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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...

Video: Inside China’s Newest Type 052DL Destroyer, Suzhou 132

China Central Television (CCTV7) published a video of China’s newest Type 052DL class destroyer, Suzhou 132. It shows the interior, mainmast, engine room, flight deck ops, amongst others. https://youtu.be/8jZ98-XuHrQ The fourth improved Type 052D guided missile destroyer of the Chinese People's...

USS Benfold’s deployment near Paracel Islands arises tensions between the U.S. & China

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Navy, USS Benfold (DDG 65) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands (China calls Xisha Islands), consistent with international law on 12 July. "Unlawful and sweeping...

Report to U.S. Congress on China Naval Modernization

The Congressional Research Service report for “China Naval Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress” published on July 1, 2021. The summary of the report as follows. China Naval Modernization In an era of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort...

China and Vietnam navies conduct joint patrol in Beibu Gulf

Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People's Navy wrapped up the 30th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf on June 25, China Military reported. China and Vietnam each deployed two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol....

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