Navy 215,000;
40,000 conscript (total 255,000 personnel.)
PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY NAVAL AIR FORCE • Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Haijun Hangkongbing (ZRJH)
People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)
Naval Aviation
26,000 personnel.
Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
• AIRCRAFT 477 combat capable
Bomber 3 regt
with Bbr 57 ac:
2 regt with 51 Xi’an H6D/M (Tu16) Badger; 6Xi’an
H6U/HY6
1 regt with 20 Harbin H5, Harbin F5, Harbin F5B (Il28)
Beagle (torpedocarrying lt bbr  mostly retired);
Air Defence (Interceptor) 7 regt with 182 Ftr ac:
1 regt with 14+ Sukhoi Su33 FlankerD;
1 regt with 24 Sukhoi Su30Mkk2 FlankerC;
2 regt with 48 Shenyang J8I/Shenyang J8F/Shenyang
J8B/Shenyang J8D Finback;
1 regt with 36 Chengdu J7E;
1 regt with 24 Chengdu J7II Airguard;
1 regt with 36 Chengdu J7 (MiG21F) FishbedC (being
retired)
Fighter Ground Attack 7 regt with 208 FGA ac:
3 regt with 84 Xi’an JH7A Flounder,
1 regt with 24 Xi’an JH7; 30 Q5C Fantan;
3 regt with 70 Nanchang Q5I Fantan;
(70 Shenyang J6 has been retired)
Airborne Early Warning 2
AEW ac:
2 Shaanxi Y8AEW
ELINT& Reconnaissance 13 Recce ac:
1 regt with 7 Harbin HZ5 (Il28R Beagle) ;
1 regt with 6 Shaanxi Y8J/Shaanxi Y8JB Cub/ High New 2
AntiSubmarine Warfare & Reconnaissance 1 regt with 19+ ASW/Recce ac:
1 regt with 4 Sikorsky SH5**; 15+ Beriev Be200
Maritime Patrol 1
regt with 4 MR ac:
4 Shaanxi Y8X Cub
AirtoAir Refueling 1 regt with 3Tkr ac:
3 Xi’an HY6 Aerial Refueling Tanker
Transport 2
regt with 68 Tpt ac:
6 Shaanxi Y8 (Antonov An12BP CubA) ;
4 Xi’an Y7100 (Antonov An24Coke) ;
6 Xi’an Y7H (Antonov An26 Curl) ; 50 Nanchang Y5
(Antonov An2Colt);
2 Bombardier RJ200LR (VIP)
Training 4
regt with 122 Trg ac:
1 regt with 14 Shenyang JJ6 (MiG19UTI Farmer)*; 4 Chengdu
J7 MongolA*;
1 regt with 16 HXi’an Y7; 12 K8;
1 regt with 5 HXi’an Y7/ 33 HJ5
1 regt with 38 Nanchang PT6 (CJ6 Max) ; 2 Yakovlev Yak42
• HELICOPTER 106 combat capable. Total 198
Helicopters.
AntiSubmarine Warfare
56 ASW hel:
4 Harbin Sikorsky SH5 (PS5)
21 Harbin Ka28 (Ka27PL HelixA;
40 Harbin Ka29 HelixB
AntiSubmarine & AntiSurface Warfare 25 ASW/ASuW hel:
41 Harbin Z9C Haitun (AS565F Panther)
Airborne Early Warning 9
AEW hel:
9 Harbin Ka31 Helix
Search and Rescue 40
SAR hel:
15 Changhe SA321;
20 Chengdu Z8/Z8A (SA321Ja Super Frelon);
2 Chengdu Z8S (SAR),
3 Chengdu Z8JH;
Support 14 Spt
hel:
8 Mil Mi8 Hip
6 Harbin Z5 (Mil Mi4)
• MISSILES •
Tactical • ASM YJ61 (CAS1 (improved)) Kraken; YJ8K (CSSN4) Sardine;
YJ83 (CSSC8) Saccade
Coast defence
Antiship missile: 75 S2 (SSC2b Samlet)
Antiship missile 185: 100 P15/SSN2A Styx (Copied and produced as HY1 in
China after SinoSoviet breakup); 85 Moskit/SSN22 (For Sovremenny (Hangzhou)
destroyers)
Antiship MI/SS: 150 3M54 Klub/SSN27 (For modernized and new Kilo
submarines; probably incl 3M14E landattack version)
SAM 800: 200 9M311/SA19 Grison (For Kashtan AD system on
Sovremenny destroyers); 150 9M317/SA17 Grizzly/9M38M2 (SAN12) (For Type052B
destroyers); 300 9M38M1 (SAN7)/SA11 Gadfly ( For Sovremenny (Hangzhou)
destroyers); 150 48N6/SA10D Grumble/SAN20 version (For Type051C (Luzhou or
Shenyang) destroyers)
AS torpedo:
225 5365 (For Kilo submarines)
ASW torpedo 365: 75 TEST71 (For Type877 and Type636 (Kilo) submarines);
250 SET53; 40 A244 324mm
AS/ASW torpedo: 150 TEST71 (For Type636 (Kilo) submarines)
• BOMBS
Conventional: Type2004/Type200A
LaserGuided: LS500J;
TVGuided: KAB500KR; KAB1500KR
• AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
• FACILITIES
China
Naval Aviation Main Headquarters: Beijing
Headquarters Navy
The PLA Navy organises and commands maritime operations
conducted independently by its troops or in support of maritime operations. The
PLA Navy is organised into five service arms: submarine, surface, naval
aviation, coastal defence and marine corps, as well as other specialised units.
