- 2 * SEMT Pielstick PA6-STC diesel motors
- SR64 air/surface search radar
- TR47 fire control radar
- Bow sonar
- Towed array and variable depth sonar
- 1 * PJ26 76 mm gun
- 2 * 30 mm PJ17 cannon
- 2 * 2-cell YJ-83 anti-ship missiles, amidships
- 1 * 8-cell HQ-10 SAM launcher
- 2 * 3 324 mm torpedo tubes
- 1 * anti-submarine warfare helicopter Ka-28
The Jiangdao-class corvette anti-submarine warfare (Type 056A variant) is generally considered to be the replacement for the Type 053H. Before the Type 056A series of vessels, the Chinese navy in fact did not have a qualified coastal patrol ships.
Unlike the previous 056, there is equipment on the bottom of the ship that is deployed by a door. It is generally believed that this is the towing sonar port, which indicates that the ship is anti-submarine type 056. And is considered to be used in China's coastal «housekeeping homes,» many 056, with the towing of such a high-end anti-submarine equipment, strengthen the anti-submarine capability, will undoubtedly help to effectively protect China's sea lifeline.
There is a huge rectangular opening at the stern of the ship, and there is a smaller round hole, in the drive ship, from which is dragged the wire of the towed array. The traditional anti-submarine means is anti-submarine aircraft, surface ships and submarines three platforms. The best anti-submarine effect, the need for three platform joint operations, today is the era of combat system, 056 is the Chinese Navy anti-submarine node in a network, the entire system working through the tactical data link, to achieve networking. In this mode of warfare, if 056 through its own towed sonar, if it found a suspicious submarine, even if unable to accurately locate and attack the submarine, the information will soon be shared, the command centre will direct the nearby anti-submarine aircraft.
The anti-submarine warfare Type 056A variant warship employs the most advanced technologies and equipment in China in terms of firepower configuration, command and control, and systematic operation, featuring strong comprehensive combat capability.