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[*] posted on 26-9-2019 at 11:08 PM


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[*] posted on 27-9-2019 at 08:48 AM


So many targets. Will there be enough Mk 48 MOD 7s to go around? :)
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Exclusive: Satellite Images Reveal China's Aircraft Carrier 'Factory,' Analysts Say (excerpt)

(Source: Reuters; published October 17, 2019)

By Greg Torode, Michael Martina

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/i/status/1184756575753388033

HONG KONG/BEIJING - High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.

The images of the Jiangnan shipyard outside Shanghai were taken last month and provided to Reuters by the non-partisan Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), building on satellite photos it obtained in April and September last year.

Noting a series of pre-fabricated sections, bulkheads and other components stacked nearby, CSIS analysts say the hull should be finished within 12 months, after which it is likely to be moved to a newly created harbor and wharf before being fitted out.

The vast harbor on the Yangtze River estuary, including a wharf nearly 1 kilometer long and large buildings for manufacturing ship components, is nearly complete. Much of the harbor area appeared to be abandoned farmland just a year ago, according to earlier images CSIS analyzed.

It dwarfs an existing harbor nearby, where destroyers and other warships are docked.

“We can see slow but steady progress on the hull, but I think the really surprising thing these images show is the extensive infrastructure buildup that has gone on simultaneously,” said CSIS analyst Matthew Funaiole.

“It is hard to imagine all this is being done for just one ship,” he added. “This looks more like a specialized space for carriers and or other larger vessels.”

Singapore-based military analyst Collin Koh said the modern, purpose-built facility on a sparsely populated island in the Yangtze may provide better security than the congested shipyards of Dalian in northern China. It could also help deepen co-operation between commercial and military shipbuilders.

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China's Second Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Commissioning Ceremony: Report

(Source: Global Times; published Oct. 30, 2019)


China's first domestically made aircraft carrier docks at the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province after returning from her series of eight sea trials. (Chinese internet photo)

China's second aircraft carrier, the first domestically built, appears to be preparing for a possible commissioning ceremony since it returned from its eighth sea trial, photos and videos showed.

Troops in white naval uniforms lined the warship's flight deck on the morning of October 24 and practiced an inspection ceremony, Hong Kong-based news website wenweipo.com reported on Tuesday.

A barge loaded with a crane approached the bow of the ship, as workers on the crane painted a huge "1" on the ship's hull, according to photos and videos posted in the wenweipo.com report.

However, the number has since been erased and no further markings were visible as of Tuesday, the report said.

"Painting a hull number is usually a sign that a warship is about to join military service," a military expert who asked not to be named told the Global Times on Wednesday.

The moves mentioned in the report could indicate that the aircraft carrier will be commissioned soon, military enthusiasts said.

China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning was delivered and commissioned to the PLA Navy on September 25, 2012 in Dalian after years of refitting and sea trials. Then president and Central Military Commission chairman Hu Jintao endorsed the naming certificate of Liaoning in a commissioning ceremony, the Xinhua News Agency reported then.

Hu and then premier Wen Jiabao oversaw the ceremony, as Navy honor guards received inspection on board of the ship, according to the Xinhua report.

The Liaoning has the hull number 16, and many military observers expect the yet-to-be-named second carrier will bear the number 17.

The second aircraft carrier is moored at the Dalian Shipyard in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, after it returned from its eighth sea trial held between October 15 and 20, wenweipo.com reported.

Military experts told the Global Times as the carrier first set out on its eighth sea trial the voyage would likely serve as an examination of the warship's readiness for final delivery, and that they expected the ship to be commissioned into the Chinese Navy this year.

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[*] posted on 1-11-2019 at 09:44 AM


Ahhh great! That's TWO second-class, Soviet-based build & design/build that they now have in service, along with the second-class "naval" fighters that carry half-warloads when using the Ski Jumps...………….
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True, but that's still better capability than most navy's have, or are likely to have.

The RAN for example




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…………….and that can instantly change IF we have F-35B's on the LHD's whenever necessary! :cool:
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The RAN seems to be as opposed to that concept as the RAAF.



