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China Declares Latest Type 052D Destroyer and Type 054A Frigate ‘Combat Ready’
March 10, 2020

China Declares Latest Type 052D Destroyer and Type 054A Frigate ‘Combat Ready’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has declared two new surface combatants ready for combat.

China’s Military Advancements in the 2010s: Naval and Strike
March 03, 2020

China’s Military Advancements in the 2010s: Naval and Strike

By Rick Joe
Reviewing major and visible developments of the Chinese PLA Navy and missile force over the last decade.
US Navy: Chinese Destroyer Targeted P-8A Aircraft With Laser
February 29, 2020

US Navy: Chinese Destroyer Targeted P-8A Aircraft With Laser

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The US Navy claims that a Chinese warship fired a military grade laser at P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissions New Type 056A Corvette
January 07, 2020

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Commissions New Type 056A Corvette

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The latest Type 056A corvette reportedly entered service on December 31.

China’s People Liberation Army Navy Commissions 42nd and 43rd Type 056/056A Corvettes
December 19, 2019

China’s People Liberation Army Navy Commissions 42nd and 43rd Type 056/056A Corvettes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two more Type 056A corvettes have recently entered service with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy.

China Commissions First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier
December 17, 2019

China Commissions First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy’s first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier was commissioned on Tuesday.

Technical Problems, Slowing Economy Cut China’s Carrier Ambitions
December 04, 2019

Technical Problems, Slowing Economy Cut China’s Carrier Ambitions

By Steven Stashwick
Plans to build more than four aircraft carriers apparently put on hold.
Chinese, Russian, South African Navies Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises
November 27, 2019

Chinese, Russian, South African Navies Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The exercise was the first of its kind.

China’s Growing Amphib Fleet: A Cause for Long-Term Concern?
November 21, 2019

China’s Growing Amphib Fleet: A Cause for Long-Term Concern?

By Robert Farley
Is the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s growing set of amphibious capabilities a game-changer?

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony
October 31, 2019

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new carrier is reportedly being made ready for commissioning, according to Chinese state media reports.

Beyond China's J-20 Stealth Fighter
September 20, 2019

Beyond China's J-20 Stealth Fighter

By Rick Joe
Is a carrierborne FC-31 in the works? And what about Chinese 6th generation prospects?
China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea
September 19, 2019

China’s New Transport Ship Not a Game Changer in South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
Sansha No.2 is civilian and relatively small compared to military logistics vessels.

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