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China Commissioned the 22nd Type 054A Frigate Xiangtan with PLAN East Sea Fleet
 
The guided missile frigate Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) officially joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today. A naming and flag-presenting ceremony was held to mark the commissioning of the Type 054A Frigate to the East Sea Fleet of the PLAN at a naval port in Zhoushan city (China's Zhejiang province) on February 24, 2016. Xiangtan is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's East Sea Fleet.
The guided missile frigate Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) officially joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today. A naming and flag-presenting ceremony was held to mark the commissioning of the Type 054A Frigate to the East Sea Fleet of the PLAN at a naval port in Zhoushan city (China's Zhejiang province) on February 24, 2016. Xiangtan is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's East Sea Fleet.
 
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Naval Forces News - China
 
 
 
China Commissioned the 22nd Type 054A Frigate Xiangtan with PLAN East Sea Fleet
 
The guided missile frigate Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) officially joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today. A naming and flag-presenting ceremony was held to mark the commissioning of the Type 054A Frigate to the East Sea Fleet of the PLAN at a naval port in Zhoushan city (China's Zhejiang province) on February 24, 2016. Xiangtan is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's East Sea Fleet.
     
The guided missile frigate Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) officially joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today. A naming and flag-presenting ceremony was held to mark the commissioning of the Type 054A Frigate to the East Sea Fleet of the PLAN at a naval port in Zhoushan city (China's Zhejiang province) on February 24, 2016. Xiangtan is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's East Sea Fleet.
Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate to join the PLAN
     
Type 054A Frigate
Based on the Type 054 Frigates, the Type 054A incorporated a larger number of more-advanced indigenous systems. The first of class entered service with the PLAN in 2007.

Type 054A Frigates are fitted with 32 VLS (Vertical Launch System) cells for HQ-16 surface to air missiles, 8x YJ-83 (export designation C-803) anti-ship missiles, a H/PJ-26 76mm main gun, two H/PJ12 (export designation Type 730) seven-barreled 30mm CIWS guns (for frigates 1 to 16 in the series) or H/PJ11 eleven-barreled 30mm CIWS (export designation Type 1130) for new vessels starting with Huanggang (hull number 577) the seventeenth ship of the class. Two triple YU-7 torpedo launchers and anti-submarine rocket launchers are fitted for ASW warfare.
     
The guided missile frigate Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) officially joined the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) today. A naming and flag-presenting ceremony was held to mark the commissioning of the Type 054A Frigate to the East Sea Fleet of the PLAN at a naval port in Zhoushan city (China's Zhejiang province) on February 24, 2016. Xiangtan is the 22nd Type 054A Frigate and is assigned to the PLAN's East Sea Fleet.
Xiangtan (Hull Number 531) commissioning ceremony
     
Last month in January 2016, the 21st Type 054A Frigate Jingzhou was commissioned with PLAN East Sea Fleet.

According to the latest information from our sources in China, following the initial order of 24 Type 054A frigates, the Chinese Navy would have recently added an additional order for 8 vessels of the type. However there should be no further Type 054A Frigate commissioned in the PLAN until the end of the year.