The PLA Navy will participate for the first time in the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises off the waters in Hawaii.
Captain Yan Peng believes the unique experience will be beneficial for both the PLA Navy and RIMPAC.
The Haikou was commissioned in 2005. It’s one of the PLA navy’s most advanced warships. Training has been intensive over the past years to enhance overall capabilities. The PLA Navy has conducted more deep sea operations, and RIMPAC will give them access to the expertise of foreign navies in humanitarian assistance.
Everything on the Haikou is ship shape . Yan Peng says good management is the priority for combat capability. Along with the destroyer Haikou, the frigate Yueyang, supply ship Qiandaohu, and the hospital ship Peace Ark, will all be traveling to the Pacific Ocean, for the world’s largest naval games led by the U.S. Navy. CCTV’s Han Bin reports.