China


People’s Liberation Army


Strength: 1,250,000, 500,000 reserves, 8,000,000 militia

7 Army Regions with 18 Group Armies, including;
9 Armoured Divisions with Types 99, 88, and 59 tanks
2 Artillery Divisions with 152mm, 130mm and 100mm guns
19 Infantry Divisions
4 Mechanised Infantry Divisions with Types 85, 63 and 56 APCs
3 Airborne Divisions
2 Amphibious Divisions
24 Infantry Brigades
5 Mechanised Infantry Brigades
8 Armoured Brigades
3 Amphibious Brigades
1 AT Brigade
17 Artillery Brigades with 400mm, 300mm and 130mm MRLS
20 Air Defence Brigades with 57mm and 37mm AA guns, SA-15 and HQ-61 SAM
1 Engineer Brigade
1 Missile Brigade
10 Aviation Regiments with Mi17 Hip and Z-9 Haitun


Equipment:


MBT: 6700 including 200 Type 98-1/99, 1500 Type 96, 1000 Type 88A/B, 5000 Type 59/69/79
LT: 450 Type 63
Amphib Tank: 1300 Type 63
IFV: 1000 Type 86A, 1400+ YW-307, 1200+ Type 85
APC: 2000+ Type 63-I/II/A, 1500+ Type 55/56, 1300+ Type 85
ARV: Type 93, Type 84
Artillery: PTL-05 155mm SP, 90 Type 83 152mm SP,1000+ Type 54-I 122mm SP, 6500+ Type 54 152mm, 1500 Type 66 152mm,1000+ Type 59 130mm, 4000 Type 54, Type 60, D-30 122mm, 1000 Type 86 100mm
MRLS: WS-1 400mm, WS-1 302mm, A100 300mm, Type 83 273mm, Type 63 130mm Towed
MOR: Type 55 122m SP, Type 53 82mm SP, Type 56 160mm
AD: 30 HQ-61,50 SA-15 Gauntlet,250 HQ-7A, HN-5A/B MANPADS, FN-6 MANPADS
AT: 30 HJ-9 SP, 7500+ MANPATS incl HJ-8 and HJ-73 variants
MSL: CSS-C-3 SSM, CSS-C-7 SSM

 

Aircraft:


Attack Helicopters: 8 Z-10, 40-50 Z.9W Dauphin, 8 SA-342L Gazelle
Transport/Utility Helicopters: 25 Mi-17-V7 high altitude, 25 Mi-17-V5, 100+ Mi-17/Mi-71
24-30 Mi-8, 38 Z.8A Super Frelon, 13 S-70C-2 Black Hawk, 80-90 Z.9A/B (AS.365N) Dauphin,
Training Helicopters: 8 HC-120 Colibri, 30-35 Z-11 (AS-350B)
Peoples Liberation Army Navy [PLAN]

 

Vessels:


SSBN: 1 Zia Class (Type 092) with 12 JL-1 (CNN-N-3) SLBM, 6 533mm TT with Yu-3 (SET-63E) HW Torpedoes;
2 Jin Class (Type 094) with 12 JL-2 SLBM, 6 533mm TT with Yu-3 (SET-65E) HW Torpedoes (further 3 in construction);
SSN: 4 Han Class (Type 091) with YJ-82 (C-801A) SSM, 6 533mm TT with up to 18 Yu-3 (SET-65E) or Yu-4; 2 Shang Class (Type 093) with YJ-82 (C-801A) SSM, 6 533mm TT with up to 18 Yu-3 (SET-65E), Yu-4 or Yu-6;
SSK: 12 Kilo Class with SS-N-27 SLCM, 6 533mm TT with up to 18 TEST 71/96 or Type 53-65 torpedoes; 19 Ming Class (Type 035) with 8 533mm TT (6 fwd, 2 aft) with up to 18 Yu-4 (SAET-50) or Yu-1 torpedoes; 13 Song Class (Type 039) with YJ-82 (C-801A) SSM, 6 533mm TT with up to 18 Yu-4 (SAET-50) or Yu-3 (SET-65E); 2 Yuan Class (Type 041) with YJ-82 (C-801A) SSM, 6 533mm TT with up to 18 Yu-4 (SAET-50) or Yu-3 (SET-65E) (further 2 Yuan Class in construction)
SS: 7 Romeo Class (Project 033) with 8 533mm TT (6 fwd, 2 aft) with up to 14 Yu-4 (SAET-50) or Yu-1 torpedoes

