Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette China Chinese Navy PLAN Guided Missile Light Frigate Bengbu CSSC China State Shipbuilding Corporation datasheet pictures photos video specifications

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Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette - Chinese Navy
Also known as Guided Missile Frigate "Bengbu" - CSSC
 
 
 
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.
 
Description
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.

Crew complement of the Jiangdao class corvette is only one third that of the Type 053 Frigates. The new-type corvette will be mainly responsible for implementing missions such as patrolling, guarding and escorting as well as anti-submarine operations and operations against sea targets independently or in coordination with other forces. The commissioning of the first vessel of the class "Bengbu" in Februay 2013 marks that the PLA Navy has started upgrading and modernizing the core of its medium size vessels fleet.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Bengbu
582
05/2012
02/2013
Huizhou
596
06/2012
-
Meizhou
584
07/2012
07/2013
Datong
580
08/2012
05/2013
Shangrao
583
08/2012
06/2013
Qinzhou
597
08/2012
-
Bayse
585
10/2012
-
Yingkou
581
11/2012
-
Jieyang
587
01/2013
-
Gian
586
02/2013
12/2013
Qingyuan
589
05/2013
-
Quanzhou
588
06/2013
-
Luzhou
592
07/2013
-
Fushun
591
07/2013
-
Weihai
590
07/2013
-
Chaozhou
595
11/2013
-
Sanmenxia - (Type 056A)
593
11/2013
11/2014
Zhuzhou - (Type 056A)
594
11/2013
-
Xinyang - (Type 056A)
501
05/2014
-
Suzhou
503
05/2014
-
Huangshi - (Type 056A)
502
05/2014
-
Suqian - (Type 056A)
504
06/2014
06/2015
Qinhuangdao - (Type 056A)
505
10/2014
10/2015
Jingmen - (Type 056A)
506
12/2014
-
Tongren - (Type 056A)
507
03/2015
02/2016
Heze
512
07/2015
-
- (Type 056A)
508
07/2015
-
Huai'an - (Type 056A)
509
08/2015
-
Ningde
510
10/2015
-
-
511
10/2015
-
Ezhou - (Type 056A)
513
10/2015
-
-
-
-
-
More than 30 Type 056 Corvettes are planned for the Chinese Navy
 
Variants
- Type 056A: Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant based on the same hull and same sensors and weapons fit but with the addition of towed array and variable depth sonar.
- Export:
An export variant of the Type 056 is marketed by Chinese company Poly Technologies. Export customers include Bangladesh (C13B) and Nigeria (P18N).

Technical Data
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Missions
» Patrol and surveillance
» Protection of EEZ
» Search and Rescue
» ASW, AAW, ASUW, EW
Deck Equipment
» 1x RHIB
» 4x Inflatable liferaft in hard-shelled canister
Weapons
Guns:
» 1x H/PJ-26 76mm main gun (similar to Russian AK-176)
» 2x H/PJ-17 30mm dual mode (auto/manual) remote controlled naval turret
Missiles:
» 4x YJ-83 Anti-ship missiles (2 launchers with 2 missiles each)
» 1x AJK-10 (HQ-10) Surface to air missile launcher (8x missiles)
Torpedoes:
» 2x Triple torpedo launchers 324mm
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    n/a
  • Optronics:
    Type IR-17
  • Radars and Sensors:
    1x Type 360 air/surface search radar
    1x Type 760 navigation radar
    1x Type LR-66 fire control radar
    1x Type 754 helicopter control and approach radar
    1x Hull sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2x Jammers
    Decoy launchers
  • Communications:
    SITN240 SATCOM system
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: CODAD (Combined diesel and diesel)
Diesel engines: 2x S.E.M.T. Pielstick PA6-STC Marine Engine (5,148 kW / ~7000 bhp each)
2x Propeller Shafts
 
Specifications
Type
Corvette (PLAN designation: guided missile frigate)
Crew
60
Operators
Chinese Navy (PLAN)
Performance
Speeds: 30+ kts (max)
Range: 2,000+ nm @ 18 kts
Endurance: n/a days at sea
Designer / Builder
CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation)
Displacement
1,365 tons (full load)
Aviation
1 light helicopter (Z-9C)
Dimensions
Length: 89 m
Beam: 11.60 m
Maximum Draft: 4.40 m
Detailed View
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.
Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette bow
Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette stern
Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette stern
Type 056 Jiangdao Class Corvette starboard
 
Pictures - Video
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