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Monday, May 25, 2015

PLA frigate can't catch LCS, but its missiles can: Sina

Type 054A class FFGThe capability of the PLA Navy's Type 054A guided-missile frigate to take on the littoral combat ships of the US Navy was discussed in a piece by the Sina Military Network on May 22.

The USS Fort Worth, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, had a run-in with the Yancheng, a PLA Navy's Type 054A guided-missile frigate, while patrolling near the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea on May 11.

The encounter indicated that Type 054A was unable to chase a littoral combat ship designed to be faster and maneuverable.

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