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Weibo sources say the 21st 052D destroyer launched yesterday. I'm not sure about how credible it is since no photo has come out yet. anyways, sooner or later.
 

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what's up today at Jiangnan shipyard? nothing much. two 052d, two 055. good weather though
 

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Weibo sources claim the fifth type 055 destoryer held the launching ceremony yesterday at Jiangnan shipyard. no clear pics revealed yet.
 

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Dalian shipyard update
two 055s fitting out (left)
two 055s under construction (middle)
two 052ds under construction (right)
two 052ds fitting out (upperleft)


 

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update as of Sept. 2019

Jiangnan shipyard:

055#1 (almost in service) DDG 101 Nanchang
055#2 (sea trial)
055#5 (fitting out)
055#7 (under construction)

052DL#14 (sea trial)
052DL#15 (almost sea trial)
052DL#16 (almost sea trial)
052DL#17 (fitting out)
052DL#18 (fitting out)
052DL#21 (fitting out)
052DL#22 (under construction)
052DL#24 (under construction)


Dalian shipyard: 10 destroyers

055#3 (fitting out)
055#4 (fitting out)
055#6 (under construction)
055#8 (under construction)

052D#12 (almost in service) DDG 120 Chengdu
052D#13 (sea trial )
052DL#19 (fitting out)
052DL#20 (fitting out)
052DL#23 (under construction)
052DL#25 (under construction)

summary of the two shipyards:
055: 1 in service, 1 sea trial, 3 fitting out, 3 under construction
052D: 12 in service, 4 sea trial, 5 fitting out, 4 under construction


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052DL#26~052DL#30??? (status unknown)

052E????(unknown)

055A???(unknown)
 
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052D/052DL are said to be built as many as 32 in total and seems all will be commissioned by 2025. the existence of 052E destroyer and 054B frigate are still unknown. 055A is said to be in design phase.
 
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Extremely impressive buildup.Chinese SSN programme,Carrier programme,Type 55 cruiser and 5th gen fighters are the 4 biggest threat to india in the near future with j20 and SSN being the biggest threat.Hopefully SSN numbers remain manageably low and J20 takes a decade to mature.
 

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Can you quote or link your source?
I thought there was a planned fleet of 26 ships for 052d.
just speculation. the total number varies between 25~32. years ago, the 24th was long believed to be the last one by many "credible" sources until the 25th came out. so it really baffles me as well. the only credible clues are satellite images or candid shots. If 052E does exist, 26 is plausible. if 052E does not exist, 28~32 is more believable.
 
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