Type 052D destroyer
The Type 052D destroyer (NATO/OSD Luyang III-class destroyer) is a class of guided missile destroyers in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. The Type 052D is a larger variant of the Type 052C; the Type 052D uses a canister-type, instead of revolver-type, vertical launching system (VLS) and has flat-panelled active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. The new VLS is not limited to anti-air missiles, making the Type 052D China's first dedicated multi-role destroyer.
|Preceded by:||Type 052C|
|In service:||March 2014 – present|
|Building:||9 as of May 2019|
|Active:||11 as of May 2019|
|Type:||Guided missile destroyer|
|Displacement:||7,500 tons (full load)|
|Beam:||17 m (56 ft)|
|Draught:||6 m (20 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel or gas|
|Sensors and |
Chinese media informally calls the Type 052D the Chinese Aegis, portraying it as a peer of contemporary United States Navy ships equipped with the Aegis Combat System. The appearance of the Type 052D, with flat-panelled radar and canister-based VLS, has encouraged the moniker's use.
A variant with the flight deck extended by four metres was in production in 2018. The extended ship is likely to accommodate the Harbin Z-20 helicopter.
The Type 052D is also equipped with both variable depth (VDS) and linear towed array sonar. The VDS is deployed through a hinged opening in the transom by a hydraulic lifting mechanism. The VDS body is a streamlined fairing fitted with Y-shaped hydrodynamic vanes for towing stability.
The Type 52D is the first Chinese surface combatant to use canister-based universal VLS, as opposed to the concentric type VLS carried aboard earlier vessels. 64 cells are carried; 32 forward and 32 aft. The VLS is reportedly an implementation of the GJB 5860-2006 standard. The VLS may fire the extended-range variant of the HHQ-9 surface-to-air missile, YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missiles, and CY-5 anti-submarine missiles.
Sources on the Chinese Internet have stated that Type 052D is equipped with a newest Chinese data link which has just completed national certification in June 2012 and publicized by the end of year. Designated as JSIDLS (Joint Service Integrated Data Link System, 全军综合数据链系统), this is the Chinese equivalent of Link 16, a significant improvement of earlier HN-900 which is the Chinese equivalent of Link 11/TADIL-A installed on Type 052C. The general designer of JSIDLS is Major General Wang Jianxin (王建新), who was also the head of the research institute of the People's Liberation Army General Staff Department assigned as primary contractor of JSIDLS. More than 300 establishments and 8000 people were involved in the development of JSIDLS, and it won State Science and Technology Prizes after completion.
Ships of class
|172||昆明 / Kunming||Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd.||21 March 2014||South Sea Fleet||Active|
|173||长沙 / Changsha||Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd.||12 August 2015||South Sea Fleet||Active|
|174||合肥 / Hefei||12 December 2015||South Sea Fleet||Active|
|175||银川 / Yinchuan||12 July 2016||South Sea Fleet||Active|
|117||西宁 / Xining||22 January 2017||North Sea Fleet||Active|
|118||乌鲁木齐 / Ürümqi||January 2018||North Sea Fleet||Active|
|154||厦门 / Xiamen||10 June 2017||East Sea Fleet||Active|
|119||贵阳 / Guiyang||Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company||November 2015||22 February 2019||North Sea Fleet||Active|
|161||呼和浩特 / Hohhot|
|Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd.||July 2018||Fitting out|
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