China’s Navy has launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tonnes as part of a massive expansion to become a global naval power.
The Navy’s new destroyer, a domestically designed and produced vessel, was launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard, Shanghai today.
As per reports, the vessel is the first of China’s new generation of destroyers. It is equipped with new air defence, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons.
The reports says, the biggest naval destroyer was an addition to two aircraft carriers which China is in the process of deploying to compete with other naval powers liked the US and India, specially in the India Ocean.
The new aircraft carrier is expected to be operational by 2019.