DDG: 2 Luzhou Class (Type 051C) with 2 quad YJ -83 (C-802) SSM, 6 octuple VLS S-300F Rif-M (SA-N-6) SAM (2 fwd, 4 aft), 1 100mm Type 210 gun, 2 30mm Type 730 CIWS; 2 Luyang-II Class (Type 052C) with 2 quad YJ-62 (C-602) SSM, 8 sextuple VLS HHQ-9S SAM (6 fwd, 2 aft), 1 100mm Type 210 gun, 2 30mm Type 730 CIWS, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 4 multi rocket AS mortars, 2 Zhi-9C helicopter; 2 Luyang-I Class (Type 052B) with 4 quad YJ-83 (C-803) SSM, 2 Shtil-1 launchers (1 fwd, 1 aft) each with 24 SA-N-7 SAM, 1 100mm gun, 2 30mm Type 730 CIWS, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 4 multi rocket AS mortars, 1 Zhi-9C helicopter; 4 Hangzhou Class (Sovremmenny) with 2 quad SA-N-22 Sunburn SSM, 2 Shtil-1 launchers (1 fwd, 1 aft) each with 24 SA-N-7 SAM, 2 CADS-N-1 with twin 30mm CIWS and 8 SA-N-11, 2 twin 130mm guns, 4 30mm AK630 CIWS, 2 twin 533mm ASTT, 2 RBU1000 AS mortars and 1 Ka-28 Helix helicopter; 1 Luhai Class (Type 051B) with 4 quad Yu-82 SSM , 1 octuple HQ-7 SAM, 1 twin 100mm gun, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 2 Harbin Zhi-9C ASW helicopter; 2 Luhu Class (Type 052) with 4 quad Yu-83 SSM, 1 octuple HQ-7 SAM, 1 twin 100mm gun, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 2 RBU2500 AS mortars, 2 Harbin Zhi-9C ASW helicopter; 4 Luda II Class (Types 051G II) with 4 quad YJ-82 SSM, 1 octuple HQ-7 SAM, 2 130mm gun, 2 twin 100mm gun, 3 twin 57mm gun, 3 twin 37mm gun, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 2 RBU2500 AS mortars; 4 Luda Class (Types 051D) with 2 triple HY-2 SSM, 2 twin 130mm gun, 4 twin 57mm or 37mm gun, 4 twin 25mm gun, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes, 2 RBU2500 AS mortars;

FFG: 4 Jiangkai II Class (Type 054A) (further 2 in construction) with 2 quad YJ-83 SSM, 32 HHQ-17 SAM (4 octuple VLS), 1 76mm gun, 2 30mm Type 730 CIWS, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes and 1 Harbin Zhi-9C ASW helicopter; 2 Jiangkai Class (Type 054) with 2 quad YJ-83 SSM, 1 octuple HQ-7 SAM, 1 100mm gun, 4 30mm AK630 CIWS, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Yu-7 LW torpedoes and 1 Harbin Zhi-9C ASW helicopter; 10 Jiangwei II Class (Type 053H3) with 2 quad YJ-83 SSM, 1 octuple HQ-7 SAM, 1 100mm gun, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 RBU1200 AS Mortar, 2 Harbin Zhi-9C helicopter; 4 Jiangwei Class (Type 053H2G) with 2 triple YJ-8 SSM, 1 sextuple HQ-61 SAM, 1 twin 100mm gun, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 sextuple Type 87 AS, 2 Harbin Zhi-9A helicopter, 12 Jianghu Class with 2 triple SY-1 SSM, 2 100mm gun, 6 twin 37mm gun, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar, 3 Jianghu III/IV Class with 2 quad YJ-1 (CSS-N-4 Sardine) SSM, 2 twin 100mm, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar; 6 Jianghu V Class with 2 triple SY-1 SSM, 2 twin 100mm gun, 4 twin 37mm gun, 2 RBU1200 AS mortar

