Naval Warfare

China commissions its most sophisticated surface combatant

14th January 2020 - 10:21 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned the largest surface combatant ever built for China’s navy.

The first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer was commissioned in Qingdao on 12 January, on the same day that the PLAN also commissioned its first improved Type 052D destroyer.

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