Commissioned March 24th 1987
This is the blog of China defense, where professional analysts and serious defense enthusiasts share findings on a rising military power.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Those Z-8C helicopters onboard at the Hainan LPD have been identified
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Onboarding the newly commissioned Type 075 LHD (31) Hainan
is the 2nd China Navy Marine Brigade. The vehicle number 2228 indicating that this ZBD05 Amphibious IFV belonging to the 2nd battalion, 2nd Marine Brigade, Southern Theater Command Navy.
There are a total of six Marine Brigades in service with the China Navy today.
CCTV capture source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdSu_xf-O8
Xi attends commissioning of 3 naval vessels, signaling ‘China’s determination to manage S.China Sea’
By GT staff reporters Published: Apr 24, 2021 06:54 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels, the Changzheng-18, the Dalian, and the Hainan.
The vessels were delivered to the People's Liberation Army Navy and placed on active service Friday at a naval port in Sanya, South China's Hainan Province.
Chinese military experts said the Changzheng-18 is the latest type of strategic nuclear submarine, the Hainan the first Type 075 amphibious assault ship, and the Dalian a Type 055 large destroyer.
They noted it is the first time for the country's top commander to commission three large main battle vessels at the same time. They represent the highest level of informatization and digitalization of the navy's equipment, ranking among the world's best.
It is also the first time that three new vessels were put into service on the same day. They are three new large vessels of different types, including two surface vessels each with a displacement of more than 10,000 tons, they said.
It shows that China's national defense science and technology has had earth-shaking changes and leads the world. So far, no other countries have put three different types of large main warships into service at one time, except China.
At the same time, it also suggests that the navy officers and soldiers have finished learning, training and testing the equipment of new ships. It demonstrates the "China speed" in all aspects of research, development, production and control of new equipment.
More importantly, experts pointed out that it is also the first time for the South China Sea Fleet to receive three large surface and underwater main battle equipment the same day, which highlights China's determination to manage the South China Sea.
Especially amid the current complex international environment, the deployment of the new sea craft further strengthens the PLA's ability to safeguard national territory and territorial sea sovereignty, experts said.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Introducing Type 02C, China Army's light weight flamethrower
This set of photos were taken with a combat engineering company of a combined arms brigade, 74th group army.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Showing off Iranian AK-103, with a CS/LM2 14.5mm ammo box as the backdrop
Huge mismatch here.
Friday, December 18, 2020
More 14.5mm applications now available
CS/ML2A 14.5mm Vehicle Mounted HMG and QFC (not KFC) Anti-Material sniper Rifle
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
14.5 mm QJG 02, China's standard second-line dual-purpose HMG
A quintessential Chinese infantry weapon of the early 2000s: Man-portable (a 5-man crew), can fire either Chinese/Soviet ammo and build on top of a mixture of Soviet lineage and local mod/improvement. Also, found in the Middle East.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The Magnum Opus of Ken Allan's work "70 Years of the People's Liberation Army Air Force" is now published
It is an honor to share the link to it here:
70 Years of the People's Liberation Army Air Force
China Aerospace Studies Institute / Published April 12, 2021