On the occasion of the launch of the 19th and 20th Type 052D destroyers, and the sixtieth Type 056 corvette since 2012, several official comments Chinese authorities provide a better understanding of the country's ambitions in terms of the high seas fleet.
Thus, we learn, without it really being a surprise, that the Chinese authorities have no intention of reducing the production effort of new combat vessels in the near future. Thus, in the years to come, we must expect the annual delivery of 3 to 4 Type 052D destroyers and Type 055 heavy destroyers, as many frigates of which the new Type 054B model should soon be launched, as well as a large vessel. LHD type1, LPD2 and Aircraft carriers, to name only the large offshore units.
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