Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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China commissions the 1st 10.000-ton Maritime Safety Administration Vessel

On Saturday, China commissioned its first 10,000-ton class maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09, which is outfitted with cutting-edge technology and a broad range of capabilities, Global Times China reported. The ship is anticipated to improve the country's marine traffic...

Russian and Chinese warships conduct 1st joint patrol in western Pacific

Between October 17-23, Russian and Chinese warships conducted the first-ever coordinated patrol in the western Pacific Ocean, according to Russia's Defense Ministry. "The tasks of the combined patrols were to display the Russia and China state flags, to promote peace...

China, Russia conducts Joint Sea-2021 Naval Exercise in the Sea of Japan

Joint Sea-2021, a joint naval exercise between China and Russia, has begun with a ceremony on October 14 in waters near Russia's Peter the Great Bay. The warships participating from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are Type 055 destroyer Nanchang,...

China Unveils a New Ship-based Vertical Launch System (VLS) with a Quad-pack Cell

China unveiled its first type of made-for-export ship-borne vertical launch system at the ongoing Airshow China 2021. The VLS' quad-pack launch cells can load up to four missiles instead of just one, which is one of its most important...

Chinese and Singaporean Navies Conduct Joint Exercise in the South China Sea

On Wednesday (Sep 22), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted joint maritime drills with the Republic of Singapore Navy in waters near Singapore, to increase mutual trust and cooperation between the two navies. The participants from PLAN were...

The YJ-18 ASCM Expands China’s A2AD Strategy

History and Background China's ASCM strike capabilities have substantially improved as a result of overseas acquisitions and domestic development. The US Office of Naval Intelligence reported in April 2015 that China had deployed the YJ-18 ASCM on many People's Liberation...

PLA uses large civilian ferry ship for vehicle transport in landing exercise for the first time

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) amphibious unit recently conducted a series of cross-sea landing drills, in which the troops for the first time used a 10,000 ton-class civilian ferry ship. It is common that the PLA makes use...

China conducts military exercises southwest and southeast of Taiwan

China announced Tuesday (Aug. 17) it was conducting military drills on the sea and in the air southwest and southeast of Taiwan during the day. According to the Liberty Times, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense stated it was well...

Report to U.S. Congress on China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities

The Congressional Research Service report for “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress” was published on Aug 3, 2021. The summary of the report as follows. China Naval Modernization In an era of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort,...

Chinese military monitors USS Benfold’s transit in Taiwan Strait

The US guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed through the Taiwan Strait on July 28. The Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command (ETC) organized naval and air forces to track and monitor the US warship in the whole course, said Army...

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