It's based on the Type-054A but designed for the export market.
- Displacement: 3700 tons
- Length: 135m
- Speed: 28kts
- 32-cell VLS for short-to-medium range SAM (DK-10?)
- FL-3000N PDMS (similar to Rolling Airframe Missile)
- 2x4 AShM and 2x3 ASW torpedoes
- Helicopter deck
IMHO this is something the PN should seriously look into. I'm not sure if the availability of this design takes the Type-054A off the export market, but the dimensions of this new frigate seem ideal as far as the PN is concerned. In fact, there is a chance (though slight) that the PN may be looking at this system, or at least something identical. Honestly, forget OHPs or surplus British ships, the PN should gun for 4~8 of these ships.
Edited by Saqr, 23 April 2014 - 11:35 PM.