The USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group was sent to the South China Sea last week, travelling through the Strait of Malacca,  for a live-fire training exercise. Photo: US Navy/Facebook
The USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group was sent to the South China Sea last week, travelling through the Strait of Malacca, for a live-fire training exercise. Photo: US Navy/Facebook

South China Sea: Can PLA learn from US Navy tactics with mini-carrier strike group?

  • A combination of vessel types has military observers speculating about better ways to deploy ships and aircraft
  • Beijing has launched just two of its six planned aircraft carrier strike groups but Types 075 and 071 could help fill the gap

The USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group was sent to the South China Sea last week, travelling through the Strait of Malacca,  for a live-fire training exercise. Photo: US Navy/Facebook
The USS Makin Island amphibious-ready group was sent to the South China Sea last week, travelling through the Strait of Malacca, for a live-fire training exercise. Photo: US Navy/Facebook
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