Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chinese Navy commissions 'new type' guide missile destroyer

Chinese Navy has commissioned a new-type guided missile destroyer which can be independently used to attack enemies' ships and submarines.

The ship named "Changchun" was commissioned recently at a military port of a troop unit in Zhoushan City of east China's Zhejiang province, state-run People's Daily online reported.

The "Changchun" warship is China's independently-developed new-type closed air defence guided missile destroyer with fully-load displacement of 6,000-odd tons.

It has greater long-range warning, detecting and regional air defence capabilities, and can be used independently or with other naval strength to attack enemies' surface ships and submarines, it said.

It's name was chosen from one of the previous naval ships decommissioned earlier.

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