The Russian Navy and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) wrapped up their Joint Sea 2022 exercise in the East China Sea on Tuesday. The Russian surface action group transited northeast through the Tsushima Strait while the PLAN Liaoning Carrier Strike Group (CSG) continued its deployment to the Philippine Sea. Read More
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Top Stories 2022: International Acquisition
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
U.S. allies and competitors both continued to expand their naval forces with the world’s largest navies investing in new hulls and capabilities. Read More
Russian, Chinese Warships Hold Drill in East China Sea, Chinese Carrier Strike Group Steams in Philippine Sea
The Russian Navy and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) are exercising in the East China Sea while the PLAN Liaoning Carrier Strike Group continues operating in the Philippine Sea. Read More
Report to Congress on The People’s Liberation Army
The following is the Dec. 21, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, China Primer: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Read More
Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy
The following is the provisional English translation of the December 2022 National Security Strategy of Japan and the Japanese National Defense Strategy. Read More
Chinese Liaoning Carrier Strike Group Now Operating in the Philippine Sea
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Liaoning Carrier Strike Group is now operating in the Philippine Sea, according to Japan’s Ministry of Defense. Read More
UPDATED: Royal Thai Navy Corvette Sinks in Gulf of Thailand
This post has been updated with a statement from the Royal Thai Navy correcting the status of sailors from HMS Sukhothai (FS-442).
The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) corvette HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442) sank in the Gulf of Thailand at 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday following a loss of power and subsequent flooding of the ship, according to the service. Read More
Document: Office of Naval Intelligence’s Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy, Coast Guard Ship Identification Guide
The following is the Office of Naval Intelligence’s 2022 People’s Liberation Army Navy, China Coast Guard and maritime law enforcement recognition and identification guide. Read More
Report to Congress on Chinese Naval Modernization
The following is the Dec. 1, 2022, Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Japanese, Korean Fighters Scrambled in Response to Joint Russia-China Bomber Patrol
Four Russian Tu-95MS bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers conducted a joint patrol over the Sea of Japan Wednesday, prompting fighter scrambles by Korea and Japan in response.
The joint patrol was the most recent one since May this year, which occurred the same day U.S. President Joe Biden met his Australian, Indian and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, though both the Russian and Chinese defense ministries stated the flights in May were part of their annual military cooperation plan and not intended to be provocative. Read More