Type 054A frigate performance is underestimated with the strongest anti-submarine warfare force
054A frigate missile vertical launcher
Recently, the tenth installment of Chinese escort fleet to visit Hong Kong and The local public open house, formal disclosure of the Type 054A frigates are equipped with the “Rocket-Assisted Torpedo in the open panels. Panels words very short, but disclosure of important information, the actual performance of the Type 054A frigate has been seriously underestimated. After re-evaluate the multi-purpose performance of the 054A frigate should have been more than any active duty a destroyer of the Chinese Navy.
since after the advent of the 054A frigate has been considered to be the Chinese navy the best active-duty warship, the main reason is the excellent multi-purpose capabilities. The ship is not only equipped with advanced regional air defense missiles and long-range anti-ship missiles, long range, high reliability and the advantages of easy production. But the disclosure of the Rocket-Assisted Torpedo instructions to ship the actual combat power than expected, if the former combat power rating is 10 points, now should be more than 12 points.
so-called “Rocket Assisted Torpedo” is in fact another way of saying anti-submarine missile. Over the years, the Chinese Navy is seriously lagging behind in anti-submarine warfare, the main shortcoming is the large anti-submarine aircraft and anti-submarine missile. With the P-3C anti-submarine aircraft, as well as carrier-based ASROC anti-submarine missile, far ahead of China in anti-submarine. Anti-submarine missiles, can greatly expand the range of the potential to combat surface ships, far more than ordinary self-guided torpedoes.
At present, China’s anti-submarine missiles, the Type 054A frigate publicly disclosed, a greater tonnage of 051C, 052B, 052C series were not equipped with. In other words, the 054A frigate has the force of the strongest anti-submarine warfare in China’s surface ships. From the supporting arms 054A anti-ship capabilities match the new destroyers, air defense capability than the Type 052B level air defense capability is only weaker than the Type 052C destroyers, anti-submarine capability is overwhelming. Therefore, the multi-purpose combat capability of the Type 054A frigate is no doubt is the first in China. At present, the Chinese Navy active duty ships, only 052C air defense destroyers, air defense, anti-ship has a slight edge, various types of warships is a whole lagged behind the Type 054A.
with anti-submarine missiles, not only greatly improve the evaluation of the Type 054A frigate, more importantly, need to re-examine 054A missile launchers. This device has been considered as a simple air defense missile installations, but it has now proved to be launched anti-submarine missile. Therefore, this device should belong to the world the few general-purpose launcher. At present, the truly universal Unai devices rarely, to the U.S. MK-41, for example, can launch a variety of air defense missiles, and anti-submarine missiles and cruise missiles, application flexibility high, greatly expanded the use of warships to combat and combat capability. Universal hanging device of a large number of service on the significance of the Chinese Navy is the strategic level.
054A frigate is still a faster rhythm construction, ship combat, it is the premise of a large number of construction meaning. The advent of the ship, the Chinese navy the first truly have a versatile both air defense and anti-ship, anti-submarine surface warships.