Friday, August 26, 2016

Two Y-8F-200W sold to Burma

making the Myanmar Air Force as the second operator of the 200W variant.   Eight were sold to the Venezuelan Air Force in 2013, 200W' first export win.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Photos of the day: 6 additional naval aviators certified for carrier operations

Zhang Chao could have been the 17th pilot certified on this day
-- hmmwv

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

A J-15 fighter crashed

Zhang Chao, the 29-year-old pilot was killed during a training mission.  According to reports from Chinese souses, a fly-by-wire system failure during an arrested landing was the cause.  RIP

Sunday, August 21, 2016

China's type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker construction update, Aug 22nd, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Boring logistics picture of the day: The launch of the type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker

Photos of the day: Type091 getting ready to launch

Friday, November 27, 2015

Photos of the day: China's type 901 replenishment tanker taking shape

Saturday, November 21, 2015

China's new ├╝ber 55,000 ton replenishment tanker (Type901)

For the last 12 months, there has been a hint that a 55,000t class new AOE  is under construction at GSI's Longxue shipyard.  Well,  judging from this latest set of photos, they are making good progress.

Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics -- The PLAN is taking this military maxim to heart.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Photos of the day:24th Chinese naval escort taskforce leaves for mission

 QINGDAO, Aug. 11 (ChinaMil) -- The 24th Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail from Qingdao, a port city in east China's Shandong Province, for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somali coast on Aug. 10, 2016.

The taskforce consists of the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull No. 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull No. 579) and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull No. 960).

The North China Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy held a seeing-off ceremony for the taskforce at a naval port in Qingdao.