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The missile fast-attack craft and amphibious fleets of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy (PLAN) have undergone significant modernization over the past fifteen years. The capabilities of both categories of vessels have improved even if their actual numbers have not increased dramatically. Examined from the perspective of PLA doctrine and training, the missions of these forces represent the PLAN's past, present, and future.
China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
China Maritime Studies, China, fast-attack, amphibious warfare
Dutton, Peter A. and Martinson, Ryan D., "China's Evolving Surface Fleet" (2017). CMSI Red Books, Study No. 14.