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Type 818 Cutter
« on: January 25, 2019, 04:58:58 PM »
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China's Coast Guard Arms Up With a New Warship
Type 054A Frigate Becomes Type 818 Cutter

By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer  June 1, 2016

https://www.popsci.com/chinas-coast-guard-arms-up-with-new-warship
 
"46301", the first of the CCG Type 818 cutter, brings a large and modern platform for China's maritime paramilitary activities, with a full range of aviation and long range capabilities.

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"46301" will bridge the gap between the CCG's enormous 12,000 ton Haijing 2901 and 3901 cutters, and a multitude of smaller ships under 2,000 tons. Using the Type 054A frigate hull, the "46301" and other Type 818 cutters will have facilities for carrying large numbers of CCG personnel and aircraft, and range, speed and endurance for long range maritime missions.

Already, the Chinese Coast Guard operates two of the largest Coast Guard ships in the world, a pair of 12,000 ton cutters that are even larger than US Navy Ticonderoga cruisers. Now, the Chinese Coast Guard is getting a cutter built off of an actual warship hull. "46301", undergoing fitting at its shipyard, is based off the prolific Type 054A frigate, a 4,000 ton warship of which the PLAN will have a total of 24 in service.

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Re: Type 818 Cutter
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 11:45:35 AM »
China's New Coast Guard Vessels Are Designed for Rapid Conversion into Navy Frigates
Transformers on the high seas?

by Lyle J. Goldstein

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/chinas-new-coast-guard-vessels-are-designed-rapid-conversion-18221

The China Coast Guard (CCG) has for some years been at the apex of concerns for strategists surveying the Asia-Pacific landscape and especially the complex South China Sea dispute . China’s extensive force of cutters, labeled last year by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence as the world’s largest coast guard, has been active at various points of dispute from the Scarborough Shoals standoff between Beijing and Manila in 2012 to the “ Exploration Rig 981 ” crisis between Beijing and Hanoi off the Paracels during spring 2014. These ever larger “white hulls” have been interpreted as the “tip of the spear” for Beijing’s new maritime strategy, an evolution that is discussed openly in certain Chinese strategic analyses .

According to conventional Western interpretations, the CCG has developed the requisite tonnage, range, communications and organization to show the flag, push around fishermen from neighboring countries, and to employ any and all means to intimidate maritime law enforcement (MLE) vessels from other states as well. Now, Beijing is set to further sharpen that spear. A new cutter, hull number 46301, will shortly be commissioned into the CCG. What makes this particular cutter somewhat remarkable is that it is confirmed to be an MLE version of the Type 054 frigate of the PLA Navy. That class of warship has earned high marks with naval analysts as it wields a potent array of weapons and sensors. Moreover, it has seemed to prove its reliability as the primary workhorse of the PLAN in its now two dozen forays to the Gulf of Aden on counter-piracy patrols .

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 11:31:44 AM »

This photo taken on May 14, 2019, Chinese coastguard ship monitors during the joint search and rescue exercise between Philippine and US coastguards near Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea. Two Philippine coastguard ships, BRP Batangas and Kalanggaman and US coastguard cutter Bertholf participated in the exercise, as two Chinese coastguard ships monitor from a distance. AFP/Ted Aljibe