Chinese Navy Receives First “Stealthy” Corvette


The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took delivery of its first Jiangdao-class corvette during a ceremony in Shanghai on Tuesday, according to Channel News Asia. The 95 metre-long, Type 056 vessel, which has a displacement of 1,300 tons and can reach speeds of up to 28 knots, is reportedly equipped with YJ-83 sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missiles, a FL-3000N short range missile system, and will be used for anti-submarine warfare operations and escort missions. It’s sleek design has been described as stealthy. 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chinese Navy Receives First “Stealthy” Corvette

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took delivery of its first Jiangdao-class corvette during a ceremony in Shanghai on Tuesday, according to Channel News Asia. The 95 metre-long, Type 056 vessel, which has a displacement of 1,300 tons and can reach speeds of up to 28 knots, is reportedly equipped with YJ-83 sea-skimming anti-ship cruise missiles, a FL-3000N short range missile system, and will be used for anti-submarine warfare operations and escort missions. It’s sleek design has been described as stealthy. 
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