PLAN Type 054 FFG Thread II


adeptitus

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Kudos to Planeman for the excellent pictures.

I noticed that the MEKO line is not included. i.e. Anzac class from the MEKO 200 series in Australian service:
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South Africa's Valour class is also an interesting MEKO variant, with "lock on after launch" Umkhonto SAM. Its capabilities are possibly better than RAM. Though I'm not sure about SA's defense industry's future these days.

As for the HF-2 question, if you're going to export it, you need to develop locks (or alternate versions) on the hardware/software, software controls, etc. The ROC military doesn't have enough incentive (large enough customer base/order) to justify that expenditure.

IMO navy ships that carry 8 x SSM's are probably capable of carrying double that, but the planners didn't see a need to pay for it in weight and cost. The PLAN equipped their ships with 16 SSM's up to 051B & 052 but not afterwards. ROCN was able to somehow find the weight allocation to replace 4 x HF-2 with 4 x HF-3, which are much bigger and heavier.
 

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Yeah, I am actually surprised that they could fit those HF3 into that ship, even with only 4 HF3 it means alot of weight and space.

Taiwanese missiles use alot of US made or licensed component, some are from older missiles like Hawk SAM, which Taiwan have license production I believe, same components from Hawk are used on several TW developed SAM and Cruise missiles.
 

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So, a new photo of the 3rd 054A in HP. The windows are still the same small round holes. The little platform for the AK-176M FCR is set up there. Front mast is yet to be seen. Also, we get an up close photo of the bow mounted sonar on this ship. It looks about the same as the previous 054A and 054. I put a photo of those in there too. It looks like the same height, although it's not at the tip like the sonar for the other two ships.
 

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while HQ-16 are beginning to show up in 054 frigate,some question arouse,since HQ-16 was derive from SA-17,and SA-17 main fire control system uses PAR for search,track and illuminate.I do see any PAR aboard 054.
few years ago ,DIIC claim that PLAN is developing VLS for HQ-7.I suspect the project were abandone.
 

crobato

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while HQ-16 are beginning to show up in 054 frigate,some question arouse,since HQ-16 was derive from SA-17,and SA-17 main fire control system uses PAR for search,track and illuminate.I do see any PAR aboard 054.
few years ago ,DIIC claim that PLAN is developing VLS for HQ-7.I suspect the project were abandone.
Its on the 054A. Do you see the PARs on the 054A? The Orekh and Fregat like radars on those ships? Besides how do you know the original 054 does not have PARs? The radars used for the gun and HQ-7 fire control are actually small PARs.
 

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Its on the 054A. Do you see the PARs on the 054A? The Orekh and Fregat like radars on those ships? Besides how do you know the original 054 does not have PARs? The radars used for the gun and HQ-7 fire control are actually small PARs.
I think he got MFR and PAR confused, they sort of use those words interchangeably on Chinese forums. Actually for the HQ-7 FCR, I'm pretty sure it's not small PAR, the radar Type 345 uses Cassesgrain antenna with an IR camera and a CCD.
 

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Forgive me. On the Type 345, the center area between the cassegrain antenna and the TV camera looks very much like a PAR, but it may just be an electronic scanning emitter (like a PESA but without the receiver) and using the Cassegrain as the receiver.

The Type 344 and 347 radars use an inverse cassegrain with twisted polarization or with polarized elements. To scan, the arrays would revolve.
 

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pictures of 525 and 138 visiting Russia at Vladivostok.

I'm surprised that they didn't post news of this visit anywhere. Now, only 052C, 054A and 051C have not visited other countries making port calls.
 

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