China’s ‘supergun’ to be fitted to new destroyers

July 5, 2018

BEIJING’s determination to ‘leapfrog’ the United States in defence technology has taken another jump forward, with the launch of two new ships said to be capable of mounting a deadly new weapon system.

Earlier this year China surprised the world when it appeared to confirm speculation that an unusual prototype gun seen aboard a military transport ship was a deadly new electromagnetic rail gun.

The state-run Global Times has tied this revelation to the launch of two new large warships earlier this week. Two Type 055 destroyers hit the water for the first time in Dalian, in the province of Liaoning, on Tuesday.

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