Friday, August 14, 2009

Chinese Navy 054A class missile frigate

after complete escort mission in Gulf of Aden Somalia
the East China Sea Fleet of the "Zhoushan" "Xuzhou" missile frigate and "Lake" supply ship

Zhoushan missile frigate is the first ship of the Chinese Navy Type 054A (NATO Jiangkai II class) missile frigate , hull number 529.

Type 054A missile frigate is the latest frigate of People's Liberation Army Navy, now includes 054 class frigates (Jiangkai class) a total of four ships in service. similar to France Lafayette-class frigates, but have strong firepower,its the most advanced world-class frigates.
Launched in 2008
length: 132 meters
Ship Width: 15 m
Draft: 5 meters
Displacement: standard 4500 tons full load

Dynamical systems: (CODAD) propulsion system, 4 SEMT Pielstick 16 PA6V-280 STC (domestic) diesel engine, dual-axis
Speed: 27
range: 5000 sea miles / 18knot
Weapons systems: a single-barrel 76mm guns, two Type-730 30mm close-in weapon systems (CIWs), four 8 unit HHQ-16 ship-to-air missile launchers, two quadruple YJ-8 anti-ship missile launchers (which can be Chang-ying optional anti-submarine missile), two 81-type anti-submarine 250mm rocket launchers, two rotary triple 324mm torpedo launchers, two 18-type multi-purpose 726-4 rocket launchers

a z-9C or k 28 helicopter
Electronic equipment: a MR-750MA (Top Plate-B) 3D air/surface search radar; a Type-346 (MR-36A) air / sea search radar; passive sonar system; 4 MR -90 (Front Dome) Fire Control Radar (ship-to-air missile); a Type-344 (MR-34) fire-control radar; an MR-331 (Band Stand) Fire Control Radar; GDG-775 Photoelectric director ; 2 Racal RM-1290 navigation radar; HZ-100 electronic warfare systems; MGK-335 medium frequency active/passive sonar system
ZKJ-4B/6 (developed from Thomson-CSF TAVITAC) combat data system
HN-900 Data link (Chinese equivalent of Link 11A/B, to be upgraded)


Personnel : 190
East China Sea Fleet
Home port: in Zhoushan


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