When speaking of the PLA Air Force, people would naturally think of the aviation units, surface-to-air missile units and radar units. However, the PLA Air Force has a vessel unit for operation on rivers, lakes and seas.
The new guided-missile frigate Rizhao joined a destroyer flotilla attached to the North China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy on Jan. 12, with the commissioning and naming ceremony held at a naval port in Dalian, north China's Liaoning province on Friday.
A Chinese PLA Navy fleet led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning set sail for its first training in the year of 2018 without releasing any official information in advance. The fleet's training information was instead unveiled by Taiwan.
China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, military analysts said after Taiwan media reported that China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning sailed near the island on Friday.