×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines Military Pay Scale Global Military Ranks
HOME
NAVAL WARFARE
MODERN FLEETS
COUNTRIES
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
MODERN NAVY

CNS Hohhot (161)


Guided-Missile Destroyer Warship


Naval Warfare / Ships

1 / 1
Image from the Chinese Ministry of Defense; Public Release.

CNS Hohhot 161, a guided-missile destroyer in service to the PLAN, has been an active participant in South China Sea actions.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 9/30/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Type 052D (Luyang III-class) is a guided-missile destroyer in the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Surface Force of China and one of the more important naval assets available to the service. The Type 052D is a slight redesign of a series of warships that began with the earlier Type 052 (Luhu-class) followed by the Type 052B (Luyang I-class) and Type 052C (Luyang II-class) models - the line growing in both capability and in number. Currently (2020), the Type 052D design is represented by over 25 planned vessels of the group with 16 of these having reached active service and the rest being fitted out as such. Among their number is CNS Hohhot (161),

CNS Honhot was formally commissioned into service with the PLAN in 2019 and maintains an active status today (2020), being assigned to the South Sea Fleet.

The vessel is of all-modern design, utilizing the latest available Chinese stealth technology, weapons, and sensors/processing systems. The warship displaces in the 7,500 ton range, has a bow-to-stern length of 528 feet, a beam measuring 56 feet, and a draught down to 20 feet. The propulsion scheme is of COmbined Diesel-Or-Gas, better known as CODOG, which enables the drive system to operate through either engine type to conserve fuel and make the ship more efficient depending on the action required (general cruising or dashing). Drive power is to two shafts astern which, all told, provide the class with speeds near the 30 knot range.

Aboard is a crew complement of about 280 and installed systems include Type 346 AESA (Active, Electronically-Scanned Array) and Type 518 L-Band long-range air-search radar fits. Beyond this is a variable depth sonar system and a towed array giving the warship capability against targets in the air, on the water, or undersea.

Armament, at the heart of any destroyer, revolves around a 64-cell Vertical Launching System (VLS) housing HHQ-9 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM), YJ-18 Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM), and CY-5 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) solutions. A 24-cell HQ-10 short-ranged SAM system carries additional anti-aircraft weaponry. Conventional armament includes a single 130mm-armed turreted deck gun over the forecastle as well as 2 x Type 1130 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).

Over the stern of the ship is a combination helipad/hangar deck area which provides full service to a pair of medium-utility helicopters navalized for over-water service. These aircraft can further be equipped for Search and Rescue (SAR), resupply, MEDEVAC, and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / anti-ship sorties as needed by the service.

Beyond this, the vessel exudes a sleek, all-modern appearance comparable to Western ship design. The forecastle is relatively unobstructed and stepped towards the bridge superstructure. The turreted deck gun sits over the forecastle with the 64-cell VLS directly aft. Aft of this is the elevated bridge section which also integrates the enclosed main mast works and its associated sensors, communications systems, and radar arrays. The smoke funnels are of low profile, enclosed design and seated amidships. Aft of this is the aft structure which continues the unbroken hull line towards the hangar area. A SAM launcher is installed over this housing. The aft section of the warship steps down to reveal the helicopter landing pad.

CNS Hohhot (161) has seen considerable service in the South China Sea to date as it has been featured in several PLAN press releases. The ship has the capability to operate independently or as part of the main fighting fleet with equal lethality and serves as a deterrence to Western actions in the region. its shallow draught also allows it to support amphibious operations be being stationed offshore and engaging aerial and inland threats with its variable weapons array.


Specifications



Year:
2019
Status
Commissioned, in Active Service
Complement
280 Personnel
Ship Class [ Type 052D (Luyang III-class) ]
Ships-in-Class [ 26 ] Ship Names: 157m Standard: CNS Kunming (172); CNS Changsha (173); CNS Hafei (174); CNS Yinchuan (175); CNS Xining (117); CNS Xiamen (154); CNS Urumqi (118); CNS Nanjing (155); CNS Taiyuan (131); CNS Hohhot (161); CNS Guiyang (119); CNS Chengdu (120); CNS Qiqihar (121); 160m Variant: CNS Zibo (); CNS Ganzhou (); Unnamned Ship #16; Unnamed Ship #17; Unnamed Ship #18; Unnamed Ship #19; Unnamed Ship #20; Unnamed Ship #21; Unnamed Ship #22; Unnamed Ship #23; Unnamed Ship #24
National flag of China China
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
528 ft (160.93 m)
Width / Beam:
56 ft (17.07 m)
Height / Draught:
20 ft (6.10 m)
Displacement (Surface):
7,500 tons
CODOG (COmbined Diesel-Or-Gas): 2 x QC-280 gas turbines developing 37,550 horsepower with 2 x MTU 20V 956TB92 marine diesel units developing 8,045 horsepower; 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface):
30 kts (35 mph)
Range:
4,779 nm (5,500 miles; 8,851 km)
1 x 130mm H/PJ-45A Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun.
1 x 64-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) supporting CY-5, CJ-10, YJ-18, YJ-83, and HHQ-9 missiles (land-attack or surface-to-air types).
1 x 24-cell HHQ-10 short-ranged Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) launcher.
2 x 30mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWSs).
1 x H/PJ-11/-12 CWIS.
2 x 533mm Triple torpedo tubes.
4 x 18-tube decoy rocket launchers.
1 x Medium-lift navy helicopter supported through stern-based helipad/hangar combination facilities.

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world and WDMMA.org, the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo

www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-