Chinese Navy's Type 056A corvette Tongling conducts fire exercise in South China Sea

According to information published by Global Times on January 30, 2022, the Type 056A corvette Tongling attached to a frigate flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command fires its close-in weapons system at mock targets during a maritime training exercise.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Type 056A corvette Tongling (Picture source: China Military)

The Type 056 or Jiangdao- class is a class of corvette in service with the Chinese People's Liberation (PLA) Navy. The Type056A version is used to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

The ship entered production by late 2013. One of the first, 593 Sanmenxia, was launched in November 2013 with a modified hull to accommodate the added ASW gear.

Type 056A is an improved variant of the Type 056 class corvette equipped with a towed sonar array and variable depth sonar (VDS). The armament of the ship includes YJ-83 anti-ship missiles that have been removed and replaced by a 2x4 multi-barrel rocket launcher to engage submerged submarines.

Besides, the weapon system comprises a PJ26 76mm naval gun, two PJ17 30mm cannons, a single 8-cell HQ-10 air-defense system (eight FL-3000N surface-to-air missiles), and 2x3 torpedo tubes filled with Yu-7 or Yu-8 torpedoes.