Undated photo of the People’s Liberation Army Navy frigate Yantir. Chinese MoD Photo
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The People’s Liberation Army Navy 39th Escort Task Force carried out a three-day-long escort mission of Chinese fishing vessels through the Gulf of Aden, the People’s Liberation Army Daily reported today.
Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning (16) refuels underway during a December 2021 deployment. PLAN Photo
The post has been updated to correct the type of fighters embarked aboard the PLAN carrier Liaoning. The fighters are J-15s not JF-17s.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The People’s Liberation Army Navy Liaoning carrier group returned to its homeport of Qingdao on Dec. 30 after a successful training deployment according to a PLAN official release. Read More
Chinese and Russian Warships on Oct. 18, 2021. Japanese Self-Defense Force Photos
A combination of 10 Russian Navy and Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy ships sailed from the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean through the Tsugaru Strait between Japanese home islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, Joint Staff of the Japan Self Defense Force said in a press statement. Read More
Midshipmen and cadets from the Republic of Korea Navy, Army and Air Force academies during a visit to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo. JMSDF Photo
This post has been updated to correct the type of ships the Korean Navy sent and to include additional information from the U.S. Navy.
Three Korean warships and about 600 cadets from the Republic of Korea Navy are in Sasebo, Japan, for an important port visit between the two Pacific navies. Read More
Maintaining Taiwan’s security against Beijing’s saber rattling and economic coercion is very high on Japan’s and the United States’ list of priorities, maritime experts agreed on Monday speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read More
USS Stethem (DDG 63) is moored pier side at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan in 2016. US Navy Photo
More U.S. ships have joined the South China Sea search for the missing sailor who is missing from guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG-63), U.S. 7th Fleet said in an early Wednesday statement. Read More
USS Stethem (DDG-63) on March 22, 2017. US Navy
A sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG63) is missing in the South China Sea, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
An undated photo of JS Izumo (DDH-183) underway. The ship commissioned on March 25, 2015. JMSDF Photo
One of Japan’s largest warship is set to conduct three months of operations in the South China Sea, according to a Monday report in Reuters
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The following is an Oct. 20, 2016 statement signed by the heads of the U.S. and U.K. navies as well as the head of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) pledging increased cooperation. Read More
Chinese sailors aboard the People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer Xi’an pose on the flight deck in route to RIMPAC 2016 after crossing the International Dateline. Xinhua Photo
The Chinese naval delegation to the Rim of the Pacific exercises barred at least some Japanese sailors from touring their ships and only reluctantly invited members of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force to a reception aboard a People’s Liberation Army Navy warship, USNI News has learned. Read More