Thu, Feb 09, 2012 - Page 1 News List

PLA sorties threaten encirclement

NEW FRONT:“I have no doubt that the PLA Navy is familiarizing itself with the operating environment off Taiwan, including the coastal geography and underwater hydrography, and experimenting with tactics for waging war there.”

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff Reporter

In related developments, the People’s Liberation Army Daily announced on Tuesday that the recently commissioned Type 071 Jinggangshan landing platform dock under the South China Sea Fleet had conducted its first joint training with helicopters and air cushion boats. At 19,000 tonnes, the Jinggangshan is the heaviest LPD in the PLAN.


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