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ADECS 2018: Chinese EW capabilities roll inexorably onwards

23rd January 2018 - 01:01 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is on the verge of commissioning its seventh intelligence collection vessel. The Type 815A spy ship was launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 8 September last year.

There is speculation that this newest ship is able to fix the position of a US Navy carrier strike group up to 700km away. In addition, the Dongdiao class can perform ballistic-missile tracking.

These 130m-long ships displace 6,096t. The first Type 815 was commissioned in 1999, with a long wait until 2010 before the improved Type 815G appeared. Since then, three Type 815G ships were

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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