Monthly Archives: October 2015

Type 052C DDG and Type 053H1 FFG gave warnings to USS Lassen today

A press statement from China’s Ministry of Defense said Type 052C destroyer Lanzhou (170) and Type 053H1 frigate Taizhou (533) gave warnings to USS Lassen as the American warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of Chinese artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago on Oct. 27.

Luyang II (Type 052C) Class Destroyer
By CSR Report RL33153 China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress by Ronald O’Rourke dated February 28, 2014 (United States Naval Institute News Blog) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons