054B/next generation frigate

lcloo

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The photo from HP is certainly not mirrored by looking at the Chinese character of the ship just in front of 054B, a coast guard ship with "海“. It can also be confirmed by banners in many other photos.

I don't have similar photos from Shanghai though, can't tell.
I looked at the photo from Zhonghua Hudong shipyard in Shanghai, the type 054B is equiped with Type 1130 H/PJ-14 CIWS with radar on the left-hand side, same as those on type 054A and type 052D.

Type 054B built by Zhonghua Hudong shipyard.
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Kich

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Need a satellite pic so this mystery of the midship armament (VLS or not) can be resolved. Kinda wished PLA would be a bit tad more transparent about simple things but nope.

US intel probably knows by now. Won't it be funny if they released a report on the 054B detailing stuff they think would be on it.
 
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pkj

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Need a satellite pic so this mystery of the midship armament (VLS or not) can be resolved. Kinda wished PLA would be a bit tad more transparent about simple things but nope.

US intel probably knows by now. Won't it be funny if they released a report on the 054B detailing stuff they think would be on it.

Does the satellite pics from the construction phase show a penetrating space mid-ship?

I recall the earlier pics show penetrating spaces for the exhaust, the gun and the forward VLS, but not mid-ship.

I agree a new top pic would settle this once and for all :)
 

RobertC

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The navalists at Cdr Salamander's blogspot were unenthused with their new frigate in a
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(JP, US, UK) and for that matter their Navy and the government-industry organizations building and sustaining it. The problems are known; the causes are known; the corrections are known; and the impossibility of achieving those corrections is known. An unhappy Navy (as is the Coast Guard
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). Including the Type 054B in the comparison would be devastating.
 
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