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China\'s Evolving Surface Fleet

Title:
China's Evolving Surface Fleet
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Paperback
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008-046-00305-0
ISBN:
9781935352457
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Over the past fifteen years, the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) missile fast-attack craft and amphibious fleets have been significantly modernized.  While these two types of vessels have not increased in numbers, their capabilities have increased exponentially.  This publication examines the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA’s) doctrine and training strategy in order to analyze present, and predict future, missions by these military vessels.

China’s deterrence posture is improved greatly by these ships and boats, which aid coastal water defense, and threaten Taiwanese attempts to gain independence.  In addition, these two fleets improve China’s long-range sealift capabilities, and help with the PLA’s traditional, and new, nontraditional security practices.  These fleets allow the PLAN to continue offshore operations, and begin “blue-water”, or “far-seas” operations, helping the United States to predict the future nature of Chinese maritime missions. 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER ONE The PLA Navy’s Yin and Yang: China’s Advancing

Amphibious Force and Missile Craft......................................1

by Dennis J. Blasko

CHAPTER TWO What Do China’s Surface Fleet Developments Suggest

about Its Maritime Strategy?................................................17

by Bernard D. Cole

CHAPTER THREE A Japanese Perspective on China’s Evolving Surface Fleet.......31

by Yoji Koda

CHAPTER FOUR Why Is the Surface Fleet Gaining Importance? Insights

from PLA Doctrinal Writings..............................................43

by Nan Li

CHAPTER FIVE The Modern PLA Navy Destroyer Force: Impressive

Progress in Achieving a “Far-Seas” Capability .......................55

by Michael McDevitt

CHAPTER SIX China’s Evolving Surface Fleet: Its Possible Roles and

Missions in the Indian Ocean Region and Its Impact

on Regional Security and Stability........................................67

by Sureesh Mehta

CHAPTER SEVEN An Assessment of Chinese Aircraft Carrier Aviation..............81

by Robert C. Rubel

CHAPTER EIGHT China’s Auxiliary Fleet: Supporting a Blue-Water

Navy in the Far Seas?..........................................................93

by Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix

CHAPTER NINE Sustaining the Surface Force: Developments in PLAN

Logistics and Maintenance................................................ 111

by Dale C. Rielage

About the Contributors.......................................................................................... 129

About the Editors................................................................................................. 131

Audience

Military leaders, members of government and Congress, policymakers and committees (especially focused on diplomatic relations with China, Chinese military strategy, and national and international security), intelligence analysts, and students engaged in political/foreign country/military studies may be interested in this publication

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$22.00
International Price:
$30.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Naval War College
Author:
  • Dutton, Peter A.
Year/Pages:
2017: 135 p.
Key Phrases:
  • China Maritime Studies 14
  • China
  • Naval History
Weight:
0.75
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
06/28/2017
Last Status Update:
09/25/2017
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