China’s local shipbuilding firm CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited has won a bidding process to construct the country’s first maritime patrol vessel with over 10,000 tonnage.
The bidding price offered by Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding is 676 million yuan ($102 million), Global Times reports. The ship is expected to be delivered in about 30 months to Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration.
The vessel is designed for patrol surrounding waters and conduct emergency rescue work. It is capable of accommodating 100 people and can rescue 200 others. Helicopters can take off and land on the ship at night.
China currently has ‘Haixun01’ patrol vessel with gross tonnage of 6,645 tons and is in service at the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.
Researchers from the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp's Second Academy have developed a control systems or the "brain" of a new air defence missile system. “Compared with previous generations of air-defense missiles, the new-generation missile system will have a wider range of targets……, taking China into the ranks of a handful of nations capable of designing and producing such a system, an article in Chinamil, the official news website of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) said
China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, Type 001A, is reportedly ready for its second sea trials after the ships outfitting work was completed on Thursday, local media reports. A report from wenweipo
China is building a new carrier based fighter jet to replace its J-15 fighters after a series of crashes and mechanical failures, according to military experts and sources. “In order to improve the combat effectiveness of the Chinese aircraft carrier strike groups, it is necessary to develop a new carrier-based fighter,” Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie was quoted as saying by
China has launched two Type 055 class guided missile destroyers at the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry in Liaoning province, according to Chinese media. Water started to be pumped into the dry docks where the next-generation destroyers were built around 7 am before the docks' gates were opened, unnamed witnesses were quoted as saying by
The China Coast Guard will be absorbed into the countrys Central Military Commission (CMC), effective July 1, after the transfer of command from the State Oceanic Administration, local media reports. More than 16,000 personnel and the 135 patrol and cruise vessels of the Chinese maritime law-enforcement force will be at the beck and call of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and its command and control, CMC, Asia Times reports
China has commenced work on its third aircraft carrier, Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday without giving any details. In an article published on its WeChat account, Xinhua identified a “new-generation carrier” as being constructed at the China State Shipbuilding Corps shipyard as per schedule
A Chinese military scientist has developed a Full Electric Propulsion (FEP) for Chinas next-generation warships, including aircraft carriers and destroyers. This means the power system for China's new warships will become more intelligent and can supply more power to the weapons system
The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted drills to drop Special Forces 'behind enemy lines' in the high altitude region of Tibet. "It's normal for any military training to have an imaginary opposing force," Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times on Thursday
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