Source: China Military Online
Editor: Li Wei
QINGDAO, Mar. 8 — A 10,000-ton-class Type 055 guided-missile destroyer named after Lhasa, the capital of Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, recently made its debut at a military harbor in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province.
With new weapons in air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine, the Type 055 destroyer boasts strong capabilities in information perception, air defense and anti-missile operation and anti-sea strike, marking a strategic transformation development of the PLA navy.
The destroyer Lhasa is the second Type 055 guided-missile destroyer independently developed by China after the guided-missile destroyer Nanchang (Hull 101) was commissioned on January 12, 2020.
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