Sixth escort fleet set sail for the first time China sent a large landing ship
Data Figure: China’s Navy 998″ Kunlun Mountains No. “dock landing ship
Data Figure: China, Lanzhou 170 Navy guided missile destroyer Zhanjiang, Guangdong, Xinhua
June 30 (Xinhua Zhang Xinxin, Yuhuang Wei) Chinese Navy Sixth Fleet escort on June 30 set sail from Zhanjiang, the Gulf of Aden, Somali waters take over the implementation of the fifth fleet convoy escort mission.
sixth escort fleet by the South China Sea Fleet, “Kunlun Mountains” dock landing ship, “Lanzhou” missile destroyer and the escort mission is running fifth, “Weishan Lake” comprehensive supply ship, and 4 carrier-based helicopters and some special operations component, the entire fleet of more than 1,000 people.
the formation of three escort ships independently developed by China with advanced weapons and equipment of modern warships. Which displacement of 18,500 tons of “Kunlun Mountains” Chinese navy ship is currently the largest tonnage of surface combat ships, convoy operations as the latest equipment in the debut.
since December 26, 2008, the Chinese navy has dispatched five groups of 14 ships to go to the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort mission execution, as has been successfully completed 213 approved 2248 foreign ships escort mission for the safeguard national interests and contributed to world peace, widely praised by the international community.