Sub Hunters in the S. China Sea

China is launching one new corvette every six weeks.

Sub Hunters in the South China Sea? China Launches 40th Stealth Corvette

By Franz-Stefan Gady

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has reportedly launched its 40th Type56/056A Jiangdao-class corvette on October 28 at the Huangpu shipyard in the southern port city of Guangzhou, IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly reports.

The PLAN is in the middle of a massive modernization push and is rapidly expanding its naval forces. Only a month ago, the PLAN launched its 39th Jiangdao-class corvette at the Wuchang shipyard in Wuhan. This was preceded by the launch of two other vessels of the class in September at the Liaonan shipyard in Lushun.

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