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. "The vessel marks a milestone in improving the nation's Navy armament system and building a strong and modern Navy," various Chinese media reports said.
According to the Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), tests will be carried on the vessel, including equipment operation, berthing and sailing subsequent to the launch.
Zhang Youxia, head of the Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission, attended the launch ceremony, Chinamil, a government-owned website reported.
The Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned a new warship to its South Sea Fleet for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations in the disputed South China Sea. A new Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvette, named Liupanshui, was commissioned at Yulin naval base in the port city of Sanya on Hainan Island on March 31, China Military Online reports Friday
The South China Sea fleet of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy commissioned a new frigate Qujing at a naval port in Sanya in Hainan. The Type 056A frigate Qujing, with a full displacement of over 1,300 tons, is developed and built by China independently
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
The Chinese Navy will focus on building nuclear submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles, an aircraft carrier fleet and command, control and communication assets as part of its medium term plans. Despite rapid development of new equipment, The Peoples Liberation Armys Navy (PLAN) “still lags far behind modernized naval giants in the world and its development speed is far from sufficient considering the fast expansion of maritime security interests and economic interests”, rear admiral Yin Zhuo, director of Chinese Navy Information Technology Advisory Committee, was quoted as saying by China Military Online, an official Chinese military publication
Chinas first aircraft carrier the Liaoning will be joined by several others soon, according to a Ministry of National Defence spokesman. China will comprehensively consider the development of aircraft carriers in accordance with the needs of national defense and military building, spokesman Yang Yujun said
The Chinese Navy is expected to receive “more than one aircraft carrier” soon, according to a senior officer with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. Song Xue, deputy chief of staff of the PLA Navy, said, "The next aircraft carrier we need will be larger and carry more fighters
Chinas new missile destroyer has had 112 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) installed, which according to experts could upgrade the rapid-reaction capability of weapons, local media reports. The new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer surpasses the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in terms of launch cells quantity, state-run news agency Global Times reports citing a CCTV report
Chinas new aircraft carrier is 315 meters long and 75 meters wide, and its deck is as large as 3 football fields. The Chinese Navy and China Shipbuilding is now carrying out system debugging and fitting its first domestically-produced aircraft carrier in Dalian, northeastern Chinas Liaoning province, Chinese TV stations reported Saturday, according to a report in
A high capacity supply vessel was commissioned by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Friday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Hulun Nur 965 is the first of a new type of comprehensive supply vessel independently developed by China using globally advanced technologies, according to reports in several Chinese media
Chinas first home-made aircraft carrier has completed outfitting work and system debugging and is soon expected to commence mooring trials. Global Times quoting Chinese defense ministry spokesperson reported on Thursday that the construction of the Type 001A aircraft carrier is on schedule
Chinas intelligence gathering ship being spotted close to the venue of an Australian naval exercise is part of its rights of freedom of navigation, Beijing has claimed. "China's navy vessels and aircraft have freedom of navigation and overflight in non-sovereign international maritime regions just like any other country," an article in state-controlled Global Times newspaper said quoting Chinese defense ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said on Monday
China is working on artificial intelligence technology combined with big data to forge ahead of its rivals in air warfare. According to a Peoples' Daily report quoting Yang Wei, deputy director of the Scientific and Technological Commission at the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), “Speed and agility are no longer most important
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