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Monday, April 06, 2015

Liaoning carrier's main builder now making Type 052D destroyers

Type 052D class DDGA second Chinese shipbuilder has begun construction of the People's Liberation Army's Type 052D destroyer, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of the nationalistic Global Times tabloid.

Citing leaked photos from a military discussion forum, the report said the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company in northeast China's Liaoning province is building a Type 052D destroyer and has so far completed the ship's hull.

If confirmed, Dalian Shipbuilding will be the second shipbuilder to be manufacturing the Type 052D after Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard, which has already completed six of the guided missile destroyers.

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