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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.

«На тот момент этот эсминец полным водоизмещением 6600 тонн был самым крупным и самым современным боевым кораблем, построенным в Китае. На нем впервые в практике китайского военного кораблестроения был реализован ряд новшеств, в том числе принят комплекс мер по снижению радиолокационной заметности, установлена БИУС ZKJ-6 разработки НИИ-709 корпорации CSIC, новая котлотурбинная энергетическая установка китайского производства, значительно обновлен состав радиолокационной техники», - отмечается в материале.

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
    What can I say, well done! ..... our shipbuilders are not ashamed to learn good from their neighbors! It's a shame ...... grandmothers to earn money at the expense of the country's interests by selling ships that should enter our fleet under various pretexts! I'm talking about the situation on Yantar!
    1. Sterlya
      Sterlya 29 September 2015 11: 27
      Something I am glad about the successes of China. probably got the hell out of the "exceptional shitcrats"
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 29 September 2015 11: 35
      Politics intervened in the situation at Yantar. Territory 404 refused to supply turbines. I will most likely not have my own engines in 2018-2020. did not rust at the wall while waiting for the turbines, it would be better to sell them to the Indians, and use the money to lay new ones for our engines.
    3. ava09
      ava09 29 September 2015 11: 45
      (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 maintain the trousers of our military-industrial complex come from abroad, and not from the Russian budget, which at that time is being plundered and going offshore.
  2. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 29 September 2015 11: 47
    you will envy ... maybe 956 projects upgrade us inexpensively? what
  3. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 29 September 2015 11: 58
    Well what can I say, once again, the Chinese are great. especially when you consider that our promising destroyer on the Leader theme can be built no earlier than 2023-2025 /
    The first destroyers of the PLA Navy were four Project 7 ships from the Pacific Fleet (type "Anshan") transferred to the USSR. In China, they served until the early 1990s, receiving additional missile weapons 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 teaching aid at the Dalian Naval Academy. Further - the destroyer of project 051 ("Luida", based on the Soviet project 56), its radically modified version of the project 051GII "Zhuhai", project 051C "Shenzhen" (not serially built), project 956E, project 052B, project 052C. Modifications of each of the base types are not shown, as well as the newest destroyer of the 052D project.

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