China has exported more than 20 military ships - with a tonnage around 1,000 tons and above till date, according to China Central Television (CCTV) reports.
The exports have been carried out to countries that include Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria.
Earlier this month, the NNS Unity, the second P18N offshore patrol vessel built by China's Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co Ltd (WSIC) for Nigerian Navy arrived at Lagos, the largest port city of Nigeria.
Pakistan has got seven frigates made in Pakistan in collaboration with China costing about $200 million per ship.
Bangladesh Navy bought two Chinese made frigates in 2014. It plans to buy two additional Type 053H2 frigates costing an overall $420 million. Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China. Bangladesh paid $203 million for the construction of two submarines.
Thailand’s MoD will buy three submarines from China for a price of $1 billion. Thailand in early 1990s acquired several warships from China, including four Chao Phraya/Kraburi-class frigates.
There are no conditions attached to the export of any equipment or technology from China, Du Wenlong, a researcher with the PLA Academy of Military Science was quoted as saying by Chinamil Tuesday.
He also claims China's military technological cooperation with other countries does not aim to forge military alliances as alleged by China's detractors. He said China's decision to export warships is based on the importers' specifications and military needs.
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China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning has recently left East Chinas Shandong province to start a new training mission. The Liaoning is the first aircraft carrier commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Surface Force
Offshore patrol vessel Unity, the second vessel of this type that Nigeria ordered from China, has reached the West African country's largest port city Lagos last week following a 45-day voyage. The Unity is built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, following the "Century", which was delivered to Nigeria last year,
Pakistan has procured supplies from China for its nuclear and missile programs, according to a new report by experts at Kings College of London. “The scale of Islamabads procurement of sensitive material from Beijing is “so substantial that it must be concluded that the Chinese state is either complicit in supplying Pakistans programmes, or negligent in its control over state-owned enterprises,” the report, Pakistans strategic nuclear and missile industries prepared by Project Alpha of the Centre for Science and Security Studies at Kings College stated
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China has offered its AR-2 short range air to surface missile (SR-ASM) for sale as an anti-terrorism weapon hoping to grab market share from the US-made AGM-114 Hellfire which has been the weapon of choice for precision attacks against terrorists. “New, short-range AR-2 is perfect for mounting on drones in anti-terrorism uses,” official mouthpiece Chinamil
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