China Coast Guard (CCG) has equipped its lead Type 818 vessel with a 76 mm PJ-26 naval gun as its primary weapon and the Type 630 30 mm close-in weapon system (CIWS). The system's primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons as well as fixed or rotary wing aircraft, small vessels, coastal targets and floating mines. Designed based on Jiangkai II-class (Type 054A) frigates, Type 818 vessels are 134 meters in length, 16 meters at the beam, 3900 tons, and can reach a maximum speed of 27 knots.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)