China Resumes Production of Type 054A Frigates

August 12, 2021 (propaganda) – China is reportedly building another batch of Type 054A frigates for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) after it had launched two new ships of this class over the past few months, a move Chinese military observers said on Thursday was aimed at rapidly expanding the country’s naval fleet amid the need to boost…

Read More

Newly revised regulations on Chinese naval vessels come into force

August 12, 2021 (propaganda) – With the approval of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), the trial version of the newly revised regulations on naval vessels has formally come into effect since July 1, 2021. The regulations have systematically adjusted and re-standardized the provisions on combat readiness, training, management, and support of naval vessels. Since the implementation, the main battleships such…

Read More

Frigate Yantai Conducted Weapons Trials in Yellow Sea

The guided-missile frigate Yantai (Hull 538) attached to a destroyer flotilla with the navy under the PLA Northern Theater Command fires its main gun at mock sea targets during a maritime live-fire training exercise in waters of the Yellow Sea in late July. The training exercise focused on subjects including striking maritime and aerial targets, joint search and rescue, anti-submarine…

Read More

Yuanwang-6 Returns from Tianzhou-2 & Shenzhou-12 Missions

June 22, 2021 – China’s Yuanwang-6 space-tracking ship returned to its homeport on Monday after completing its telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) tasks for the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft and Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship missions. Yuanwang-6, China’s third-generation space-tracking ship, was at sea for 29 days, sailing more than 5,000 nautical miles for the two missions. On May 29, China launched Tianzhou-2.…

Read More

Aircraft carriers, destroyer prepare for Chinese Navy’s 71st anniversary

April 23, 2020 (propaganda) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is conducting intensive exercises with its new combat forces including two aircraft carriers and a 10,000 ton-class destroyer, with the Navy preparing to celebrate the 71st anniversary of its founding on Thursday. As the Chinese Navy develops, the world should not forget that it is a force for…

Read More

Upgraded Type 053H3 frigate joins real combat scenario exercise

March 9, 2020 – With a new anti-aircraft missile system and a new type of close-in weapon system, an upgraded Type 053H3 frigate participated in a recent naval exercise, and analysts expect it to become a powerful addition to China’s offshore defense force. The Type 053H3 frigate, which underwent a midlife modernization program, was seen for the first time after…

Read More

Upgraded Type 053H3 frigate joins real combat scenario exercise

March 6, 2020 – With a new anti-aircraft missile system and a new type of close-in weapon system, an upgraded Type 053H3 frigate participated in a recent naval exercise, and analysts expect it to become a powerful addition to China’s offshore defense force. The Type 053H3 frigate, which underwent a midlife modernization program, was seen for the first time after…

Read More