Pictures show a new hull of 054A frigates in shipyard, besides the 13 in service 054As, multiple hulls are built in different shipyards. PLA Navy gives very positive feedback of these frigates, increased their order with a big number. Built and Launched in different shipyards, these 054A are badly needed to replace the aging jiangwei and jianghu classes. Soon to enlisted 572 Liuzhou Some of the combat and patrol roles of traditional frigates will be taken over by these new light frigates, type 056s are also under batch production now. Another new hull of 056 finished sea trial and came back to its dork.