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They are opposed because their Funding will be affected, not because the idea doesn't have merit.

This is also compounded by the fact the RAAF is short of Pilots to start with, and who do they answer to IF they are used on the LHD's? The RN or the RAAF, or do we introduce a Fleet Air Arm?

IF the government-of-the-day was to say "we'll separately fund 40 x F-35B's, AND provide the extra funding for ALL Support Staff, Aviation Support Staff and new Pilots"...……….then I suspect RAAF and RAN objections would vanish.
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Images show PLANAF J-15s armed with KD-88 and YJ-91 missiles

Andreas Rupprecht, Mainz - Jane's Defence Weekly

15 November 2019


CCTV broadcast images in early November showing at least two PLANAF J-15 carrier-borne fighters at Huangdicun Airbase armed with what appear to be the KD-88 (fitted onto the aircraft in foreground) and YJ-91 missiles (fitted onto the aircraft to the right). Source: CCTV

Images have emerged in Chinese state-owned media showing at least two People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) J-15 fighters equipped with what appear to be the KD-88 air-to-surface missile and either the YJ-91 anti-radiation or YJ-91A anti-ship-missile: an indication that China has enhanced the multirole capabilities of this carrier-borne fighter.

The images, which were broadcast in early November by China Central Television (CCTV), show the J-15s on the ground at the PLANAF's Huangdicun Airbase, although it is unclear when the images were taken.

Since the J-15s shown in the image feature three-digit serial numbers - unlike the latest ones displayed during the 1 October parade in Beijing that feature two-digit serials - it is possible that the video was taken some time ago, meaning that the fighters may have been fitted with this armament several months ago.

The J-15, which has an estimated maximum weapon load of 6,500 kg, had been previously spotted fitted with the YJ-83K anti-ship missile but the CCTV report marks the first time images of the fighter armed with the KD-88 and the YJ-91 missiles have been released.

Developed from the J-11B by the No 601 Research Institute and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) the J-15, which also incorporates features of the Russian Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighter, is the PLAN's first dedicated carrier-borne fighter.

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​PICTURES: China’s newest aircraft carrier docks at Hainan

21 November, 2019 SOURCE: FlightGlobal.com BY: Greg Waldron Singapore

China’s second aircraft carrier has docked at Yulin Naval base at the southern tip of Hainan Island, amid media speculation that it will soon be commissioned into Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) service.

Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies show the Type-001A carrier at pier side. Seven Shenyang J-15 fighters are visible on the deck, as are four helicopters. The rotorcraft comprise what appears to be a trio of Changhe Z-18s and a single Harbin Z-9.

The carrier recently sailed from the Dalian shipyard to Hainan Island via the Taiwan Strait.


Image of China's Type-001A shot by Maxar Technologies' WorldView-1 satellite.
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When commissioned (and named) the Type-001A will become China’s second operational carrier after Liaoning, which was developed from the hulk of the Varyag, a Kuznetsov-class carrier that the Soviet Union never completed owing to the end of the Cold War.

The Type-001A represents a major milestone for Beijing as it is the country’s first locally designed and built aircraft carrier.

Though it resembles Liaoning, with the same conventional powerplant, reports suggest it can carry 44 aircraft, compared with 36 for Liaoning.

The vessel also has updated radars and a modernised bridge.

Both Liaoning and Type-001A use a ski-jump to launch fixed-wing aircraft. This limits payload and precludes operations of support aircraft for missions such as airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) and antisubmarine warfare.


Yulin Naval Base is at the Southern tip of Hainan Island
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China’s third carrier, the Type-002, will be equipped with electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems (EMALS), allowing it to operate a similar mix of fixed wing aircraft as found on US Navy aircraft carriers.

In May, an artist's impression on social media offered more details about the Xian KJ-600, an AEW&C type resembling the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft.

