JMSDF Monitors Four PLA Navy Ships in East China Sea

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 12/16, four Chinese naval vessels sailed north between Okinawa and Miyakojima and sailed toward the East China Sea. The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces will continue to pay close attention to trends in China’s naval vessels in the waters around Japan, and will make every effort to conduct surveillance and surveillance…

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Russia and China Practice Submarine Rescue

May 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in accordance with the plan of the bilateral Russian-Chinese naval exercise “Marine Interaction-2019” in the Yellow Sea, the crews of the rescue vessels of the Pacific Fleet and the PLA Navy have worked out an episode to assist an emergency submarine lying on the ground. During the maritime phase of the exercise, the…

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ASEAN, China joint maritime drill “important”: Philippine FM

August 7, 2018 (Xinhua) – The plan of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to conduct a joint maritime exercise in the South China Sea “is very important” to the region, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday. “The exercise is important,” Cayetano told Xinhua at a press conference. “It’s very important that there are…

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Advanced systems help PLA Navy submarines dive deeper

China has mastered air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology, which allows its non-nuclear submarines to reach the advanced level of similar systems in other parts of the world. The Type 039-B submarine serving the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s East Sea Fleet has been equipped with the effective AIP system and noise reduction capabilities, allowing it to have increased propulsion performance and…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern…

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Chinese naval fleet returns home after drill with Russia

A Chinese naval flotilla Monday returned to a military port in the city of Sanya in southern China’s Hainan Province after a military exercise with the Russian navy in the Baltic Sea. The formation, comprising missile destroyer “Hefei,” missile frigate “Yuncheng” and supply vessel “Luomahu,” was the first Chinese fleet to ever sail in the region for a military exercise.…

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China’s escort fleet to Gulf of Aden, Somali waters visits Belgium

China’s 26th convoy fleet to Gulf of Aden and Somali waters arrived at Port of Antwerp on Thursday for a five-day friendly visit, marking the first time that a Chinese navy formation visits Belgium. “Even mountains and seas cannot distance people with common aspirations,” fleet commander Wang Zhongcai quoted a Chinese saying at the welcome ceremony, which was attended by…

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RIMPAC’s Lost Shots

US Department of Defense has released more photos from RIMPAC 2016 subsequent to printing of our FREE souvenir book. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands                       Photo…

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