There are three fleets, the Beihai Fleet (North Sea), Donghai Fleet (East Sea)
and Nanhai Fleet (South Sea).
China Naval Aviation
Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):
Air Bases: Changzhi/Wangcun, Changzhou/Benniu, Dalian/Tuchengzi, Feidong,
Guiping/Mengshu, Huangdicun, Huangyan/Luqiao, Huludao, Jialaishi, Jiaozhou,
Jiyuan, Laiyang, Ledong, Liangxiangzhen, Lingshui, Ningbo/Zhuangqiao,
Qingdao/Cangkou, Qingdao/Tuandao, Qinhuangdao/Shanhaiguan, Sanya/Yaxian,
Shanghai/Dachang, Xingcheng, Yantai/Laishan, Yiwu
North Sea Fleet
Navy 1 HQ located at Qingdao North Sea Fleet
Coastal defence from DPRK border (Yalu River)
to south of Lianyungang (approx 35°10´N); equates to Shenyang, Beijing and
Jinan MR, and to seaward; 9 coastal defence districts.
Facilities: Support bases Located at Lushun
Dalian/Tuchengzi Air Base
2nd Division 海军航空兵2师
6th Air Regiment: Y8X, Y8JB (Y8GX2)
8th Bomber Regiment: Xi’an H6G, Xi’an H6DU
Jiaozhou Air Base
5th Division 海军航空兵5师
15th Air Regiment: J8FH, J8FR, J8E
Laiyang Air Base 莱阳
Laiyang 2nd Division 海军航空兵2师
4th Air Regiment: KJ200/Y8W (Y8GX5), Y8J
1st Air Regiment: Y8, H5
Qingdao/Cangkou Air Base
2nd Division 海军航空兵2师
5th Air Regiment; Y5, Z9C, Z8JH, SA321J
Qingdao/Tuandao Air Base 青岛 (Naval Base)
Qingdao 2nd Division
海军航空兵2师
5th Air Regiment: SH5
Qinhuangdao/Shanhaiguan Air Base 秦皇岛
5th Division 海军航空兵5师
13th Air Regiment: JH7A, Q5
Jiaodong 2nd Bomber Division
Shanhaiguan 4th Bomber Regiment: Xi’an H6
6th Bomber Regiment: H5
Yantai/Laishan (ZSYT) Air Base
Jiaodong 5th Fighter Division 海军航空兵5师
14th Ground Attack Regiment:JH7A, Q5
15th Fighter Regiment: J8
Laishan7th Fighter Division
Shanhaiguan19th Fighter Regiment: J6
20th Ground Attack Regiment: Q5
China Naval Aviation  East Sea Fleet
Navy 1 HQ located at Dongqian Lake Ningbo
East Sea Fleet
Coastal defence from south of Lianyungang to
Dongshan (approx 35°10´N to 23°30´N); equates to Nanjing Military Region, and
to seaward; 7 coastal defence districts
FACILITIES Bases Located at Fujian, Zhousnan, Dongqian Lake (Ninsbo)
Changzhou/Benniu (ZSCG) Air Base 常州奔牛机场 (Danyang)
6th Division 海军航空兵6师
17th Air Regiment: Xi’an H6G
Feidong Air Bae
Luqiao 4th Fighter Division 海军航空兵4师
10th Fighter Regiment: Su30MK2, J10AH/SH. J7
Huangyan/Luqiao (ZSLQ) Air Base 路桥 (Taizhou)
4th Division 海军航空兵4师
12th Air Regiment; J10SH, J10AH, J7EH
Luqiao Recon. Regiment: BZK005 (UAV)
Ningbo/Zhuangqiao Air Base 路桥
