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Yangzhou (578) - Type 054A (Jiangkai II) Class Frigate
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:45:55 PM »
New missile frigate Yangzhou joins East China Sea Fleet
(Source: China Military Online)   2015-09-23

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/china-military-news/2015-09/23/content_6695394.htm

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (ChinaMil) -- The PLA Navy's East China Sea Fleet embraced a new guided-missile frigate on Sept. 21.

The frigate Yangzhou, which is named after a city in east China's Jiangsu province, belongs to the Type 054A missile frigate family independently developed and built by China. Its hull number is 578.

The frigate is 135 meters long and 16 meters wide. Its full load displacement exceeds 4,000 tons. Built in the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, the frigate was launched in Sept. 2013 and completed the sea trials in June 2015.

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According to public information, the Yangzhou carries the 32 vertical launch system of HQ-16 anti-aircraft missile and is also equipped with Type 1130 close-in weapons system capable of intercepting missiles in the terminal phase.