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CHINA’S TYPE 055 DESTROYER

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  1. ranadd

    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Brilliant ship. Envious.
     
  2. RMLOVER

    RMLOVER Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Type 055 destroyer
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttps:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_055_destroyer

    128 VSL cells , Type 055 would have two 64-cell VLS grids (one fore and one aft)
     
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    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Dude, look at shots from above.

    Quoting wiki for chini maal. :crazy:
     
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    Flyboy! Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    The Lider class destroyers are something to look up to in the near future. 18000 tns and nuclear powered .
     
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    China launches Asia's biggest post-WWII warship
    http://www.popsci.com/china-launches-asias-biggest-post-wwii-warship#page-6

    The Type 055 "Renhai" is headed out to sea

    By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer 2 hours ago
    www.junshicg.com

    In addition to its 130mm H/PJ-38 cannon and Type 1130 CIWS, the Type 055 DDG will have around 112-128 vertical launch system (VLS) cells. Each VLS can hold four smaller surface to air missile (SAM) like a DK-10 medium range SAM, or a single larger missile, such as a HHQ-9 long range SAM, CJ-10 land attack cruise missile, and YJ-18 anti-ship missile. The modular nature of the large Chinese VLS means that the Type 055 in the future can be armed with weapons that are currently in development, like a hypersonic scramjet missile, two stage long range SAM, and HQ-19 anti-satellite/anti-ballistic missile.


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    THE BIGGEST WARSHIP

    Looking at the assembled naval crew and shipyard worker ranks, one gets a sense of the sheer gigantic scale of the Type 055 destroyer, which matches the size of WWII heavy cruisers (the 2017 US Defense Department report on China actually calls the Type 055 a "cruiser").

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    Another unique feature is the Type 055's stern hangar, which is large enough hold two Z-18 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. The hangar's also has enough space to give the Type 055 the ability to operate a range of vertical takeoff UAS. Its ASW capability is also enhanced by a forward bow mounted sonar, decoys/torpedo countermeasures, and variable depth and towed array sonars deployed from the stern. The Type 055 may presumably be equipped with surface and underwater unmanned systems for missions including mine countermeasure, ASW and reconnaissance.


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    SEJONG THE GREAT

    The 11,000 ton Sejong the Great destroyer is the AEGIS warship (larger than even the Ticonderoga cruiser) which comes closest to matching the Type 055 DDG in size and armament.

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    In comparison to the massive Type 055, the Arleigh Burke Flight IIA DDG, the USN's main surface combatant, displaces 9,800 tons and has 96 VLS cells. The Japanese Kongo and Atago DDGs respectively displace about 9,500-10,000 tons and also have 96 VLS. The only comparable US and allied ships in size and armament are the Ticonderoga cruisers, which has a 9,600 ton displacement but 122 VLS cells, and the 11,000 tons South Korean Sejong the Great DDG, which has 128 VLS. All of those warships are equipped with the AEGIS combat system, which like the one on the Type 055, has four large radars, the AN-SPY-1, and sophisticated computerized command systems to operate its missiles against a range of air and sea threats


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    TYPE 055

    The second batch of Chinese Type 055 destroyers will likely feature railguns, starting in the 2020-2025 timeframe. A 32 megajoule railgun on the Type 055 destroyer would be able to launch a ten kilogram projectile over a 100 nautical miles, with the impact energy of medium artillery. Railgun ammunition can be guided, and programmed to explode over a target, destroying soft targets like parked aircraft and missile launchers.

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    Though the Type 055's data fusion, networking and command functions would make it the command ship in taskforces with smaller destroyers, frigates and corvettes, Beijing apparently plans to make the Type 055 its primary surface warship for the 21st century. Including the eight initial Type 055 DDGs already planned, the PLAN could order up to 30 of the massive ships by mid-century. The next model in the class, the Type 055A, is planned to be larger and even better armed. It will also have an Integrated Electric Propulsion System (IEPS). The IEPS would generate enough power to support directed energy weapons such as lasers, railguns and high powered microwave systems.
     
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    no official confirmation for 112 VLS cells in the type 055 destroyer, but many news link mentioned 128 VLS cells.

    China launches first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer | Jane's 360
    www.janes.com/article/71825/china-launches-first-type-055-guided-missile-destroyer
    6 hours ago - China's first Type 055 destroyer during its launch ceremony on 28 June 2017. ... thedestroyer will be equipped with 128 vertical launching system (VLS) cells ...

    Your attached map of the type 055 is not official.
     
