New ‘car­rier-killer’ de­liv­ered to fleet

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

The Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army Navy com­mis­sioned its fifth Type 052D guided mis­sile de­stroyer to the North Sea Fleet. The PLA Navy said in a news re­lease on Jan 23 that the CNS Xin­ing, which has a hull num­ber of 117, was de­liv­ered to a de­stroyer flotilla of the North Sea Fleet at a naval base in Qing­dao, Shan­dong prov­ince. The news re­lease said that the Xin­ing has a stealth de­sign and can act as a flag­ship for a strike group. It is ca­pa­ble of con­duct­ing anti-ship, anti-sub­ma­rine and air de­fense op­er­a­tions, it said.

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