PLA Navy makes great strides as it turns 72

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2021-05-29

TheCNSLiaoningaircraftcarrierleadsafleetduringaPeoplesLiberationArmyNavytrainingmissionintheSouthChinaSeain2016.[PhotobyMoXiaoliang/ForChinaDaily]ThePeoplesLiberationArmyNavy,whichwillcelebrateits72ndbirthdayonFriday,hasmadetremendousstridesoverthepastseveralyearsintransformingitselfintoaworld-oftheNavysannualtrainingschedule,whichisfocusedoncombatreadinessandcapabilities,whilecombatexercisesandjointoperationsdrillshavebeengiventoppriorityontheNavy,improvingstrategicdeterrenceandcounter-strikecapabilities,fosteringskillsinmobileandjointcombatoperations,,,thetransformationofthenavalaviationforcehasbeenproceedingwell,amphibiousassaultunitshavebeensubstantiallystrengthenedandtheoverseasbaseinDjiboutiisgraduallyestablishingoperationalsupportcapacity,accordingtotheNavyhepastseveralyearswerehistoricandremarkable,andtheNavyismuchstrongerthanbefore,nsfromXi,whoisalsogeneralsecretaryoftheCommunistPartyotheoceansandthatamodern,,givingexplicitdirectivesconcerningaseriesoftheNavyssignificantpolicies,majormilitaryoperations,keyprojects,,1949,inthetownshipofBaimamiao,,thedatewasdesignatedastheNavyscoastalwaters,,thecountryseconomicprosperityhasall,dozensoflargeamphibiousassaultships,landingcraftanddestroyers,,chiefofcombatoperationsononeoftheNavysbestsubmarines,saidthatthankstoXisemphasisoncombattrainingandtheNavysmodernizationendeavors,hissubmarinenowspendsamuchlongertimeindeepoceanareasforpatrolsandtrainingandhasbeenequippedwithmanynewweaponsinrecentyears."Forexample,inthepastweonlyhadtorpedoes,butnowwehavecommissionedcutting-edgecruisemissilesthatenableustolaunchlong-rangestrikesandalsoimproveoursafety,"Jiaosaid."IcanproudlysaythatIhavefiredalloftheNavyssubmarine-basedweapons."Havingnewweaponsdoesnotnecessarilytranslateintostrongercapability,Jiaosaid,addingthatallcrewmembersunderstandthatstringenttraininganddrillsaretheultimatekeytoinvincibility."Newpersonnelonthesubmarine,nomatterwhethertheyareofficersorsailors,arerequiredtolearnandpersonallychecklayoutsanddetailedarrangementsoftheirequipmentsotheyareveryfamiliarwiththedevices,"hesaid."Wealsousesophisticatedground-basedsimulationinstrumentstotrainourcrewmembers."IncombatexercisesorganizedbytheNavy,Jiaossubmarinechallengeswarshipsandaircraft,andtheirconfrontationswereintense.",whichconsequentlywillimproveourcrewmembersskillsandexperience,"Jiaoadded.(Webeditor:ShiXi,LiangJun)。