China's Type 052C Aegis-class Warships -- Ocean Dominance!

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  1. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    There are only two countries that build indigenous Aegis-class destroyers, China and the United States. For your information, Aegis means "magic shield" in Greek. The U.S. Aegis-class Arleigh-Burke is the gold standard, but China is catching up!

    "The modern destroyer remains the workhorse of the Navy." The roles of the modern Aegis-class destroyer "include air-defense, surface attack, and anti-submarine warfare." The latest additional function for an Aegis-class destroyer is sea-based ballistic missile defense. "The Arleigh-Burke has 90 vertical-launch missiles." "Aegis is the greatest weapon put to sea."

    The U.S. has the world's most-powerful Aegis-class destroyers and only China is acquiring similar indigenous capability. Documentary videos on China's Aegis-class destroyers don't exist. Instead, we'll watch American documentary, which is very informative, on the Arleigh-Burke Aegis-class destroyers. China has similar capabilities on her Type 052C Aegis-class destroyers or she will soon!

    U.S. -- world naval superpower
    China -- budding naval superpower

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    Type 052C Aegis-class destroyer #171 Haikou








    Aegis-class destroyer performs sea-based ballistic missile defense Part 1


    Aegis-class destroyer performs sea-based ballistic missile defense Part 2
     
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  3. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    does plan has such capability.
    i doubt it...............
     
  4. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    Type 052C (Luyang-II Class) Missile Destroyer

    Two Type 052C (NATO codename: Luyang-II class) air defence guided missile destroyers have been built by Jiangnan Shipyard of Shanghai for the PLA Navy. Based on the hull design of the Type 052B (Luyang class) multirole destroyer, the Type 052C features an indigenously developed four-array multifunction phased array radar (PAR) similar to the Aegis AN/SPY-1 equipped by the U.S. Arleigh Burke class and Japanese Kongo class DDG. The ship is also armed with the indigenous HQ-9 air defence missile system, which is believed to be comparable to the Russian S-300F/Rif in performance, and the newly developed YingJi-62 (C-602) anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM).

    Following the launch of two Type 052B multirole missile destroyers in 2002, Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard began to build two subsequent hulls based on the same hull design but with different weapon and sensor configuration. The first-of-class 170 Lanzhou was laid down in late 2002 and launched on 29 April 2003. Sea trial began in late 2003 and the destroyer was commissioned in July 2004. The second hull, 171 Haikou was launched on 30 October 2003 and was commissioned in 2005. Both hulls are deployed by the South Sea Fleet based at Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province.

    Design

    By adopting a modular approach where two classes of destroyers shared the same hull design and propulsions, Jiangnan was able to save construction time and costs in the programmes. However, unlike the Type 052B Luyang class, which was fitted with a mixture of both Russian and Chinese indigenous systems, the Type 052C Luyang-II class was largely based on the indigenous technologies. The bridge is also much taller on the Type 052C, so that four fixed phased array radar antennas can be embedded on its four sides.

    Weapon Systems

    A total of 48 indigenous HQ-9 air defence missiles are housed in eight 6-cell vertical launch systems (VLS). Unlike the Russian-style revolver VLS, the Type 052C’s VLS is fixed with each launch cell having its own lid. The missile system utilises the ‘cold launch’ method, in which the missile was first ejected from the launch tube, and then ignites its rocket engine at low altitude. This launch method avoids the complex flame and gas exhausting pipes on the Western-style ‘hot launch’ VLS, and also decreases damage to the ship structure caused by the rocket motor blast.

    The naval variant HQ-9 was developed from the land-based HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system developed in the 1990s. The missile may have adopted some Russian S-300 rocket motor and control technologies, with a “Track via Missile” (TVM) guidance system developed from the U.S. Patriot missile technology. The missile is housed inside a cylinder shape container, which is placed inside the VLS. The missile is guided by an unknown type of guidance radar with multi-target engagement capability.

