Type 054  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 2
Also Known As: Jiangkai and Ma'anshan
Origin: China
Corporations: Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding
Parent System: Type 054
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 32
Family Members: Type 054A and Type 054B
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Description: The Type 054 class frigate has been designed as the replacement for aging and obsolete Type 053 frigates within the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Type 054, NATO codename Jiangkai, are 3,400-ton class ships featuring stealthy design with reduced radar cross section and infrared signature for enhanced survivability. In addition, these ships are suitable for offshore and oceanic/blue water operations. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard and Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard are responsible for the construction of the Type 054 frigates. The lead ship, FFG 525 Ma'anshan, was commissioned by PLAN in 2005.

The Type 054 class frigate has a flight deck and hangar at the stern for a medium-sized ASW helicopter such as Ka-28 or Z-9C. The ship's weapon system includes eight (2x4) YJ-83 anti-ship missiles; an eight-cell Crotale/HQ-7 short-range air defense missile system and a 100mm gun at the bow; and four Russian AK-630 six-barrel 30mm guns for close-in air defense against aircraft and missile threats. The CODAD-based propulsion system comprises two French-made diesel engines developing 21,000-hp and two secondary diesel engines developing 8,840-hp.

Type 054 Specifications

Number of Weapons: 16
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Total Combined Power: 21,000 hp (15.7 MW)
Full Displacement: 3,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 21
Cannons & Gear
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
Propulsion Systems
Support Aircraft

Type 054 Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
525 Ma'anshan-2005-
526 Wenzhou-2005-

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