The picture shows a scene of the commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new-type guided missile frigate “Jieyang” of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN). (Chinamil.com.cn/ Zhao Changhong)
SHANTOU, January 27 (ChinaMil) -- A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new-type guided missile frigate “Jieyang” of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) was held on the morning of January 26, 2014 at a naval port in Shantou of south China’s Guangdong province, marking that the ship is officially commissioned to the South China Sea Fleet of the PLAN.
The “Jieyang” ship (hull number 587) is a new-generation light guided missile frigate independently developed by China. It has a length of 88.9 meters, a beam of 11.14 meters and a full-load displacement of over 1,300 tons.
The “Jieyang” ship adopts advanced designs, uses cutting-edge technologies, integrates many types of weaponry and equipment, and features high integration and informatization, good stealth performance and strong electromagnetic compatibility.
After its commissioning to a maritime garrison command under the South China Sea Fleet of the PLAN, the warship is mainly responsible for such missions as patrol, alert, escort, anti-submarine and anti-ship operations and so forth.