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Type 055  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: 10
Also Known As: Renhai
Origin: China
Corporations: Dalian Liaonan Shipyard and Jiangnan Shipyard
Parent System: Type 055
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2019
Total Production: 10
Family Members: Type 055B
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Description: The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 055 existence was disclosed by Japanese Internet media in 2013 referring to a new class frigate being developed in China. The ship's displacement of 12,000 tons seems to be more likely a destroyer or a cruiser equipped with missiles and with fully oceanic capabilities allowing it to operate far beyond the Sea of China in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Its primary goal may be to operated as part of the future Chinese aircraft carriers battle groups, serve as command and control ship and/or to operate alone or within surface combatants formations. This multi-purpose ship may be equipped with a new gas turbine, QC280, and is intended as a multipurpose surface combatant with some sort of modularity. Besides the traditional Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), the ship will feature land attack capabilities as part of a fully multi-functional design. The ship will also feature greater firepower with far more Unai vertical launching system (VLS) cells than provided to the Type 052D destroyer, 64 cells on Type 052D and 160 cells on Type 055. The lead ship of the new frigate or destroyer would be commissioned by the PLAN in the 2015-2020 timeframe.

The Type 055 class of global destroyers are intended to enjoy longer range and longer endurance at sea than the Type 052D class as well as improved living conditions for the crew. The ship will feature improved stealth characteristics in the electromagnetic, infrared and acoustic spectrums with very low radar, heat and noise signatures. The flight deck and hangar will allow operation of two Z-15 (a version of Airbus Helicopters EC 175) anti-submarine (ASW) helicopters. The propulsion system based on the QC280 gas turbine may allow a top speed in excess of 30 knots. The Type 055 destroyers may be equipped with 10 sets of Unai VLS with 16 or cells each four at the bow and the remaining six at the castle before the helicopter hangar. Each Unai VLS can be fitted with either HHQ-9B surface-to-air missile (SAM), anti-submarine rocket (ASROC), land attack cruise missile, anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor or YJ-18A advanced anti-ship missile. Besides, the ship is fitted with a 130mm single barrel PJ38 naval gun, HQ-10 short-range anti-missile system and 11 30mm guns. A key feature of the Type 055 destroyer is a greater load of electronics including more powerful, radar antennas, telecommunications, multi-functional integrated stealth masts, and electronic warfare equipment.

Type 055 Specifications

Number of Aircraft: 2
Number of Engines: 4
Number of Weapons: 112
Beam: 20 meter (66 foot)
Length: 180 meter (591 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 130 millimeter
Boost Power: 112 MW (150,134 shp)
Top Speed: 30 knot (15.4 mps)
Full Displacement: 12,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Type 055 News

There are 6 news between
28 Jun 2017 and 13 May 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019Chinese Navy Considering Type 052D Destroyer for Mass Production
Wednesday, December 19, 2018First Chinese Type 055 Destroyer to Undergo High-Speed Sea Trials
Monday, February 5, 2018Chinese Electromagnetic Rail Gun May Be Intended for Type 055 Destroyer
Wednesday, November 22, 2017China Introduces New AESA Radar for FC-1 Fighter Jet
Tuesday, October 10, 2017Chinese Type 055 Destroyer to Increase Combat Capabilities
Wednesday, June 28, 2017China Launches First Type 055 10,000-ton-class Guided-Missile Destroyer

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 101
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
YJ-100 Sea
Propulsion Systems
Sensor Systems
Type 346Bx1
Type 517Mx1
Support Aircraft

Type 055 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
181 Zhou Xin28 Jun 20172019-
182 Lhasa28 Apr 20182020-
183 3 Jul 20182020-
184 3 Jul 20182020-
185 -2023-
186 -2023-
187 -2025-
188 -2025-
189 -2026-
190 -2026-

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