According to the US defense report estimates China has the world’s largest naval fleet and is churning out new ships faster than ever. The US continues to have a technological edge, but China is becoming more capable close to home.
Between 2015 and today, China has assembled the world’s largest naval force. And now it’s working to make it formidable far from its shores.
the People’s Liberation Army Navy had 255 battle force ships in its fleet,
As of the end of 2020, it had 360, over 60 more than the US Navy, according to an ONI forecast.
Four years from now, the the People’s Liberation Army Navy will have 400 battle force ships, the ONI predicts.
Go back to 2000, and the numbers are even more stark.
“China’s navy battle force has more than tripled in size in only two decades,” read a December report by the leaders of the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
“Already commanding the world’s largest naval force, the People’s Republic of China is building modern surface combatants, submarines, aircraft carriers, fighter jets, amphibious assault ships, ballistic nuclear missile submarines, large coast guard cutters, and polar icebreakers at alarming speed.”
Some of those will be the equal or better of anything the US or other naval powers can put in the water.
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Analysis by William Roaches from Newspresslive.com