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Type 037-IG class missile boat
Class overview
Builders: Qiuxing and Huangpu Shipyard
Operators: People's Liberation Army Navy
Preceded by: Type 024 class missile boat
Built: 1991–1999
Completed: 16
General characteristics
Type: Missile boat
Displacement: 478 tons
Length: 62.8 m (206 ft)
Beam: 7.2 m (24 ft)
Draft: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Installed power: 2 Chinese PR 230ZC diesel engines at 4,000 hp (3,000 kW)
Propulsion: 4 shafts
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Range: 750 nmi (1,390 km; 860 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 71
Sensors and
processing systems:
Surface search radar: 1 × I-band Type 352 (Square Tie)
Navigational radar: 1 × I-band Type 723
Fire control radar: 1 × I-band Type 347 (Rice Lamp)
Armament: Anti-ship missiles: 4 × C-801/802/803
Guns: 4 × Type 76A 37 mm gun (II x 2)
4 × Type 69 14.5 mm heavy machine guns (II x 2)

A total of 16 Type 037-1G class missile boat (also known as Houxin class) were first built by Qiuxing and Huangpu Shipyard from 1991 through 1999. This class appears to be the successor of Hegu class missile boat for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). In addition to the PLAN, 6 were exported to Myanmar: 2 in 1995, 2 in July 1996, and 2 in late 1997. This boat is the anti-ship version of the Hainan class submarine chaser armed with missiles. It is most effectively used in conjunction with multiple missile boats to send a swarm of missiles towards its intended target and then egress from the area immediately. The swarm of anti-ship missiles will hopefully slip past the target's air defenses for at least one or possibly more hits.

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