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The Chinese command does not disclose the destination of the PLA Navy expeditionary group

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An expeditionary group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, led by a Type 052D destroyer, recently crossed the equator, heading further out to sea. Such missions allow the PLA to better settle in the high seas, since the PRC intends to build a "blue water navy". Translated into an understandable language, the Chinese Navy is planning to become truly global - "plowing the vastness" of the World Ocean.


This was announced yesterday by the press service of the PLA Navy on its page in the social network Welbo.

As the warships passed the equator, a ceremony was held to cross its line.

The expeditionary group is flotillaconsisting of a 052D Yinchuan destroyer armed with guided missiles, a 071 Wuzhishan amphibious assault ship, a 901 Chaganhu supply ship, a 054A guided missile frigate and an electronic surveillance ship. It is not known if other ships and submarines are included in this group. However, the presence of Chinese submarines in the group is quite possible.

The Chinese command did not disclose the destination of the PLA Naval Expeditionary Group. So far, the flotilla is heading south. During the voyage, sailors conduct daily exercises, improving their combat training. The exercises are also anti-submarine in nature.

Over the past few years, China has been increasingly deploying naval expeditionary teams on the high seas. These missions allow the PLA Navy to test its capabilities and hone skills in waters far from China's borders.
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  1. Ilya-spb
    Ilya-spb 26 February 2021 09: 18
    +3
    Are they sailing to Antarctica?
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 26 February 2021 09: 46
      +4
      Translated into an understandable language, the Chinese Navy is planning to become truly global - "plowing the vastness" of the World Ocean.
      quiet envy ...
      1. The black
        The black 26 February 2021 09: 55
        +6
        One thing is for sure ... don't catch herring smile
      2. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 26 February 2021 18: 08
        +1
        "The PRC intends to build a" blue water navy. "Translated into an understandable language, the Chinese navy plans to become truly global -" plowing the vastness "of the oceans."
        As far as I understand, the Chinese are going to first squeeze and then replace the Americans in the World Ocean. And their goals are the same, but the methods are more decent outwardly. Oh well.
  2. prior
    prior 26 February 2021 09: 19
    +12
    The Chinese remember the precepts of Ilyich - "To study military affairs in a real way."
    Marine too.
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 26 February 2021 09: 22
    +9
    Presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering that they recently created a cluster with Australia and the rest of the Philippines there, it is purely a matter of time before they finally kick the Yankees out of there.
  4. Flooding
    Flooding 26 February 2021 09: 23
    +6

    1. Flooding
      Flooding 26 February 2021 10: 23
      0
      what a weirdness? Where did the link go?
      or are links to external sources prohibited on the forum?
      and I'm stubborn
      https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202102/1216597.shtml
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 26 February 2021 11: 43
        +1
        If just a link is placed without your text, then yes, they will remove it.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 26 February 2021 11: 53
          0
          but at the same time the photo was left without text
          and the text was "link to Chinese source"
          thanks anyway, Alex777
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 26 February 2021 09: 24
    +3
    Over the past few years, China has been increasingly deploying naval expeditionary teams on the high seas. These missions allow the PLA Navy to test its capabilities and hone skills in waters far from China's borders.

    Well, yes, they study, train ... they can, so they will do it, and no one can tell them.
  6. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 26 February 2021 09: 50
    +2
    As the warships passed the equator, a ceremony was held to cross its line.
    The equator is being crossed.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 26 February 2021 11: 44
      +1
      Australia get ready ...)))
    2. Gato
      Gato 27 February 2021 23: 45
      0
      The equator is being crossed.

      Aki prophets laughing
  7. antivirus
    antivirus 26 February 2021 09: 52
    -1
    PILIKAL HARMONY ...
    did not even indicate the "authors" which okyan they cross. an intelligence agent will not become a journalist; an anonymous person will not become a propagandist.

    most likely to swim to Baikal ...
    1. Usher
      Usher 27 February 2021 20: 00
      -1
      Quote: antivirus
      PILIKAL HARMONY ...
      did not even indicate the "authors" which okyan they cross. an intelligence agent will not become a journalist; an anonymous person will not become a propagandist.

      most likely to swim to Baikal ...