The impressions suggest that the twin-turboprop KJ-600 will also have a carrier on-board delivery (COD) variant similar to the C-2 Greyhound, and an anti-submarine warfare variant.
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China expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base

Sean O’Connor, Indianapolis and Andrew Tate, London - Jane's Defence Weekly

27 November 2019

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- China is expanding support infrastructure at Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island
- The new facilities could support long-term operations of an aircraft carrier

Commercial satellite imagery captured on 19 November shows that China is expanding support infrastructure at the Yulin Naval Base on the country’s southern Hainan Island. The ongoing construction work appears to be tailored to the operation and maintenance of large surface combatants.

Of note is the construction of an apparent dry dock suitable in size to berth not only China’s second aircraft carrier but also smaller surface combatants and/or submarines. A dry dock in the area would eliminate the need for the carrier to return to Dalian or use closer commercial facilities for underwater repair or maintenance work.

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Chinese Navy Set to Build Fourth Aircraft Carrier, But Plans for A More Advanced Ship Are Put On Hold (excerpt)

(Source: South China Morning Post; published Nov 28, 2019)
By Minnie Chan


Military sources told SCMP that work on a second Type 002aircraft carrier could start within two years, but plans to develop more modern nuclear-powered carriers appear to have been put on ice. (China Internet photo)

The Chinese navy is moving ahead with plans to build another aircraft carrier, but plans for a fifth have been put on hold for now, according to military insiders.

They said that technical challenges and high costs had put the brakes on the programme and the recent merger of the country’s two major shipbuilders was unlikely to have a significant short-term impact.

The country currently has just one active carrier, the Liaoning – a refitted Soviet-era vessel – but the first homebuilt carrier, the Type 001, is undergoing sea trials and may soon be ready for service.

Work on the more modern Type 002 carrier started two years ago and a naval source said construction on the second Type 002 could start as early as 2021.

But plans for a next-generation carrier appear to be on hold for now as engineers struggle to overcome technical problems. “There is no plan to build more aircraft carriers,” said one military source.

“The third and fourth Chinese aircraft carriers on the agenda are both Type 002s, the country’s next generation warship equipped with electromagnetic catapults [for launching jets].” (end of excerpt)

Click here for the full story, on the SCMP website.

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Chinese Warship Showcases Vertical Launch Missile System

(Source: Global Times; issued Nov 28, 2019)


The People's Liberation Army Navy destroyer Shenzhen showcases the opening of its 32-unit missile vertical launch system. Photo: screenshot from China Central Television

After returning from a major refit, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy destroyer Shenzhen showcased its air defense firepower by displaying its new missile vertical launch system on Monday.

The Navy's sole Type 051B destroyer has gained very powerful combat capability after the modernization, said Weihutang, a column on military affairs affiliated with China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday.

The Shenzhen is now equipped with a vertical launch system, which consists of four sets of eight units, allowing it to host 32 ship-to-air missiles that can shoot down incoming hostile aircraft and missiles, Tong Zhenrong, deputy captain of the Shenzhen, said on CCTV on Sunday.

Joining military service as a fleet flagship in 1998, the Shenzhen participated in many operations and visited many countries, making it a star in naval diplomacy, China Youth Daily reported, noting that the warship undertook the refit in 2017 that saw its capabilities significantly upgraded, allowing it to become a guided missile destroyer with the capability to command a joint operation fleet.

This capability allows the Shenzhen to integrate information gathered by every unit and distribute it to other units that need it, Weihutang said.

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Chinese navy commissions its second aircraft carrier

Andrew Tate, London - Jane's Defence Weekly

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A screen grab of CCTV-13 video footage of the commissioning ceremony of the PLAN’s second aircraft carrier. The platform was commissioned into the Chinese navy on 17 December at the Sanya-Yulin naval base on Hainan Island. Source: Via CCTV-13

China's second aircraft carrier was commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on 17 December in a ceremony held at the Sanya-Yulin naval base on Hainan Island, and was given the name Shandong with pennant number 17.

The ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who presented the PLA flag and naming certificate to the ship's captain and political commissar, reflecting the significance with which the entry into service of China's first wholly domestically built aircraft carrier is viewed.

The carrier's base-port of Sanya-Yulin is on the northern shores of the South China Sea, which gives a pointer to where the carrier is likely to operate in the immediate future. Although it will be geographically co-located with the naval forces of the Southern Theatre Command (South Sea Fleet), the carrier may be under direct command of the Central Military Commission because of its perceived strategic value.

