The highlight of the show was the appearance of the Nanchang, the first of the new heavily-armed 10,000-ton Type 055 destroyers.
China also showed off its Type 094 Jin-class ballistic missile submarines, a component of China's nuclear deterrence. At least one of the two subs that participated in the fleet review appears to be an upgraded variant.
The Jin-class subs were trailed by a handful of diesel-electric submarines, at least one of which was reportedly a new conventionally-armed undersea asset.
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