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by Kengsley
22 Jan 2019 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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How many they are "developing" with this one? Three. Right? From where the tech teams designers and funding is going to come for all this? How come they are so fast in developing this aircrafts. Far more faster than the Khanland? Are this doubts too mango like one coming from a mango man ...
by Kengsley
17 Jan 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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On the 15th of January 2019, the US Defense Intelligence Agency released its 2019 China Military Power Report: http://www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/China_Military_Power_FINAL_5MB_20190103.pdf Of note is that the DIA is reporting the Chinese are developing a ne...
by Kengsley
14 Jan 2019 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Kengsley - this is not a democracy where arguments like "every other navy's launch is posted here, so I have my rights" flies. It is a bit of joke to whinge about rights and privileges for chinese PR in this forum for Indian National security - stop posting every damn launch or fit out he...
by Kengsley
14 Jan 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Kengsley , there was no need for those pictures. Just those two lines you wrote would have sufficed. Even that is stale news. Don't post propaganda material here. Pictures of vessels being commissioned into other navies have been posted before on this forum and have not been called propaganda... Or...
by Kengsley
13 Jan 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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DDG161 Hohhot, the 11th active Type 052D was commissioned into service alongside the 6th 071 LPD 987 Wuzhi Shan. They have been commissioned into the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla and the 6th Landing Ship Flotilla of the Southern Theater Command respectively.

The 7th LPD hull is currently fitting out:
by Kengsley
07 Jan 2019 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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I am not aware of the justification of USN FONOPs around the Paracel Islands. If I were I wouldn't have asked. If you don't know and can't find out then how am I supposed to? The US position when it comes FON operations around the Paracel islands has been articulated in the past and discussed in th...
by Kengsley
07 Jan 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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I am pretty sure you are aware of the justification offered for the FON ops around Paracel and Spratly islands and if not you are capable of finding out since this is not the first time the US Navy has sailed a destroyer through that area. I am aware of the justification offered WRT USN FONOPs in t...
by Kengsley
07 Jan 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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However, the Paracel island chain is comprised of actual Islands that actually do generate a 12nm territorial water buffer and possibly even a 200km EEZ around them. What "freedom of navigation" is the USN demonstrating here? What excessive maritime claims are being challenged? I don't kn...
by Kengsley
07 Jan 2019 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7088&start=1040#p2312721 News of another FON patrol within 12 miles of the Paracel Islands The USS McCampbell carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Island chain, “to challenge ex...
by Kengsley
06 Jan 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Views: 673348

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The 308th independent artillery brigade has officially introduced the SH15 155mm self propelled gun from NORINCO into service. Joining the unit's existing inventory of PHL03 300mm long range MRLs and PLZ05 155mm tracked SP howitzers. https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hj_RxD5T3AY/XDEqYo2dwOI/AAAAAAAAi30/LkZ...
by Kengsley
02 Jan 2019 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Views: 673348

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Type15 seems like the usual cheen work creation cum psyops scheme? Why is a 1000hp engine needed How do these small fast tanks plan to deal with atgm and artillery fires? Every platoon will be packing f n f Atgm in such scenarios Use speed to evade and overrun defence lines ? Or they are kind of gu...
by Kengsley
29 Dec 2018 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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The third C919 prototype has performed its first flight: https://twitter.com/COMACAmerica/status/1078722224415227904?s=19 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvhMf_JVsAEtAbU?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvhkJL3X0AYHLCE?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvhkJL5Xg...
by Kengsley
27 Dec 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
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The so far unnamed second PLAN carrier has left Dailan for her 4th builders sea trials:

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by Kengsley
26 Dec 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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The all composite airframe version of the Wing Loong I has made its first flight. https://p0.ssl.cdn.btime.com/t014f752246b4886a85.jpg?size=1080x624 https://p0.ssl.cdn.btime.com/t01c4581a66daf2779d.jpg?size=1080x654 The The Wing Loong I-D display at Airshow China https://p1.ssl.cdn.btime.com/t01341f...
by Kengsley
08 Dec 2018 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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Andreas Rupprecht is German. Henri Kenhmann from Eastpendulum is French, Tyler Rogoway from the Drive is American, Jeff Head is American. One of the biggest China Watchers on Twitter is Oedosoldier, from japan. So yeah, it is an international community. So this is your "community" of the ...
by Kengsley
08 Dec 2018 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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3 flanker clones. Yet they clearly felt a need to introduce another flanker variant are likely going to attempt to clone it in the long term. This says quite a bit if one is able to read between the lines and not blindly accept their propoganda machine. What propaganda machine? The PLAAF hasn't rel...
by Kengsley
08 Dec 2018 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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If you're waiting for the PLAAF to publish detailed exposes on their weapons programs, I'd advise you not to hold your breath. There is a huge community that follows the Chinese MIC and publishes well researched information on the history of PLA programmes and the latest tech being developed. There...
by Kengsley
07 Dec 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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..... Again, you resort to a strawman argument to prove your point. How is the USN topping up F/A-18E/F wings to address depot backlog issues and over utilization analogous to the Chinese importing a completely new fighter type into their Air Force? Notice that nowhere in my comment did I mention C...
by Kengsley
06 Dec 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
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Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And the Chinese didn't put in "years of painstaking development, hard work, iteration, and discover-->correction loop" to produce the J20? Your "leap frogging" theory disregards Chinese tech's development history. There is plenty of peer reviewed material online that DOES NOT or...
by Kengsley
06 Dec 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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China is the number 2 economy and the second highest defense spender. They filed 1 fifth of the worlds patent totals last year... The idea that a non westerner country can produce reasonable quality weapons tech shouldn't be such an alien idea. .... Karan has replied to most of those points so to k...
by Kengsley
06 Dec 2018 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
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I think the Chinese or Pro-Chinese analysts who are trying to benchmark Chinese systems with the best in class western or non-western systems need to realize that folks will push back and be skeptical in the absence of transparency or justification beyond just random pictures, brochure scans etc. I...
by Kengsley
06 Dec 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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First of all, try being a bit less adversarial. What's with the bolded text? Do you have to "shout" your points? Even if I were Chinese, would that warrant being rude? When you make patronizing statements, then you warrant the same treatment. Lay off the "mate" this, that and ma...
by Kengsley
05 Dec 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3793
Views: 673348

