Type 054/A FFG Thread II


Tam

Major
Registered Member
I am very intrigued how they will pull this off.

There is a datalink or SATCOM antenna that was installed on top of the hanger while the ship was still in service and it was left there while everything else was stripped out.
 

Tam

Major
Registered Member
Wondering whether would be just cheaper and simpler to "donate" the old original 054 to Pakistan or Bangladesh or Thailand or Cambodia ... I meant very cheap one
Maybe, but the fact they kept one antenna --- the datalink or SATCOM covered with a tarp of blue, white and red stripes --- suggest the ship is for keeps. See the last picture.
 

Totoro

Captain
VIP Professional
They should seize this opportunity and use these two ships as testing grounds for a comprehensive 054a class upgrade as well. Basically make them lead ships for a modernization standard that would be applied to the entire class of 30+ ships. And that means new radars, sensors, new missiles, new command and control internals, perhaps even a pad capable of housing z20, even though that would likely require a lot of structural work.
 

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