This is the blog of China defense, where professional analysts and serious defense enthusiasts share findings on a rising military power.
Monday, May 07, 2012
A new type 903 AOR Replenishment oiler launched in Shanghai Hudong Shipyard.
Six weeks after the launch of a new Type 903 in Guangzhou's HuangPu shipyard. A new Type 903 can also be seen in Shanghai today.
In the meanwhile in Guangzhou (photo posted on 5/5/2012)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Light at end of the tunnel?
It has been said that in order for the China navy to field a modern
navy, it must possess more Replenishment Oilers (AOR). With only five
AOR in its orbat, it can barely keep up with the Gulf of Aden commitment
and the regular Western Pacific cruises. The situation might be
improving in near future as recently posted photos suggesting that two
more AORs are under-construction and one of those launched today in
I am sure that little flattop can be quite thirty too.