In Guangzhou, the first pair bear the serial number of 46301 and 46302
Photo credit goes to HSH's amian510
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
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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