Chinese DDG in Pearl [Photo]

The Chinese Navy destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) transit through the Pearl Harbor channel while being escorted by a harbor patrol boat as it arrives for a routine port visit. Two ships representing China’s Navy, the destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) and the oiler Hongzehu (AOR 881) arrived in Pearl Harbor. During their visit, China’s Sailors will have the opportunity to interact with their U.S. counterparts and experience the unique culture of Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ben A. Gonzales (RELEASED)

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  1. It will be a good chance to gather some intel on the Chicom ships. Imagery, Electronic emissions, maybe even a touch of humint could be a happy by-product. This class of DDG represents a lot of firsts in the Chicom Navy, and sports a good deal or modern, western equipment. It will likely be a good thing to get a nice, near-microscopic look.