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Monday, August 10, 2015

Frigates for Algeria under construction in Shanghai

C28A class FSA photo posted on the internet indicates that China is constructing two C28A class corvettes based on the F-22P Zulfiquar-class frigate for Algeria at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, according to the Sina Military Network based in Beijing.

China agreed to provide three C28A corvettes to Algeria under a contract signed in March 2012. Each of the ships is equipped with a 76 mm NG-16-1 gun, an eight-cell FM90 launcher for HQ-7 short-range air defense missiles, two quad launchers of C-802A anti-ship missiles, and two seven-barrel 30 mm Type 730 close-in weapons systems.

The hull numbers of the two warships are 921 and 922. One of the vessels has already been fitted with the HQ-7 missile system.

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