China’s newest destroyer seen as challenge to Asia rivals – CNN

The new ship is comparable in size to the latest destroyers fielded in Asian waters by the United States, Japan and South Korea, analysts have said.

Indian media reports have raised alarms over the launch, pointing out the destroyer is superior to any ship yet completed by the Indian Navy.

“The colossal Type 055 is considerably larger and more powerful than India’s latest … destroyers which have still not been commissioned,” a report on NDTV said.
The Type 055 will weigh 13,000 tons when fully fitted out with its weapon systems and commissioned, making it the country’s largest destroyer, Li Jie, a researcher with the PLA Naval Military Academic Research Institute, said in a February article on the PLA’s website.
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