Saturday, March 19, 2016

Photos of the day: Air-Air combat drill onboard on the Liaoning











Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Photos of the day: East Sea Fleet's 5 new amphibious warfare assets

In quick succession, the PLAN commissioned five new amphibious warfare assets to its East Sea Fleet. A testament to China's shipbuilding capacity.  That said, according to many military analysts, China can only sealift about one division of 10,000 men at a time so there is nothing to worry about.

Here are the pics of the new East Sea Fleet members.

 Type072A 914 Wuyi Shan
 Type072A 915 Culai Shan
 Type072A 916 Tianmu Shan
 Type072A 917 Wufai Shan
 Type071 988 Yimeng Shan






Saturday, March 12, 2016

Three Type072A LSTs commissioned to East Sea Fleet in a single day.

Three new tank landing ships commissioned to PLA Navy
Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-03-08 16:110

Three new tank landing ships are moored to the pier at the port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016.

BEIJING, March 8 (ChinaMil) - - The commissioning, naming and flag-giving ceremony for three new tank landing ships, namely Wuyishan, Culaishan and Wutaishan, was held at a naval port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016, indicating that the three new warships were officially commissioned to the PLA Navy.

The Wuyishan warship (hull number 914), Culaishan warship (hull number 915) and Wutaishan warship (hull number 917), independently developed and produced by China itself, are the same type of tank landing ships.

They have a maximum displacement of more than 5000 tons and are mainly used to deliver soldiers in support of the sea-crossing and island-landing operations. They can also take on diversified military missions in peace time, such as transportation for war preparedness, maritime rescue and national defense education.

Wu Minghui, captain of the tank landing ship Wuyishan, delivered a speech on behalf of the officers and soldiers of the three new warships at the ceremony.















Thursday, January 14, 2016

PLAN commission of the day: Landing Ship, Tank 916 Tianmushan into the East Sea Fleet

Displacement 5000 Tons and with a maximum speed of 20 knots.







Friday, December 25, 2015

PLAN commission of the day: Fourth Type 071 LPD Yimeng Shan 988

South Sea Fleet's 6th Landing Ship Flotilla has the first three Type 071 LPDs, it is reasonable to expect 988 Yimeng Shan to form a new 3-LPD squadron with the East Sea Fleet.





Saturday, March 12, 2016

China's second aircraft carrier to get J-15 jets

China's second aircraft carrier to get J-15 jets
Source: Global TimesEditor: Zhang Tao
2016-03-07 09:160


China's second aircraft carrier will be larger and will be equipped with J-15 fighter jets, a rear admiral and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference said.

The new aircraft carrier will be larger than aircraft carrier Liaoning, though it will still carry the J-15, China's first-generation multipurpose carrier-borne fighter jet, Yin Zhuo - also a senior researcher with the People's Liberation Army Navy Equipment Research Center - was quoted by news site cnr.cn as saying Sunday.

The Liaoning has a full displacement of more than 50,000 tons, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Yin said the new aircraft carrier will also feature a new design that will allow the vessel to carry more ammunition, aircraft and fuel, greatly improving its self-sufficiency and combat effectiveness at sea.

Yin also revealed that the aircraft on the new carrier will be similar to the Liaoning and will include early warning aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft and health evacuation helicopters, in addition to the J-15 fighters.

The construction of China's second aircraft carrier, the country's first to be independently designed, was announced by Ministry of Defense spokesperson Yang Yujun on December 31, 2015.

Three Type072A LSTs commissioned to East Sea Fleet in a single day.

Three new tank landing ships commissioned to PLA Navy
Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-03-08 16:110

Three new tank landing ships are moored to the pier at the port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016.

BEIJING, March 8 (ChinaMil) - - The commissioning, naming and flag-giving ceremony for three new tank landing ships, namely Wuyishan, Culaishan and Wutaishan, was held at a naval port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016, indicating that the three new warships were officially commissioned to the PLA Navy.

The Wuyishan warship (hull number 914), Culaishan warship (hull number 915) and Wutaishan warship (hull number 917), independently developed and produced by China itself, are the same type of tank landing ships.

They have a maximum displacement of more than 5000 tons and are mainly used to deliver soldiers in support of the sea-crossing and island-landing operations. They can also take on diversified military missions in peace time, such as transportation for war preparedness, maritime rescue and national defense education.

Wu Minghui, captain of the tank landing ship Wuyishan, delivered a speech on behalf of the officers and soldiers of the three new warships at the ceremony.