Chinese Navy (PLAN) Type 056 Corvette test fires YJ-83 anti-ship missile

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Chinese Navy (PLAN) Type 056 Corvette test fires YJ-83 anti-ship missile
 
The People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) released some pictures showing one of its newer Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao Class) test firing a YJ-83 anti-ship missile. The ship involved in the test is first of class corvette Bengbu (hull number 582) which was commissioned in March 2013. Corvette Bengbu is deployed with the PLAN's East Sea Fleet (Homeport: Zhoushan naval base).
     
The People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) released some pictures showing one of its newer Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao Class) test firing a YJ-83 anti-ship missile. The ship involved in the test is first of class corvette Bengbu (hull number 582) which was commissioned in March 2013. Corvette Bengbu is deployed with the PLAN's East Sea Fleet (Homeport: Zhoushan naval base).
PLAN Type 056 Corvette Bengbu (first ship of the class) launches a YJ-83 anti-ship missile.
Picture: PLAN
     
YJ-83 Anti-ship missile
The YJ-83 (YingJi-83 meaning Eagle Strike) was designed by the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation "CASIC" (HiWING Mechanical & Electrical Technology Corporation). The programme begun in the mid nineties and procurement with the PLAN begun in the late nineties. YJ-83 is a subsonic missile with a reported range of 150 Km (in its surface-launched version). It is a sea skeaming capable missile fitted with an active radar seeker.

Type 056 Corvette
Designed and built by Chinese shipyard CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation) the Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) combines a stealth design with modern weapon systems and sensors. Designed to replace the older Jianghu class frigates and Type 037 patrol vessels, Type 056 Corvettes are set to become the backbone of the PLA Navy with more than 20 vessels reported to be currently on order.
Link to Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette technical datasheet
     
The People's Liberation Army Navy (Chinese Navy) released some pictures showing one of its newer Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao Class) test firing a YJ-83 anti-ship missile. The ship involved in the test is first of class corvette Bengbu (hull number 582) which was commissioned in March 2013. Corvette Bengbu is deployed with the PLAN's East Sea Fleet (Homeport: Zhoushan naval base).
The YJ-83 is a subsonic anti-ship missile with an estimated range of 150 Km
Picture: PLAN
 

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