Two guided missile destroyers launched for Chinese Navy

Launching ceremony of a previous vessel of the same type

Two guided missile destroyers were launched for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy of China on July 3.

The vessels were built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry at Liaoning province in China.

Two other guided missile destroyers of the same make were launched for the PLA Navy since 2017 and another two are under construction.

The 180-metre by 20-metre vessels have 6.6-metre draughts, 13,000 displacements and can travel in excess of 32 knots at a range of 7,000 nautical miles.

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