056 by the starboard of a 054A, very impressive comparison

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    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

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    Type 056 is our littoral combatant vessel, also known as light frigates, it has been rolled out by big numbers without too much notice.
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    056 and 054A
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    New Reconnaissance Gathering Vessels with 054A
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    Type 056 can be used to conduct patrol missions and fleet assistance missions, it has a comparatively strong air defense capacity, no anti-sub hulls has been spotted yet but rumored existing.
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    Fitting stage, with more and more of these ship roll out, PLAN retired many older versions of frigates and patrol ship, many of them were reenlisted as maritime surveillance ship.
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    Pictures are taken in July 2012, these ship are believed have already entered active service.
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    and more are on the way
     
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    What are older frigates equipped with for new role, after weapons are removed?
     
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    They make a very good maritime surveillance ship due to their speed and solid construction ( in case of a tete-a-tete, if you know what I mean, haha) and most of the older ones are 2000 T displacement, quite agile and still big enough to match Japanese coast guard ship. and for your information, China is integrating its five maritime administration sections into one: China Coast Guard, with this name in place, you don't have to remove your guns, of course, you will go too far if you keep your YJ missiles. hahahah..
     
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