Chinese Navy gets new stealth frigate

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:34

Beijing: The Chinese navy has inducted a new generation of stealth frigate, a media report said.

China`s first Type 056 stealth frigate was delivered to the Chinese People`s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) in Shanghai Monday, Xinhua reported.

The new generation of frigate, which is about to be put into service on a large scale, features good stealth performance and electromagnetic compatibility, according to a report released Tuesday by the official PLA Daily.

The new frigate requires only one-third of the crew needed by its predecessor, the Type 053, and is expected to be deployed primarily for escort missions and anti-submarine operations, said the report.

The article said the delivery marked the beginning of a systematic upgrade of the navy`s equipment and defense.

The new type will enhance the navy`s capabilities in safeguarding national security, territorial integrity, marine sovereignty and marine interests, it added.


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First Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:34

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