Chinese military machine launches THREE warships in one day



China launched three warships in one day on Christmas Eve in a show of force, as they were among the most advanced ships the country has built.

Beijing will keep one of the ships for its own navy, while the other two will go to Thailand and Pakistan respectively.

Thailand will take a 071E Landing Platform Dock (LPD) it ordered in September 2019 while Pakistan and China have each received a Type 054 frigate.

The boats were launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard near Shanghai on December 24.

The 071E landing pad wharf launched (pictured) on Christmas Eve in Shanghai is destined for Thailand

Meanwhile, Pakistan and China have each received a Type 054 frigate (pictured at launch on December 24)

Meanwhile, Pakistan and China have each received a Type 054 frigate (pictured at launch on December 24)

The two frigates have minor changes between them as each was built for a different navy.  In the photo: one of the Type 054 frigates

The two frigates have minor changes between them as each was built for a different navy. In the photo: one of the Type 054 frigates

China rolled out red carpet for three warships launch on Christmas Eve in Shanghai

China rolled out red carpet for three warships launch on Christmas Eve in Shanghai

The Pakistani Navy variant of the frigate would be equipped with SR2410C radar and 3D electronic scanning multifunction radar.

Meanwhile, the Chinese version will join around 30 similar ships in the country’s navy.

The 071E LPD destined for Thailand will be able to deploy helicopters and will most likely be used in patrolling and disaster relief missions.

China has the world’s largest navy and is preparing to launch a new high-tech aircraft carrier by February, the Pentagon revealed last month.

The ships are fitted with some of the latest technology and are considered some of the most advanced ships in China

The ships are fitted with some of the latest technology and are considered some of the most advanced ships in China

Beijing has expanded its navy as tensions rise between China and the West, especially America

Beijing has expanded its navy as tensions rise between China and the West, especially America

Beijing has “numerically the largest navy in the world with an overall combat strength of around 355 ships and submarines,” the US Department of Defense said last Wednesday in its annual report. report on China.

This compares to the 296 warships available to the US Navy, 69 ships operated by the Royal Navy, and 295 ships deployed by the Russian Navy.

Beijing is expected to add a third aircraft carrier in early 2022, dubbed Type-003, with satellite images from the shipyard released today indicating it will compete with America’s super aircraft carriers.

Photos from the Jiangnan Shipyard from September through October show that significant progress has been made on the aircraft carrier’s external components and that work on other ships at the yard appears to have slowed down, possibly because the Type- 003 has taken over.

The Washington-based think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the carrier could be ready as early as February, saying it “will launch in about three to six months.”

The United States currently leads the world with 11 aircraft carriers, Britain operates two, including its brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth, while Russia has just one aircraft carrier.

China’s growing threat was further underscored when satellite images emerged of scale models of an American aircraft carrier and destroyer in its northwestern desert, which would be used in war games amid the tensions. growing among nations with nuclear weapons.

Photos from the Jiangnan Shipyard from September through October show that significant progress has been made on the aircraft carrier's external components and that work on other ships at the yard appears to have slowed down, possibly because the Type- 003 has taken over.

Photos from the Jiangnan Shipyard from September through October show that significant progress has been made on the aircraft carrier’s external components and that work on other ships at the yard appears to have slowed down, possibly because the Type- 003 has taken over.

The Type-003 under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard in September.  The ship is expected to launch in February

The Type-003 under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard in September. The ship is expected to launch in February

A number of People's Liberation Army ships can be seen at various times in the flood basin of the Jiangnan Shipyard

A number of People’s Liberation Army ships can be seen at various times in the flood basin of the Jiangnan Shipyard

China has built model US aircraft carriers (pictured) in the country's northwest desert, possibly in anticipation of future naval strikes

China has built model US aircraft carriers (pictured) in the country’s northwest desert, possibly in anticipation of future naval strikes

Satellite images captured by Colorado-based satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies and dated Sunday show that China has built a mock-up of the destroyed United States in Ruoqiang, Xinjiang.

Satellite images captured by Colorado-based satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies and dated Sunday show that China has built a mock-up of the destroyed United States in Ruoqiang, Xinjiang.

The Independent United States Naval Institute said on its website that the model ships of the United States (pictured, a railway terminus and a target storage) were part of a new range of targets being developed by the People's Liberation Army.

The Independent United States Naval Institute said on its website that the model ships of the United States (pictured, a railway terminus and a target storage) were part of a new range of targets being developed by the People’s Liberation Army.

Images captured by Colorado-based satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies, dated Sunday, show the outlines of ships sitting on a railroad track.

Maxar identified the location as Ruoqiang, a county in the Taklamakan Desert in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

The Independent U.S. Naval Institute said on its website that the mockups were part of a new line of targets being developed by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

USNI said it could identify characteristics of the destroyer, including its funnels and weapon systems.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a daily briefing on Monday that he had no information about the footage, saying, “I am not aware of the situation you have. mentioned “.

China’s massive military upgrade has focused on combating the naval forces of the United States and other countries.

This includes the development of land, sea and air launched missiles to repel and possibly sink enemy ships, expressed most emphatically by the DF-21D land-based ballistic missile known as the “aircraft carrier killer”.

Recent months have also seen a substantial increase in Chinese military flights just southwest of Taiwan, the autonomous island republic claimed by Beijing and which it threatens to annex by force.

Washington supplies Taiwan with much of its weapons, and US law requires it to ensure the island can defend itself and treat threats against it as matters of “grave concern.”


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