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Chinese Navy commissions `new type` guide missile destroyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:58

Beijing: Chinese Navy has commissioned a new-type guided missile destroyer which can be independently used to attack enemies` ships and submarines.

The ship named "Changchun" was commissioned recently at a military port of a troop unit in Zhoushan City of east China`s Zhejiang province, state-run People`s Daily online reported.

The "Changchun" warship is China`s independently-developed new-type closed air defence guided missile destroyer with fully-load displacement of 6,000-odd tons.

It has greater long-range warning, detecting and regional air defence capabilities, and can be used independently or with other naval strength to attack enemies` surface ships and submarines, it said.

It`s name was chosen from one of the previous naval ships decommissioned earlier.


First Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:55
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