Pleiades satellite imagery taken on January 21 of Hudong Shipyard shows a complete hull similar to the Type 054A frigate, according to former US submariner Tom Shugart. Photo: Weibo

China makes progress on advanced frigate, according to satellite images

  • Vessel in Shanghai shipyard could be long-rumoured Type 054B but with mast design similar to Type 055 destroyer, according to analysts
  • New ship is designed to accompany the PLA Navy’s future carriers, and to replace some ageing frigates, says Chinese military researcher
27 Jan 2023 - 7:00PM