The construction of ships of the Type 054A project is being carried out in China since 2006, the 29 frigates have already been built. The ship handed over to the fleet became the fourth frigate of the Jiangkai type in 2017 a year.
In total, for 2017, the shipyards built for the Chinese Navy 16 warships (including an aircraft carrier). Type 054A frigates are multipurpose ships designed to destroy surface, submarine and aerial targets.
The length of the Type 054A frigate is 140 m, displacement - 4000 t. The ships are able to overcome up to 4000 nautical miles at cruising speed 18 knots. Depending on the series, the equipment and armament of ships varies. So, the last frigates are equipped with installations for 32-x surface-to-air missiles, have 8 anti-ship missiles, 2 torpedo tubes, as well as an 76 mm caliper and four 30-mm anti-aircraft guns. In addition, the ship is equipped with a helipad and a hangar, reports "Warspot"