China launched its third aircraft carrier on Friday, as the United States wrapped up its Valiant Shield 2022 exercise. Read More
The Chinese Navy, formally known as the PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy), conducted a live-fire exercise several days ago over the South China Sea utilizing a newly expanded naval base. Read More
This post is part of a series of stories looking back at the top naval news from 2020.
China, Russia and the U.S. all announced sweeping expansions of their naval capacity in 2020 as the three largest world fleets vie for high seas influence in a declared era of great power competition. The new tone for naval forces is helping U.S. allies achieve more lethal navies and expanded capabilities. Read More