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Chinese corvettes for Algeria

At the 14 th international defense exhibition DSA-2014 (14th Defense Services Asia Exhibition and Conference) held in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, China Shipbuilding Trading Corporation (CSTC), the Chinese foreign trade association, presented the C28A project ordered by Algeria for the first time.

Algeria entered into a contract with CSTC to build three C28A corvettes in March 2012. It is reported that the construction of corvettes for the Algerian Navy is carried out from 2013 year in Shanghai at the shipyard Hudong Shipyard of the shipbuilding association Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (part of the China Shipbuilding State Corporation - CSSC). The project was developed by the CSN 1 Design Institute. Corvettes will be fairly large ships with a total displacement of 2880 tons and a hull length of 120 meters that have a diesel power plant with MTU engines. The first ship must be delivered to Algeria in 38 months after signing the contract.

According shown in DSA-2014 model Corvette project S28A is armed eight anti-ship missiles C-802, one vosmizaryadnuyu launcher FM-90N (HHQ-7) SAM short range one 76-mm universal gun mount H / PJ-26, two 30-mm seven-barreled anti-aircraft artillery complexes such as 730, two 324-mm three-tube torpedo tubes and provides for the basing of an AgustaWestland Super Lynx helicopter in the hangar. Corvette’s electronic armament is represented by a mixture of Chinese and Western systems, including the Thales Nederland Smart-S Mk2 3D general detection radar, the Racal RM 1290 navigation radar, the Thales communications complex, and the Chinese fire control radar and ASBU developed by the Chinese Systems Engineering Research Institute.

Chinese corvettes for Algeria

The model of the C28A corvette being built for Algeria in the People's Republic of China at the DSA-2014 exhibition. Kuala Lumpur, 14.04.2014 (c)

The model of the C28A corvette being built for Algeria in the People's Republic of China at the DSA-2014 exhibition. Kuala Lumpur, 14.04.2014 (c)

The main systems under construction for Algeria in the People's Republic of China of the corvette of the project С28А (с)
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  1. ar-ren
    ar-ren April 15 2014 11: 32
    I read a comparison of the work of the enterprise in China and Russia on the simplicity of work. In general, Russia has little chance of future exports.

    UPD. There are many examples, one of which amazed me. When you are engaged in experimental design development, you need to call on a bunch of different parts that you will use later in your work. Microchips, shoelaces, pieces of plastic, bolts, etc. Moreover, by the quantity of this it is not enough, 1-2-5 pieces, and by the nomenclature - thousands and tens of thousands of positions.

    For import at Russian customs, each type of bolt, each shoelace must be recorded in the customs declaration. There are eight positions, that is, you can write only 8 types of shoelaces in one GTE. At the same time, customs officers themselves do not know what is what, therefore, they must often be rewritten.

    In China, it is imported as "container, electronic components, 1.5 tons". And that's it!
    1. avg
      avg April 15 2014 11: 38
      World printer hammering without stopping. Only cartridges change.
  2. Good cat
    Good cat April 15 2014 11: 39
    Maybe it's better not to order abroad, or are there definitely no analogues?
  3. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 April 15 2014 11: 39
    Serious vehicles, but in the Mediterranean, players are not weak, so you need to add both aviation and the submarine fleet.
  4. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 15 2014 11: 43
    Interesting to know. Nashi-RF, what was brought to this exhibition?
  5. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 15 2014 11: 44
    Here are the Chinese well done! Straight in a good way enviable!
    1. Orik
      Orik April 15 2014 11: 56
      Quote: Roman1970
      Here are the Chinese well done! Straight in a good way enviable!

      What are the good fellows? The layout is the same as 30-40 years ago, there are no universal launch cells, the main strike weapons are located like US "harpoons" in inclined pipes, a maximum range of 120 km, anti-aircraft missiles like in the USSR are ahead only on the beams. However, it will do for Algeria.
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  7. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 April 15 2014 12: 01
    Algerian Navy:
    DEPL-4 units (2 projects 877EKM, 2 projects 636),

    3 TFR of project 1159,

    3 RTOs of project 1234,

    12 patrol ships,
    3 TDK (1-project 770, 2 English built).
    Quite an ancient Algerian fleet and in terms of age, the newest ship of the project 1159 TFR "Rais Korfo" was built in 1985, although all three TFRs were repaired (2 in 2000, 1 in 2011). In this regard, Algeria is actively modernizing its fleet, so it plans to purchase 2 more diesel-electric submarines of project 636 (in 2016-2017), 2 frigates MEKO 200 (2015-2016), also in September this year it is planned get the DCVD "Kalaat Beni-Abbes" of the type of the Italian UDC "San Georgio", which was launched on 08.01.2014/30/15. The DCVD has a continuous flight deck with two landing pads for heavy helicopters at the ends and a 90-ton lift in the central parts of the deck. The ship's dock chamber provides the basing of three LCM-class tank landing boats. In addition, on davits and sponsons, the Algerian DVKD will carry three LCVP-type small landing craft, one LCP (L) type and two semi-rigid motor boats. The small hangar ("garage") deck can accommodate up to 150 armored vehicles or five T-440SA tanks. The ship's crew will be XNUMX people (including the air group), and the landing capacity is XNUMX people.

    The Algerians also planned to order 2 corvettes of Project 20382 "Tiger" (2014-2015), but they seem to have refused, since they were not satisfied with the construction time of these ships for the Russian Navy (7-8 years) and ordered similar ships in China.
    The main adversary of the Algerian Navy in the region of the Moroccan Navy, with which Morocco has problems due to Western Sahara and Algeria's support of the POLISARIO front, surpasses the Algerian fleet in naval strength (1 frigate of the FREMM type; 3 frigates of the Sigma type, Dutch built; 2 types of "Floréal" - French-built. All frigates were built in the 2002s, the oldest "Mohammed V" type "Floréal" - built in 1. 1983 corvette-former Spanish type Descubierta, built in 8, armed with SAM Sea Sparrow and 25 anti-ship missiles "Harpoon" and just it is supposed to be replaced by a FREMM-class frigate. XNUMX patrol ships of various classes)
    3 tank landing ships. And is inferior to it only in the presence of the Navy of Algeria DEPL.
  8. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 15 2014 13: 19
    And we should think about why China and not us !!!!!
    1. ilya_oz
      ilya_oz April 15 2014 13: 41
      Because the first ship will be delivered in 38 months, and how many years have we been unable to finish the Gorshkov?
    2. ar-ren
      ar-ren April 15 2014 13: 48
      see the first comment!