      Does the equator tell you something?
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 28 February 2021 19: 46
        0
        ? through Tierra del Fuego to the Atlantic and to the Yenisei? start -Shanghai
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 26 February 2021 09: 53
    +3
    How was the ceremony of crossing the equator carried out, were not the Russian sailors Neptune and his retinue? Are they training to pay a visit of "friendship" to the shores of Europe? The best way to stop the dispatch of the European squadron to the shores of China, unexpectedly coming to visit the latter! good
  9. Alexey V.P.
    Alexey V.P. 26 February 2021 09: 59
    +7
    In the Gulf of Guinea, pirates seized 14 Chinese nationals from the Liberian-flagged heavy cargo ship ZHEN HUA 7, Maritime security portal Dryad Global reported.
    Pirates attacked the ship on 13 November 78 nautical miles northwest of Sao Tome, the capital of the African island state of Sao Tome and Principe. They managed to board. Kidnapped 14 crew members out of 27. All captured by pirates are citizens of the PRC, the portal notes.

    Probably the group is heading there.
    1. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 26 February 2021 14: 30
      0
      Quote: Alexey V.P.
      Pirates attacked the ship 13 November 78 nautical miles northwest of the city of Sao Tome,
      ..?! belay it's like a hint of late ignition .. ?!
      1. Alexey V.P.
        Alexey V.P. 26 March 2021 09: 59
        0
        Better late than never)))
  10. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 26 February 2021 10: 02
    0
    The main thing for a growing maritime power with a large military fleet is the ability, ability and determination of a presence in the seas and oceans. This creates geopolitical instability for the United States and its satellites in places of their traditional presence. they are not alone there omnipotent, but another comparable force appears.
    Unfortunately, the Russian Federation cannot boast of any significant presence in the seas and oceans. It's just that our fleet can only cover the coasts and bases, providing a thin trickle of cargo delivery to Syria through the straits controlled both from the sea and from the air by NATO.
    God forbid, if it comes to war, to provide the maximum possible cover for bases and strategic parts of the coast, as well as for deployment sites of strategic submarines.
  11. moreman78
    moreman78 26 February 2021 10: 07
    +4
    amphibious landing ship

    This is a new concept in the terminology of stupid journalists and translators!
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 26 February 2021 10: 59
      0
      Quote: moreman78
      amphibious landing ship

      This is a new concept in the terminology of stupid journalists and translators!
      God tolerates them, and the Earth wears them, so what remains for us poor and poor? request
      The sixth Chinese landing helicopter dock of the project 071 went to sea trials
      On September 24, 2018 from the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, the sixth Project 071 landing helicopter dock left for sea trials at sea.
      The ship is named after the mountain range Wuzhishan (Wuzhishan), which is located on Hainan Island. The sixth Project 071 Wuzhishan DVKD was launched on January 20, 2018, and each ship carries four Z-8F transport helicopters and two Project 726 air cushion landing craft.
      A standard displacement of about 20000 tons leads to the emergence of China's capabilities to conduct amphibious operations in remote regions of the world approximately at the level of the leading Western countries (with the exception of the United States) and far surpassing similar capabilities not only of the Navy of modern Russia, but also of the Soviet Navy of the 1980s.
      repeat Now we will build 2-4 of our own in Kerch, then we will measure ourselves. angry
  12. Free wind
    Free wind 26 February 2021 10: 56
    +2
    Amphibious ship, how's that? He goes to the shore on wheels, or what paws are there to roam overland.
  13. PROXOR
    PROXOR 26 February 2021 11: 14
    0
    And ours with tugs go along the coast. And once the Soviet Navy went about this Pacific Ocean alone up and down. The film "Solitary Voyage" is about such a patrol boat that came from the South Pacific.
    1. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 26 February 2021 14: 33
      +3
      Quote: PROXOR
      The film "Solitary Swimming" is about such a watchdog который
      ...?! As far as I remember, BOD 1155 has been removed there ...
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 27 February 2021 20: 09
        +1
        Quote: Nemchinov Vl
        Quote: PROXOR
        The film "Solitary Swimming" is about such a watchdog который
        ...?! As far as I remember, BOD 1155 has been removed there ...

