Type 055 class Destroyer DDG Guided Missile Destroyer PLAN People's Liberation Army Navy China 055型导弹驱逐舰 datasheet pictures photos video specifications

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Type 055 Class Destroyer - Chinese Navy
Guided Missile Destroyer DDG - PLAN
 
 
 
The Type 055 guided missile destroyer is the next generation destroyer designed for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy). According to Chinese media, the Chinese government awarded the contract for construction of the first ship of the class to Changxing Jiangnan shipyard. According to the same sources, the second Type 055 destroyer will be built at the Dalian naval shipyard (Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company member of CSIC - China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation).
Description
The Type 055 guided missile destroyer is the next generation destroyer designed for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy). According to Chinese media, the Chinese government awarded the contract for construction of the first ship of the class to Changxing Jiangnan shipyard. According to the same sources, the second Type 055 destroyer will be built at the Dalian naval shipyard (Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company member of CSIC - China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation).

Construction of a Type 055 Shore Integration Facility (SIF) started in early 2014 at the Ship Design and Research Center (701 Institute) of CSIC at the Wuhan University of Science and Technology. A model of the PLAN's Aircraft Carrier was built at the same location in 2009. Based on the SIF mockup, the Type 055 weapons fit is close to the one found on board Type 052D destroyers (Kunming/Luyang III class) but with an overall better integration and what appears to be a sleeker design. In addition, it is important to note that the four APAR planar arrays will be fitted in a new fashion: While the four antennas are on the same level on Type 052D, Type 055 will have the two antennas at the back placed at a higher level compared to the two at the front, much like the US Navy Arleigh-Burke class. This design likely provides better coverage.
 
Shiplist
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Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
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Variants
- None
Technical Data
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Missions
» Long range, area air defense
» ASW, AAW, ASUW, EW
» Strike against land targets
» Long range patrol and surveillance
» Escort of high value assets such as Aircraft Carrier and Amphibious Vessels
Design
Same general layout as Type 052D, but larger and higher hull, bridge and overall structure. Type 055 should feature an improved stealth design compared to its predecesor. The class will very likely be fitted with a new integrated mast forward and may be fitted with a large rotating L band radar back aft (similar to the Smart-L radar found on Horizon and Type 45 destroyers of the French, Italian and Royal Navy).
Type 055 (speculated design - top) compared to Type 052D (actual design - bottom):
Weapons (Speculated)
Guns:
» 1x H/PJ-38 130mm main gun or 1x Railgun
» 1x H/PJ-11 30mm CIWS
Missiles:
Up to 128 Vertical Launch System (VLS) cells:
» 64x fore (behind the main gun)
» 64x aft (ahead of the helicopter hangar)
To launch:
- HHQ-9B long range Surface to Air Missile
- YJ-18A supersonice Anti-Ship Missile
- ASROC (Anti-Submarine ROCket) CY-2 carrying Yu-8 torpedo
» 1x Type 710.SJ01-24 launcher with 24x HQ10 SAM
Torpedoes:
» 2x Type 7424B Triple torpedo launchers 324mm (for Yu-7 Torpedoes)
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys (Speculated)
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    n/a
  • Optronics:
    Type IR-17
  • Radars and Sensors:
    4x Type 346A phased array radar
    1x L-Band radar (on integrated mast)
    1x X-Band radar (on integrated mast)
    1x hull sonar
    1x towed array sonar (TAS)
    1x variable depth sonar (VDS)
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2x H/RJZ-726 EW Jammers
    4x Type 726-4A decoy launchers (18 rockets each)
    ESM System
    ECM System
  • Communications:
    SITN240 SATCOM system
    JSIDLS (Joint Service Integrated Data Link System)
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: COGAG (Combined gas and gas)
Gas turbines: 4x QC280
2x Propeller Shafts
 
Specifications (Speculated)
Type
DDG (Guided Missile Destroyer)
Crew
n/a
Operators
Chinese Navy (PLAN)
Performance
Speeds: 30+ kts (max)
Range: 5,000 nm @ 18 knots
Endurance: n/a
Designer / Builder
Changxingdao-Jiangnan Shipyard (JNCX) & DSIC
Displacement
12,000 tons (standards)
Aviation
2 heavy helicopter (Z-18F)
Dimensions
Length: 180 m
Beam: 23 m
Maximum Draft: 10 m
Detailed View
Type 055 Class Destroyer - Chinese Navy PLAN
Type 055 Class Destroyer - Chinese Navy PLAN
Type 055 Class Destroyer - Chinese Navy PLAN
 
Pictures - Video
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