China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

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Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Postby Singha » 14 Jan 2019 20:53

hnair wrote:Moved all posts related to admin action to Forum Feedback Thread

Khalsa, the idea of a "Fleet in being" is being pushed subtly around the net nowadays and that is ok as a cheap-ass tactic. But not here at BRF.


:rotfl: you said it.

Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, originator of the term "fleet in being" in 1690
In naval warfare, a "fleet in being" is a naval force that extends a controlling influence without ever leaving port. Were the fleet to leave port and face the enemy, it might lose in battle and no longer influence the enemy's actions, but while it remains safely in port, the enemy is forced to continually deploy forces to guard against it. A "fleet in being" can be part of a sea denial doctrine, but not one of sea control.

Even more so than other surface vessels in Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine (navy), the powerful German battleship Tirpitz served her entire career as a "fleet in being" in her own right. Although she never fired a shot at an enemy ship, her mere presence forced the Royal Navy to allocate powerful warships in defending Arctic convoys, and caused a major convoy (PQ-17) to scatter, suffering huge losses, mainly to U-boats and aircraft.


7 LPD ships of san antonio class size and we are yet to see even 2 of them sortie together outside of their harbour for a realistic exercise not the made for photography where lines of white powder bombs erupt and long line of steel jawed "wolf warrior" marines surge out of LSTs to a clean beach with DLSRs all clicking. Yawn....

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Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Postby Singha » 14 Jan 2019 22:00

China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/wor ... 529752.cms

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Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Postby Rakesh » 14 Jan 2019 22:14

Singha wrote:China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/wor ... 529752.cms

Are their Type 052D destroyers not good enough to tackle them? :mrgreen:

I thought they had 11 of them!


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Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Postby Kengsley » 17 Jan 2019 17:57

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 new regional or Tactical bomber capable of carrying precision guided a2g munitions as well as "long range" air to air missiles. This is in addition to the strategic bomber - H20 - being developed by Xian. On page 95 of the report they predict that these two bombers will probably reach IOC post 2025.

The details in this report wrt to the tactical bomber are vague, but Tyler Rogoway at the Drive has compiled this in-depth article on the regional bomber:

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25989/intel-report-confirms-china-developing-stealthy-regional-bomber-in-addition-to-strategic-bomber


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