zhengzhou and Jinan — between 2013 and 2014, a destroyer division of the PLA Navy's East Sea Fleet based in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province is expected to soon get its fourth destroyer, Xian, equipped with the Zhonghuashendun system also known as the Chinese Aegis.

This will make the division the first PLA Navy unit to fully deploy the third-generation destroyers.

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