Official Descriptions From PLA Daily:
Amphibious landing ship
The "Kunlunshan" ship with a hull number of 998 is an amphibious dock landing ship. With a total length of 210 m, a maximal width of 28 m and a normal displacement of 18,500 tons, it is the surface combat ship with the biggest tonnage in China at present. The service of this ship symbolizes the great enhancement of the PLA Navy in projecting amphibious combat strength to the medium and long distance sea areas. Hundreds of marines from the marine corps of the PLA Navy will board on this ship in this maritime parade.
The new-type missile speedboat
A new-type missile speedboat that is equipped with advanced missile and anti-electromagnetic interference system has evoked the extensive concerns of domestic and foreign military experts since its début in 2004. Although small in size, it is characterized in fast speed, strong firepower and excellent stealth capability. It has become a trump card in resisting against the enemy's threat in coastal waters.
The new-type home-made submarine
Chinese nuclear submarine will be a highlight in the maritime parade. A new-type home-made submarine formation will be on display besides the nuclear submarine in this parade. Relevant military experts said that the underwater noise of the new-type submarine was greatly reduced for the adoption of a multiple of advanced designs.
A nuclear submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is seen during a naval parade of the PLA Navy warships and aircraft in waters off China's port city of Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on April 23, 2009. A Chinese officer introduces Chinese naval submarine to heads of delegations of foreign navies at Qingdao port, east China's Shandong Province, on April 22, 2009.
Aircraft in the air
The "Flying Leopard" fighters
Besides "Flying Leopard" fighter-bomber, shipboard aircraft and electronic spy aircraft will also appear during the maritime parade. And a type of air guard aircraft will make its debut. This type of aircraft has rather strong detection and tracking ability for maritime objects, and certain detection ability for air objects with certain commanding and control ability. It can shoulder such missions as reconnaissance and guard of maritime objects, guiding naval and air strength to attack enemy's warships and support operation.
Chinese Navy, hospital ship "Daishan" (866)
The "Lanzhou" missile destroyer
Among the new generation of home-made destroyers attending the maritime parade, the "Lanzhou" missile destroyer with a hull number of 170 is the latest one in China. The construction of the destroyer started at the Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard in August 2001. It was launched in April 2003, left the shipyard in August 2005 and enlisted in the array of the PLA Navy formally in September 2005.
Chinese Navy, destroyer "Shijiazhuang" (116)