Category: China

A new China Army Landing Ship Medium (LSM) undergo sea trials | Defence blog

A new China Army Landing Ship Medium (LSM) undergo sea trials | Defence blog.

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Vietnamese Navy looks at ASW/MP helicopters | Defence blog

Vietnamese Navy looks at ASW/MP helicopters | Defence blog.

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China Defense Blog: PLAN commission of the day: LST 981 Dabieshan

China Defense Blog: PLAN commission of the day: LST 981 Dabieshan.

Commentary: China continues its tradition of naming amphibious ships after mountains.

Alert 5 » Video of PLAAF H-6K first flight over Miyako Strait – Military Aviation News

Alert 5 » Video of PLAAF H-6K first flight over Miyako Strait – Military Aviation News.

Commentary: A relative breakthrough, the H-6Ks flew straight through the strait and straight back. A long, long way from the aerial navigation skills of Russia’s Long Range Aviation and their cookie-cutter circumnavigation of Japan.

China and MIRVed Warheads – All Things Nuclear

China and MIRVed Warheads – All Things Nuclear.

Commentary: It’s a bit weird that China would outfit the DF-5 with MIRVs. As the author points out the DF-5 is an older, liquid fueled missile. A liquid-fueled ICBM takes hours to prepare for flight, so it’s not the kind of a weapon to deter a no-notice attack. Why would China place more warheads from a limited stockpile on a vulnerable system?

It could be signaling by the PRC, that it can proceed with modernizing nuclear delivery systems if India and the U.S. do so.

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Japan Plans To Deploy Missiles To Strategic Island Near Taiwan

Japan Plans To Deploy Missiles To Strategic Island Near Taiwan.

Commentary: Ishigakijima and Miyakojima are two inhabited islands in the Ryukyus that flank the Miyako Strait. The PLAN has been sending surface task forces through the strait once or twice a year since 2010 or so.

Placing anti-ship missiles on both islands will close the strait during wartime or times of crisis, and short of occupying the islands there won’t be much China could do about it.

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Arms Control Wonk • China MIRVs Some Missiles

Arms Control Wonk • China MIRVs Some Missiles.

STOVL fighter in development in China: report|WantChinaTimes.com

STOVL fighter in development in China: report|WantChinaTimes.com.

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Pentagon Report: China Deploys MIRV Missile – Federation Of American Scientists

Pentagon Report: China Deploys MIRV Missile – Federation Of American Scientists.

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China’s Military Can Beat The US In South China Sea And Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Conflicts: Poll

China’s Military Can Beat The US In South China Sea And Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Conflicts: Poll.

PLA to use naval drill as shop window for Type 054A frigate|WantChinaTimes.com

PLA to use naval drill as shop window for Type 054A frigate|WantChinaTimes.com.

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Chinas pirate patrol submarine is too noisy, say naval experts | South China Morning Post

Chinas pirate patrol submarine is too noisy, say naval experts | South China Morning Post.

Commentary: The article discusses the Type 091 Han class of nuclear submarines.

I would personally doubt the assertion that the Type 091s are only “20 years” behind the U.S. in terms of quietness. Double that and you’re going somewhere.

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China’s nuclear submarines in Gulf of Aden could cause unease: Experts – timesofindia-economictimes

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Russia, China to Close Joint Helicopter Construction Deal in May / Sputnik International

Russia, China to Close Joint Helicopter Construction Deal in May / Sputnik International.

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Vietnam buys submarine-launched land attack missiles to deter China | Reuters

Vietnam buys submarine-launched land attack missiles to deter China | Reuters.

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GX-6 to boost China’s anti-submarine capabilities|WantChinaTimes.com

GX-6 to boost China’s anti-submarine capabilities|WantChinaTimes.com.

Operational J-15s loaded onto Liaoning aircraft carrier|WantChinaTimes.com

Operational J-15s loaded onto Liaoning aircraft carrier|WantChinaTimes.com.

China’s rise will drive defence policy: Kevin Andrews | The Australian

China’s rise will drive defence policy: Kevin Andrews | The Australian.

China Defense Blog: Photos of the day: J-15 pilot training in the Bohai Bay

China Defense Blog: Photos of the day: J-15 pilot training in the Bohai Bay.

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John Lee | China Comes to Djibouti | Foreign Affairs

John Lee | China Comes to Djibouti | Foreign Affairs.