Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The 7th Type 054A Class FFG Launched.

The 7th Type 054A Class FFG launched at Huangpu Shipyard in Guangzhou on November 15, 2009.

Here is a list of known Type054A FFG composed by Koxinga.

F-529 舟山 2006/12/21, 2008/1/3
F-530 徐州 2006/9/30, 2008/1/27
F-568 巢湖 2007/5/23, 2008/6/30
F-570 黃山 2007/3/18, 2008
F-571 運城 2009/2/8
F-569 玉溪 2009/4/28


duskylim said...

This is good news. The PLAN is getting a modern vessel with blue-water capabilities in numbers that are meaningful.

Some upgrade however per batch are desirable like maybe a RAM-like close-in-weapons system, and more VL missile launchers.

Also, there is room enough to fit another set of box-launchers (from 8 to 12) for the YJ-83 or maybe even CY-type ASW missiles.

They should also convert the 1st 2 hulls of this class - FFG-525 and FFG-526 to 054A rather than leaving them like they are now.

Coatepeque said...

I agree with other user comments -- PLAN wound need 4 per fleet.