Luyang-II Class / Type 052C Destroyer

The Type 052C (NATO codename: Luyang-II Class) guided-missile destroyers are in service with the The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The two ships were built at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The Type 052C class is preceded by Type 052B (Luyang Class) multi-role destroyer and succeeded by Type 052D destroyer.


Type 52C Vs Type 52D

23hprtxType 52C and Type 52D

Type 052D destroyer: Details

The keel for the first vessel in the class, Lanzhou (DDG 170), was laid down at the end of 2002 and the ship was launched in April 2003. The destroyer was commissioned in July following the completion of sea trials in late 2003. The second vessel, Haikou (DDG 171), was launched in October 2003 and commissioned in 2005. The South Sea Fleet based at Zhanjiang operates both the vessels.

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Type 052C design

The hull design is based on the Type 052B destroyer. The design of the ship incorporates Russian and Chinese indigenous systems. The height of the bridge was increased to accommodate four fixed phased array radar antennas.

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The destroyer has a length of 153m, a beam of 16.5m and a draft of 6m. Full load displacement of the vessel is 6,600t. The ship can accommodate 250 crew members.


Command and control system

The command and control system integrates the multi-function phased array radar system, command and decision system (CDS), battlefield display system and weapon control system (WCS).

The CDS receives information from ship sensors and performs command, control and threat assessment. It delivers engagement instructions to the WCS for the selection of weapons.


The modern combat system defends against anti-ship missiles and also provides air defence, surface warfare (SUW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to the vessel.


The vessel can transfer combat data to other surface fleet units and aircraft through a data link and satellite communications.


Luyang Class-II missiles

The Type 052C destroyer is armed with eight 6-cell vertical launch systems (VLS) firing indigenous HQ-9 air-defence missiles.

Vertical launch systems (VLS)

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HQ-9 air-defence missiles

HHQ-9-DDG-Launch-1SHQ-9 air-defence missiles
General data:
Type: Guided Weapon Weight: 1800 kg
Length: 6.8 m Span: 1.0 m
Diameter: 0.52 Generation: None
Properties: Illuminate at Launch, Anti-Air All-Aspect, Capable vs Seaskimmer, Level Cruise Flight
Targets: Aircraft, Missile
HQ-9A – (China) Guided Weapon
Air Max: 148.2 km.



The missile system uses a cold launch method to avoid flame and gas exhaust pipes on the hot launch VLS. It also reduces the damage caused to the vessel due to the blast. A cylinder shaped container holds a total of 48 missiles.

There are two 4-cell launchers installed for indigenously produced YJ-62 (C-602) anti-ship cruise missiles.


YJ-62 (C-602) anti-ship cruise missiles

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General data:
Type: Guided Weapon Weight: 1350 kg
Length: 7.0 m Span: 2.4 m
Diameter: 0.76 Generation: None
Properties: Home On Jam (HOJ), Terrain Following, Search Pattern, Bearing-Only Launch (BOL), Weapon – INS Navigation, Terminal Maneuver – Pop-up, Level Cruise Flight
Targets: Surface Vessel
Sensors / EW:
Passive Radar Seeker – (C-602) ESM
Weapon Seeker, Anti-Radiation
Max Range: 18.5 km
Active Radar Seeker – (ASM MR, C-602) Radar
Weapon Seeker, Active Radar
Max Range: 9.3 km
YJ-62 – (2006, LR SSM) Guided Weapon
Surface Max: 398.2 km.


The Band Stand radar and a Light Bulb data link guide the missiles. The missiles have a maximum range of 280km. *Note other sources indicate max range at 400km

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Naval guns

The main gun is a single-barrel, 100mm gun from 713 Institute. The fully automatic gun can engage surface and aerial targets such as aircraft and low speed missile. It has a maximum rate of fire of 90 rounds per minute.

