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Chinese frigate said to be disabled, drifting in Indian ocean

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by Agent_47, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog IDF NewBie

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    Online news outlet East Pendulum said Chinese Type 052D frigate DDG-173 CHANGSHA broke down in Indian ocean while en route to Baltic sea, to take part in joint China-Russia naval exercise Joint Sea 2017. East Pendulum is referring to an anonymous China military source. CHANGSHA, according to East Pendulum, suffered propulsion failure and is drifting since at least June 26, with replenishment ship LUOMAHU (Qiandaohu-class or Type 903, displacement 23.400) nearby. A Chinese squadron to take part in Baltic sea exercises (which exercises already stirred some fears in Baltic States – Voytenko Mikhail), therefore, is reduced to frigates Hefei and Yuncheng only.
    The Type 052D destroyer (NATO code name Luyang III class, or Kunming class after the lead ship) is a class of guided missile destroyers being deployed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force

    https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-n...e-frigate-said-be-disabled-drifting-indian-o/

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  2. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    The type 052D has gas turbines, which are a copy of DN80 Ukrainian Gas Turbines.

    The diesel engines are licenced MTU engines. So I don't think they will have a problem.

    Its most likely that the Chinese copy of DN80 has malfunctioned.
     
  3. bharathp

    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    wont be surprised if they only "claim" it to be disabled - use that as pretext to sail around some sensitive installations.
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Chinese maal chala to Chand tak nahin to Raat tak.
     
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    HariPrasad Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Three satellites fell in one year. Thank lost its wheel in tank biathlon. 9 j10 fell down in 2 years. Lioning's engine failed and now ships engine failed.
     
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    xxqa_ds FULL MEMBER

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    Fake news.There was no clear reason for the return flight at 22 knots
     

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