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Originally posted by FredT
Phased array radars are similar to the SPY radars used on the Ticoderoga and Burke class ships. However, Aegis is more than a ship with a huge radar. Its primary mission during the cold war was to defend carrier battle groups from saturation attacks involving Soviet SSGN's an Backfire bombers. Aegis is better thought as total battle management system that fuses data from multiple sensors and ships.
While the PLAN now clearly has a phased array radar ship it is not clear if it had an Aegis like capacity .
The Type 052C is equipped with two four-cell anti-ship missile (YJ-85 or YJ-12) launchers installed between rear mast and the helicopter hanger. The tube-ship launcher indicates that the missile is a new design different from the previous YJ-8 (C-801) series anti-ship missile. Detailed information on the missile’s performance is not available.
There is also one compact single 100mm gun installed on the front deck of the ship.
The Type 052C features a range of newly developed systems not previously seen onboard other Chinese warships. The most notables include the HQ-9/S-300F air defence missiles launched from the vertical launching system (VLS), the four-array multifunction phased array radar (PAR) similar to the U.S. AN/SPY-1 Aegis, and the YJ-85 (C-805) anti-ship missile. Technological advances in the Type 052C has brought the Chinese navy the true fleet air defence capability for the first time in its history.
How is China managing to manufacture such advanced weapon systems.
The 3M-80 Moskit anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM), code named SS-N-22 Sunburn by NATO, is considered by many observers to be the most threatening ship-launched ASCM in service today. The missile's designers have stated openly that the missile was developed to defeat the U.S. Navy’s Aegis air-defense system. The 3M-80/SS-N-22 missile entered service in 1984 –- a year after the U.S. Navy’s first Aegis-equipped ship, Ticonderoga (CG-47), entered service.
China obtained the 3M-80E missile together with a deal of purchasing two Russian-built Sovremenny class missile destroyers in 2000 and 2001. The PLA Navy have reportedly received over 100 3M-80E Moskit missiles from Russia, and have already test fired the missile in 2001.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
Any dates on this YJ-12 supersonic missile??
Originally posted by Taishyou
What are those two large squares in the front supposed to be?
Originally posted by W4rl0rD
ISince it is meant to defeat the Aegis air defense system, I wonder if the Sunburn actually can defeat the Aegis air defense system on a 1v1 basis.