4th Division 海军航空兵4师
11th Air Regiment: Ka31, Ka28, Ka27PS, Mi8
Shanghai/Dachang Air Base 上海大场
Dachang 6th Ground Attack Division 海军航空兵6师
16th Ground Attack Regiment: JH7
17th Ground Attack Regiment: JH7
5703 Dachang Factory
Yiwu (ZSYW) Air Base 义乌
6th Division 海军航空兵6师
18th Air Regiment: JH7, J6
China Naval Aviation  South Sea Fleet
Navy 1 comd HQ located at Guangzhou / Zhanjiang
South Sea Fleet
Coastal defence from Dongshan (approx 23°30´N)
to VNM border; equates to Guangzhou MR, and to seaward (including Paracel and
Spratly Islands)
FACILITIES Bases Located at Yulin, Guangzhou, Zuanjiang
Guiping/Mengshu Air Base
Yulin 3rd Bomber Division海军航空兵8师
8th Bomber Regiment: Xi’an H6G, Xi’an H6DU
23rd Air Regiment; Xi’an H6G, Xi’an H6DU
Leiyang 2nd Bomber Division
5th Bomber Regiment: H5
Jialaishi Air Base
Haikou 8th Fighter Division 海军航空兵8师
22nd Fighter Regiment: J11BSH, J11BH, J6
24th Fighter Regiment: J7EH, J7II
UAV Regiment (BZK005)
Ledong  Foluo/Northeast Air Base
9th Division 海军航空兵9师
Sanya 27th Ground Attack Regiment: JH7: JJ7A,
JH7A
Lingshui Air Base 陵水
Lingshui 9th Fighter Division 海军航空兵9师
25th Fighter Regiment: J11BSH, J11BH, J8DH,
J8B, J8D
Sanya/Yaxian Air Base 三亚
9th Division 海军航空兵9师
26th Air Regiment: Y7, Z9C, Z8S, Z8J, Z8
Liangxiang 2nd Regiment: Y7
Jiaodong 6th Regiment:Ka28, Z8/9
China Naval Aviation: Navy HQ
Changzhi/Wangcun (ZBCZ) Air Base
Naval Aviation Air Academy
4th Air Regiment: JL8
? Air Regiment: HYJ7, Y7H
? Air Regiment: Z9C, Mi8
Huangdicun Air Base
? Division
? Regiment: J15S, J15
Huludao Air Base
Huludao Naval Aviation Air Academy (Flight
Training Institute)
1st Training Regiment: CJ6A
??th Training Regiment: H5
Air Regiment: Y5
Jiyuan Air Base 济源
Navy Fighter School: JL8
Liangxiangzhen Air Base
2nd Independent Regiment: Y8, Y7, Yak42D
Qinhuangdao/Shanhaiguan Air Base 秦皇岛
Naval Aviation Training
Base 海军航空兵训练基地
2nd Air Regiment: JL9H
Xingcheng Air Base
Naval Aviation Air Academy
2nd Air Regiment: Y7, HYJ7, HJ 5, Mi8s
Navy 215,000; 40,000 conscript (total 255,000) The PLA Navy
organises and commands maritime operations conducted independently by its
troops or in support of maritime operations. The PLA Navy is organised into
five service arms: submarine, surface, naval aviation, coastal defence and
marine corps, as well as other specialised units. There are three fleets, the
Beihai Fleet (North Sea), Donghai Fleet (East Sea) and Nanhai Fleet (South Sea).
