Chinese Naval Export: News, Views, Pics & Videos

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    Re: Chinese Naval Exports?

    Saw this a while back too but wasn't sure if it need be a new thread or part of the type 056 thread? Can't seem to find more info but I am curious on displacement and type of armament. It appears the RHIB hangar is gone but a helo hangar takes that space.
     
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    Re: Chinese Naval Exports?

    we have an export thread in the strategic defense section. You should post it there for smaller projects like this. We can probably post the C28A projects in F-22P thread once we start getting photos for it.
     
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    thank you it seems like China does very well in the "small battleship market" ;) figured their maybe should be a dedicated thread whats is teh C28A?
     
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    Re: F91 Chinese OPV Export

    The Chinese F91 OPV export vessel looks like it will be a capable Offshoire Patrol Vessel at 1,800 tons.

    The first vessel for Nigeria has now been launched from an order of two vessels.

    They appear to be affordable and of a modern design and capability...and I would not be surprised to see more of them purschased by other 2nd and 3rd tier nations.


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    Re: F91 Chinese OPV Export

    Looks like a pretty capable coastal defense ship however Iwonder why China doesn't just export the T 056.
     
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    Wasn't there an order from Bangladesh for 2 such units? But for those countries that want a larger tonnage ship, that's what the F91 will be.
     
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    Re: F91 Chinese OPV Export

    The Type 056 is significantly more advanced, more heavily armed, and probably more costly.

    I think nations like Nigeria may not be able to afford them. And with some of the tech (the AAW and ASM systems in particular), the PLAN may not be willing to share it just yet.

    Anyhow, who knows for sure? Just some thoughts.
     
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    Re: F91 Chinese OPV Export: News, Views, Pics & Videos

    I found a video of the launching ceremony. Enjoy!

    [video=youtube;ZzImolLSVwA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzImolLSVwA[/video]
     
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    Re: F91 Chinese OPV Export

    It looks a quite nice vessel. Nigeria perhaps wants a ship like this as opposed to a type 56, because its main security concerns are against non-state actors. Pirates, oil smugglers, drugs, terrorists. Nigeria's neighbours tend to have their own internal security issues and tend to be too busy just surviving as to have an interest in going to war with another soverign state.

    The type 56 is more optimised towards full out war against nation states, though it can work as patrol vessel as well. The F91 is more optimised as a cheaper vessel, more optimised against assymetric threats. Thus suggest this vessel would suit Nigeria more than a type 56. Externally it looks quite nice. I am sure the capital costs are modest, as to how internal fit out and quality compares with a more expensive western OPV I have on idea. My guess is that is costs a relatively small amount, what running costs are I dont know. Given an OPV is relatively simple (compared to a cruiser), it is likely to use very mature, low risk and proven technology, thus the internal differences are likely to be small.

    If it turns out to work well for Nigeria, China could end up selling these to many many navies. It has a helicopter which gives it a lot of flexibility. Nice size, nice design, looks simple robust and cost effective.
     
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