This type of American ships and the size of China's escort ship is equivalent, but there is a far more than China escort ship

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This type of American ships and the size of China's escort ship is equivalent, but there is a far more than China escort ship

2016-07-21 21:37:47 508 ℃

According to the Chinese Navy reported, local time on July 19, to participate in the "Pacific Rim - 2016 exercise Chinese Navy Missile escort ship Hengshui ship with the United States Coast Guard Stratton, gunboat in Hawaiian waters joint counter-terrorism drills anti piracy subjects.

The United States Coast Guard Stratton, gunboat (wmsl 752 Stratton is the "legend" national security patrol ship (NSC) of the three, to enter service in 2011. "Legend" class national security patrol ship is the current main U.S. Coast Guard ship, which is used to replace the 1960s service of the Hamilton class patrol ship. The latter is the United States Coast Guard before the main gunboat, construction of a total of 12 vessels, now has all from the United States Coast Guard retired. At present, the Philippines Navy flagship "Bilal Del" (BRP Gregorio del Pilar) is one of them.

"Legend" national security patrol captain 127 meters (418 feet), 16 meters (54 feet) wide, full load displacement of 4500 tons, maximum speed of 28 knots, range of 12000 nautical miles (22000 kilometers), self-sustaining force 60 days, 110 crew members. The ship has advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR systems) equipment, and enhance interoperability between the coast guard and the navy. In addition, "legend" have the ability of detection and prevention of chemical, biological or radiological attack, and the installation of the advanced sensors provide a large number of intelligence gathering and sharing can be implemented real-time tracking and seamless common operational, will undoubtedly have a strong mission capabilities, to meet the needs of the United States Coast guard the next 20-30 years.

On the specific system, the legendary class installed AN/SPS-75 type of air search radar, AN/SPS-73 type of sea search radar, SPQ-9B fire control radar,Are components in the an / slq-32 electronic warfare system, and equipment has a firing rate up to 220 rounds / minutes 57 mm Mk.110 type of gun, a 20 mm Mk.36 type phalanx "near fire the gun, four very 12.7 mm M2 machine guns and two 7.62 mm m240b machine gun. Firepower enough to cope with most of the law enforcement tasks.

Due to the United States Coast Guard perform tasks range is very large, not limited and Native American waters, so the "legend" national security patrol ship self-sustaining have almost abnormal. Legend class national security patrol ship displacement with the Chinese Navy's main 054A escort ship quite, but its range of up to 19000 km, 054A type destroyer's endurance is only about 4000 nautical miles, for the legendary 37.89%. In addition, the legendary class aviation operation ability is very strong, can accommodate 2 Z-9 with homologous MH-65C dolphin helicopter and 2 multi-purpose small UAV, air deck specifications of 15 x 24 meters, can accept more large MH-60 series of helicopters. Legend design also takes into account the boat, the facilities are complete. Aviation operations and boat operation ability, the legendary class is better than China active law enforcement ship.

Legend has already served 5, in the construction of 2, and 1 are waiting for funding approval. It can be said that the legendary class is the world's most advanced large-scale law enforcement ships, is very suitable for the implementation of all kinds of maritime law enforcement tasks in the global international waters.

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