SUBMARINES 65
STRATEGIC • SSBN 3:
1 Xia equiped with 12 JL1 (CSSN3) strategic SLBM
2 Jin equiped with up to 12 JL2 (CSSNX4) strategic SLBM
(full operational status unkown; 3rd and 4th vessels in build)
TACTICAL
62 SSN 6:
4 Han (Type 091) each with YJ82 SSM, 6 single 533mm TT
2 Shang (Type 093), 6 single 533mm TT (full operational
status unknown, 3rd vessel in build) SSG 1 mod Romeo (Type SSG) with 6 YJ1
(CSSN4) Sardine SSM, 8 single 533mm TT (test platform)
SSK 54: 12
Kilo each with SSN27 Club ASCM; 6 single 533mm TT with up to 18 Test71/96
HWT; 19 Ming (Imp, type ES5E) each with
8 single 533mm TT 8 Romeo (Type
ES3B) each with 8 533mm TT; 13 Song each
with YJ82 (CSSN8) Saccade ASCM, 6 single 533mm TT ; 2 Yuan each with 6 533mm
TT (undergoing sea trials, expected ISD 2010) SS 1 Golf (SLBM trials)
Principal Surface Combatants 80
Destroyers • DDG
28:
4 Hangzhou (RF Sovremenny) each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each
with SSN22 Sunburn SSM, 2 SAN7 Grizzly SAM, 2 twin 533mm ASTT (4 eff.), 2
RBU 1000 Smerch 3, 2 twin 130mm (4 eff.), (capacity either 1 Z9C (AS 565SA)
Panther ASW/ASUW hel or 1 Ka28 Helix A ASW hel)
2 Luzhou each with 2 quad (8 eff.) YJ83 (C803) SSM;
SAN20 Grumble SAM
2 Luyang each with 4 quad (16 eff.) each with YJ83 SSM, 2
x24 (48 eff.) each with 48 SAN7 Grizzly SAM, 2 triple 324mm TT (6 eff.) each
with Yu7 LWT, 1 100mm, (capacity 1 Ka28 Helix A ASW hel)
2 Luyang II each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with YJ62 SSM,
8 sextuple VLS (48 eff.) with total of 48 HHQ9 SP SAM, 2 triple 324mm TT (6
eff.) each with Yu7 LWT, 1 100mm, (capacity 2 Ka28 Helix A ASW hel)
10 Luda Type051 each with 2 triple 324mm ASTT (6 eff.), 2
FQF 2500 (24 eff.), 2 twin 130mm (4 eff.)
3 Luda mod Type051DT each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with
YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM, 1 octuple (8 eff.) with HQ7 Crotale SAM, 2 FQF
2500 (24 eff.), 2 twin 130mm (4 eff.), mines (capability)
1 Luda II each with 2 triple 324mm ASTT (6 eff.), 2 triple
(6 eff.) each with HY2 (CSSN2) Silkworm SSM, 1 twin 130mm (2 eff.),
(minelaying capability), (capacity 2 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
1 Luda III with 2 triple (6 eff.) each with HY2 (CSSN2)
Silkworm SSM / YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM, 4 twin (8 eff.)
each with 2 YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT (6 eff.), 2 twin
130mm (4 eff.)
1 Luhai with 4 quad (16 eff.) each with YJ83 SSM, 1
octuple (8 eff.) with 8 HQ7 SAM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT (6 eff.) each with Yu7
LWT, 1 twin 100mm (2 eff.), (capacity either 2 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW
hel or 2 Ka28 Helix A ASW hel)
2 Luhu (Type 052A) each with 4 quad (16 eff.) each with
YJ83 SSM, 1 octuple (8 eff.) with HQ7 SAM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT (6 eff.) each
with Yu7 LWT, 2 FQF 2500 (24 eff.), 1 twin 100mm (2 eff.), (capacity 2 Z9C
(AS 565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
Frigates: • FFG 52:
11 Jianghu Type I each with 2 triple (6 eff.) each with 1
SY1 (CSSN1) Scrubbrush SSM, 4 RBU 1200 (20 eff.), 2 100mm
9 Jianghu Type II each with 1 triple (3 eff.) with SY1
(CSSN1) Scrubbrush SSM, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 1 twin 100mm (2 eff.),
