Luyang 1-class destroyer (Type 052B)

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Basic information

Type:
Country of build:
Planned:
2
Completed:
2
In service:
2004 – present (18 years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
6,500 t
Length:
155 m
Beam:
17 m
Draft:
6 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 2 * DA80 gas turbines (35.7 MW)
  • 2 * MTU 1163 TB 83 diesel engines (10 MW)
Speed:
29 knots
Range:
4,500 nmi (8,350 km; 5,200 mi) at 14 kn

Personnel

Complement:
280

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Fregat MAE-3 (Top Plate) 3D air search radar
  • Type 364 altitude and surface search radar
  • Front-Dome surface-to-air fire control radar
  • Mineral-ME (Band Stand) anti-ship fire control radar
  • Type 344 main gun fire control radar
  • Bow-mounted sonar
  • Towed array sonar
  • SRW 210A ESM
  • 2 * RJZ-726 electronic countermeasure system
  • 4 * Type 726 decoy launchers (18 launcher each)
Armament:
  • 16 * YJ-83 anti-ship missiles
  • 48 * Shtil-1 surface-to-air missiles
  • 1 * H/PJ87 100 mm main gun
  • 2 * Type 730 CIWS
  • 2 * triple B515 324mm antisubmarine torpedo tubes (Yu-7)
  • 2 * Type 75 6-cell, 240mm ASW rocket launcher
Aircraft:
  • 1 * helicopter: Harbin Z-9 or Kamov Ka-28

The Type 052B or Guangzhou-class destroyer (NATO/OSD Luyang 1-class destroyer is a class of guided missile destroyers in the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force). The Type 052B was China's first modern destroyer design and the first Chinese design to incorporate true medium-range air defence capability in the form of Russian Shtil-1 (improved navalized Buk, NATO designation SA-N-12) surface-to-air missiles (SAM).

In the early 2000s, China pursued multiple — and sometimes concurrent — programmes to acquire modern destroyers, purchasing Sovremennys from Russia and constructing the Type 052B, Type 051C, and Type 052C. These ships also represented steps to develop adequate air defense capabilities by adopting Russian air defense technology.; the 25-km range Uragan (navalized Buk, NATO designation SA-N-7) on the Sovremenny; the 35-km range Shtil-1 on the Type 052B; long-range area air defense with the 150-km range Rif-M (navalized S-300, NATO designation SA-N-20) on the Type 051C; and finally the Chinese 100-km range HHQ-9 (S-300 derivative) on the Type 052D.

The Type 052B's air defence capabilities were obsolete upon entering service when compared to contemporary American and Japanese designs. Nonetheless, it represented a considerable general improvement over previous Chinese warships and was the precursor to later Chinese air warfare destroyers.

The hull is based on the Type 051B destroyer with added stealth features.

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