Type 052B Guangzhou class Wuhan (169) guided missile destroyers of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) has successfully shot down an incoming anti-ship missiles during a naval exercise.
This naval exercise involved many other warships of the Chinese Navy and Wuhan (169) guided missile destroyers intercepted all the incoming targets.
This exercise was designed to test the new traning mathods adopted by the sailors of the Chinese navy which has resulted in shortened the reaction time by 18 percent.
The Type 052B Wuhan is the second ship of the Guangzhou class which was launched in January 2003 and commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy in late 2004.
The Type 052B carries 2 missile launchers capable of firing the SA-N-12 Grizzly surface to air missiles. A total of 48 SA-N-12 Grizzly and 16 YJ-83 anti-ship cruise missiles are carried by the destroyer.