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The capstone U.S. Defense Department study on the future operational environment declares, "China's rise represents the most significant single event on the international horizon since the collapse of the Cold War. Understanding and assessing changes in China's traditionally defensive naval strategy, doctrine, and force structure are of obvious importance to the U.S. Navy (USN) and other Pacific navies concerned with the possible security implications of that rise. This chapter examines the development of the Chinese navy's Houbei (Type 022) fast-attack-craft force and its roles and missions in China's near seas and discusses implications for the U.S. Navy and other navies in the region.
China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
China Maritime Studies, China, fast-attack
Erickson, Andrew S. and Martinson, Ryan, "China Near Seas Combat Capabilities" (2014). CMSI Red Books, Study No. 11.