PLAN commissions 31st Jiangdao-class corvette
Andrew Tate, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
19 January 2017
The 31st Jiangdao-class (Type 056) corvette to join China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) was commissioned into the East Sea Fleet on 18 January.
Ezhou (513) was built at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai and launched on 25 December 2015. Equipped with towed and variable depth sonars for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), it is one of nine ASW variants (Type 056A) now in service.
It carries four containerised missile launchers for YJ-83 anti-ship missiles.
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