China's 2nd aircraft carrier (the 1st one fully built locally) completed its 7th set of sea trials in August. It will highly likely be commissioned with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese navy) by the end of the year.
Tag Archives : PLAN
05 Aug 2019
17 years after the start of the program, the construction of the 20,000 tons Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) seems to be reaching its end after two lots of orders, 8 units in total. Construction of the Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) and the design of a larger version (known as Type 075A), however, are just starting.
24 Jun 2019
Several imageries and eyewitness accounts indicate that China likely conducted a missile launch on 2 June. Our colleagues from East Pendulum analyze the open source information and explain why the test could have involved the country’s next-generation submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the JL-3.
13 May 2019
Since 2012, Chinese shipyards have launched 60 Type 056 corvettes and 20 Type 052D destroyers, illustrating once again the incredibly fast growing pace of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy).
30 Apr 2019
Chinese ship-spotters took pictures showing China' second aircraft carrier alongside the Type 901 supply vessel Hulunhu (呼伦湖 ) for the first time. This picture, taken on April 28th at the Dalian shipyard, shows the future of the PLAN carrier strike groups.
29 Apr 2019
A recent video report by CCTV sheds some new light on the KQ-200 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy).
27 Apr 2019
32 Chinese vessels participated in a naval parade, April 23, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy). Close to twenty foreign vessels were also invited to take part in the fleet review.
22 Apr 2019
32 Chinese vessels and 39 military planes are set to participate in the naval parade tomorrow, April 23, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy). Close to twenty foreign vessels will also take part in the fleet review.