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Two more Type 056A corvettes enter service with PLAN

21 January 2020
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Two more anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-capable Type 056A (Jiangdao)-class corvettes have entered service with China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).

The first, Lu'an (pennant number 611), was commissioned on 18 January, while Liaocheng (608) was commissioned the following day. The ships, which have a full load displacement of 1,500 tonnes, are the 49th and 50th Type 056/056A corvettes to enter service with the PLAN.

The commissioning ceremony for Lu’an took place at the East Sea Fleet’s Shanghai-Wusong naval base and the ship is likely to have joined the 14th Frigate Squadron.

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