Type 053H2G frigate

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PLAN 053H2G (Jiangwei I) frigate 540 Huainan
Class overview
Operators:  People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 053H2 Jianghu-III
Succeeded by: Type 053H3 frigate
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,250 tons standard, 2,393 tons full load
Length: 112 m
Beam: 12.4 m
Draught: 4.3 m
Propulsion: CODAD, 2 shaft, 2 x 18E390VA diesel @ 14,000 hp (17.6 kW) & 2x MTU diesel @ 8,840 hp (6.5 kW)
Speed: 28 knots [1]
Range: 5,000 miles at 15 to 16 knots (30 km/h)
Complement: 168 (with 30 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:

Type 360 Radar (SR60) Surface Search, E/F band
Type 517H-1 (Knife Rest) 2D long-range air search, A-band
Type 345 Radar (MR35) Surface-to-air missile and 100 mm gun fire-control, J-band
Type 352 Radar (Square Tie) surface search and SSM fire control, I-band
2 x Type 347G/EFR-1 (Rice Lamp) dual 37 mm AA gun fire control, I-band

2 x Racal RM-1290 Navigation radar, I-band
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

Data link: HN-900 (Chinese equivalent of Link 11A/B, to be upgraded)
Communication: SNTI-240 SATCOM
Combat Data System: ZKJ-3C
RWD-8 (Jug Pair) intercept
Type 981-3 EW Jammer
SR-210 Radar warning receiver

Type 651A IFF
Armament:

6 x YJ-83 SSM in 2 x 3-cell box launchers
1 x 6-cell HQ-61 Surface-to-air missile system
1 x PJ33A dual 100 mm gun (automatic)
4 x Type 76A dual-37 mm AA guns
2 x 6-tube Type 3200 ASW rocket launchers (36 rockets)
2 x DC racks & launcher
6 x torpedo launchers

2 x Type 946/PJ-46 15-barrel decoy rocket launchers
Aircraft carried: Harbin Z-9C
Aviation facilities: Hangar

The Type 053H2G (NATO codename Jiangwei I) were Chinese frigates that entered service with the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in the 1990s. They were later variants of the Type 053 frigate family, and were the PLAN's first multi-role frigates. Only 4 units were built before the class was superseded by the more capable Type 053H3 Jiangwei II class

History[edit]

In the 1980s, the PLAN ordered Shanghai-based Hudong Shipyard (now Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard) to build a replacement for the Type 053K air defence frigate. The new class was based on the Type 053H2 frigate and designated Type 053H2G. Development was carried out under Project 055.

The Type 053H2G was slightly larger than the Type 053H2, and equipped with HQ-61B surface-to-air missiles (SAM). Four Type 053H2G were built between 1988 and 1991. Some sources claim they were called Type 055 and uprated with HQ-7 SAMs;[1] the alternate designation may have been confused with the Type 053H2G's development designation.

The HQ-61 SAM proved unsatisfactory and the class was superseded by the Type 053H3 which was an improved Type 053H2G equipped with HQ-7 SAMs.

Ships of Class[edit]

 Number   Pennant Number   Name   Builder   Launched   Commissioned   Fleet   Status 
1 539 安庆 / Anqing Hudong June 1990 July 1992 East Sea Fleet Active.
2 540 淮南 / Huainan Hudong December 1990 December 1992 East Sea Fleet Active.
3 541 淮北 / Huaibei Hudong December 1992 July 1993 East Sea Fleet Active.
4 542 铜陵 / Tongling Hudong December 1993 July 1994 East Sea Fleet Active.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toppan, Andrew. "World Navies Today: Chinese Surface Combatants." Haze Gray & Underway.2002-03-24. Retrieved 2011-05-10.

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