U.S. experts to China 056 new nursing assessment: simple and effective stealth weapon performance
made a new 056 new nursing program envisages map
low cost, uses a variety of Chinese naval frigate is an important member of the surface ship force. Recently, the changes in the military situation around and improve their own level, driven by the military, outside the famous code-named 056 new ships will soon start construction. To public photos and other information-based, long-term focus of China’s naval development of weapons analyst James C · Bassett, published in this month’s United States, “Signal” magazine published an article on the performance of the new frigates made a lot of speculation .
ship-based weapons go concise route
article said that China is ushering in a new generation of naval surface ships currently in service climax, a representative 054A missile frigate and 022 have a large number of fast attack boats fitted out. However, the integrity of the sequence from the equipment perspective, PLAN (abbreviated English Chinese Navy) also lack of a tonnage of between the former two modern ships, which is the birth of the background 056.
end of last year exposed a network image to the model sketched out a preliminary way the true face of the new ship. The overall design, the 056 stealth frigate with the appearance of the international mainstream and a large number of proven technology, demonstrated the importance of cost-effective. Preliminary estimates, the ship’s length of 90 meters, a displacement range between 1000-1800 tons.
author in the article focused on reviews of the 056-ship weapon system simple and efficient. Model photos show, the first deck of the ship installed a generic Russian AK-176 76-mm guns, which makes it the first three kinds of PLAN ships equipped with this gun (the first two is the 054A frigate with 071 dock landing ship). It is understood, AK-176 in terms of weight (16 tons), rate of fire (120 rounds/min) or reliability are stronger than the previously imported from the French 100 mm guns, 056 units of time in the frigates of ammunition projection capability Thus has been improved several times.
Another bright spot is located at the rear of the superstructure at the top of FL-3000N-type short-range 24-mounted anti-aircraft missile launchers, it is also equipped with media attention in the popular “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier . With well-known US-made “Ram” missile similar to the 2008 Zhuhai air show debut of the weapons, used the “after launching” The infrared guidance system, thereby reducing the dependence of carrier-based fire control system .
In addition, the model also found that nearly seven 30 mm cannon fire, YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, radar systems and a variety of trace data link antenna. Most of the equipment has been active in the Chinese navy ships on the other stood the real test.
protect marine rights and interests of generalists
article specifically mentioned, a new generation of Chinese naval vessels of the level of automation than in the past has greatly improved, which is directly reflected in the on the staffing reduction. For example, 054A frigate tonnage than the old 053 series has nearly doubled, a crew of 195 but never dropped to 180; Similarly, a 022-type and tonnage of boats PLAN imitation of Soviet-made missile over equivalent 12 preparation of the crew were less than half of the latter. In this connection, the outside world have every reason to believe that the scale of 056 to control the ship’s crew of 110 people or less – the Gulf of Aden to escort the practice has proved that reduction of personnel will not affect the ship’s readiness.
authors of the new frigate possible future role for a lot of analysis. In recent years, great efforts the Chinese Navy to build its “blue water” capability, but the island’s sovereignty and exclusive economic zones around a series of disputes should not be ignored. In this environment, such as 056 may have a very large number of operational capability built corvettes, its raison d’etre will be highlighted. Specifically, the direction of the South China Sea, the ship can not only give the game to add chips Southeast Asian countries, but also as the Indian Ocean, a useful complement to the anti-piracy operations; in the direction of the East China Sea, the Diaoyu Islands will no doubt become an important ship stage a go such as track and expel foreign submarines, research vessels and other intelligence tasks, I believe it also needs the support.
article predicted that the first 056-type frigate launched in 2012 is expected to serve in this process, more technical details on the ship will gradually be disclosed. Currently it is certain that, thanks to China’s military advances in technology and industrial capacity, the project will be launched simultaneously in a number of shipyards, the subsequent improvement and upgrade work will continue for many years.