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    RMLOVER Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Unfortunately,the world has never been changed to follow the law of the jungle. Whatever else may be said, most people would agree the Jungle Principle-the weak and frightened are pursued and mauled; the strong are respected and accommodatedit .it has never been changed,so we choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.what do you think about the "world peace"?World peace under the "jungle law' or world peace under the rules guided by the civilization?To be quite honest,I'd be more inclined to the first point.
    On the face of it,the border issue formed the core of all the problems pending between China and India,but compared with the long-standing friendship between the two countries, their boundary dispute is only an issue of a temporary and limited nature.I think the real problem is bad faith between China and India.The lack of understanding fosters feelings of hatred between the two nations.this can lead to many of the political disputes between China and India are intractable and defy rapid solution.
     
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  10. ranadd

    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Glad there are Chinese members who at least try or act to be nice or respectable to others.

    Indians can call Chinese stuff chinki stuff or copy's or whatever. But they do make kick ass and world class stuff nowadays.

    Hook or Crook people.
     
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    The American Senate is being asked to give money again
     
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    CHINA LAUNCHES THE MASSIVE TYPE-055 DESTROYER
    This is one impressive ship that underlines China's changing weapons development capabilities and its emerging greater naval strategy in the region and beyond.

    China's launched its first Type 055 destroyer—the most advanced surface combatant Beijing has ever designed and fielded. Pictures of the visually striking ship whipped around the internet, with many people being surprised that China was producing such an impressive warship. The truth is, the Type 055 is the J-20 Stealth Fighter of the high-seas, and it not only is a showcase of China's rapidly evolving surface warfare and weapons development capabilities, but also a sign of what Beijing's overall maritime strategy will be in the not so distant future.

    The domestically developed destroyer in Shanghai on Wednesday, marking a milestone in building a strong and modern naval force, according to the People's Liberation Army Navy. The launch ceremony was held at the Jiangnan Shipyard of the China State Shipbuilding Corp on Wednesday and was attended by General Zhang Youxia, head of equipment development for the Central Military Commission.

    The ship is the first of China's new-generation guided-missile destroyer class, with a full displacement of over 10,000 metric tons.
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    When it comes to the Chinese Navy, the Type 055 is very roughly analogous to something between the American Ticonderoga class cruiser a Zumwalt class destroyer, in that it has similar capabilities and size to the Ticonderoga class, but it also packs new technologies that will impact the future of Chinese surface combatant design like the Zumwalt class does. The ship's stealthy exterior and its enclosed sensor mast are situated in between the latest Arleigh Burke class destroyers and the Zumwalt class developmentally speaking.

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    The Type 055 could just as easily be classified as a cruiser than as a destroyer. It's 590 feet long and displaces between 10,000 and 12,000 tons. That is 81 feet longer and up to nearly 2,500 tons greater than America's latestArleigh Burke class destroyers, making it closer in size to the US Navy's Ticonderoga class cruisers than anything else.It also packs a Ticonderoga class's magazine size, with 128 vertical launch cells available. The Arleigh Burkeclass has 96. These cells will be stuffed with land attack (YJ-18), and anti-ship missiles (YJ-12), as well as anti-submarine rockets (CY series). Yet, just like America's Ticonderoga class cruisers, area air defense and slinging surface-to-air missiles will likely be this ship's overwhelming mission set and it's specially outfitted with a high-end sensor package that will exceed in this role.
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    This new ship relies on a dual-band radar system similar in concept to the one that was supposed to be deployed on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt class and that is currently equipping the USS Gerald R. Ford. Two sets of active phased array radars, one being the larger S-band arrays on the vessel's super structure and the other being the smaller set of X-band arrays in the ship's enclosed sensor mast, equip the ship. The S-Band system is used for long range search and track, while the much more sensitive X-band system is used for tracking smaller, stealthier and high-speed objects with greater fidelity at lesser ranges. There are cross-over in capabilities between the two sensor arrays, which also adds to redundancy. No other ship in China's inventory possesses such a high-end radar system. The ship is likely to be primarily armed with a sea-going version of the HQ-9 long-range surface-to-air missile, as well as the HQ-16 medium-range SAM, and possibly quad-packed DK-10As. The DK-10A is based on the PL-12 air-to-air missile, and would act as a intermediate-range air defense missile roughly similar to the U.S. Navy's RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM).

