China completed construction of the last Type 056 stealth-capable, guided-missile corvette, the Aba, in December.
“China has completed work on its final coastal defensive Type 056 corvette,” military analysts were quoted as saying by Global Times on Monday.
A report by Aba Television stated that this would be the last ship of its class. Expected date of commissioning of the ship was however not mentioned.
PLA Navy officials did not reveal how many Type 056 models it will have in operation. Public reports have indicated over 60 have been launched since 2012.
The 88.9 meter-long boat has a displacement of 1,300 tons and an endurance of 15 days. It is suited for mid-range missions and littoral duties, patrol, escort and protection of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), etc.
China inducted its first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, the Nanchang, to the Peoples Liberation Army Navy on Sunday in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. The Nanchang, China's first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province
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