Shandong was built by Dalian Shipbuilding International Corporation (DSIC) and was launched on 26 April 2017. It commenced sea trials in May 2018 and has completed a total of nine periods at sea. The final trials phase included a transit from Dalian to Hainan, during which it passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait.

The carrier was built to broadly the same design as the PLAN's first carrier, Liaoning , which was formerly the Kuznetsov-class carrier Varyag and and was bought in a partially completed state from Ukraine in 2001. However, several modifications are evident in Shandong that are likely to reflect the knowledge gained from operating Liaoning, as well as the PLAN's concept of carrier operations, which differs from that of the former Soviet Navy, which designed the Kuznetsov-class as aircraft-carrying cruisers armed with long range anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles.

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Beijing commissions its second aircraft carrier

By Greg Waldron18 December 2019

Beijing has commissioned its second aircraft carrier in a high profile ceremony in the South China Sea.

According to a China Daily story posted by the defence ministry web site and other state media, the CNS Shandong was commissioned on 17 December at Sanya on the island of Hainan, located at the north of the South China Sea. The event was attended by Chinese president Xi Jinping.


Source: China Daily
Chinese premier Xi Jinping at the commissioning of the CNS Shandong


The carrier, designated Type-001A prior to the official naming, is an updated version of the Peoples’ Liberation Army Navy CNS Liaoning, a carrier originally built for the Soviet Union. It is the first aircraft carrier completely built in China.

While the Shandong is intended as an operational carrier, the Liaoning’s primary function is as a training vessel.

“The move saw China enter an elite club of world powers that operate multiple carriers,” says China Daily. “There were previously only three countries with more than one carrier in active service — the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy.”

Beijing’s rival, Tokyo, aims to join this “club” as well. It is in the process of converting a pair of “helicopter cruisers”, the Izumo and Kaga, into aircraft carriers capable of carrying the Lockheed Martin F-35B.

The Shandong was built in Dalian shipyard, which was also where the Liaoning was restored.

Observers suggest that commissioning the vessel Sanya was calculated to send a message to neighbours in the region. Beijing claims virtually the entire body of water, and has aggressively developed several remote islands into airbases.

The Shandong can operate up to 36 Shenyang J-15 fighters, a Chinese copy of the Sukhoi Su-33, as well as several helicopters.

It uses a ski-ramp to launch aircraft. This limits aircraft payload and precludes the launching of fixed-wing airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft. The J-15, however, has a buddy refuelling capability, which goes some way to increasing the combat radius of the air wing.


Source: Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies.
A satellite image from November 2019 of the Shandong docked at Hainan’s Yulin naval base.


Media reports suggest the J-15 has suffered a number of crashes and safety issues. It is understood that Beijing wants to develop a new carrier-borne fighter, potentially based on the AVIC J-31 or Chengdu J-20.

Beijing also has ambitions to develop larger, American-style super carriers with electromagnetic catapults. Recent unsourced reports have suggested that the cost and complexity of these project are of concern.

“The deployment of the fighter jets on the new carrier was a stark contrast to the first service days of CNS Liaoning, that did not feature any combat aircraft. It also indicates CNS Shandong has likely gained initial operational capability,” says China Daily.

“Carrying the hull designation number 17, CNS Shandong is the largest, mightiest and most sophisticated naval ship ever developed and built in China.”
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Five Strategic Implications Behind First China-Made Aircraft Carrier

(Source: China Military Online; issued Dec 18, 2019)

The first China-made aircraft carrier Shandong (Hull 17) was delivered to the PLA Navy at a military port in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province, on the afternoon of December 17, 2019.

Its commissioning into active service makes China one of the few countries in the world that have two carriers. A stronger PLA Navy will not only better safeguard the nation's sovereignty, security and development interests, but will also guarantee China's peaceful development and world peace.

By summarizing relevant materials, the reporter concluded that the commissioning of the first China-made aircraft carrier has made five breakthroughs.

