posted on Jun, 27 2006 @ 02:14 PM
It's the second Type 051C "Lazhou class" air defence destroyer for the Chinese navy. since that sat image the vessel has been launched and is in
the process of weapons fit. In fact, here it is in the water:
On the right of the image the first Type-051C destroyer can be seen.
The Type-051C has a 16 YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, 48 S-300V SAMs, 2 CIWS and a 100mm gun.
[edit on 27-6-2006 by planeman]