The People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) (解放军海军航空兵; pinyin: Jiěfàng Jūn Hǎijūn Hángkōngbīng) is the naval aviation branch of the People's Liberation Army Navy. Pinyin (Chinese: æ¼é³, pÄ«nyÄ«n) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to HÃ nyÇ PÄ«nyÄ«n (æ±è¯æ¼é³, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard... PLAN Jack and Ensign The Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is the naval arm of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), the military of the Peoples Republic of China. ...
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The People'sLiberationArmy was founded on August 1, 1927 during the Nanchang Uprising when troops of the Kuomintang rebelled under the leadership of Zhu De and Zhou Enlai after the end of the first Kuomintang-Communist alliance.
However, the mainstay of the airforce continues to be the 1960s-vintage J-7 fighter.
The People's Republic of China is not a member of the Australia Group, an informal and voluntary arrangement made in 1985 to monitor developments in the proliferation of dual-use chemicals and to coordinate export controls on key dual-use chemicals and equipment with weapons applications.
Force improvements have been limited almost exclusively to the addition of a few dozen first-rate Su-27s purchased from Russia, with the remaining inventory consisting of obsolete designs which date from the 1960s.
The PLA AirForce (PLAAF) and PLA NavalAirForce (PLANAF) are equipped with approximately 3,400 fighters of mostly obsolete Soviet design.
PLANAF fighters and tanker aircraft successfully transferred fuel during aerial operations over the South China Sea in April 2000, suggesting that the PLANAF has achieved a very limited, clear weather, daytime aerial refueling capability.
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