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  • 24 November 2011
    Industry news

      China demonstrated fighter J16 to the press at aircraft factory Shenyang Aircraft Co (SAC); it is a copy of Russian Su-30MK2, reports Hong Kong military magazine Kanwa referring to a Chinese authoritative military source. This airplane is a copy of Russian fighter Su-30MK2, the batch of them was sold to China early in 2000’s, […]

  • 14 January 2013

     The Hengyang guided missile frigate and the Qinghai Lake comprehensive supply ship from the 13th naval escort task-force of the Chinese Navy returned on January 11 from its 536th escort mission, thus marking the completion of 5,000 escorts of Chinese and foreign vessels, China Military Online reports. The 13th naval escort task-force deployed from Zhanjiang […]

  • 4 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chinese military officials confirmed in the wake of the South China Sea dispute that the country is building its second aircraft carrier. According to media reports, the new carrier will be completely different from the first aircraft carrier Liaoning which entered service in 2012. It has also been said that the new carrier would be […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    EU NAVFOR personnel joined the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) Navy for the first combined exercise at China’s new military base in Djibouti. The crew of ITS Federico Martinengo and members of the Chinese PLA(N) based in Djibouti conducted a medical evacuation exercise after EUNAVFOR personnel cross-decked with Chinese warships earlier this year. The extended cooperation followed […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Three ships from the Chinese Navy have conducted drills in the Indian Ocean and sailed on to the western Pacific, the Associated Press reports.   One of the Chinese Navy’s newest and largest ships, Changbaishan, and two destroyers conducted anti-piracy, search and rescue, and damage control exercises in the Indian Ocean. As reported by the […]

  • 17 February 2015

    Chinese Navy vessels arrived in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday morning for a four-day visit. During their stay, Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Zhang Chuanshu will meet with Greek President Karolos Papoulias and the Hellenic Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Also, the amphibious landing ship Changbai Shan will host a reception commemorating the Chinese Lunar New Year, or the […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The People’s Liberation Army Navy announced it would hold gun-firing drills in the Bohai Strait and the Yellow Sea from September 10 – 13. As a result of this, commercial vessels will be prohibited from entering areas where the exercises are to be held, according to the Wilhelmsen Ships Service. More specifically, ships calling to Qingdao, […]

  • 27 June 2013

    On Saturday afternoon (22 June), EU Naval Force Italian warship, ITS Zeffiro and Chinese Navy warship CNS Mianyang, which are both conducting counter piracy operations, met at sea in the choppy waters of the Gulf of Aden. The aim of the meeting was to enable CNS Mianyang to take over escort duties of a World […]

  • 18 August 2011

      Japan’s defense ministry addressed to Chinese counterparts with request to explain the Chinese Navy’s need for aircraft carriers, reports Defense News. “As an aircraft carrier, it is of a highly maneuverable and offensive nature. We want China to explain the reasons why it needs it”, said Japanese defense minister Toshimi Kitazawa. As for Tokyo, […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China from October 31 to November 2. The port visit by HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta to Zhanjiang included a combined planning session for the exercise, official functions with local dignitaries, sporting activities, discussions on […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A People’s Liberation Army-Navy ship arrived to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oct. 12 and is scheduled to stay until Oct. 16. The visit of Zheng He (Type 679, Hull 81), a midshipmen training ship, will give Chinese sailors an opportunity to interact with their U.S. counterparts. Foreign Navy ships come to Pearl Harbor-Hickam regularly for scheduled […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Chinese Navy’s hospital ship Peace Ark arrived at the port of Havana, Cuba on Oct 21 with a 5-day friendly visit. This is the first visit of Chinese Navy’s ship to Cuba. Peace Ark left Chinese port Zhoushan on Sept 16 with the view to pay friendly visits to Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, started blue water drills on Saturday, heading towards the West Pacific with a carrier task group. Chinese state media reported that this was the carrier’s first “distant seas” deployment. According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the Liaoning and other ships from the formation held a live-fire drill in the Bohai […]

  • 28 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Chinese warships have set sail for Indonesia and the second edition of the Indonesia-hosted multi-national exercise in waters off Padang, and Siberut and Sapura islands, Indonesia. Exercise Komodo, set to be held between April 12 – 16, 2016, will involve more than 30 countries from the Asia-Pacific region, and beyond. Type 054A Guided missile frigate Weifang and […]

  • 17 July 2014

    On Monday 14 July EU Naval Force warships FGS Brandenburg and ESPS Relampago rendezvoused with Chinese Navy ships CNS Chang Chun and CNS Chaohu at sea in the Gulf of Aden and carried out naval procedures together.   The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to welcome the Commander of […]