    Regardless of the Type 055's multi-mission capabilities, these ships are being built to be the preeminent escort for the Chinese carrier battle group, acting in a similar role as the Ticonderoga class cruiser does today. This will include being the command and control hub for the battle group's anti-air warfare operations. In this role the Type 055 will fulfill something of a missing link within the People's Liberation Army Navy's order of battle, with the Type 052D destroyer being the most capable surface combatant before it—but one that is far more limited in capability and weapons capacity than the Type 055. Though the Type 055's data fusion, networking and command functions would make it the command ship in task forces with smaller destroyers, frigates and corvettes, Beijing apparently plans to make the Type 055 its primary surface warship for the 21st century. Including the eight initial Type 055 DDGs already planned, the PLAN could order up to 30 of the massive ships by mid-century. The next model in the class, the Type 055A, is planned to be larger and even better armed. It will also have an Integrated Electric Propulsion System (IEPS). The IEPS would generate enough power to support directed energy weapons such as lasers, railguns and high powered microwave systems.

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    As time goes on, these ships will likely field other air defense missiles, like weapons capable of swatting down endoatmospheric hypersonic vehicles or China's own mid-course ballistic missile defense interceptors. These more exotic missiles could make good use of the ship's dual-band radar, advanced combat system, and plentiful VLS farm. The second batch of Chinese Type 055 destroyers will likely feature railguns, starting in the 2020-2025 timeframe. A 32 megajoule railgun on the Type 055 destroyer would be able to launch a ten kilogram projectile over a 100 nautical miles, with the impact energy of medium artillery. Railgun ammunition can be guided, and programmed to explode over a target, destroying soft targets like parked aircraft and missile launchers.


    The ship's anti-submarine warfare capabilities will also surpass the capacity of other Chinese warships, including space for two helicopters (eventually likely ASW variants of the Z-18) in its rear hangar and an expanded flight deck size. The ship will also likely use towed and variable depth sonar for hunting submarines, and will have its own torpedoes and rocket assisted torpedoes to prosecute marauding underwater threats.

    A H/PJ-38 130mm main gun and a H/PJ-11 30mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) round out the ship's major armaments. It will also likely receive China's FL-3000N version of the RIM-116 rolling-airframe missile system mounted in a turreted canister on the rear of the ship's superstructure. This combined with the 30mm CIWS will give the big surface combatant a strong close-in defensive capability against sea-skimming missiles, low-flying aircraft, and small boats.

    These ships are rumored to be equipped with integrated electric power plants, whereby the ship's turbines provide electricity to drive electric motors that then turn the ship's screws—a major advancement in Chinese warship design if confirmed. They also feature the latest in electronic warfare capabilities and the most advanced mission systems deployed by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to date.

    With the PLAN slated to field a fleet of at least four aircraft carriers in the coming decade, the reason for building four of these ships at this time is clear. There will be at least one for each carrier battle group, and when the carriers are not sailing, these ships will be able to show the flag by themselves far from home, and bringing high-end multi-mission and command and control capabilities to smaller PLAN task forces. It is also likely that another four Type 055s will be built at some time following the initial batch, as China's aircraft carrier fleet expands.

    In the end, China's new Type 055 destroyers are another indication of the amazing strides the country has made in their attempt to reach some sort of parity in multiple domains of warfare with the U.S. and especially its regional allies. That's not to say these ships and their weapons are as capable as their American counterparts, because in many ways they are not. Even China's shipbuilding capabilities are rumored to be lacking, especially in terms of quality, when compared to their American counterparts. The level of integration between their ship's sensors and weapons, the reliability of their mis
    siles—especially when countermeasures are present—and their missile's overall performance abilities remain a question mark as well.

    But that's not really the point. The point is that China is preparing for a future of major naval power projection, with this vessel class sailing closely alongside their aircraft carriers—two of which are built. Together they are the most visible centerpieces of a much more aggressive and farther reaching naval strategy. This may not leave the US Navy shaking in its boots, but when it comes to regional powers such as India and Japan, that is a different story. These ships and the carriers they will support will likely end up having a persistent presence in the South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, Indian Ocean, and East China Sea—all places where tensions are high and territorial issues are top of mind.

    Complied from source:
    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/china-launches-first-type-055-class-guided-missile-destroyer
    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...-is-a-reality-check-for-the-us-and-its-allies
    http://www.popsci.com/china-launches-asias-biggest-post-wwii-warship#page-6
     
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    I always thought that a friendly and respectful relationship was more effective than an aggressive and competitive one.
     
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    defc0n 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Like what China is doing by helping Pakistan despite knowing their true nature and what they are doing to India? China is surely maintaining friendly relations by preventing India's entry in the NSG, correct? Similary, China is protecting Masood Azahar - a well-known terrorist.

    In English language it is called "hypocrisy".
     
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    You are pedantic.Friendly and respectful relationship is mutual.Even if we made a friendly attitude, because India inherited the British colonial legacy, not identity. This is bullying neighboring countries from India (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka...) You can see it.
     

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