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Naval Air Force, NSF

The North Sea Fleet is believed to be comprised of roughly two fighter divisions, a bomber division, a training regiment, a water plane regiment, a shipboard helicopter unit, and a radar brigade.

An unidentified naval air force division attached to North Sea Fleet's Naval Air Force conducted three, over the sea, night exercises in January 2003. Reports indicate that the training plan for 2003 conists of more than twice the amount of night time training flights conducted in previous years. The division has also intensified training of ground crews to prepare them for night operations. [Liberation Army Daily, 08 Feb 2003 (PLA Activities Report February 2003)]

On January 23, 2003 an unidentified NAF division organized a combat readiness exercise. The exercise simulated an attack on the airfield by enemy aircraft. Multiple sorties were reported to have surged. [People's Navy, 18 Feb 2003 (PLA Activities Report February 2003)]

In early February 2003 a new type of combat aircraft from an unidentified NAF Regiment, from NSF, completed a long-distance trans-regional training flight across five air regions. The exercise showed that the emergency mobile operations capability of the regiment and its adaptability to training in different places have been enhanced. [People's Navy, 18 Feb 2003 (PLA Activities Report February 2003)]

References

  • Directory of PRC Military Personalities November 2002
  • Directory of PRC Military Personalities Serold Hawaii Inc, June 2000
  • Bernard D. Cole. "The Organization of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)" The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0, James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N. D. Yang eds. (Santa Monico: RAND; 2002)
  • The Armed Forces of China by You Ji (New York: I.B. Tauris; 1999)



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