Type 054/A FFG Thread II


Tam

Major
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I sure hope Interstellar is talking about a different project but the second Pakistani 054A's keel-laying ceremony was conducted recently.View attachment 58682View attachment 58683

The 054AP are being built in a dry dock just slightly north of the 075. This is also the dry dock where the 056s are or have been made. Potentially the 054B might be built starting in the dry dock where the 075 is being made, however there is still Thailand's order of its 071E that needs to be fulfilled.
 

asif iqbal

Brigadier
Can we see the 1st Type 054AP please?

dying to see it, hardly any updates or photos

very unlike the 30 x Type 054A programme
 

Tam

Major
Registered Member
@Tam, notice the new additions on the mast?

Which ship is this? A number of 054A have local modifications. These things on the mast appeared on #542 before, but these things appeared around the funnel mast with the Type 364 radar, not on the main mast. Note that #542 is a newer ship, it has these caps on top of the SJW-321 (Type 726-1) ESM units on the main mast that older ships don't have, and a changed SATCOM dome design on the back.


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by78

Brigadier
Which ship is this? A number of 054A have local modifications. These things on the mast appeared on #542 before, but these things appeared around the funnel mast with the Type 364 radar, not on the main mast. Note that #542 is a newer ship, it has these caps on top of the SJW-321 (Type 726-1) ESM units on the main mast that older ships don't have, and a changed SATCOM dome design on the back.


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It's one of the earliest 054A units.

 

Tam

Major
Registered Member
@Tam, notice the new additions on the mast?

Might have a possible connection to this antenna on the 052D and other destroyers. The 051B refit has this too.

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Note the bottom row of elements.

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And the elements are here, are similar. They might be upgrading the 054A to use a communication protocol previously only used with the destroyers. However the system used on 529 might be an earlier test version while the one on 542 might have been the final definitive version. I don't have a proper length reference to determine the frequency length and the true length of the dipoles is hidden inside each enclosure.

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