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First Step for Pakistani Frigate

First Step for Pakistani Frigate December 27, 2018

China has started the construction work for the second frigate ordered by Pakistan. Steel cutting ceremony was held at the Hudong-Zonghua Shipyard for the platform.

For two frigates, Pakistan signed a supply agreement with China in 2017. In July 2018, an agreement for two additional vessels have signed. All frigates are scheduled to be completed in 2021 following the completion of construction and testing activities.

Type 054A platforms serving as general purpose frigate in the People's Liberation Army Navy have a displacement of 3900 tons. Frigates with reduced radar cross-sectional design are equipped with vertical launch systems in the PLAN. 30 of the Type 054A platforms are currently under construction or in active use.

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