China Commissions New Guided-Missile Frigate

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  • 06:49 PM, January 12, 2018
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China Commissions New Guided-Missile Frigate
The photo taken on January 12, 2018 shows a ceremony marking the commission of the guided-missile frigate Rizhao. (Image: China Military Online)

China’s People's Liberation Army Navy has commissioned new missile frigate in a naval port in Northeast China's Dalian on Friday.

According to Xinhua, Rizhao is a 140-meter-long and 16-meter-wide missile frigate designed and made by China. Its displacement is more than 4,000 tonnes.

Launched in April 2017, the missile frigate is developed and built by the Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company under China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

It is equipped with advanced weapon systems and capable of attacking surface ships and submarines independently or in coordination with other naval forces.

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