ASEAN, China joint maritime drill “important”: Philippine FM

August 7, 2018 (Xinhua) – The plan of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to conduct a joint maritime exercise in the South China Sea “is very important” to the region, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday. “The exercise is important,” Cayetano told Xinhua at a press conference. “It’s very important that there are joint military exercises if only to prevent accidents and for military-to-military relations to grow so that we can talk to each other better,” Cayetano said. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign…

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Advanced systems help PLA Navy submarines dive deeper

China has mastered air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology, which allows its non-nuclear submarines to reach the advanced level of similar systems in other parts of the world. The Type 039-B submarine serving the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s East Sea Fleet has been equipped with the effective AIP system and noise reduction capabilities, allowing it to have increased propulsion performance and underwater endurance. This type of diesel-electric sub is a powerful weapon in the Chinese Navy. Captain He Xiaojian told CGTN, “To win battles, we keep a close eye on our…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern northeast of Miyakojima in the morning of January 11 (Thursday), into the East China Sea. Furthermore, the submarine confirmed that it entered Japan’s connected watershed in the morning of January…

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Chinese naval fleet returns home after drill with Russia

A Chinese naval flotilla Monday returned to a military port in the city of Sanya in southern China’s Hainan Province after a military exercise with the Russian navy in the Baltic Sea. The formation, comprising missile destroyer “Hefei,” missile frigate “Yuncheng” and supply vessel “Luomahu,” was the first Chinese fleet to ever sail in the region for a military exercise. The joint drill, held in July, was the first phase of “Joint Sea 2017,” which had similar exercises in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk this year. During the 100-day…

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China’s escort fleet to Gulf of Aden, Somali waters visits Belgium

China’s 26th convoy fleet to Gulf of Aden and Somali waters arrived at Port of Antwerp on Thursday for a five-day friendly visit, marking the first time that a Chinese navy formation visits Belgium. “Even mountains and seas cannot distance people with common aspirations,” fleet commander Wang Zhongcai quoted a Chinese saying at the welcome ceremony, which was attended by Provincial Commander of Antwerp Paul Haccuria and Chinese Ambassador to Belgium Qu Xing, among others. In 2000, missile frigate “Wandelaar” from the Belgian navy visited Shanghai, and Chinese navy fleet’s…

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Bigger, faster support ship commissioned

The People’s Liberation Army is now able to send its CNS Liaoning carrier battle group farther into oceans thanks to the deployment of the nation’s largest replenishment ship. The CNS Hulun Lake, the first in the Type-901 class, which has a hull code of 965, was commissioned for service in the PLA Navy on Friday at Guangzhou Shipyard International Co under China State Shipbuilding Corp. Vice-Admiral Shen Jinlong, commander of the PLA Navy, attended the commissioning ceremony and presented a military flag to the new ship. The Navy said in…

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RIMPAC’s Lost Shots

US Department of Defense has released more photos from RIMPAC 2016 subsequent to printing of our FREE souvenir book. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands                       Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU  07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.23.2016 Photo by LCPL Frank Cordoba 15th MEU 07.25.2016 Photo by…

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PLAN Commissions of the day Type056 No. 510 and No. 513

January 22, 2017 (ChinaMil) – The commissioning ceremony for the guided-missile frigate Ezhou (Hull No. 513) was held at a naval port of the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy in east China’s Fujian province on January 18, 2017. The Ezhou is a new member of the Type 056 corvettes family of the PLA Navy. It is 89 meters in length and 11.14 meters in width and has a full-load displacement of 1,254 tons. The Type 056 corvette features excellent drivability, navigability and stealth performance. In the East…

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