Reputation of China 6 053 type frigate years to complete the upgrade to continue service
Navy 053H1G type 561 Shantou missile frigate
According to the U.S. “Global Strategic Network” on February 10 reported that China has completed the final six 053-type frigate upgrade, they will continue to serve at least 10 years.
reported that the 053 frigate in the 1990s began construction of this six 053H1G type 20 frigate is 053 years old building ships during the shortest. Level in Russia Riga (Riga Class) frigates based on the 1400 China-ton frigate Riga to transform the installation of the depth charges, three 100mm guns, torpedoes, and equipped with modern electronic systems, a 2500-ton guided missile frigate. Latest export model is called F-22 level, the main customers are in Pakistan; the rest of the 053 type frigate was mainly used for coastal patrol. Pakistan and China signed a single in four years, China has been delivered to Pakistan F-22P three missile frigates, and there is one being built in Pakistan.
It is reported that Pakistan is welcome to cheap Chinese warships, and added four to the order, the four ships will be built in Pakistan. F-22P missile frigate is “Jiang Wei”-II level (053H3) frigates of the modified version. Before, Pakistan has purchased four F-22 frigates.
F-22P missile frigate, a total length of 123 meters (406 feet), with a displacement of 2,500 tons. Equipped with upgraded weapons systems include: 8-mounted with a short-range FM-90N SAM system, with a range of 8.6 km; 2 sets of four boxes filled with anti-ship missile (range of 180 km, equipped with C-802S missile ), 2 sets of 3 packs ET-52C anti-submarine torpedoes, two sets of six fitted RDC-32 anti-submarine missile launchers, armed with 76 mm guns; aft of the two pairs of 30 mm near Artillery and helicopter. Frigate will jointly hold the entire crew of 202, the maximum speed of 52 km per hour.
the same time, F-22P missile frigate price is not expensive, every ship cost about $ 200 million. In contrast, the U.S. Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the weight of similar F-22P, the crew needed only F-22P of the half, many devices are automatically controlled equipment, but the cost was $ 600 million.
present, China has developed a 4000-ton Type 054 frigate, to replace 053-type frigate. Type 054 frigate design originated in the West, not Russia. At present, China has built 12 054 frigate, 10 is more advanced 054A Standard. (Sri Lanka years)