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People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force
The People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force is the surface warfare 300px, A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during '' FS_''De_Grasse''_(D_612);_USS_John_C._Stennis.html" ;"title="FS_De_Grasse.html" ;"title="Maestrale class frigate">MM ''Maestrale'' (F 570), FS_''De_Grasse''_(D_612);_USS_John_ ... branch of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), consisting of all surface ship, surface vessels in operational service with the PLAN. The PLAN Surface Force operates 661 ships organized into three naval fleet, fleets: the North Sea Fleet, the East Sea Fleet and the South Sea Fleet. Since the late 20th century, the People's Liberation Army Navy is turning away from its traditional focus on coastal warfare, coastal and littoral warfare and instead prioritizing the development of blue-water navy, blue water capabilities. This has led to a significant reduction in fleet numbers as the PLAN has replaced a larger number of smaller ships with a smaller number ...
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Naval Ensign Of The People's Republic Of China
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Military Power Of The People's Republic Of China
''Military Power of the People's Republic of China'' is a publication of the United States Department of Defense The United States Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity‚ ... that provides an estimation of the strength and strategy of the People's Liberation Army The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an intense armed conflict between St ..., the national defense force of the People's Republic of China. The Defense Department is required to annually produce and issue the report under Section 1202 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106‚Äď65.) The 2006 report notes that the Chinese m ...
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