China Commissions Home-Grown New-Gen Missile Frigate

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  • 09:33 AM, February 25, 2016
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China Commissions Home-Grown New-Gen Missile Frigate
China's new-gen missile frigate, Xiangtan (Image; Xinhua news)

China has commissioned a new-generation home-grown missile frigate, ‘Xiangtan’.

Xiangtan was commissioned by China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the east China island city of Zhoushan Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

With the hull number 531, Xiangtan is 140 meters long and 16 meters wide, and its displacement is more than 4,000 tonnes.

The missile frigate is one of PLAN's new generation main battle warships. It can attack enemy ships and submarines alone or in coordination with other naval forces. It has strong remote surveillance and anti-aircraft combat abilities.

The frigate was named after the city of Xiangtan, Hunan Province.

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