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Chinese Shipyard Launches 3rd Type 054 A/P Frigate For Pakistan Navy
China's Hudong Zhonghua launched the third Type 054 A/P Frigate for Pakistan Navy on August 3rd. This is the third of four vessels on order by Pakistan.
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Pakistan signed an initial contract for the delivery two Type 054 A/P frigates in 2017. An additional contract for two more ships was announced in June 2018. The first-in-class frigate was launched in August 2020 and started sea trials in late May, the second was floated in January 2021. As for the third one, the keel laying took place on May 1st 2021. All four units are built in China and the first two are expected to be delivered to the customer by year end.

According to a Pakistan Navy press release, the Type-054 A/P ships are state of the art frigates equipped with modern surface, subsurface and anti air weapons and sensors. Once constructed, these ships will be the most technologically advanced platforms of Pakistan Navy which will strengthen its capability to meet future challenges and maintain peace, stability & power equilibrium in the Indian Ocean Region.

The Launching ceremony of 3rd state of the art Type-054 Class frigate constructed for #PakNavy, was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard, China. The technologically advance platform is fitted with latest Surface, Subsurface, Anti-air weapons, Combat Management System & Sensors.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/McudO2vvVe
— DGPR (Navy) (@dgprPaknavy) August 3, 2021
The Pakistan Navy is currently undertaking an important renewal of its fleet, with the procurement of several modern platforms: In addition to these frigates from China, Pakistan will also commission new corvettes from Turkey and OPV from the Netherlands. It is also modernizing its submarine force.

About Type 054A and Type 054 A/P
First Type 054 A/P for Pakistan Navy

The Type 054A is a multi-role frigate and is recognized as the backbone of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet of surface combatants with 30 vessels in commission. They have a length of 134 meters, a beam of 16 meters for a displacement of 4,000 tons. They have a crew complement of 165 sailors and are fitted with:
  • a H/PJ-26 76mm main gun
  • 8 C803 anti-ship missiles
  • 32x VLS cells for HQ-16 surface to air missiles
  • 2x Type 730 30mm CIWS
  • 2x Triple Torpedo launchers

In PLAN service, those frigates feature a Type 382 radar which shares a close resemblance with the Russian MR-710 Fregat radar. Unlike the Pakistan Navy variant – whose first ship-in-class is fitted with a SR2410C radar – the Type 054A in Chinese Navy service do not feature a long range / metric wave radar.
 

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Chinese Shipyard Launches 3rd Type 054 A/P Frigate For Pakistan Navy
China's Hudong Zhonghua launched the third Type 054 A/P Frigate for Pakistan Navy on August 3rd. This is the third of four vessels on order by Pakistan.
Martin Manaranche 04 Aug 2021
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Pakistan Navy picture.

Pakistan signed an initial contract for the delivery two Type 054 A/P frigates in 2017. An additional contract for two more ships was announced in June 2018. The first-in-class frigate was launched in August 2020 and started sea trials in late May, the second was floated in January 2021. As for the third one, the keel laying took place on May 1st 2021. All four units are built in China and the first two are expected to be delivered to the customer by year end.

According to a Pakistan Navy press release, the Type-054 A/P ships are state of the art frigates equipped with modern surface, subsurface and anti air weapons and sensors. Once constructed, these ships will be the most technologically advanced platforms of Pakistan Navy which will strengthen its capability to meet future challenges and maintain peace, stability & power equilibrium in the Indian Ocean Region.



The Pakistan Navy is currently undertaking an important renewal of its fleet, with the procurement of several modern platforms: In addition to these frigates from China, Pakistan will also commission new corvettes from Turkey and OPV from the Netherlands. It is also modernizing its submarine force.

About Type 054A and Type 054 A/P
First Type 054 A/P for Pakistan Navy

The Type 054A is a multi-role frigate and is recognized as the backbone of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet of surface combatants with 30 vessels in commission. They have a length of 134 meters, a beam of 16 meters for a displacement of 4,000 tons. They have a crew complement of 165 sailors and are fitted with:
  • a H/PJ-26 76mm main gun
  • 8 C803 anti-ship missiles
  • 32x VLS cells for HQ-16 surface to air missiles
  • 2x Type 730 30mm CIWS
  • 2x Triple Torpedo launchers

In PLAN service, those frigates feature a Type 382 radar which shares a close resemblance with the Russian MR-710 Fregat radar. Unlike the Pakistan Navy variant – whose first ship-in-class is fitted with a SR2410C radar – the Type 054A in Chinese Navy service do not feature a long range / metric wave radar.
Well according to @Akh1112 , these are LOW END ships, and should not be called 'Advanced' according to 'Chinese Experts'. :disagree:
 

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His argument is that hq16 aren't as good as western systems and probably are not good to defend against a saturation attack
S400>HQ9>S300 (052C) Cold Launch
MK41>HQ16>MK26 (054A) Hot Launch
HQ9B (052D) CCL Hot&Cold shelves
055 VLS>052D VLS
 
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S400>HQ9>S300 (052C) Cold Launch
HQ16≈MK41 (054A) Hot Launch
HQ9B (052D) CCL Hot&Cold shelves
055 VLS>052D VLS
Here he describes why it's not a good choice.
 

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Can all the missile be launched in one go?
The theoretical rate of fire of MK41 is 1s per.
rate of fire of HQ16:
2007 Edition is 16s per
2009 Edition is 5s per
2011 Edition is 4s per
……

HQ9B (052D) is 1s per
 
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Here he describes why it's not a good choice.
The top speed of Barak 8 is only 2 Mach.The 4G fighter is faster than it, except F18 and F35.

Barak8's weight is only 275 kg, but its warhead is 60 kg.
Its weight is lighter than air launched medium-range missiles.
Air launched missiles also have the initial speed of the aircraft, and the Barak 8 needs to be launched vertically.
The range of all Barak 8 cannot exceed 45 km, and India's claim of 100 km is false.

HQ16>Barak8
 
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