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PLAN Commission of the day: Type054A FFG532 Jing Zhou
The PLAN commissioned its 21st Type054A FFG today at Shanghai’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard. FFG532 is the 7th Type054A assigned to the East Sea Fleet.
The launch of the type091 55,000 ton replenishment tanker
PLAN Commission of the day: 960 Dongping Hu
960 Dongping Hu was commissioned on 12/28/2015. In a rather short period of 6 months, the PLAN’s blue water operations are supplemented by three new replenishment ships (960, 961 and 962).
While the Type 903A replenishment ship class is not as newsworthy as the 001A LIAONING II Class CV but they are needed if the PLAN were to put an operational carrier strike group out at sea.