How A Tiny Singapore Could Fluster The Most Powerful Navy In Asia, The Chinese PLAN?

China’s growing interests in the Indian Ocean Region are likely to be jeopardized as the US has called for the establishment of a new naval fleet at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.   China Looks To Create An Army Of Stealth Fighter Jets With New “Metamaterial” Element “We can’t just rely on the Seventh Fleet in Japan. We have to look to our other allies and partners like Singapore, like India, and actually put a numbered fleet where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were…

Chinese Navy (PLAN) Creates Multiple Records While Practicing ‘Taiwan Invasion’

In yet another show of aggression in the South China Sea, China’s PLA Navy conducted amphibious assault drills off the coast of Guangdong Province recently. The navy has set-up multiple records including “fastest speed” and “longest combat range” during the drills, state-owned Global Times tweeted. Watch: #PLA Navy recently conducted amphibious assault drills offshore of South China’s Guangdong Province, setting up multiple records including “fastest speed” and “longest combat range.” pic.twitter.com/m8bxtBn9D4 — Global Times (@globaltimesnews) November 17, 2020 A 53-second video posted by the Global Times shows Jinggang Shan (999)…

The US Navy is moving to put more ship-killer missiles on submarines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is pushing ahead with fielding more anti-ship cruise missiles on submarines in the Pacific, the head of U.S. Navy Submarine Forces said Monday. As the U.S. fleet grapples with the rising threat of China’s expanding Navy, which now has more ships than the U.S. Navy’s fleet on both coasts combined, the service is packing its submarines with longer-range weapons, including the forthcoming Maritime Strike Tomahawk, Vice Adm. Daryl Caudle said. “We’re increasing our range and how we deliver kinetic effects,” Caudle said. “Long-range torpedoes, of…

Indian Navy monitors Chinese research vessels in Sri Lankan waters over security concerns

Two Chinese research and survey vessels sailing in Sri Lankan waters have caught the eye of Indian Navy, which can be a possible threat on data vital for the conduct of naval operations. The two vessels have been sailing in Colombo owned waters since the past one month claiming to probe into shipwrecks, sources from the Indian defence ministry speaking to The Print revealed. Since 2012, Beijing owned navy vessels are a regular sight in the Indian Ocean, despite critics claiming that it may increase the threat to the Indian subcontinent.…

US Navy destroyer Lassen nears Spratly islands, China territory challenged

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters The USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, is nearing a 12-nautical-mile limit around artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea, and will be in the area for several hours, a U.S. defense official said on Monday. The Navy patrol marks…

Royal Navy news: HMS Queen Elizabeth departure sparks fears UK will be ‘tied’ | UK | News

Thousands of sailors will depart Portsmouth in early 2021 as part of the task force accompanying the 64,000-tonne aircraft carrier. The largest and most powerful warship ever built for the Royal Navy will be flanked by two frigates, support vessels and two Type 45 destroyers. The vessel could also potentially be accompanied by a hunter-killer submarine when it sets sail from the navy base. Details about the massive operation released by the Royal Navy have given way to fears that the Senior Service could be short of manpower. Many believe…

Japan Could Face The Brunt Of Chinese Navy As Beijing Drafts Another Powerful Law Over Contested Waters

China’s National People’s Congress has proposed a new law that would authorize the Coast Guard to use weapons against foreign ships involved in illegal activities in its waters. After Saudi, Trump Endorses ‘Independent Kashmir’; Why Are Key Allies Turning Against India? The coast guard would be authorized to use weapons “in the case of unlawful infringement by a national organization or individual,” as per the document released by the NCP to seek public comments on the draft law. The law will allow the use of handheld weapons against vessels deemed…

China has the world′s largest navy — what now for the US? | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

When the US destroyer John S. McCain sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea two weeks ago, it was quickly met and tracked by ships and planes from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The spokesperson for the PLA’s Southern Theater Command, Colonel Zhang Nandong, said the McCain’s presence was “a military provocation” that “seriously violated China’s sovereignty and security interests, and gravely jeopardized peace and stability in the South China Sea.” China claims the small archipelago as the Xisha Islands, as well as sovereignty over most of the South…

South China Sea: The U.S. Navy Is Back (with an Aircraft Carrier)

The sailors and aviators serving in the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG-5) returned to familiar waters last week when it entered the waters of the South China Sea for the third time during its 2020 deployment. The carrier strike group includes the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is operating with the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).…

Xi stresses war preparedness during PLA Navy Marine Corps visit

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inspects the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou, South China’s Guangdong Province. Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said the Marine Corps is an elite combat force for amphibious operations, and it shoulders the important duties of safeguarding the country’s sovereignty security, territorial integrity, maritime interests, and overseas interests. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping inspected the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou on Tuesday amid his ongoing…