China commissions new missile frigate

Xinhua Published: 2018-01-12 21:25:04
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The photo shows the missile frigate "Rizhao", which has been commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday. [Photo: navy.81.cn]

The photo shows the missile frigate "Rizhao", which has been commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday. [Photo: navy.81.cn]

A new missile frigate, named Rizhao,was commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy Friday, in a naval port in Northeast China's Dalian.

Rizhao is a 140-meter-long and 16-meter-wide missile frigate designed and made by China. Its displacement is more than 4,000 tonnes.

The photo shows the missile frigate "Rizhao", which has been commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday. [Photo: navy.81.cn]

The photo shows the missile frigate "Rizhao", which has been commissioned by the People's Liberation Army Navy on Friday. [Photo: navy.81.cn]

Launched in April 2017, the missile frigate is equipped with an advanced weapon systems and can attack enemy ships and submarines alone or in coordination with other naval forces.

The frigate was named after the city of Rizhao in Shandong Province.

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