Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissions new Type 054A Frigate "Sanya"

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Naval Forces News - China
 
 
 
Chinese Navy (PLAN) Commissions new Type 054A Frigate "Sanya"
 
The guided missile frigate Sanya officially joined the service of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy during a delivery ceremony held Friday, according to military sources. Sanya is the 16th Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's South Sea Fleet.
     
Commissioning of the Sanya
     
The Type 054A (NATO codename Jiangkai II) frigate is a Chinese multi-role warship class, the first of which entered service with the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2007. The class will eventually comprise 20 vessels. It is a development of the Type 054 frigate, using the same hull but with improved sensors and weapons.
     
The guided missile frigate Sanya officially joined the service of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy during a delivery ceremony held Friday, according to military sources. Sanya is the 16th Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's South Sea Fleet.
PLAN Type 054A Frigate
 

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