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.