JMSDF Monitors Chinese Provocation in Tsushima Strait

Around noon on Monday, June 13, the Maritime Self-Defense Force is about 200k west of Fukuejima (Nagasaki Prefecture). One Chinese Navy Renhai-class missile destroyer moving eastward in the sea area. A total of three ships, one Luyan III class missile destroyer and one edge class supply ship, were confirmed. After that, these ships sailed northeast through the Tsushima Strait and…

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Second Type 055 DDG Completes Workups

Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 tonne-class large missile destroyer of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, passed a full-course mock-battle training assessment which comprehensively tested the vessel’s air defense, maritime attack and anti-submarine capabilities. As the PLA Navy’s second currently launched Type 055 – a large ship designed to carry out missions in far seas – the Lhasa…

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PLA Navy Celebrates 73rd Birthday

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy celebrated its 73rd anniversary on Saturday by announcing, over the past days, the commissioning of half a dozen powerful warships and two types of advanced vessel-based helicopters, which have already started training to form combat capabilities. These achievements are a reflection of the Navy’s rapid, tremendous growth over the recent years, which is…

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Communist China Announces Ship Commissionings

Shortly before its 73rd founding anniversary on April 23rd, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced the commissioning of its second Type 075 amphibious assault ship and its sixth Type 055 large destroyer, as they have already started training exercises. As examples of the rapid development of the PLA Navy, both ships are expected to gain combat capability very…

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Type 055 Nanchang and Type 052D Urumqi Weapons Drills

China’s first 10,000 ton-class large destroyer, the Nanchang, recently conducted a series of live-fire cross-regional drills under realistic combat scenarios, in a move that analysts said on Monday prepared the warship for some impactful far sea exercises likely to come later this year. Forming a flotilla together with the Type 052D destroyer Urumqi, the Type 055 large destroyer Nanchang, attached…

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Trends of Chinese Naval Vessels

March 19, 2021 – March 18 (Thursday) around 11:00 am, Maritime Self-Defense Force 4th Air Group affiliation “P-1” (Atsugi), “Amakusa” belonging to the Sasebo Guard and “Shirataka” belonging to the 3rd Missile Boat Corps (Sasebo) is the Chinese Navy Renhai moving northeast about 250km southwest of Tsushima. A total of three ships, one frigate, were confirmed. Of these, the Renhai-class missile destroyer This…

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CCP Navy Commissions Two New Destroyers

October 12, 2020 – Two new and advanced guided missile destroyers have recently entered service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, official reports show. This takes the tally of new destroyers that have been commissioned into the PLA Navy this year known to the general public up to four, which analysts said shows a strong momentum of growth…

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