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China upgrades destroyer project 051B Shenzhen

В блоге The Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies has published material on the modernization of the PLA Navy destroyer project 051B Shenzhen, which is to receive new weapons and electronic equipment. It is noted that according to the photographs presented by the Chinese media, it can be concluded that the works are “in full swing.”

China upgrades destroyer project 051B Shenzhen

Dalian Shipbuilding Plant (Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (Group), State Shipbuilding Corporation of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation - CSIC) began construction of this ship in the 1995 year, its launching took place in the 1997 year, its incorporation into the 1999 of the year.

“At that time, this destroyer with a total displacement of 6600 tons was the largest and most modern warship built in China. For the first time in the practice of Chinese military shipbuilding, a number of innovations were implemented, including a set of measures to reduce radar visibility, the ZKJ-6 BIUS was developed by CSIC Research Institute-709, a new Chinese-made boiler and turbine power plant, the composition of radar equipment was significantly updated, ” - noted in the material.

According to, in the process of modernization, the old paired 100-mm AU PJ-33 will be replaced with a new H / PJ-87, 37-mm AU type 79 on the system FL-3000 and ZAK type 730, PU ZRK HQ-7 to install vertical launch for the modern ZRK. In addition, a full upgrade of electronic equipment is planned.
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  1. fregina1
    fregina1 29 September 2015 11: 22 New
    What can I say well done! ..... not ashamed of our shipbuilders to learn good from neighbors! It's a shame ...... grandmas at the expense of the country's interests to earn by selling ships that should enter our fleet under various pretexts! This is me about the situation at Yantar!
    1. Sterlya
      Sterlya 29 September 2015 11: 27 New
      Something I am pleased with the success of China. probably got to hell with "exceptional shit"
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 29 September 2015 11: 35 New
      Politics intervened in the situation at Yantar. Territory 404 refused to supply turbines. Most likely our engines will not be available in 2018-2020. I will not vanguard, but the stand on Saturn is not fully built, but work is being carried out very intensively. So ships would they didn’t rust against the wall in anticipation of turbines, it would be better to sell them to the Indians, and to use the proceeds to lay new ones already under our engines.
    3. ava09
      ava09 29 September 2015 11: 45 New
      (C) It's a shame ...... grandmas at the expense of the country's interests to earn by selling ships

      It should be a shame to the authorities, thanks to which the "grandmothers" to support the pants of our military-industrial complex go from abroad, and not from the Russian budget, which at that time is being stolen and goes into offshore.
  2. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 29 September 2015 11: 47 New
    you will envy ... maybe 956 projects upgrade us inexpensively? what
  3. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 29 September 2015 11: 58 New
    Well, what can I say, once again, the Chinese are great. especially if we consider that our prospective destroyer on the subject “Leader” can be built no earlier than 2023-2025 /
    The first destroyers of the PLA Navy were the four 7 ships from the Pacific Fleet (Anshan type) transferred to the USSR. In China, they served up to the beginning of the 1990-ies, having received additional rocket armament during the service. For a long time these were the largest surface ships of the fleet. Of the four ships, two are now museums, and one is used as a textbook at the Dalian Naval Academy. Next is the destroyer of the 051 project ("Lyuda", based on the Soviet 56 project), its radically modified version of the 051GII project "Zhuhai", the 051C "Shenzhen" project (not built in series), the 956E project, the 052B project, the 052C project. Modifications of each of the basic types, as well as the newest destroyer of the 052D project, are not shown.

  4. roskot
    roskot 29 September 2015 13: 45 New
    Offensive power.
    And for China we can only rejoice. They work for the good of their country.