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PLAN Inducts Type 054A Frigate

PLAN Inducts Type 054A Frigate 16 January, 2018

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Type 054A-class guided-missile frigate Rizhao on 12 January. The 134-metre long, 3,500-tonne platform is the 26th frigate of the class to have entered service with the PLAN. 

Type 054A (Jiangkai II) class frigates are powered by four SEMT Pielstick diesel engines and have a top speed of 27 knots. Built at the Huangpu Shipyard in Guangzhou, Rizhao was launched in April 2017. 

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