PLA to commission more third-generation warships this year

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.

The division will commission a fourth Type 054A frigate, Yangzhou, later this year. After that, units from the North and South fleets are also expected to commission new warships. A destroyer division in the South Sea Fleet has transferred its two Type 052B destroyers Guangzhou and Wuhan to other units after getting two brand new Type 052D guided-missile destroyers, Kunming and Changsha.

Full article: PLA to commission more third-generation warships this year (Want China Times)

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