February 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “many naval ships lack infrared thermal imaging cameras, leading to insufficient day and night surveillance and target identification capabilities at sea”, the Naval Command said today (20) that the content of the report is purely speculative.
1. In view of the day and night maritime target surveillance and identification methods, our army can achieve it by multiple means. In order to strengthen the main battleship’s day and night maritime target recognition capabilities, each ship has been equipped with a new day and night universal night vision goggles, which can meet Current mission requirements.
2. The army continues to promote various naval projects in accordance with the plan to purchase all kinds of equipment required to perform the mission, and appeal for the support of the Chinese people.