According to the blog East Pendulum, specialized in the analysis of the Chinese Defense, a new type 056 corvette was launched Thursday, March 7, by the shipyards of Huangpu, near the city of Guanzhou. According to the count made by the author, this would be the 58th launched since the launch of the program in 2012, at an average of 8 units per year.
According to several specialists, the class should be made up of 64 units, partly made up of Type 056 surveillance and anti-ship warfare, and Type 056A, specializing in anti-submarine warfare, and equipped with bow sonar and a towed sonar at variable depth.
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