CHINA LAUNCHES NEXT-GENERATION DESTROYERS EXPECTED TO BE ARMED WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUN

CHINA LAUNCHES TWO TYPE 055 GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYERS, WIDELY CONSIDERED ASIA'S BIGGEST SUCH COMBAT VESSELS, AT A SHIPYARD IN DALIAN, LIAONING PROVINCE, ON TUESDAY.

TYPE 055 HAS MULTIPLE ROLES TO PLAY IN THE FUTURE OF THE PLA NAVY, INCLUDING AIRCRAFT CARRIER ESCORT, THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE AND SEA-TO-GROUND ATTACK, WANG NOTED.

Experts say the People's Liberation Army (PLA) needs to commission at least 10.
Military experts believe that the first Type 055 will be formally delivered to the PLA Navy by the end of 2018.

China launches two Type 055 guided-missile destroyers, widely considered Asia's biggest such combat vessels, at a shipyard in Dalian, Liaoning province, on Tuesday. [Photo/LIU DEBIN FOR CHINA DAILY] Type 055 likely to be...

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