China adds another destroyer to its navy

Vastavam web: China, which has been abnormally increasing its armed forces strength for the past few years had added another destroyer type ship to its navy. China on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically built warship in its latest bid to modernize its military, state media said.The launch comes after China presented its first home-produced aircraft carrier in April. Amid ongoing tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing is taking an increasingly assertive stance in the waters it claims. China’s new 10,000-tonne destroyer will undergo extensive testing. The warship “is equipped with new air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons,” China’s official news agency Xinhua said. According to the state-run Global Times, the vessel type is thought to be the first type 055 destroyer – a successor to the smaller type 052D destroyers.