Since the end of last year in foreign military forums began to open a discussion in the development of China’s huge missile destroyers with a displacement of 12,000 tons, which by its size is greater than the South American EM class «Arleigh Burke» and yielded only promising DDG-1000, report Chinese Internet resources.
Destroyer has the designation Type 055 and Type should supplement 052 ships. Reported that the new EM is designed with the highest implementation stealth technology, it is «electric propulsion system» and an open architecture for electric frisky integration of new equipment and weapons. The main armament will consist of antimissile systems HHQ-26 (similar to the South American SM-3) and cruise missiles to destroy ground targets, and a laser gun. The ship will be able to detect and track down hundreds of targets at once. New destroyers appear in the Chinese navy in 2020.