Model of PLA’s new amphibious assault ship shown on internet

The model showed an amphibious assault ship capable of operating between six and 10 helicopters with a weight of 15 tons from its deck. The ship has two HHQ-10 air defense missile launchers and three 16-cell HHQ-16 medium-range air defense missile launchers. A Type 1130 close-in weapons system can also be seen from the model. Continue reading

PLA’s new Type 1130 CIWS can intercept Mach 4 missiles

Russian media has reported that China’s latest indigenous Type 1130 close-in weapon system can fire 10,000 rounds per minute and destroy 90% of hypersonic missiles traveling at a speed four times the speed of sound, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

The system, which is the third-generation of the close-in weapon system developed by China, was recently spotted being installed on a PLA Type 054A frigate. Continue reading