China-Pakistan joint naval exercise concludes first phase activities

January 10, 2020 – The port-training phase of the PN-PLAN Sea Guardians-2020 Bilateral Exercise wrapped up on Thursday. The Chinese-Pakistani composite fleet set sail from the Karachi Port to the scheduled exercise area in northern Arabian Sea for the second phase of live fire fleet drill on Friday morning. During the first phase of port training from 6th to 9th…

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IRNA Propaganda Photos from Iran-China-Russia Joint Exercise

Yitong News Agency (IRNA) Tehran December 29th The Iran-China-Russia joint military exercise has officially started in the northern Indian Ocean. The exercise included rescuing ships that were on fire or attacked by pirates, designing specific tactics and other tactical and operational exercises. A spokesman for the Iran-China-Russia joint military exercise said that the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the…

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Year-end review of Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Jan. 16 (Photo/81.cn) A formation of Chinese naval ships consisting of four advanced warships under the PLA Southern Theater Command’s South China Sea Fleet set sail for deepwater exercises with the PLA’s Air Force, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force. The four vessels participating in the drill included the Type 052D guided missile destroyer Hefei, the Type 054A guided missile…

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Russian Cruiser and Chinese Frigate Arrive Cape Town for Exercise

November 25, 2019 – The South African navy is hosting the Multinational Maritime Exercise with Russia and China in Cape Town. It is the first trilateral exercise between the three countries and is scheduled to take place off the southern coast of South Africa over the period of November 25-30. The exercise is primarily focused on maritime economic security, interoperability…

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier Transits Taiwan Strait

November 18, 2019 – – A Chinese aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday to conduct scientific research tests and routine training in relevant waters of the South China Sea, according to a spokesperson for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. The organization of the cross-regional tests and training of the homemade aircraft carrier is a normal arrangement…

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China launches first amphibious assault ship

September 25, 2019 – China’s first amphibious assault ship was launched today in Shanghai, coming closer to the completion of its construction project. The People’s Liberation Army Navy said in a statement that after a brief ceremony starting at 9:20 am at an unidentified shipyard, waters began to be pumped into a dry dock in which the ship’s hull was…

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China’s Second Carrier May Carry 50% More Fighters

August 13, 2019 – China’s second aircraft carrier can carry at least 36 domestically developed J-15 fighter jets, some 50 percent more than the country’s first, state broadcaster reported on Tuesday. China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, can carry 24 J-15 fighter jets, China Central Television (CCTV) reported, noting the new ship’s increased number of fighter jets will add to…

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31st Chinese Naval Escort Task Force Visits Australia

June 4, 2019 – The 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce, composed of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan (Hull 998), the guided-missile frigate Xuchang (Hull 536) and the comprehensive supply ship Luomahu (Hull 964), arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the morning of June 3, local time, for a five-day friendly visit to Australia. At about 10 a.m., local time, three…

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China’s Navy Goes to High Seas for Peace

March 13, 2019 – “Resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, China never seeks maritime hegemony.” said the deputies and members from the Chinese Navy participating in the “Two Sessions”. They believe that China’s Navy goes to the high seas, not only to protect its motherland, but also to maintain world peace. Chinese PLA Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark…

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New Chinese Generator to Power All-Electric Warships

December 26, 2018 – China has developed its most powerful steam turbo generator unit, which military analysts said may provide a solution to the huge demand for electricity required by electromagnetic catapults on China’s future aircraft carriers and electromagnetic railguns on future destroyers. Independently developed by the No.704 Institute of China’s largest manufacturer of naval products, China Shipbuilding Industry (CSIC),…

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China’s “third aircraft carrier” attracts world attention

November 27, 2018 – The WeChat account of a Chinese official media recently published an article commemorating the first successful landing of the J-15 carrier-based aircraft on the Liaoning aircraft carrier. The article says: “the construction of the new aircraft carrier is in progress on the berth”. This statement has been widely interpreted as “the official confirmation that China is…

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PLA Navy holds submarine rescue drill in East China Sea

September 3, 2018 – The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted a submarine rescue drill in the East China Sea on Saturday, with military experts on Monday calling it a worldwide challenge. The drill involved frigates, submarines, rescue vessels and anti-submarine aircraft from multiple PLA Navy forces, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. “Submarine rescue work is a worldwide…

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China Sends Type 054A Frigate for Provocation in Japanese EEZ

August 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the trends of Chinese naval vessels On August 28 (Tue) around 4 p.m., the Maritime Self-Defense Force No. 3 missile boat belongs to “Shirataka” (Sasebo) going north east along the waters of about 130 km southwest of Shima Tsushima Chinese navy junka I confirmed a grade II frigate. After that, the ship northwarded…

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