Saturday, October 29, 2016

Additional Coast Guard Type054 and Type056 cutters launched in Guangzhou.

The second Type054 hull is sporting the pennant number of 46302.

The 76mm autocannon on the first hull is now visible

Two sisters

Sunday, May 29, 2016

China's Coast Guard getting their own Type054 based hull

And why not,  since the Type054 is a proven design with 24 hulls already in service and an extensive record of overseas deployments by the PLAN.  By sharing the common hull with the PLAN, the Coast Guard is applying the economy-of-scale of the per unit cost in addition to reductions in logistics support and  maintenance costs.

The Coast Guard is also sharing the same hull with Type056 so this is not unprecedented.

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