An electronic reconnaissance ship has joined the Chinese South China Sea fleet as part of three newly commissioned vessels.
The Type 815G electronic reconnaissance ship Neptune (Hull No. 852) is able to conduct continuous all-weather reconnaissance of various targets within a certain range, Chinese media reported today.
A ceremony marking the beginning of military service of the three vessels, the supply ship Luguhu, the electronic reconnaissance ship Neptune and the pelagic survey vessel Qian Xuesen was held at a naval port in the South China Sea on Saturday.
The Type 904B supply ship Luguhu differs from its predecessor Type 904A supply ship Fuxianhu in that, instead of the portal frame type platform, which is specific to the comprehensive supply ship, there are two davits mounted on each side in the middle section of the ship and a hangar which enhances the vertical replenishment capacity.
The ship is designed to provide material supply for the troops stationed in the Nansha islands, and undertake such tasks as providing supply for a ship formation and maritime medical aid at a certain degree.
The Qian Xuesen is the third ship of the Type 636A pelagic survey vessel family. It conducts survey of oceans and reefs, marine meteorology observation and layout of hydrometeorological buoys to provide basic data to guarantee navigation safety and carry out marine scientific research.
The sound attenuation is the most remarkable performance of the survey vessel, which is even more excellent than that of the Russian Kilo-class submarines known as the “ocean black hole” in the world.
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The US troops and military equipment will be sent on regular rotations in the Philippines and the two nations had started joint patrols in South China Sea, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. There will be a regular, periodic presence here of American forces," Carter was quoted as saying by
China has constructed a lighthouse on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea to provide efficient navigation services for maritime safety. The countrys Ministry of Transport on Tuesday held a completion ceremony for the construction of a 55-metre (180-ft) high lighthouse on Zhubi Reef of Nansha Islands, marking the start of its operation, Xinhua reported
A Philippines-U S agreement to allow the latter base its troops and equipment in five Islands in the South China Sea will allow American troops within 186 miles of east of Panganiban (Mischief) Reef, an outcrop occupied by China in the 1990s despite angry claims by the Philippines. Bautista Air Base is just 300 kilometres (186 miles) east of Panganiban (Mischief) Reef,
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