A military analyst, Li Li, has told Chinese state television that the new People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 055 destroyer will be equipped with 128 vertically launched missiles arranged in two grids of 64 cells, one forward and one aft.
Li's interview with China Central Television (CCTV) was reported by a number of Chinese online media outlets, including the semi-official PLA Daily.
Li also said the Type 055 would be capable of firing the YJ-100 long-range anti-ship cruise missile from these cells, as well as anti-submarine and air-defence missiles.
- China's new destroyer is likely to have 128 vertical-launch missile cells
- The armament is expected to include the YJ-100 long-range anti-ship cruise missile
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A military fan site has offered some conceptual idea of Type-055 DDG