CHINA TO PUT TWO RUSSIAN-BUILT DESTROYERS TO COMBAT DUTY
Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) The national radio station of Russia
reported in a Mandarin broadcast last weekend that two Russian-built
destroyers equipped with supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles will be
put on combat duty in the mainland Chinese Navy next year.
The broadcast monitored here said the supersonic anti-ship cruise
missile is the most advanced anti-ship weapon in the world today. It
may be the "Moskit Guided Missile" mentioned in a study released in
October 1997 by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, an expert
here said Monday.
The two destroyers are built by Russia's Northern Shipyard,
which built 17 destroyers of this kind between 1981 and 1993. The two
destroyers are also equipped with anti-submarine systems and other
modern weapons, the broadcast added.
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