(capacity 1 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
3 Jianghu Type III each with 8 YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM,
4 RBU 1200 (20 eff.), 2 twin 100mm (4 eff.)
1 Jianghu Type IV with 1 triple (3 eff.) with 1 SY1
(CSSN1) Scrubbrush SSM, 4 RBU 1200 (20 eff.), 1 100mm, 1 Z9C (AS565SA)
Panther ASW/ASUW hel
6 Jianghu Type V each with 1 triple (3 eff.) with SY1
(CSSN1) Scrubbrush SSM, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 1 twin 100mm (2 eff.),
(capacity 1 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
4 Jiangwei I each with 2 triple (6 eff.) each with 1 YJ8
SSM, 1 sextuple (6 eff.) with 1 HQ61 (CSAN2) SAM, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 1
twin 100mm (2 eff.), (capacity 2 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
10 Jiangwei II each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with YJ83
SSM, 1 octuple (8 eff.) with 1 HQ7 SAM, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 2 100mm,
(capacity 2 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
2 Jiangkai each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with YJ83 SSM,
1 octuple (8 eff.) with 1 HQ7 SAM, 2 triple 324mm TT (6
eff.) each with Yu7 LWT, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 1 100mm, (capacity either 1
Ka28 Helix A ASW hel or 1 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
6 Jiangkai II each with 2 quad (8 eff.) each with YJ83
SSM, 1 VLS (32 eff.) with HQ16 SAM (reported), 2 triple 324mm TT (6 eff.) each
with Yu7 LWT, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.), 1 76mm gun, (capacity either 1 Ka28 Helix
A ASW hel or 1 Z9C (AS565SA) Panther ASW/ASUW hel)
Patrol and Coastal Combatants 253
PFM 83: 16
Houxin each with 4 YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM;
7 Houjian each with 6 YJ1 (CSSN4) Sardine SSM; 60+ Houbei each with 4 YJ82 (CSSN8)
Saccade SSM PFC 93 Hainan each with '4 RBU 1200 (20 eff.) PCC 27:
2 Haijui each with 4 RBU 1200 (20 eff.) 25 Haiqing each with 2 type87 (12
eff.) PCI 50: 15 Haizui less than 100 tonnes; 35 Shanghai II less than
100 tonnes
Mine Warfare
69 Mine Countermeasures 68 MCMV 4 Wochi MSO 14 T43 MSC
4 Wosao MSD • MSD INSHORE 46: 4 Futiclass (Type 312); 42 in reserve Minelayers
• ML 1 Wolei
Amphibious:
PRINCIPAL Amphibious: VESSELS • LPD 1 Yuzhao (Type 071), (capacity 4 ACV
plus supporting vehicles; 500 – 800 troops; 2 hel)
LS 83 LSM
56: 1 Yudao; 1 Yudeng (capacity 6 tanks;
180 troops); 13 Yuhai (capacity 2 tanks;
250 troops); 31 Yuliang (capacity 5
tanks; 250 troops); 10 Yunshu (capacity 6 tanks) LST 27: 7 Yukan
(capacity 10 tanks; 200 troops) 10 Yuting (capacity 10 tanks; 250 troops; 2
hel) 10 Yuting II (capacity 4 LCVP; 10 tanks; 250 troops)
LC 160 LCU
130: 10 Yubei (capacity 10 tanks or 150 troops) 120 Yunnan LCM 20 Yuchin
ACV 10 UCAC
Logistics and Support 205
AORH 5: 2 Fuqing; 2 Fuchi; 1 Nanyun AOT 50: 7 Danlin; 20 Fulin; 2
Shengli; 3 Jinyou; 18 Fuzhou AO L 5 Guangzhou AS 8: 1 Dazhi; 5
Dalang; 2 Dazhou ASR 1 Dajiang with 2 SA321 Super Frelon ARS 2:
1 Dadong; 1 Dadao AG 6: 4 Qiongsha (capacity 400 troops); 2 Qiongsha
(hospital conversion) AK 23: 2 Yantai; 2 Dayun; 6 Danlin; 7 Dandao; 6
Hongqi AWT 18: 10 Leizhou; 8 Fuzhou AGOR 5: 1 Dahua; 2 Kan; 1 Bin
Hai; 1 Shuguang AGI 1 Dadie AGM 5 (space and missile tracking) AGS
6: 5 Yenlai; 1 Ganzhu AGB 4: 1 Yanbing; 3 Yanha ABU 7 Yannan ATF
51: 4 Tuzhong; 10 Hujiu; 1 Daozha; 17 Gromovoy; 19 Roslavl AH 1 Daishan TRG
2: 1 Shichang; 1 Daxin YDG 5 Yen Pai
