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New pictures of Chinese-made Type 056 class corvette for Algeria.

| 2021

According to a tweet published by Alex Luck on August 24, 2021, news pictures were released of the Chinese-made Type 056 class corvette for the Algerian Navy.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Chinese-made Type 056 corvette (Picture source: Twitter account of Alex Luck)

The Type 056 (Jiangdao) is a class of corvette that entered service with the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2012 as a replacement for the Type 037 series of patrol vessels. The ship uses a low radar cross-section hull design providing stealth technology. The anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant, commonly known as Type 056A, has also entered service with the Chinese Navy.

Type 056 has a length of 90 m, a beam of 11.14 m, a draught of 4 m, and a displacement of 1,500 tons. She is powered by 2 SEMT Pielstick PA6-STC diesel motors. The ship can reach a top speed of 25 knots (46 km/h) with a maximum cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles at 16 knots (30 km/h). She is a crew of 78 sailors.

Type 056 is armed with one AK-176 76 mm naval gun, two 30 mm automatic cannons, 2 x 2-cell YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, amidships, one 8-cell FL-3000N SAM surface-to-air missile launcher, and triple 324 mm torpedo tubes.

The AESA Radar on the corvette could be the SR2410C 3D Multifunctional Radar, which is equivalent to the Smart-S MK2 by Thales. The Radar has a total range of over 250 km and it can simultaneously track and detect 150 Surface and Air targets.

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