First, it was independently designed by China, which realizes the historic leap from renovation to self-development of aircraft carriers.

The commissioning of the new carrier marks a new height in China's carrier development and is a major milestone in China's warship construction history.

The aircraft carrier Shandong (hull 17) is called a "sister" of the aircraft carrier Liaoning for their similar appearance, but it is in no way an imitation of the latter. Yang Bin, chief designer of the Shandong, said in an interview that the two carriers vary greatly both in appearance and internal structure.

Second, it is the first time that an Asian country has an independently-built aircraft carrier after WWII.

China is the first Asian country that has built an aircraft carrier on its own after WWII, which proves its indisputable ability of independently designing and building large warships and carrier-borne aircraft.

Since the carrier building started in November 2013, it takes only six years for China to independently build the aircraft carrier and commission it today. According to navy expert Li Jie, this consists with the general laws of carrier building, as it usually takes five to six years for the US to build an aircraft carrier too. And considering it is designed completely by China itself, the building of this carrier is already relatively fast.

Third, the commissioning of the domestically-built aircraft carrier gives China two carrier strike groups (CSGs) for the first time, making it the third country in the world after the US and UK.

According to Li Jie, two CSGs will give a substantive boost to China's maritime combat capability. For regional conflicts of moderate intensity and above, especially in the medium and far sea operations, effective regional air and sea control can only be ensured by more than 45 carrier-based aircraft, which must require two CSGs.

Li added that two carriers can endow a nation the capability of maintaining at least one CSG on the sea for a long time. And thanks to the substantial changes brought by two carrier fleets, we will be able to engage in battles in one or more strategic directions at the same time. Especially in medium and far sea waters, the carriers will have more space to exert themselves, including carrying out military operations other than war (MOOTW).

Fourth, the emergence of two CSGs also leads to the simultaneous launch of two aircraft carrier bases.

China has two aircraft carrier bases, in the south and the north respectively. This is based on strategic considerations, but also taking into account security, logistics and other factors, said Li Jie.

Fifth, the commissioning of the domestically-made aircraft carrier in Sanya indicates China's deployment of aircraft carrier in the South China Sea for the first time.

Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, said at a regular press conference in November that where the aircraft carrier is stationed depends on the PLA Navy's development plan, carrier development plan and other conditions. According to analysis, deploying the new carrier in Sanya means it will play a critical role in safeguarding national maritime interests, as well as peace and stability in the South China Sea.

Analysts said that deploying the new China-made aircraft carrier in Sanya will inevitably stir the US to hype up the "China threat theory" again, which Li Jie called an old trick. Let's be frank about the facts. Ever since the People's Republic of China was founded 70 years ago, it has never initiated one single war or conflict, never imposed threat on any other country, and never threatened other countries with its aircraft carrier. Meanwhile, it is exactly the US that has leveraged on its aircraft carriers to expand its sphere of influence around the world, but always put the blame on others to create the excuse to invade them.

Regarding the reactions from countries around the South China Sea, Li Jie said weapon development by any country, especially a neighboring major country, is highly sensitive and bound to trigger the "threat theory", which is no surprise. China upholds the defensive national defense policy, and our purpose of developing aircraft carrier and improving military strength is to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests as well as maritime rights and interests. China will not easily resort to the use of force no matter how many aircraft carriers it has.

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China's 10,000 Ton-Class Destroyer Equipped with Long-Range Land-Attack Missiles

(Source: Global Times; issued December 23, 2019)


The Chinese Navy’s guided-missile destroyer Nanchang takes part in a naval parade staged to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy off Qingdao, in east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2019. (Chinese internet photo
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China's latest 10,000 ton-class guided missile destroyer, the Type 055, is capable of launching long-range land-attack cruise missiles, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy revealed as experts said on Sunday the new weapon could let the destroyer launch more precise attacks against land targets at greater range.

Introducing the vast and complicated arsenal at its disposal, the PLA Navy said on China's Twitter-like social platform Sina Weibo that the service operates not only vessels, but also submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles with strategic missile submarines and long-range land-attack cruise missiles with 10,000 ton-class guided missile destroyer, despite them also being the main battle equipment of the PLA Rocket Force.

