China to Build Two Missile Corvettes for Bangladesh

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Pakistan has received the first two Azmat class fast missile boats this year. Based on the Houjian, the Pakistani design is slightly shorter and equipped with different complement of armament.
Pakistan has received the first two Azmat class fast missile boats this year. Based on the Houjian, the Pakistani design is slightly shorter and equipped with different complement of armament.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is operating several Houjian Class fast missile boats.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is operating several Houjian Class fast missile boats.

The Government of Bangladesh has signed a contract with the Chinese Wuchan Shipyard, for the construction and delivery of two 64 meter corvettes, similar to, but slightly larger than the Azmat class fast missile boats supplied earlier this year to Pakistan. The first vessel will be completed in 2013. Each of the boats will have a displacement of 648 tons and a top speed of 28 knots. Based on the Houjian-class (Type 037/2) missile craft in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the vessel is designed to carry eight C-802A anti-ship missiles, two 25 mm guns and two 12.7 mm machine guns