China to have ‘world’s largest navy’ by 2020, says report

Based on the number and variety of warships that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to have in commission by the year 2020, a new report says that China will have not only the largest but also the second-most capable blue-water navy in the world within the next four years.

Published in June by CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses – a federally funded research and development centre serving the US Department of the Navy and other US defence agencies – the paper says that the total PLAN warship strength may exceed 270 vessels within the next four years.

Full article: China to have ‘world’s largest navy’ by 2020, says report (IHS Jane’s 360)

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