Guided missile destroyer Tangshan (DDG 122)

Guided missile destroyer Tangshan (DDG 122) 0Guided missile destroyer Tangshan (DDG 122) 1

Basic information

City of Tangshan
Country of build:
Commissioned (service):

Ship measurements

7,500 t
161 m
17.5 m
6 m


Propulsion system:
  • 2 * QC-280 gas turbines (28 MW / 38000 hp, each)
  • 2 * MTU-20 V956 TB92 diesel engines (3.82 MW / 10250 hp, each)
  • 2 * shafts / 2 controllable pitch propellers (CPP)
30 knots
4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)



Combat assets

  • Type 346 multi-function, dual-band (S and C-bands) active electronically scanned array radar (AESA)
  • Type 518 L-band long range air surveillance radar
  • Type 366 surface search and targetting radar
  • Type 349A fire control radar
  • Variable depth sonar
  • Towed array sonar
  • 1 * 130 mm gun
  • 64 cell VLS (GJB 5860-2006 standard)
  • HHQ-9 SAM
  • YJ-18 SSM
  • CY-5 ASW
  • Early units: Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS)
  • Later units: Type 1130 CIWS
  • 1 * Harbin Z-20 helicopter

Tangshan (122) is a Type 052DL destroyer of the People's Liberation Army Navy. She was commissioned on 14 August 2020.

The basic ship type and layout of the Type 052D guided-missile destroyer is the same as that of the Type 052C destroyer, but compared to the earlier Type 052C destroyer, the Type 052D superstructure has a larger inclination angle and provides better stealth performance. At the same time, the 052C helicopter hangar is located The left side of the hull axis was changed to the center axis of the ship on Type 052D; a pair of small boat storage compartments were added on both sides of the hangar, similar to the design on the Type 054A frigate.

The close in weapon system is composed of a H/PJ-12 short-range defense weapon system located in front of the bridge and a 24 Hongqi-10 air defense missile system located on the top of the hangar, which is combined to form a ladder interception. The original 100mm naval gun was replaced by a higher height and better stealth model H/PJ45 naval gun. On May 13, 2019, the extended version of the 052DL was exposed. The hull of the 052DL is basically the same as the 052D, but the helicopter deck is lengthened to prepare for the Zhi-20 to board the ship.

The Type 52D is the first Chinese surface combatant to use canister-based universal VLS, as opposed to the concentric type VLS carried aboard earlier vessels. 64 cells are carried; 32 forward and 32 aft.The VLS is reportedly an implementation of the GJB 5860-2006 standard. The VLS may fire the extended-range variant of the HHQ-9 surface-to-air missile, YJ-18 anti-ship cruise missiles, and CY-5 anti-submarine missiles.

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