China developing new type of destroyer with superior stealth: media

Hong Kong, Oct. 19 (CNA) China is developing a new type of guided-missile destroyer that is larger and stealthier than its present destroyers, an influential China newspaper said Friday.

The China Youth Daily said the new destroyer, believed to refer to 052D vessels now in construction, are the next generation of the 052C destroyers China's Navy currently operates.

The newspaper said the new type of destroyer has maintained an emphasis on seaworthiness and durability but has also been designed for greater stealth.

International Fleet Review - Sydney 2013

The 2013 International Fleet Review has been launched in Sydney by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

From 3–11 October 2013 the International Fleet Review will offer a spectacular program of naval events to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet arrival in Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913.

On this day, the flagship HMAS Australia led the new Australian Fleet of seven cruisers and destroyers (HMA Ships Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra) into Sydney Harbour for the first time.

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