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"The New Chinese Type 055 Destroyer" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

"As the Ticonderogas continue to age, they will leave a gap that a new large warship needs to fill, even if it is never likely to meet the Type 055 in direct combat. China has decided to take advantage of the efficiencies inherent in a large hull-type, not because of any specific competition with the United States, but rather because of the evolution of key technologies.

Does the United States have an answer to China's new Type 055 destroyers? Does it need one?

On July 3 Dalian shipyard launched two of the big new ships, with some reports suggesting that the class may extend to twenty-four vessels. The ships are large and have more VLS cells than Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyers, although the latter still exceed the former in sensor integration and other capabilities…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 1:11 a.m. PST

The premise is wrong.

It IS "because of a competition with the United States", as well as a few others, Japan, Taiwan, and India, among others.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 12:03 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars15 Sep 2018 4:38 p.m. PST

And the US is working on a next-generation AEGIS cruiser.

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