Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards.
Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets.
Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be four portals on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles.
Construction of this 175 meter long ship began in 2015, but officials have been very careful not to reveal major details before completion.
China claims this destroyer will be the equal to the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers that are built around the Aegis Combat System and the advanced radar scanner, SPY-1D.
Raptor75, Chicago, United States
Thank god they can only copy with out understanding what they are steeling. There are way to many facets on this ship to maintain any level of stealth.
Mr Happiness, West Coast, United States
I wonder where they sto le the plans for that...
WRBaq, Dallas, United States
Keep buying all that stuff made in RED China.Someday they will buy or take over your country.
RSinUSA, Southeastern, United States
Yes, a real game changer. One more target for the U.S. Navy to send to the bottom of the sea!
JBErger, Washington, United States
China has come a long way in naval architecture, as evidence by their cargo ships and tankers. The real question is well designed is their naval combat architecture.
Michael90210, Los Angeles, United States
China, like us, has a right to develop its technology and worry about self defense. It's more important to consider who controls our weapons, and how our "leaders" will use force for good, not evil.