Chinese naval fleet departs for joint drill in Russia

A Chinese naval fleet sailed from a port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province Wednesday for Russia’s Vladivostok to take part in a scheduled joint military exercise with the Russian navy. The fleet consists of missile destroyer “Shijiazhuang,” missile frigate “Daqing,” comprehensive supply ship “Dongpinghu,” and submarine rescue ship “Changdao.” The fleet is carrying ship-borne helicopters and deep submersible rescue vehicles.The upcoming drill, which will be held in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk, is the second phase of an annual joint naval drill between the two countries. The…

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Singapore Navy’s Port Call in Qingdao Reaffirms Singapore-China Defence Ties

August 23, 2017 – The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate, RSS Intrepid, is making a port call in Qingdao, China from 23 to 26 April 2017. Senior-Captain Li Jun, Chief of Training Division of the Staff Department, North Sea Fleet from People’s Liberation Army (Navy) [PLA(N)] welcomed Senior-Lieutenant Colonel (SLTC) Tan Bian, Deputy Commander (Navy) of the Officer Cadet School, Lieutenant Colonel Leon Chua, Commanding Officer for RSS Intrepid, and the RSS Intrepid to Qingdao Naval Base earlier today. In the afternoon, RSS Intrepid hosted Chinese public on…

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Public getting unusual glimpse into one of the military’s most closely guarded branches

August 24, 2017 – The public got a rare glimpse into one of the most secret branches of China’s military forces on Sunday when the People’s Liberation Army Navy released a video of the training and exercises of its nuclear submarine force. The video, called Things About the PLA Navy’s Nuclear Submarines, shows crew members taking an oath while standing atop the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, officers operating equipment within submarines as well as a submarine firing a torpedo. The force’s attack and ballistic missile submarines are shown sailing on…

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