Chinese Type 052D destroyer fitted with possible anti-ship missile decoy launchers

Images have emerged of a Chinese Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyer fitted with what appears to be an anti-ship missile countermeasures system.


        A view of the stern of PLAN Type 052D destroyer
        Yinchuan
        . The warship has been fitted with what appears to be an anti-ship missile countermeasures system.

The photographs, which were taken during the nine-day ‘Sea Guardian 2020’ maritime exercise between the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the Pakistan Navy (PN), show that the destroyer Yinchuan (pennant number 175) has been modified, with a pair of tubes installed on each side of the hangar roof, which appear to be roughly 500 mm in diameter and perhaps 2 m in length.

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