Communist China Deploys 39th Somalia Patrol

The 39th escort task force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) left a military port in Qingdao, Shandong Province, on September 26 for the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to take over merchant ships escort mission from the 38th Chinese naval taskforce there. The 39th escort taskforce is comprised of the guided-missile destroyer Urumqi, guided-missile frigate Yantai…

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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…

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