China: One more type 054A frigate commissioned

Newly commissioned frigate the Yueyang

Newly commissioned frigate the Yueyang

Xinhua reports that a frigate was commissioned for the South China Sea fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) navy on Friday, the China News Service says.

The frigate Yueyang is capable of long-range surveillance, as well as air defence and anti-submarine operations, according to the report.

At a ceremony held in Sanya, a port city in south China’s Hainan Province, Jiang Weilie, commander of the South China Sea fleet, endorsed a PLA flag and naming certificate for the naval unit that received the frigate.

Mil.huanqiu.com says that the frigate is a Type 054A frigate. It provides five photos of it, the best of which is published here

CCTV says, “The Yueyang frigate is a totally-enclosed multi-role missile frigate developed by China independently. Its ship number is 575 and it is 130 meters long with 16-meter beam and a maximum displacement of more than 4,000 tons.

Source: Xinhua “Frigate commissioned for S China Sea fleet”, mil.huanqiu.com “One More Type 054A Frigate Commissioned in Chinese navy” and CCTV “Warship The Yueyang commissioned in Chinese navy” (passages of the latter two reports translated from Chinese by Chan Kai Yee)
 


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