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China delivers third C28A corvette to Algeria

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
China delivers third C28A corvette to Algeria
China delivered a third C28A-class corvette to the Algerian navy earlier this month, China Daily reported this week. Another ship in the class is shown here in 2015. Photo by Huanqui/Wikimedia Commons

ALGIERS, Algeria, July 22 (UPI) -- China delivered a third C28A-class corvette to the Algerian navy earlier this month, China Daily reported this week.

The stealth guided-missile ship was commissioned by the Algerian navy on July 12 at a Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group port in Shanghai, the report states.

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Featuring a displacement of 3,000 metric tons, the 360-foot-long corvette can conduct offshore defense operations and long-distance combat missions.

It is larger than previous warships China has sold to foreign customers.

The ship also features new equipment, a stealth design and a higher level of automation.

The contract for the corvettes was signed in 2011.

The first ship in the class was delivered in September, with the second handed over in January.

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