China displayed its first Type 055 destroyer, the Nanchang, in April at the fleet review of the PLA Navy's 70th anniversary celebration in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province.

As China's first type of 10,000 ton-class destroyer, the Type 055 has 112 vertical launch missile cells capable of launching a combination of surface-to-air missiles, anti-ship missiles and anti-submarine missiles, according to media reports.

While military observers have been speculating the ship was capable of launching land-attack missiles, the Navy's Weibo post confirmed the speculation.

The Navy's post did not elaborate on the designation or specifications of the long-range land-attack cruise missile, and went on to introduce the Navy's J-10 and J-11 fighter jets that are also operated by the Air Force, as well as Z-8 and Z-9 helicopters, amphibious armored vehicles and howitzers that are also used by the Army.

The Chinese Navy has formed a complete system with submarine troops, surface vessel troops, aviation troops, marines and coastal defense troops, as the five sub-branches use a wide selection of different weapons to become as efficient as possible, an anonymous military expert told the Global Times on Sunday.

Long-range land-attack cruise missiles will allow destroyers to launch more powerful precision strikes on land targets compared to main guns, which have a lower range and are less accurate, the expert said.

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China Launches Powerful Destroyers, Delivery Expected in Two Years

(Source: Global Times; issued Dec 30, 2019)


China’s Type 055 destroyers are very big ships for their category, displacing about 13,000 tonnes and armed with 112 vertical launch tubes and a 130mm turreted gun as well as secondary weapons and carrying a helicopter. (PLAN photo)

China reportedly launched an additional Type 055 destroyer and a Type 052D destroyer right before the year draws to an end, a move Chinese experts called on Sunday an astounding achievement in shipbuilding, as they expect the ships to enter military service in two years.

Fully dressed, the two ships left a flooded dockyard and moored in nearby berths under the assistance of tug boats on Friday morning at the Dalian Shipyard, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, as they wrapped up their successful launches, news website wenweipo.com reported on Friday.

The launched ships are China's sixth Type 055 guided missile destroyer and the 23rd Type 052D guided missile destroyer, the report said.

"China's rapid shipbuilding speed is a reflection of its industrial capability and its determination to build a strong navy," a military expert who asked not to be named told the Global Times on Sunday, calling the shipyard a powerhouse for China's naval equipment.

After launch, a destroyer will usually take about a year to undergo outfitting procedures to install all kinds of additional equipment to get the ship ready to sail and make it combat-capable. Another year might be needed for it to conduct sea trials to see if everything works properly and make the necessary adjustments, according to the expert.

If everything goes well, the two destroyers launched on Friday could enter naval service in about two years, the expert said.

The Type 055 is China's first 10,000 ton-class guided missile destroyer with a 112-cell vertical launch system, and the smaller Type 052D has 64 vertical launch cells. Both types are considered world-class and have outstanding detection, air defense and anti-ship capabilities.

This is the second time in 2019 the Dalian Shipyard has launched two destroyers on the same day, wenweipo.com reported.

The shipyard reportedly launched China's 19th and 20th Type 052D destroyers on May 10. In July 2018, the third and fourth Type 055 destroyers were also launched there.

Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard also builds these two types of destroyers. Shipyards around China also build other types of warships including frigates, amphibious landing docks and amphibious assault ships.

Following the same regular pattern of ship construction, these ships that have been launched in the past two years will likely join the Chinese Navy one by one in the coming one to three years, the expert said, noting that by 2021, the Navy will become significantly more powerful and capable of safeguarding China's sovereignty and overseas interests thanks to the new ships.

More warships will be launched in 2020, experts predicted.

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China-Russia-Iran Naval Drill is More Than Just Flag-Waving

(Source: CGTN.com; issued Dec 30, 2019)

On Friday, December 27, military forces of China, Russia and Iran began a four-day naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean.

Code named "Marine Security Belt," the trilateral exercise is aimed at enforcing regional order and balance. The idea is to assess the capability and preparedness of the three naval forces, exercise surveillance, identify deficiencies in a region that itself, in security terms, appears to be in unprecedented decline.

