Algeria's first Chinese corvette begins homeward journeyhttp://www.janes.com/article/55066/alge ... rd-journey The first of three C-28A corvettes that China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group is building for Algeria arrived in Malaysia on 6 October having completed the first leg of its voyage to North Africa. Named Adhafer (920), the vessel docked at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang for a two-day replenishment stop before it continues to Algiers. The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) issued a press release saying 20 contractors from Hudong-Zhonghua are accompanying the vessel's 120 crew. (...) The C-28A corvettes built for Algeria have a length of 120 m and a full-load displacement of around 3,000 tonnes. Weapons include a single 76 mm NG-16-1 gun, two quad launchers for C-802 anti-ship missiles mounted transversely amidships, an octuple FM-90N launcher for short-range HQ-7 surface-to-air missiles, two 30 mm Type 730B close-in weapons systems (CIWS), two triple tube torpedo launchers that fire through an opening in the hull, and four 24-barreled decoy launchers.
É impressão minha ou a Argélia anda numa disfarçada "corrida ao armamento"?? Estão cada vez a meter mais respeito no mediterrâneo..