The Chinese navy, already the world's largest, just got a new submarine, destroyer, and amphibious assault ship all at once.
Chinese flights near Taiwan have increased in recent weeks, and the planes involved hint at a larger effort to improve China's military capabilities.
A Black Sea encounter between two US warships and two Soviet warships has new relevance amid US competition with Russia and China's growing navies.
The centrepiece of China’s rapidly growing navy is its aircraft carriers, with two in service and another on the way. The carriers represent a new capability for China’s military, and Beijing has touted them in state media, but Chinese flattops are still not on the same level as US carriers […]
A Planet Labs satellite captured a rare photo of a Chinese submarine at what is believed to be the entrance of a undersea tunnel at a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) base on Hainan Island. Yulin Naval Base, a strategic outpost in the South China Sea, is home to nuclear-powered […]
China is recruiting a lot more carrier-based fighter pilots as the country makes great strides in its aircraft-carrier development program. The lastest People’s Liberation Army Navy pilot-recruitment effort saw a 41% increase over last year in the number of recruits enrolling in the carrier-based fighter-pilot program. China only has one […]
Satellites images obtained and analysed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies show China’s third aircraft carrier, likely be its first modern flattop, under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard. CSIS, like the Pentagon, believes the new carrier will be much larger than its predecessors and include a catapult aircraft launch […]
China frequently protests military operations in its Exclusive Economic Zone, the area adjacent to a country’s coast in which it has economic rights. But China doesn’t appear to have reservations about conducting its own military operations in other countries’ EEZs. The US and others continue to use military operations to […]
Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over China’s largest-ever naval parade in the South China Sea on Thursday, according to Reuters. The parade involved more than 10,000 naval officers, and dozens of naval ships and aircraft, according to CGTN. Xi told his troops that it “has never been more pressing than […]
A Chinese ship has been spotted with a large gun on its bow that may be a rail gun. If it is a railgun it will be the first time such a weapon has been successfully installed on a ship. The US is scaling back its rail gun program while […]
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