China launches third Type C13B corvette for Bangladesh Navy

Janes 360 reported that China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has launched the third of four Shadhinota-class corvettes on order for the Bangladesh Navy (BN), according to a news report published on the sina.com website. The Shadhinona class is a customised variant 13B of type 056 Corvette of Bangladesh Navy.

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The launch ceremony for the 90 metre long BNS Shongram Corvette – with pennant number F113 – was held on 12 February at the company’s shipyard in Wuhan, said the report.

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The vessel follows BNS Shadhinota (F111) and BNS Prottoy (F112), both of which were launched in Wuhan in late 2014 and were commissioned into the BN in March 2016, according to Jane’s Fighting Ships .

The new ship of the class is appeared to be equipped with a more advanced phased-array radar, which, according to sina.com, could be the SR2410C 3D multifunctional radar, although no official confirmation has emerged.

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