Melbourne, Australia-China commissioned 60,000 ton worth of major vessels earlier this month and officially commissioned new nuclear ballistic missile submarines, guided missile cruisers and amphibious helicopter carriers to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Navy.
The unprecedented triple commissioning took place at a ceremony held at the Yulin Navy Complex near Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China. Yubayashi is the main naval base of the PLA Navy’s South Sea Fleet. The fleet’s responsibilities are in the waters of the nearby South China Sea.
Xi Jinping Jintao of China attended the ceremony, I saw a nuclear power ballistic missile guided missile cruiser Dalian of 075-type amphibious helicopter carrier of (Yushen grade) Hainan, 055-inch (Renhai class), 094-inch (Jin class) It was. Submarine Changzheng-18 will participate in the plan.
Hainan is the capital ship of a new class of amphibious assault ships built for PLAN as it continues to strengthen the Navy’s capabilities. Estimated to move between 35,000 and 40,000 tons, the helicopter carrier has an uninterrupted flight deck with seven deck spots for large transport helicopter operations and conventional or air-cushion landings for amphibious landing operations. It has a well-dock for launching ships.
At least two types 075 are under construction at shipyards in major eastern cities of Shanghai, and their introduction will significantly enhance PLAN’s ability to carry out large-scale amphibious operations. Large-scale military modernization program..
Dalian is the second 10,000-ton 055 cruiser and is believed to be similar to the US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruiser with the Aegis Combat System. Each type 055 is equipped with a phased array radar similar to that found on Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers, with a total of 112 vertical-launched missile cells for surface-to-air, anti-ship, and land attacks. It has been. missile.
At least eight Type 055 ships are under construction at the same time at two shipyards in Shanghai and Dalian, a port city in northern China, and both facilities are small to show the scale of China’s remarkable naval shipbuilding program. Type 052D destroyer is also being built.
The Long March-18, on the other hand, is one of two such submarines. Previously reported by Defense News Under construction, we increased the PLAN fleet to six. The Type 094 can carry up to 12 CSS-N-14 (JL-2) submarine-launched, nuclear-tip ballistic missiles, and is reported to have a range of approximately 4,500 miles.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, China is planning a follow-on class of ballistic missile submarines called Type 096. It is expected to be armed with a JL-3 sub-launch ballistic missile.