To this end, the whole range is being practiced: Curbing terrorism threats, carrying out rescue operations and defense against attacks from pirates. The goal is to learn as much as possible, especially when it comes to safeguarding the security of international trade in the strategic regions and share experience in maritime rescue operations.

As it happens, and keep in mind the context for so much of it, the joint maneuvers are not intended to secure the region or serve as a response to America's naval maneuvers with Arab states. At a time when tensions are high as a result of attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities, it's inconceivable that the naval exercise with Russia and China could be an attempt to work with Iran against other regional states.

Quite the opposite, the drills seek to promote and reinforce all-encompassing security. They come amid desperate attempts by the Washington establishment to build a maritime coalition to patrol the Persian Gulf. This is unnecessary, because backdoor dialogue has taken place between Tehran and Riyadh to ease tensions, including the possibility of a non-aggression agreement. The region is better off without the so-called most exceptional, indispensable nation and of course its trans-regional naval coalition.

There are other reasons as to why the drills are more than just flag-waving and why China, Russia and Iran have a responsibility to secure the strategic regions together.

The joint naval drills enforce regional order and balance consistent with the United Nations' 1982 Convention. As per this convention and as signatories, China, Russia and Iran reject the unilateralist idea that the US is the region's dominant naval power. Freedom of Navigation also says ships flying the flag of these sovereign states shall not suffer interference from the US.

The problem is that the US continues to sanction and undermine Iran's territorial rights. This is while US armed forces have conducted operations in the region in collaboration with other Arab states.

Under the 1982 Convention and Freedom of Navigation, Iran can hold naval drills with China and Russia for training cross military coordination, readiness, and information gathering. The law states that Iran can have freedom of transit and overflight in the Indian Ocean to prevent and control insecurity through joint drills.

It is under the same convention that China is taking part in the joint naval exercises. It is per the same convention that China has sent the Xining, a guided missile destroyer, to the region to strengthen cooperation among the three countries' navies. In the words of China's Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian, the drill is a "normal military exchange" between the three armed forces and in line with international law and practices. It is not connected with the regional situation.

There is little doubt that the drills likewise adhere to International Maritime Law by helping Russia to reinforce collective security. There is nothing wrong with Russia regarding the joint drills as essential to its own security, particularly if it uses naval forces to curb terrorism threats. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has identified "fighting terrorists and pirates" as the purpose driving the drills.

All in all, China, Russia and Iran can have their own reservations for the drills as well. Tehran seeks to resist Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign. The trilateral exercise serves as further evidence that the US has failed to isolate Tehran diplomatically and militarily. Russia says regional security has to be provided by regional states. The joint drills are in line with the concept of Russia's collective security efforts. Further still, China relies on regional suppliers for its energy needs. The economic superpower has no plan to be vulnerable to any volatility in the region. It is taking part in the drills to prevent new conflicts from happening in the region.

And one last reminder – as 2019 ends, the United States has failed to apply a triple containment policy toward China, Russia and Iran. It couldn't hinder the presence and influence of their naval forces throughout the region. The joint naval exercises bring a counterbalance against the US, its forever wars and their fallout.

As the regional security environment continues to be challenged, here is the hope that other regional states will also get on board to form an overarching security quad with China, Russia and Iran, and engage in similar joint military exercises in 2020 and beyond.

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I will point out that the source, CGTN.com, is a Chinese Government-owned news source.



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[*] posted on 6-1-2020 at 12:26 PM


More or less everything on this Chinese Navy section is from Chinese sources, either directly or indirectly.

All of it has to be treated as suspect.

The other thing I never hear mentioned, with regards to either the Chinese Navy or Airforce, how are they introducing all of this "marvellous" weaponry when they are progressing from corvettes to destroyers/cruisers that are 3 generations ahead, supposedly, of the warships they trained on? Bloody mystery to me...…...and everyone else too?
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They promote politically reliable officers, such as that female Captain they made a big song and dance about last year, and buggar operational efficiency.

From Midshipman to Captain and placed in command of a brand new DDG in seven years.




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