PTG: 50+ Houbei Class (Type 022) (more in construction with total fleet expected to be 100+) with 8 YJ-83 SSM, 1 30mm AK630 CIWS; 7 Houjian Class (Type 037 II) with 2 triple YJ-1 (CSS-N-4 Sardine) SSM, 1 twin 37mm gun, 2 twin 30mm gun; 16 Houxin Class (Type 037 IG) with 2 twin YJ-1 (CSS-N-4 Sardine) SSM, 2 twin 37mm gun, 2 twin 14.5mm; 15 Huangfen Class (Type 021) with 4 SY-1 (CSS-N-1), 2 twin 30mm or 25mm
PC: 93 Hainan Class (Type 037) with 2 twin 57mm gun, 2 twin 25mm gun, 4 RBU1200 AS mortar; 25 Haiqing Class (Type 037 I) with 2 twin 37mm gun, 2 twin 14.5mm, 2 Type 87 AS mortars; 20 Haizui Class; 35 Shanghai II Class

LST: 10 Yuting II Class (Type 072 III) carrying up to 4 LCVP, 10 MBT, 250 troops, 2 helicopter; 10 Yuting Class (Type 072 II) carrying up to 4 LCVP, 10 MBT, 250 troops, 2 helicopter; 7 Yukan Class (Type 072) carrying up to 2 LCVP, 10 MBT, 200 troops
LSM: 45
LCU: 150
ACV: 10
MSO: 14
MSC: 4
MSD: 5
MCM: 6
ML: 1
AORH: 5
AOT: 50+

Aircraft:


ASM: 24 Hong-6M (H-6M), 50 Hong-6D (H-6D), 24 Hong-6H (H-6H), 100 H-5 Beagle (70 in reserve)
Strike: 60 JH-7/7A Flying Leopard, 48 J-8A/B/D Finback, 26 J-7C/MF Fishbed-C, 120 J-6 Farmer (in reserve)
Attack: 45 Su-30MK2 Flanker, 40 Q-5D/E Fantan attack, 250 J-7E Fishbed
Maritime Surv: 7 HZ-5 reconaissance, 1 Y-8DZ ELINT, 15 HD-5 ELINT, 3 H-6DU Badger IFR, 4 Yun-8X (An-12) MPA, 4 SH-5 amphibious MPA
Helicopter: 10 Ka-28 Helix ASW, 25 Z.9C Dauphin 2 ASW, 20 AS 321G/J Super Frelon ASW, 8 AS-565 Panther ASW


People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF]


Bombers: 4 Hong-6K (production expected to increase),140 Hong-6E/F/H, 40 H-5 Beagle bombers (training)
Fighters: 72 Su-27SK Flanker, 68 Su-30MKK Flanker, 12 JF-17 (F-1) Thunder Dragon, 105 J-11/J-11A Flanker, 170 J-10 Vigorous Dragon, 20 J-8F Finback, 36 J-8H Finback, 48 J-8D Finback, 100 J-8B/C Finback, 48 J-7G Fishbed, 32 J-7D Fishbed
Ground Attack: 28 JH-7A Flying Leopard II, 18 JH-7 Flying Leopard, 32 Q-5E/F Fantan III SEAD, 96 Q-5D Fantan III, 170+ Q-5C Fantan III attack
Command and Control: 1 Yun-8 C3I C3, 1 Boeing 737-3Q8 C3
AEW: 4 KJ-2000 Mainring, 3 Yun-8J
EW: 6 Tu-154M/D Careless ELINT, 2 Yun-8DZ ELINT, 1 Yun-8 ECM, 15 HD-5 Beagle EW/ECM, 1 Yun-8 SIGINT
Recon: 2 IL-78T Midas IFR, 20 Hong-6U Badger IFR, 20 J-8R (JZ-8) Finback-R, 100 JZ-6, 40 HZ-5, 4 Yun-8E (WZ-5/CH-1) drone carrier
Transport : 20 IL-76MD Candid-B, 30 Yun-8A/C/F-400/-600, 5 Tu-154M, 15 Y-7H (An-26), 9 Boeing 737-300, 5 CRJ-200BLR VIP, 250 Yun-5B (An-2) utility transport
Helicopter: 6 AS.332 Super Puma VIP, 4 Bell 214ST VIP
 

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