China cuts steel for second Pakistani Type 054A frigate

first_img Photo: Photo: Pakistan Navy Share this article View post tag: Type 054A View post tag: chinacenter_img China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on December 20 to mark the official start of construction of the second Pakistan Navy Type 054A frigate.Hudong Zhonghua is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation with which the Pakistan Navy signed contracts for the delivery of a total of four frigates. All four units will be built in China and delivered by 2021.Type 054A/P (P standing for Pakistan) is an export version of the frigate which is already in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN).The Pakistan Navy said the steel cutting milestone was achieved ahead of schedule adding that, once constructed, the warship would be one of the largest and technologically advanced platforms in the fleet.Type 054A frigates displace 4,000 tons and are equipped with vertical launch systems (VLS), a 76mm gun, close in weapons systems and torpedo launchers. They have a flight deck and hangar capable of supporting medium lift helicopters. View post tag: Pakistan Navylast_img read more

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Adds Turkuaz & H.E.R. To Impressive 2019 Lineup

first_imgIn December, Jazz Aspen Snowmass announced the lineup for its 2019 Labor Day Experience, set to go down on August 30th-September 1st at Snowmass, CO’s Town Park. The three-day event boasts an impressive list of talent, which includes performances by Sting, John Mayer, Weezer, Luke Combs, Portugal. The Man, and ZZ Ward.On Tuesday, JAS Labor Day Experience added Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter H.E.R. to their 2019 lineup.2018 JAS Labor Day Experience performers included Zac Brown Band, Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, Fitz and The Tantrums, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gary Clark Jr. and more. The picturesque venue sits in the shadows of the Elk Mountain Range, and typically sees a daily attendance of over 10,000 fans during the Labor Day event, according to the event’s website.Regarding headliners Sting and John Mayer, Jazz Aspen President Jim Horowitz mentioned in a statement, “[Jazz Aspen] is thrilled to welcome two iconic artists who we’ve long hoped to present and have been among the artists JAS attendees have most requested to hear on our main stage.” Now, fans have even more to be excited for at the JAS Labor Day Experience.Head here for ticketing and the event’s website for more information.last_img read more

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