100 mm H/PJ-87 gun

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Targets: Aircraft, Helicopter, Missile, Surface Vessel, Land Structure – Soft, Mobile Target – Soft
100mm/55 H/PJ-87 HECVT – Gun
Air Max: 2.8 km. Surface Max: 13 km. Land Max: 13 km.


Short range defence is provided by two Type 730 close-in weapon systems (CIWS). This weapon system can fire at a rate of 4,600-5,800 rounds a minute up to a range of 3km.

2 x Type 730 close-in weapon systems (CIWS)

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Properties: Capable vs Seaskimmer
Targets: Aircraft, Helicopter, Missile, Surface Vessel
30mm China H/PJ-12 [Type 730, 240 rnds] – (China, Goalkeeper Copy) Gun
Air Max: 1.9 km. Surface Max: 2.8 km.


Yu-7 torpedo


The Yu-7 is a lightweight torpedo of Chinese origin. Since 1984 China tried to copy and later produce under license the US Mk 46 torpedo. This proved to be difficult and a batch of Italian A.224S torpedoes was ordered and the two designs were mated. An electrically powered Yu-7 offspring called the ET-52 was developed and put into service before the development of the Yu-7 was finished.

Type Anti-submarine torpedo
Platform Aircraft, surface ships
Diameter 324 mm
Length 2.6 m
Weight 235 kg
Warhead 45 kg
Guidance Active/passive acoustic seeker
Propulsion Twin propeller
Power supply Otto Fuel II
Speed 43 kt
Range 10 km
Depth 6 to 400 m depth



The destroyer has a stern helicopter deck and hangar to accommodate a Kamov Ka-28 ASW helicopter. The helicopter carries torpedoes and depth charges, and can be operated in all weather conditions. The destroyer is also capable of supporting the operations of a Z-9C helicopter replacing the Ka-28.



The Type 052C destroyer is equipped with a newly developed electronic countermeasures (ECM) system. The system uses phased array jammers to provide active / passive jamming capabilities to the vessel.

Sensors / radars


The vessel is fitted with a Type 517H-1 long-range 2D air search radar, a Band Stand fire-control radar for the anti-ship missiles and main gun and two Type 327G fire control radars for the CIWS.

Type 517H-1 long-range 2D air search radar

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China Type 517H-1 Knife Rest – (Pea Sticks) Radar

Radar, Air Search, 2D Long-Range

Max Range: 333.4 km


There is a four-array multi-function phased array radar installed on the vessel.

Type 346 PAR radar


General data:
Type: Radar Altitude Max: 0 m
Range Max: 277.8 km Altitude Min: 0 m
Range Min: 0.2 km Generation: Early 1990s
Properties: Pulse Doppler Radar (Full LDSD Capability), Interrupted Continuous Wave Illumination
Sensors / EW:
China Type 346 PAR [HQ-9] – (Kvant/APAR) Radar
Role: Radar, FCR, Surface-to-Air, Medium-Range
Max Range: 277.8 km


The destroyer is also fitted with a hull-mounted SJD-8/9 active / passive search and attack sonar.



The Type 052C destroyer is equipped with a combined diesel or gas (CODOG) propulsion system. The propulsion plant consists of two 24MW DA80 / DN80 gas turbines and two 5MW Shaanxi diesel engines. The propulsion system provides a maximum speed of 30kt.

Two 24MW DA80 / DN80 gas turbines


Under conditions according to ISO 2314

  • Three – shaft GTE
  • Compressors – axial, 9 stage LP compressor, 9 stage HP compressor.
  • Silo combustors, reverse-flow combustion chamber, 16 pipes
  • Compressor turbines – axial, single stage.
  • Power turbine – axial, 2 and 4 stages.
  • Starting – by means of rotor start-up of LPTCU with two electric starters of AC current, continuous power of each is 45 кW.

E* – electro-generator drive
N – gas blower drive
М – ship propulsor drive 


Two 5MW Shaanxi diesel engines

MW Shaanxi diesel engines



Updated Nov 12, 2017

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