Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy commissioned a new tank landing ship Tianmushan during a ceremony at a naval port of the East China Sea Fleet on January 12.
Domestically built ship, with 119.5 meters in length and 16.4 meters in width, has a full-load displacement of 5,008 tons and a maximum speed of 20 knots. And its deck is available for helicopter to take off and land on. The ship is designed to allow China's naval forces to load and unload landing equipment.
China's addition of the tank-landing ship comes after the South China Sea Fleet welcomed three new vessels at the end of 2015, including supply ship Luguhu, electric reconnaissance ship Neptune and pelagic survey vessel Qian Xuesen.
Russia will begin delivery of Su-35 fighter jets to China in the 4th quarter of 2016, a military-diplomatic official told TASS on Friday. "Supplies of fighter jets will start in the 4th quarter of this year
Chinas second domestically produced coast guard ship has been completed recently and is ready for deployment. The CCG3901 will be deployed in the South China Sea and become a mainstay of China's maritime law enforcement in that area, Global Times news daily reported citing unnamed sources as saying Monday
Chinas second aircraft carrier and its first operational combat carrier will set sail later this year “based on current progress.” The first ocean-going aircraft carrier combat taskforce of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, led by the new aircraft carrier, will possess initial combat capability in 2018 or 2019, according to an insightful article in China Military sourced from Southern Weekly
China will consider developing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after it gains enough experience in operating large vessels, Senior Captain Zhang Junshe with the People's Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute said. China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, which refitted the Liaoning and is building the second carrier in Dalian in northeastern Liaoning Province, has been researching nuclear-powered ships since 2013, PLA Daily reported Friday
Chinas newly formed Rocket Force will impose strong strategic deterrence with missiles capable of launching nuclear weapons. However, Chinas nuclear capability will be kept at the minimum level required for safeguarding its national security, Chinese MoD spokesperson Yang Yujun said at a press conference yesterday
The Chinese Navy's new locally-made destroyer, a 10,000-tonne vessel , equipped with latest air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapon systems, was launched Wednesday at Jiangnan Shipyard Group, Shanghai. The destroyer is the first of China's new generation of destroyers
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