China’s Navy launched biggest new generation naval destroyer

Vastavam web: China’s Navy today launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tonnes as part of a massive expansion to become a global naval power.The Navy’s new destroyer, a domestically designed and produced vessel, was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard (Group), Shanghai.The vessel marks a milestone in improving the nation’s Navy armament system and building a strong and modern Navy.According to the plan, tests will be carried on the vessel, including equipment operation, berthing and sailing.The biggest naval destroyer was an addition to two aircraft carriers which China is in the process of deploying to compete with other naval powers liked the US and India, specially in the India Ocean.

The naval formation includes destroyers Jinan and Yinchuan, frigate Yantai and a squadron of J-15 fighter jets and helicopters, a Chinese defence ministry statement said.The training mission, like the previous ones, is expected to strengthen coordination among the vessels and improve the skills of crew and pilots in different marine region.This is the first exercise being carried out by Liaoning, a refurbished aircraft carrier, built from the hull of a Soviet ship bought from Ukraine after China had launched a home-made carrier in April this year.