Four Type 054A FFGs to Pakistan?

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CHINA SELLS MOST ADVANCED WARSHIP TO PAKISTAN; 3 MORE TO SAIL BY 2021
China on Sunday launched an advanced warship for Pakistan, the largest it has built for any country, and the first among the four most sophisticated naval platforms it is readying for the Pakistan navy amid deepening military and strategic ties with Islamabad


Local media said the Type 054A/P, a guided missile frigate, is the largest combat ship China has sold to a foreign navy and is “an important milestone” for China’s military export sector.

The acquisition of the warship will double the combat power of the Pakistani Navy’s surface fleet, Chinese state media reported. By 2021, the Pakistan navy is expected to have three more similar warships in its fleet.

The Chinese state-owned Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai held the launch ceremony for the advanced warship with top officials and naval officers attending the function.

The shipyard is a wholly owned subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the largest builders in the country.

The ship launch took place two days after Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the situation in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during the second round of the China-Pakistan foreign ministers’ dialogue in Hainan, off the south China coast.

President Xi Jinping called Pakistan a “good brother” and a “good partner” in a recorded message to his counterpart President Arif Alvi after the meeting.

New Delhi is currently locked in tension with both China and Pakistan over disputed boundaries and the abrogation of Article in Jammu & Kashmir.

India would be closely monitoring the military cooperation between its two hostile neighbours.

“It is worth noting that the 054A/P was purchased by Pakistan as the successor to the F-22P frigate, and the F-22P frigate is an export model developed by China on the basis of the 053H3 frigate. China has been working hard to promote the Type 054A frigate to the international market,” local news website ifeng.com reported.

Type 054A is the best frigate in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), experts say. The warship has a fully loaded displacement of about 4,000 metric tons and is equipped with advanced radars and missiles.

“The Type 054A is a multi-role frigate and is recognized as the backbone of the PLAN fleet of surface combatants with 30 vessels in commission. They have a length of 134 meters, a beam of 16 meters for a displacement of 4,000 tons,” the navalnews.com, a website tracking naval technology, said in a report on the launch.

“They have a crew complement of 165 sailors and are fitted with a PJ26 76mm main gun, 8 C803 anti-ship missiles, 32x VLS cells for HQ-16 surface to air missiles, 2x Type 730 30mm CIWS, 2x Triple Torpedo launchers,’’ the website added.

Cao Weidong, a senior researcher at the PLA’s Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told the newspaper that it seems that all weapons and radars on the new ship will be made in China which “…reflects our progress in the industry and the Pakistani Navy’s confidence in our technology and capability”.

China and Pakistan’s military ties have rapidly deepened in recent years.

The new version of the fighter aircraft jointly developed by China and Pakistan with upgraded fighting capabilities, for example, made its maiden flight in December and the first batch is set to be inducted by Islamabad in 2020.

The Chinese JF-17 Block 3 aircraft was flown above Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province in December, the Aerospace Knowledge magazine said in a report in January.

The single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft has been developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation of China.
 

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Chinese shipyard launches first Type 054 A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy
The Pakistan Navy said Sunday that Chinese state-owned Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai held the launching ceremony for the Type-054A/P frigate, with top officials from the service in attendance.

For the record, in 2018, the Pakistani Defense Ministry signed with the Chinese foreign trade association China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd. a contract for the construction of two more frigates of the Chinese project 054A for the Pakistani fleet. The cost of the contract was not disclosed. Thus, in total, the Pakistani Navy has ordered four frigates of the 054A project to date, which should be commissioned by the end of 2021.


About the Type 054A is a multi-role frigate:


The Type 054A is a multi-role frigate and is recognized as the backbone of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet of surface combatants with 30 vessels in commission. They have a length of 134 meters, a beam of 16 meters for a displacement of 4,000 tons. They have a crew complement of 165 sailors.


The Type 054A is armed with HQ-16 medium-range surface-air missiles fired from 32-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) developed by Luoyang Electro-Optics Technology Development Centre (EOTDC). The HQ-16 missile can engage aerial targets from all angles up to a range of 50km. The VLS is also expected to launch an anti-submarine missile.


The primary Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) system of the Type 054A is the YJ-83 (C-803) sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missile. The missile is launched by two quadruple launchers mounted at the mid-ship position. The YJ-83 missile can carry a 165kg conventional warhead to an operational range of 250km.


