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New Chinese Ningde frigate conducts naval training in severe sea conditions

The new Chinese guided-missile frigate Ningde (Hull 510) has conducted a training exercise under complex and severe sea conditions on Jan. 15, 2017.

The frigate is assigned to a maritime garrison command with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy.

The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s new frigate Ningde, hull number 510, was commissioned at a military port in Xiamen, Fujian province on Dec 28. The Ningde is a Type 056 frigate, designed and built independently. It carries a variety of weaponry, has good stealth performance and electromagnetic compatibility. A wide range of advanced technologies are mounted on the ship.


According to a Chinese MOD statement, Type 056 Corvettes are new-generation light guided missile frigates independently developed by China. It has a length of 89 meters, a beam of 11 meters and a full-load displacement of 1,500 tons.

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