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First of all, try being a bit less adversarial. What's with the bolded text? Do you have to "shout" your points? Even if I were Chinese, would that warrant being rude? Second, I'm a military enthusiast. I'm not interested in the Winnie the Pooh joke or even their hot parade girls. I'm inte...
by Kengsley
05 Dec 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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China seeking to offload surplus military equipment, including fighters and AWACS. JH-7As are on the list as well, which goes to show that these must have been pretty disappointing platforms. link Kartik, exactly. Disappointing, yet mass produced. This is exactly the issue with copying PRCs strateg...
by Kengsley
18 Nov 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Their “agile” stealth fighter might come in the form of the FC-31. The Aviation Weekly report earlier in this thread stated that both the PLAAF and PLAN wanted it now. The PLAN’s need for their next gen carrier fighter os well known and the contest for it had been reported for a while. The PLAAF’s ...
by Kengsley
15 Nov 2018 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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I think its unrealistic to expect the J20 to immediately transition to a trapeze launched LOAL missile during the Low rate production phase of the programme. Honestly, it is not at all unrealistic. We are in 2018 and the J-20 is very much a 2020s fighter and not hamstrung with ATF legacy design tra...
by Kengsley
14 Nov 2018 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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The problem with that complicated solution is that by the time the J-20 is refined and eventually fielded in a definitive configuration, and in any credible numbers the CCM side of the equation would have moved from Short to medium range and greater LOAL shots thereby making the need to hold the mi...
by Kengsley
14 Nov 2018 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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to properly safeguard the J20 from its sluggish inability to move like a F-solah, it will need to track and fire a ERAM type missile and then turn away either providing updates via a side array or letting the missile do its own work. the current SD-10 is cutting it close, lots of other missiles sim...
by Kengsley
13 Nov 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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If you the 2nd carrier sea trials, the decks are super smooth without even a helicopter landing mark on it. Well the Chinese can claim anything they want, yet to see J-20 launching weapons and Su-33 J-15 has not been mastered, it will take 10-15 years to have a sea worthy J-31. I don't think they'v...
by Kengsley
13 Nov 2018 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Why is the side bay of j20 closed a wvr missile bolted outside It's not really "bolted outside". The side bays are designed in a way that the missile launch rail can be extended outside the bay with the bay doors closed during WVR engagements. Illustration below. https://1.bp.blogspot.com...
by Kengsley
10 Nov 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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^^^Damn, Kengsley. You are putting me out of business as the local chini expert. If you are not desi then I'm keeping the title. Good in depth posts.. Thanks mate. And no, I'm not Desi so your title is safe. I'm African, from Botswana to be exact. Following the Chinese defense sector has been a hob...
by Kengsley
09 Nov 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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THe HK-5000G carrier-borne UAV. It's being developed by a unit under the China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (or CSIC). http://static.atimes.com/uploads/2018/11/1087330561185894442-630x378.jpg https://defense-update.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/hk5000g_725.jpg https://globaldroneuav.com/file/upload/2...
by Kengsley
09 Nov 2018 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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This radar's manufacturer, LETRI is competing with another Chinese manufacturer, NRIET (Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology) for the integration of an AESA on block 3 JF17's. NRIET's offer, the KLJ-7A has been tested extensively on an airborne test platform since last year. The two...
by Kengsley
08 Nov 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Rakesh wrote:What name do you want? Pick one and we will change it.

Thanks mate. "Kingsley". Feel free to add anything to it if just "Kingsley" is already taken...
by Kengsley
08 Nov 2018 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Hi AGI, welcome to BRF. please choose a human sounding username since your current one violates forum rules. Thanks for the warm welcome mate. I'd be happy to comply if you'd send a PM explaining how to edit my user name...The only option I see on the edit account settings page is the password chan...
by Kengsley
08 Nov 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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On the space side of things, manufacturers and the CNSA set up some interesting displays: A life-size mock-up of the Tiangong 2 Space Lab: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1947/31898133618_cb5c1bfc30_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4885/45769726331_fc77a23c48_k.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/190...
by Kengsley
08 Nov 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Their second carrier has returned from its third sea trial: https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/30828335707_d21c79d006_k.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4876/31896797078_28cce238ff_k.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44854869815_02d1644803_k.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/31896795378_e...
by Kengsley
06 Nov 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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The LKF601E's specifications: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrTxHcXUUAENXC0?format=jpg Screen shots from LETRI's promotional video: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrSBZyGWwAAso1a?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrSBbiDX4AAAzo8?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrSBc8CWsAM2q7w?format=jpg https...
by Kengsley
06 Nov 2018 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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Low cost, less maintenance needs, higher reliability, a 100%+ increase in detection range for airborne, ground and sea targets versus the original mechanical scanning array, easy upgrade.... The buying cost yes, however other may not necessary be the case. With a deficient cooling method, the TRM m...
by Kengsley
06 Nov 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
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From twitter: LETRI Air cooled AESA, shown for JF17, fundamentally for export. https://twitter.com/RickJoe_PLART/status/1059656119914651649 I am not convinced of Air cooled business. Might be usual marketing gimmick or this thing was not really tested for combat. If it is really going in to JF17, t...

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