Type 056 Class Opv/corvette


Sczepan

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In dimensions compare to Turkey's new Stealth Indigenous Warship:
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Displacement: 2,000 t
Length: 99.00 m
Beam: 14.40 m
Draught: 3.75 m
Propulsion: 1 gas turbine, 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 30,000 kW
Speed: Economy: 15 knots
Maximum: 29+ knots
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,480 km) @ 15 knots
Endurance: 21 days with logistic support, 10 days autonomous
Complement: 93 including aviation officers, with accommodation for up to 104
Sensors and
processing systems:

Fire control: G-MSYS (GENESIS MİLGEM Savaş Yönetim Sistemi)
Search radar: SMART-S Mk2
Sonar: TBT-01 Other sensors: X-Band radar, fire control radar, navigation radar, LPI radar, sonar
Navigation and communication systems: Electronic Navigation, SatCom, ECDIS/WECDIS, GPS, LAN
Combat Management System: GENESIS (Gemi Entegre Savaş İdare Sistemi)
Navigation and ship control: EPKİS (Entegre Platform Kontrol ve İzleme Sistemi)
Integrated Platform Management System: Imtech UniMACS 3000
Electronic warfare
and decoys: EW radar, Laser/RF systems, ASW jammers, DG, SSTD
Armament:

Guns: * 1 x 76 mm (retractable for lower radar cross section, guidance by fire control radar and electro-optical systems), A position * 2 x 12.7 mm Aselsan STAMP Stabilized Machine Gun Platform (guidance by Laser/IR/TV and electro-optical systems, automatic and manual modes), B position

Anti-surface missiles: * 8 x Harpoon (and/or RBS15 Mk.III and/or NSM)

Anti-aircraft missiles: * 21 x RAM (PDMS) * Mk.41 VLS for ESSM (F-100 class)

Torpedoes: * 2 x 324 mm Mk.32 triple launchers for Mk.46 torpedoes
 
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adeptitus

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When I first saw the 056 model, my thought was that it looks very different from the Pattani class OPV sold to Thailand:
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Then I saw the FL-3000N and thought maybe we'd actually see the product, instead of just conceptual models.

I'd speculate that the 056 will be slightly cheaper than the F-22P. VLS systems are expensive, so the 056 will be an inexpensive alternative to the 054A. The PLAN has many old 053 light frigates and it'd be too expensive to replace them on 1:1 ratio with 054A's. I think there are some 30 type 053 frigates still in service? If the PLAN can build couple dozen 056's and transfer 053's to Coast Guard service, that would be an inexpensive route to modernize the patrol fleet and increase CG fleet size.
 
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joshuatree

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....If the PLAN can build couple dozen 056's and transfer 053's to Coast Guard service, that would be an inexpensive route to modernize the patrol fleet and increase CG fleet size.

What is the endurance specs of the 053? I'm wondering given their age, is it even worth transferring over to the CG. Two were transferred over but then we are now seeing a spurt in CG dedicated vessels being built and launched.

Maybe refit and donate to a smaller country as soft power diplomacy?
 

adeptitus

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What is the endurance specs of the 053? I'm wondering given their age, is it even worth transferring over to the CG. Two were transferred over but then we are now seeing a spurt in CG dedicated vessels being built and launched.
Maybe refit and donate to a smaller country as soft power diplomacy?


The 2 ships transferred to Coast Guard service was 509 Changde and 510 Shaoxing. They were from the first batch of Jianghu-I prdouction (oldest). The other Jianghu ships in service are likely to be newer, others on the forum can verify this:

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IMO China's Coast Guard service doesn't have enough cutters, even with the recent additions. Refurb 053's can serve that role inexpensively. Although the 053 doesn't have avaiation facilities, the aft deck area could accomodate small helicopter UAV's with U8E specs (220 kg only) for surveillance operations. The U8E doesn't have MQ-8's endurance, but it's smaller, lighter, and cheaper. But, looking at past history, I doubt they'd spend a lot of $$ on old ship refurbs.

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The 056 doesn't have a helicopter hanger, but I think it's possible to accomodate small UAV storage. Look at the Germany Navy's K130 Corvette, they're built with hanger for 2 x S-100 UAV's:

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tphuang

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The new cutters are all for cms and flec. The 053s all got converted for maritime police. So I think motte 053 could be converted for maritime police fleet. As for 056, I personally would like to see it follow the path of k130, but we will see.
 

no_name

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Latest concept art on 056 corvette:


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Does anyone know what kind of Anti-Sub weapons the 056 might have if any?

It seems underarmed without an AA gun, not even an AK630.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Does anyone know what kind of Anti-Sub weapons the 056 might have if any?

It seems underarmed without an AA gun, not even an AK630.

Really That is what the big gun infront of the ship are for. They double duty as AA gun Plus it has better AA than AK 630. That is the square thing in the back It is called FL3000 if you follow the thread
 

Roger604

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It appears to be in the same class as the Russian Tarantul. Having a helicopter is an advantage, but is 4 anti-ship missiles enough? Would it be possible to put in 4 more just in front of the helicopter landing pad?
 

Bltizo

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It appears to be in the same class as the Russian Tarantul. Having a helicopter is an advantage, but is 4 anti-ship missiles enough? Would it be possible to put in 4 more just in front of the helicopter landing pad?
Err the tarantul class is barely 600 tons in displacement where as 056 is supposedly going to be 1000-1500 tons. In quite a different class me think. (missile boat vs corvette)
 

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