    The surface-to-surface weapon of the Type 052C destroyer is the indigenously developed YJ-62 (C-602) ASCM. Unlike the previous YJ-8 series anti-ship missiles, which were all carried inside a box-shape launcher, the YJ-62 is carried inside a cylinder-shape launcher. A total of eight missiles (two 4-cell launchers) are located at the mid-ship position. The missiles are guided by the Band Stand radar installed on top of the bridge and a Light Bulb datalink forward of the hanger. The YJ-62 missile uses strap-down inertial guidance coupled with GPS, and active radar for the terminal phase. The missile has a stated range of 280km, with the missile flying at an altitude of 30m during the cruise phase of an engagement. In the terminal phase, the missile descends 7~10m. The active radar seeker has an acquisition range of up to 40km." (article continues; click on newslink for more info)
     
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  5. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    China can not make a radar for a plane and they can make an AEGIS?? China does not have X band radar and probably do not have S band either, how do they claim to have an AEGIS?? How do you convert HQ-9 into an AEGIS system?? If possible then Pakistan will have the Chinese "AEGIS'' wannabe in the future.
     
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    In case anyone is wondering, China's first AESA radar "was completed in 1998."

    China's KJ-2000 AWACS and KJ-200 AEW&C have AESA radars. The Type 052C Aegis-class destroyer also has an AESA radar. China's "indigenously developed Type H/LJG-346 SAPARS (Shipborne Active Phased Array Radar System) that was completed in 1998."


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    KJ-2000 AWACS

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KJ-2000

    "Design

    The current KJ-2000 AWACS in Chinese service is equipped with a domestic AESA (active electronically scanned array),[2] also known as active phased array, radar. The radar was designed by the Research Institute of Electronic Technology (also more commonly known as the 14th Institute) at Nanjing, and it utilizes the experience gained from the 14th Institute's earlier indigenously developed Type H/LJG-346 SAPARS (Shipborne Active Phased Array Radar System) that was completed in 1998. The same Type H/LJG-346 SAPARS was also the predecessor of the active phased array radar system equipping the PLAN Lanzhou class destroyers)."


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    KJ-200 AEW&C


    "KongJing-200 Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

    The KongJing-20 (KJ-200) is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation as part of its “GaoXin” series special-purpose aircraft based on the Yun-8 airframe. The KJ-200 was also known as “GaoXin 5” within the project.

    The KJ-200 features a a linear-shape active electronically steered array (AESA) radar similar to the Swedish Ericsson PS-890 Erieye."
     
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  7. Necrosis Factor

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    The one mounted on the 052c series is a S band type, and the one they have is prohibitively expensive to make. Plus the fact that putting an AEGIS in the cone of nose is a whole different ballgame than on a ship.
     
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    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    China's Type 052C Aegis-class AESA is S-band with a "maximum range of 450 km, and a maximum resolution of 0.5 metres."

    Type 052C destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Radars

    The ship is the first Chinese ship fitted with a multifunction active phased array radar with four antenna arrays, with a reported name Type 348 Radar. China originally imported a Ukrainian C-band active phased array radar for evaluation, but decided that the radar did not meet the Chinese requirement. Instead, China adopted a domestic S-band multifunction active phased array radar with four antenna arrays. The radar is developed by the Research Institute of Electronic Technology (also more commonly known as the 14th Institute) at Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it is a successor to the 14th Institute's earlier developed Type H/LJG-346 SAPARS (Shipborne Active Phased Array Radar System) that was completed in 1998. Chinese discovered that the S-band adopted by the American AN/SPY-1 passive phased array could be better suited for the requirements for the active phased array radar as well. The radar has reported name of Type 348 Radar and a maximum range of 450 km, and a maximum resolution of 0.5 metres. However, under an earlier but completely different contract, Ukraine did provide cooling technologies for the antenna to China. According to many Chinese claims on the internet, the name assigned for Type 348 radar is Sea Lion, but others claim the name only applies to the export version."
     
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    Good illustration of various radars on Type 052C Destroyer

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  10. blueblood

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    OP foolishly keep comparing Russian designed naval S-300 with Aegis system. China is yet to develop comparable missile systems to that of Standard missile family, even the earliest ones.

    Having imaginary capabilities is like having imaginary friends. The reason you need them is because you don't/won't have real ones.:)
     

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