Beijing to show new warships on navy anniversary

Pu Haiyang | VCG | Getty Images The marines of the China’s navy participate in the annual military training on January 3, 2018 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as Beijing flexes its increasingly well-equipped military muscle. President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers…

Philippine Navy sends war vessel to join in China Navy founding anniversary » Manila Bulletin News

Published April 16, 2019, 7:30 PM By Aaron Recuenco  The Philippine Navy has sent 400 of its personnel on board a recently-acquired amphibious war vessel to participate in the founding anniversary of China’s naval force next week. Capt. Jonathan Zata, head of the Naval Public Affairs Office, said the BRP Tarlac is expected to arrive at Qingdao, China and will join the other naval forces of Asia and other foreign countries for the main celebration of the 70th Founding Anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (Chinese PLA-Navy). The delegation, according…

Navy ship sets sail for Chinese fleet review

Navy personnel board the BRP Tarlac (LD-601) before setting sail for Qingdao, China, to participate in the fleet review for the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy from April 22 to 25. PHILIPPINE NAVY PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy has sent off one of its ships to attend China’s multinational fleet review. Strategic sealift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) left Pier 13 on Monday for a 7-day journey to Qingdao, China, to join the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s 70th anniversary from April 22 to 25. This will…

China’s Navy Is Rising Fast: Can It Catch the U.S. Navy in Lethality and Size?

The coming decade of development will significantly reduce, but not eliminate, the gap between China’s navy — already the second most powerful maritime force on the planet — and the U.S. Navy by 2030. All fitted out, China’s second-ever aircraft carrier — and the first built entirely in China — is set to sail for sea trials. The construction of the aircraft carrier represents a significant milestone in China’s steady rise as a major naval power. And barring any hiccups, Beijing will continue its ascent in the following decade to…

Battleship War in 2026: Should the U.S. Navy Bring Back the Ultimate Warship?

Here is an idea.  Imagine this fictional showdown: It’s July 2026, and the United States and China are on the brink of war in the South China Sea. Despite years of negotiations and what amounts to a ‘frozen conflict’ on the water, China, the Philippines and Vietnam are more deadlocked than ever before when it comes to various claims and counterclaims in this hotly contested sea. Tensions are now near the boiling point as Beijing has finally begun reclamation work at Scarborough Shoal, blockaded once again Second Thomas Shoal and placed multiple oil rigs…

An Inside Look at China’s Navy

A special series on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been on our agenda for many years. The traditionally land-based Chinese military is becoming a maritime power to protect the country’s growing ocean trade and carry out new missions overseas. What is the motivation for growth? Why does it need to be strong? How is it transforming? And where is it heading? ‍UP CLOSE AND DISTANT It’s an extraordinary experience in the two decades of my journalistic career to get close enough to touch upon the core strength of the Navy…

Russias Pacific Fleet, Philippine Navy Hold Drills In South China Sea – Spokesman

Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) 12 minutes ago Sat 13th April 2019 | 04:48 PM Ships from the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and the Philippine Navy are holding naval drills in the South China Sea, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said on Saturday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 13th April, 2019) Ships from the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet and the Philippine Navy are holding naval drills in the South China Sea, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Russian Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Tributs…

British Royal Navy Vessel Reports North Korean Illicit Ship-to-Ship Transfer in East China Sea

The British Royal Navy successfully spotted and reported the illicit activity to the United Nations. On April 5, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy announced that it had successfully reported on an instance of North Korean illicit ship-to-ship transfers at sea to the United Nations as part of its sanctions enforcement efforts in the Indo-Pacific region. In collaboration with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, HMS Montrose, a Duke-class Royal Navy frigate, detected what the British government said was a “ship of unknown nationality” near a North Korean vessel carrying out a ship-to-ship transfer.…

What’s in the Brunei Navy Vessel’s New China Voyage?

A closer look at the context for a recent development. On Friday, a Brunei vessel kicked off a pre-arranged voyage to China. The trip, which was part of a broader planned deployment tied to various bilateral and multilateral activities, spotlighted both Brunei’s growing relations with China as well as ongoing efforts by Brunei’s navy to boost its presence in the region. While China and Brunei have contemporary diplomatic ties that date back to 1991, the defense aspect of the relationship has developed much slower relative to the other realms, which…