The PLA Navy in 60 seconds: The Coastal Defense Force
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 23 with a large maritime parade off the coast of Qingdao, east China's 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 Coastal Defense Force is a fighting force that is mainly equipped with coastal defense guns and shore-to-ship missiles. It is based in China's coastal cities and serves to defend them against amphibious and air attacks.
This is the last episode of The PLA Navy in 60 Seconds. Do you think you are ready to celebrate the 70th birthday of the PLA Navy? If not, you can catch up with the links below.