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Type 054A (Jiangkai II) Class Frigate
« on: January 23, 2019, 04:24:29 PM »
This the Type 054A frigate thread index. NATO reference: Jiangkai II

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Type 054A Frigate

The Type 054A is 140 meters long with a displacement of 4,000 tonnes full load. The ship has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots.

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Type 054A Frigates are fitted with 32 VLS (Vertical Launch System) cells for HQ-16 surface to air missiles, 8x YJ-83 (export designation C-803) anti-ship missiles, a H/PJ-26 76mm main gun, two H/PJ12 seven-barreled 30mm CIWS guns (for frigates 1 to 16 in the series) or H/PJ11 eleven-barreled 30mm CIWS for new vessels starting with Huanggang (hull number 577) the seventeenth ship of the class. Two triple YU-7 torpedo launchers and anti-submarine rocket launchers are fitted for ASW warfare.

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Since September 30, 2006, the two shipyards in charge of building this frigate (CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua and CSSC Huangpu Wenchong) launched a Type 054A hull every four months and ten days on average. Twenty-six of them have have already been commissioned, making the class the backbone of the PLAN surface fleet.

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The 4,000-ton Type 054A Frigate may not feature the latest naval defense technologies when compared to its European and Japanese counterparts (built in smaller series in both cases) but it was primarily designed to find the best compromise between cost, capabilities and maintainability in order to meet the growing blue water needs of the PLAN.

While the initial order was for twenty-four ships, then revised to twenty-eight, it is thirty Type 054A frigates that have finally been built.

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https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/type-054a-jiangkai-ii-class-frigate/

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Type 054A design and features

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The stealthy hull design of the Type 054A features sloped sides and reduced superstructure for minimising the radar cross section. Designed primarily for anti-air warfare, the frigates are also equipped to conduct anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions.

The Type 054A has a length of 134m and abeam of 16m. The standard displacement is 3,600t, while the full displacement is around 4,000t. Each vessel can complement a crew of 165.

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Re: Type 054A (Jiangkai II) Class Frigate
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 05:55:36 AM »
The author is really stretching what little information is available, and really wouldn't pass muster as a Timawa article. But it remains . . . an entertaining . . . what-if discussion.

How Much Do China’s Warships Actually Cost?
Our author offers an estimate, focusing on the Type 054A (Jiangkai-II) frigate.

By Gabe Collins
June 18, 2015
     
https://thediplomat.com/2015/06/how-much-do-chinas-warships-actually-cost/
 
What does it actually cost Chinese naval shipyards to build major warships? Chinese sources do not disclose actual or estimated warship and submarine production costs, so it falls on external analysts to generate this important dataset. Quantifying warship production costs bolsters our understanding of how China’s defense budget actually translates into hardware and capabilities.

This analysis focuses on the Type 054A (NATO codename: Jiangkai-II) frigate, for three primary reasons. First, it is China’s most prolifically produced large, modern major surface combatant. Second, it has been series produced for several years. Third, it is the cornerstone of the PLAN’s surface warfare capabilities at present and has actually seen sustained (and ongoing) operational deployments.

Readers should note that this is a “Beta Version” estimate of the Type 054A’s production costs. It is well-developed, but will almost certainly evolve as more participants contribute their insights. I share my core calculations and assumptions in order to provide a springboard for other analysts and hopefully catalyze a broader discussion that advances our knowledge of China’s naval-industrial complex.

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