The PLA Navy in 60 seconds: The Naval Air Force
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong Province. But how much do you know about the PLA Navy?
The Chinese PLA Navy is composed of five branches: the Submarine Force, the Surface Force, the Coastal Defense Force, the Marine Corps and the Naval Air Force.
The Naval Air Force has similar aircraft to the PLA Air Force, including fighter aircraft, bombers, strike aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, with supporting aircraft such as electronic warfare aircraft, maritime patrol aircraft, transport aircraft, and helicopters of various roles.