Chinese target ship Experiment 216

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Experiment 216 (Chinese: 试验 216) is the newest target ship in the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Originally built as a SWATH test platform,[1] it was subsequently converted to a target ship by adding radar reflectors and other electronic equipment to simulate various targets in support of anti-ship weaponry development.[2] The exact details of Experiment 216 remain unknown as of 2014, because the Chinese authorities have not released any information other than photographs of the ship.


  1. ^ 试验216 小型穿浪双体试验船_辅助舰艇_大海军. (in Chinese). 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ 试验216 小型穿浪双体试验船. (in Chinese). 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2014.