Once constructed, these ships will be the most technologically advanced platforms of Pakistan Navy which will strengthen its capability to meet future challenges and maintain peace, stability & power equilibrium in the Indian Ocean Region.
 

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Chinese shipyard launches first Type 054 A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy
The Pakistan Navy said Sunday that Chinese state-owned Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai held the launching ceremony for the Type-054A/P frigate, with top officials from the service in attendance.

For the record, in 2018, the Pakistani Defense Ministry signed with the Chinese foreign trade association China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd. a contract for the construction of two more frigates of the Chinese project 054A for the Pakistani fleet. The cost of the contract was not disclosed. Thus, in total, the Pakistani Navy has ordered four frigates of the 054A project to date, which should be commissioned by the end of 2021.


About the Type 054A is a multi-role frigate:


The Type 054A is a multi-role frigate and is recognized as the backbone of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet of surface combatants with 30 vessels in commission. They have a length of 134 meters, a beam of 16 meters for a displacement of 4,000 tons. They have a crew complement of 165 sailors.


The Type 054A is armed with HQ-16 medium-range surface-air missiles fired from 32-cell Vertical Launch System (VLS) developed by Luoyang Electro-Optics Technology Development Centre (EOTDC). The HQ-16 missile can engage aerial targets from all angles up to a range of 50km. The VLS is also expected to launch an anti-submarine missile.


The primary Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) system of the Type 054A is the YJ-83 (C-803) sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missile. The missile is launched by two quadruple launchers mounted at the mid-ship position. The YJ-83 missile can carry a 165kg conventional warhead to an operational range of 250km.


Once constructed, these ships will be the most technologically advanced platforms of Pakistan Navy which will strengthen its capability to meet future challenges and maintain peace, stability & power equilibrium in the Indian Ocean Region.
with just 4 ships they are dreaming to maintain power equilibrium in Indian ocean lol.
 

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with just 4 ships they are dreaming to maintain power equilibrium in Indian ocean lol.
Pakistan Navy right now has 3 Tariq class destroyers plus 1 Alamgir class frigate. 3 more Alamgir class frigate were to come. Tariq class is 25-27 year old whereas Alamgir is 40 years(30 years of US Navy service).
They have ordered 4 Type 054AP frigate and 4 Ada class corvette, which will replace old ships that I have mentioned and fill the gap.

Real concern will be the submarine fleet. Right now they have 2 Agosto 70 class(40 years old) and 3 Agosta 90B( commissioned between 1999-2006). 8 Hangor class has been ordered from China. Hangor class will eventually replace old Agosta 70 class. Their submarine fleet number will rise from 5 to 11 by 2028.
 

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Pakistan Navy right now has 3 Tariq class destroyers plus 1 Alamgir class frigate. 3 more Alamgir class frigate were to come. Tariq class is 25-27 year old whereas Alamgir is 40 years(30 years of US Navy service).
They have ordered 4 Type 054AP frigate and 4 Ada class corvette, which will replace old ships that I have mentioned and fill the gap.

Real concern will be the submarine fleet. Right now they have 2 Agosto 70 class(40 years old) and 3 Agosta 90B( commissioned between 1999-2006). 8 Hangor class has been ordered from China. Hangor class will eventually replace old Agosta 70 class. Their submarine fleet number will rise from 5 to 11 by 2028.
when the shit hits the fan they will be again seen hiding their assests.
 

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Some recent clicks of Pakistan Navy's very first Type-54AP frigate.

A little bit wait and we will come to know about exact Type of Anti-Ship Missiles coming into Type-54A/P by observing the shape of canisters. However, unlike PLAN Type 51B destroyers, PN Type-54A/P frigates will be equipped with eight missiles instead of sixteen.
 

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she was towed back to the shipyard (the city branch ) days ago and is just around 800m away from my office...LOL

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C-802A(YJ83) or CM-302(YJ12A) ? the answer is obvious



BTW, the modified PLAN Sovremenny-class after the overhaul+MLU

 
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Tariq class is 25-27 year old whereas Alamgir is 40 years(30 years of US Navy service)...... That summons their navy
 

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Few more clicks of Pakistan Navy's very first Type 54A/P Frigate
 

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