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    Default China's New Stealth Frigate

    Think this is the first in a series of massive military tech upgrades for China. And to think, it's all because of a couple of islands Well, maybe more than just that!

    http://www.armedforces-int.com/news/...nese-navy.html

    "These new Chinese stealth frigates will be tasked with various missions but, principally, work in the anti-submarine and escort roles. Named ‘Jiangdao', the lead ship was launched on 23 May 2012. Since then, nine more Type 056 frigates have also been launched, out of 20 ultimately expected to equip the People's Liberation Army."

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    Fail.
    The image shows a very old Type 53 class frigate

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    Small budget ships for maritime patrol, looks comparable in capability to the various corvettes operated by Southeast Asian navies. I wonder if it comes with adequate ASW capabilities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_056_corvette

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    Fail.
    The image shows a very old Type 53 class frigate
    Petty hard to get a good picture of a stealth ship! Anyway, the Type 53 is the one it's replacing and it says its just for representation at the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDC View Post
    Petty hard to get a good picture of a stealth ship!
    Here is a good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jµµso View Post
    It kinda looks like a SIGMA corvette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpt caveman View Post
    It kinda looks like a SIGMA corvette.
    If yes, this time the dutch copied
    The Pattani class corvettes for the Royal Thai Navy from which the 056 was developed were built in the early 2000s

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    Fail.
    The image shows a very old Type 53 class frigate
    Dude...the inset is a very old type 051 destroyer,106 xi'an,which belongs to the first generation destroyer built for Chinese navy in 1960s,its been moored at Wuhan port in Yangtze River since 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    If yes, this time the dutch copied
    The Pattani class corvettes for the Royal Thai Navy from which the 056 was developed were built in the early 2000s
    The SIGMA concept is from the late 90's I believe. But who knows, maybe the roles in the world have already been reversed.

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    These kind of reduced radar visibility ships have been around for quite some time now. Since the mid-90's really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloo View Post
    These kind of reduced radar visibility ships have been around for quite some time now. Since the mid-90's really.
    I'm not implying anything, I'm merely saying that they just look a lot like each other. They almost look like they're from the same shipbuilder.

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    Stealth ships - marketings strikes again ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    Wow really good indeed. Chinese technological advancement never seizes to amaze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloo View Post
    These kind of reduced radar visibility ships have been around for quite some time now. Since the mid-90's really.
    Early 80's. Designed in the mid-late 70's.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Shadow_%28IX-529%29

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