- May 20, 2009
052D 's VLS can launch AS missles and long-range crusing missle.sThey have really reduced the clutter around the radar mast, and from the shape it does appear that they are paying close attention to RCS, reducing the detection range.
I guess these new DDGs have 64 VLS launches, right?
so is this ship being optimised for anti-ship/land attack or more towards AAW/CBG escort?
I doubt PLAN would use these for ASW IMHO