        Definitely. Yesterday I just looked.
  14. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 26 February 2021 11: 29
    +2
    China intends to build a "blue water navy"

    The PRC has been building it for a long time, like the naval base and the PB for it outside the PRC ...
    I read back in the late 80s in the "ZVO" the PLA Navy Development Concept ..... which they have been successfully carrying out over the past 30 years, the PRC having passed the stage of "brown water fleet" (coastal fleet) and "green waters" (long-distance fleet sea ​​zone), has entered the stage of creating a "blue waters fleet" (oceanic zone fleet) ..
    The implementation of the third stage of the construction of the PLA Navy, involves the creation of not only aircraft carrier, escort and amphibious landing forces, but carrier-based aircraft, base patrol / anti-submarine aircraft, ground and air-based anti-ship missiles ...
    In terms of the construction of warships, the PRC should have no difficulties, which cannot be said about the creation of aviation complexes ...
    There is no one to help the PRC at this stage of development. the Russian Navy has a fleet of "green waters", the other allies of the PRC have fleets of "brown waters" ....
    The military school of using the ocean-going fleet, the PRC will have to be created with "0", the US Navy has experience in using its ocean-going fleet for almost a century .... its connections are present in neighboring Japan ....
    1. Usher
      Usher 27 February 2021 19: 59
      0
      Quote: Lara Croft
      China intends to build a "blue water navy"

      The PRC has been building it for a long time, like the naval base and the PB for it outside the PRC ...
      I read back in the late 80s in the "ZVO" the PLA Navy Development Concept ..... which they have been successfully carrying out over the past 30 years, the PRC having passed the stage of "brown water fleet" (coastal fleet) and "green waters" (long-distance fleet sea ​​zone), has entered the stage of creating a "blue waters fleet" (oceanic zone fleet) ..
      The implementation of the third stage of the construction of the PLA Navy, involves the creation of not only aircraft carrier, escort and amphibious landing forces, but carrier-based aircraft, base patrol / anti-submarine aircraft, ground and air-based anti-ship missiles ...
      In terms of the construction of warships, the PRC should have no difficulties, which cannot be said about the creation of aviation complexes ...
      There is no one to help the PRC at this stage of development. the Russian Navy has a fleet of "green waters", the other allies of the PRC have fleets of "brown waters" ....
      The military school of using the ocean-going fleet, the PRC will have to be created with "0", the US Navy has experience in using its ocean-going fleet for almost a century .... its connections are present in neighboring Japan ....

      Aha, this is the beginning of a time of exercises, a time of trial and error, which gives the right path.
  15. Ripap
    Ripap 26 February 2021 14: 33
    -1
    "Blue water navy" is that, hochseeflotte 2.0? I'm afraid the result will be the same. I don’t understand why the Chinese are so up against the navy, they have surpassed all their neighbors long ago, and they will never even come close to comparing with the Americans.
    1. Usher
      Usher 27 February 2021 19: 57
      0
      You are mistaken, the Germans and Yapas relied on brute force. What a flawed strategy given the size of the economies. But there is another strategy of containment. When the fleet is smaller, but it is in the right locations and constantly ready. And any dangerous gesture of the enemy causes an instant response. It is like the Soviet Navy, which, thanks to the nuclear submarines, constantly kept "a pistol at NATO's temple." And the fact that the country collapsed is not the fault of the fleet, but of the politicians. And the Chinese are just learning now. This is a very difficult science.
  16. Usher
    Usher 27 February 2021 19: 53
    0
    Has your own Gorshkov appeared?
    1. Gato
      Gato 27 February 2021 23: 54
      +1
      Why do they need Gorshkov? They have their own Xi Jinping, with all due respect to Sergei Georgievich - this is much cooler.