Monday, May 02, 2016

Day at the field: Armored Regiment, 37th Motorized Infantry Division, 13th Group Army, Western Theater Command

This PLA "regional RRU" is responsible for external threats from the West as well as a back up to local Armed Police for handling terrorism activities.  Together with other RRUs, they have priorities in getting new gears, such as the ZBD04A IFV. 











Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Photos of the day: East Sea Fleet's 5 new amphibious warfare assets

In quick succession, the PLAN commissioned five new amphibious warfare assets to its East Sea Fleet. A testament to China's shipbuilding capacity.  That said, according to many military analysts, China can only sealift about one division of 10,000 men at a time so there is nothing to worry about.

Here are the pics of the new East Sea Fleet members.

 Type072A 914 Wuyi Shan
 Type072A 915 Culai Shan
 Type072A 916 Tianmu Shan
 Type072A 917 Wufai Shan
 Type071 988 Yimeng Shan






Saturday, March 12, 2016

Three Type072A LSTs commissioned to East Sea Fleet in a single day.

Three new tank landing ships commissioned to PLA Navy
Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-03-08 16:110

Three new tank landing ships are moored to the pier at the port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016.

BEIJING, March 8 (ChinaMil) - - The commissioning, naming and flag-giving ceremony for three new tank landing ships, namely Wuyishan, Culaishan and Wutaishan, was held at a naval port of a landing ship flotilla with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on March 7, 2016, indicating that the three new warships were officially commissioned to the PLA Navy.

The Wuyishan warship (hull number 914), Culaishan warship (hull number 915) and Wutaishan warship (hull number 917), independently developed and produced by China itself, are the same type of tank landing ships.

They have a maximum displacement of more than 5000 tons and are mainly used to deliver soldiers in support of the sea-crossing and island-landing operations. They can also take on diversified military missions in peace time, such as transportation for war preparedness, maritime rescue and national defense education.

Wu Minghui, captain of the tank landing ship Wuyishan, delivered a speech on behalf of the officers and soldiers of the three new warships at the ceremony.















Thursday, January 14, 2016

PLAN commission of the day: Landing Ship, Tank 916 Tianmushan into the East Sea Fleet

Displacement 5000 Tons and with a maximum speed of 20 knots.







Friday, December 25, 2015

PLAN commission of the day: Fourth Type 071 LPD Yimeng Shan 988

South Sea Fleet's 6th Landing Ship Flotilla has the first three Type 071 LPDs, it is reasonable to expect 988 Yimeng Shan to form a new 3-LPD squadron with the East Sea Fleet.