  • 28 March 2013

    Last week, Vietnam accused China of opening fire on a fishing boat, burning down its cabin, in the disputed South China Sea on March 20, Reuters reports. The Vietnamese Government characterized the incident as “very serious”, urging China to reprimand those responsible. On the other hand, the Chinese navy said that the attack on Vietnamese […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Training & Education

    A Chinese Navy training vessel Zhenghe arrived on Thursday at the capital city of French Polynesia for a four-day good-will visit. The visit to the French overseas territories in the southeastern Pacific Ocean is part of Zhenghe’s five-month global voyage, the second of such sails organized by the Chinese Navy in a decade. Zhenghe, named […]

  • 8 January 2013

    Three Chinese navy ships returning from counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden have docked at south Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, kicking off a five-day good-will visit on Monday, Chinese Ministry of Defence reports citing Xinhua. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ships belonging to the 12nd Escort Task Group were warmly received by […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) practiced the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) with the People’s Liberation Army-Navy’s Jiangkai II frigate Hengshui (FFG 572), Feb. 23, enhancing the professional maritime relationship between 7th Fleet and the PLA(N). Fort Worth and Hengshui were conducting routine training and operations in international waters of […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert will host his counterpart from the People’s Republic of China, Adm. Wu Shengli, for a visit to U.S. Navy and Marine Corps commands beginning with San Diego-based Pacific Fleet units this week. Adm. Wu last visited the United States as a guest of previous CNO Adm. Mike Mullen […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Three ships from the 21st Escort Task Group of PLA Navy, the guided-missile frigates Liu Zhou, Sanya and the supply ship Qinghaihu arrived to Sri Lanka on January 17. The ships were welcomed by the Sri Lankan Navy with a ceremony attended by the Chinese ambassador and other Chinese officials. Secretary to the Sri Lanka Ministry […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chinese Navy task force ships, destroyer Jinan, frigate Yiyang and supply ship Qiandaohu completed their five-day visit  to Timor-Leste as they sailed out of Dili harbor on January 20. The official visit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Escort Task Group 152 marked the first time Chinese Naval vessels visited the Southeast Asian nation. During the […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta warships met with their Chinese counterparts in the Indian Ocean to conduct joint training on February 27. Main focus of the training were air operations with the ships’ embarked helicopters. The Chinese ships, tanker CNS Taihu and frigate CNS Daquing, also conducted a joint replenishment at sea with Atalanta warships ESPS Tornado […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid and the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Jiangkai II-class frigate Yulin conducted a bilateral naval exercise recently.   The exercise comprised naval helicopter cross-deck landings, manoeuvring drills and gunnery firings. Prior to the exercise, RSS Intrepid conducted a port call at Ma Xie Naval Base in Zhanjiang, China, from 30 […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Chinese Navy (Peoples Liberation Army Navy- PLA Navy) Training Ship ‘Zheng He’ called at Kochi todate on 09 May 12. Rear Admiral Liao Shining Deputy Chief of Naval Staff PLAN was embarked on board as the Task Commander. His Excellency Mr  Zhang Yan, Ambassador of China to India also arrived in Kochi along with the […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Three Chinese ships named Changbaishan, Wuhan and Haikou patrolled the Zengmu Reef on 26 January, Xinhua reports.   The ships formed a triangle and the officers and men lined up and held a sovereignty oath-taking ceremony in the waters of the Zengmu Reef. James Shoal, also known as the Zengmu Reef, is an area claimed […]

  • 19 September 2013

    NATO’s Operation OCEAN SHIELD Force Commander, Norwegian Commodore Henning Amundsen met with the Commander of the Chinese Maritime Forces ETG 999, Rear Admiral Jiang Zhonghua on board the NATO Flagship HNoMS FRIDTJOF NANSEN this Sunday, 15 September, 2013. Although this is the eighth time the two naval forces have met, this is the first time […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) will be taking part in the U.S. Navy-organized international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), with a yet to be determined number of units. Wu Qian, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed this at a regular briefing despite of recently heightened tensions between the U.S. and China over the South […]

  • 11 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy cruiser USS Bunker Hill took part in a maneuvering exercise with People’s Liberation Army (Navy) ships off the coast of Southern California, December 9. The Chinese Navy ships were departing San Diego following a three-day visit. Jiangkai II-class frigates Yancheng (FFG 546) and Daqing (FFG 576), and the Fuchi-class oiler Tai Hu (AOR […]