People’s Liberation Army Navy carrier Liaoning.
The following is a from Feb. 28, 2014 report from the Congressional Research Service, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities.
China is building a modern and regionally powerful Navy with a modest but growing capability for conducting operations beyond China’s near-seas region. The question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has emerged as a key issue in U.S. defense planning. The question is of particular importance to the U.S. Navy, because many U.S. military programs for countering improved Chinese military forces would fall within the Navy’s budget. Read More
Chinese marines assault a beach during the Mission Action 2013 exercise. Xinhua Photo
China has long trained for an amphibious invasion of Taiwan during military exercises but has expanded its training to include a similar attack on Japanese holdings in the East China Sea, according the chief of intelligence of the U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLEET). Read More
An undated photo of a Jin-class Type 94 nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). PLAN Photo
China is set to deploy submarines sometime this year armed with nuclear tipped missiles capable of striking Alaska or Hawaii, according to a January assessment from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Read More
Several People’s Liberation Army Navy Houbei missile boats.
The following is from the recently released written testimony from Jesse Karotkin is the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on Jan. 30, 2014. Read More
An undated Chinese amphibious warship Changbaishan. Chinese state media claimed the ship was part a three ship flotilla that patrolled off the shore of Malaysia. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo
Malaysian military officials are disputing a claim made in Chinese state media that three People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships conducted a Jan. 26 patrol around James Shoal — 58 miles off the coast of the island nation, according to a Tuesday report in Jane’s Defence Weekly. Read More
An undated photograph onboard the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning during a take-off and landing test. Xinhua News Agency Photo
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has designs on a force of four aircraft carriers, according to statements from Chinese officials in Chinese state media that were later deleted. Read More
An undated picture of Chinese carrier Liaoning. Xinhua Photo
China’s first modern aircraft carrier has returned to port after more than a month at sea on a training mission, Chinese state media reported early Thursday. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts, and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2013. Read More
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks with Randy Forbes in Forbes’ office on June 13, 2013. US Navy Photo
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) — chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee — sat down with USNI News on Sept. 18 to talk about the challenges of sequestration, how he feels about the Littoral Combat Ship program, China, what the Navy is doing right and—more important—what the Navy is doing wrong. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert hosts Commander in Chief of the People’s Liberation Army Navy Adm. Wu Shengli during a counterpart visit on Sept. 9, 2013. US Navy Photo
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert hosted the head of the Chinese Navy during a visit to the U.S. 3rd Fleet headquarters in Naval Station San Diego, Calif. on Monday.
Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), Adm. Wu Shengli, toured aircraft USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN-759) and went underway on the Littoral Combat Ship USS Ft. Worth (LCS-3). Read More