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CNS Baotou (133)

Guided-Missile Destroyer [ 2021 ]

CNS Baotou 133 is one of the more recent additions of the potent Type 052D class destroyers operated by the Chinese Navy.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/23/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

CNS Baotou (133) is one of the latest additions to the People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) Type 052D destroyer class. The 7,500-ton warship is assigned to the East Sea Fleet and was commissioned into service in May of 2021. The Type 052D destroyer group is a critical component of Chinese surface warfare with some twenty-five active hulls available since the end of 2022. Six are currently under construction (2022). These have been used to succeed the older Type 052C designs and incorporate a slew of changes including larger dimensions to receive its own classification. The vessels are known to NATO as "Luyang III-class" and arrive in both original and "stretched" hull forms - of which Baotou is a part of the latter.

The warship serves as a guided-missile destroyer powered by a COmbined Diesel-Or-Gas (CODOG) arrangement involving 2 x QC-3280 gas turbines with 2 x MTU 20V 956TB92 marine diesel engines driving 2 x Shafts astern. This provides the ship with headway speeds of 30 knots and a range out to 4,500 nautical miles.

Dimensions include a running length of 528.2 feet with a beam of 55.8 feet and a draught of 19.7 feet.

Installed systems include the Type 346A 3D Active, Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA) radar, Type 518 air-search radar, Type 364 altitude-and-surface search radar, and the Type 349A Fire Control System (FCS). Also carried is the Type 760 navigation radar, variable depth sonar, and a towed sonar array. The H/RJZ-726 serves as the Electronic Warfare (EW) suite while 4 x Type 726-4A decoy launchers with 18 reloads each are available.

Armament is centered on a mix of ballistic and missile options: Over the forecastle is a single 130mm turreted deck gun. A 64-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) houses HHQ-9 surface-to-air, YJ-18 surface-to-surface, and CY-5 anti-ship missiles. The 30mm Type 1130 Gatling-style weapon provides close-in defense against inbound aerial threats.

Over the rear of the hull is a combination helipad-hangar deck area for support of a single medium-lift navalized helicopter for Over-the-Horizon (OtH) work.

All pertinent components of the vessel are centralized fore and aft of midships including the bridge section, main mast, smoke funnels, and aft-mast. VLSs are set aft of the deck gun and ahead of the hangar deck area.

CNS Baotou was photographed in active participation with Russian forces in a recent (December 2022) joint-exercise.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

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In Active Service.

Type 052D (Luyang III)

CNS Baotou (133)

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.

Onboard systems alert and protect the vessel from airborne, low-flying airborne threats through ballistic and / or missile weaponry.
An Over-the-Horizon operational capability is granted to the vessel, typically through launched fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft.
The vessel supports the launching of missiles against airborne, waterborne, or land-based targets at range; typical of modern designs.

515.0 ft
156.97 m
55.8 ft
17.01 m
19.7 ft
6.00 m

Installed Power: CODAG (COmbined Diesel-And-Gas): 2 x QC-280 gas turbines with 2 x MTU 20V 956TB92 marine diesels driving power to 2 x Shafts astern.
Surface Speed
30.0 kts
(34.5 mph)
4,519 nm
(5,200 mi | 8,369 km)

kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x 130mm turreted deck gun over forecastle.
1 x 64-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) supporting SAM, SSM, and ASM missile types.
1 x 24-cell HQ-10 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) VLS.
2 x 30mm Type 1130 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).

Supported Types

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1 x Medium-lift navy helicopter supported from stern helipad / hangar section.

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