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  1. T-123456

    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    Motto 为人民服务 ("Serve the People")
    Founded 1 August 1927 (Nanchang Uprising)
    Service branches [​IMG] PLA Ground Force
    [​IMG] PLA Navy
    [​IMG] PLA Air Force
    PLA Rocket Force
    PLA Strategic Support Force
    Headquarters Central Military Commission, Beijing

    Leadership
    Leaders of Central Military Commission
    Xi Jinping (Chairman)
    General Fan Changlong (Vice-chairman)
    Air Force General Xu Qiliang
    (Vice-chairman)
    Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan
    Chief of PLA General Staff General Fang Fenghui
    Manpower
    Active personnel
    2,300,000 active (2016)
    Reserve personnel 510,000 reserve (2012)[1]
    Expenditures
    Budget

    US$147 billion (2016)[2]

    (ranked 2nd)
    Percent of GDP 1.5% (2016 est.)

    Manpower
    Active personnel
    2,300,000 active (2016)
    Reserve personnel 510,000 reserve (2012)[1]
    Expenditures
    Budget

    US$147 billion (2016)[2]

    (ranked 2nd)
    Percent of GDP 1.5% (2016 est.)
     
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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Despite military build-up, China struggles with warplane engine technology


    REUTERS

    SINGAPORE – China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said.

    The country’s engine technology lags that of United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls-Royce, said Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

    China’s Defense Ministry said in a brief statement that there was a “definite gap” between Chinese military technology and some developed countries, adding Beijing would continue to strengthen its armed forces.

    Western restrictions on arms exports to China prohibit the sale of Western engines for military use, forcing China to rely on homegrown designs or engines Russia has agreed to sell.

    “Chinese engine-makers face a multitude of problems,” said Michael Raska, assistant professor in the Military Transformations Program at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

    Among the issues, China’s J-20 and J-31 stealth fighters cannot supercruise, or fly at supersonic speeds like their closest rivals, Lockheed Martin’s F-22 and F-35 stealth planes, without using after-burners, said two industry sources who follow Beijing’s military programs closely.

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...gles-warplane-engine-technology/#.VrFcYtUrIdU
     
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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    Beijing plans S. China Sea buildup after US warship makes second pass near island: Gertz
    By Bill Gertz
    February 8, 2016

    Bill Gertz, China, The China Challenge

    China toned down vitriolic rhetoric in response to the recent passage of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea.

    Chinese government-controlled media outlets, however, seized on the transit of the guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur on Jan. 30 within 12 miles of Triton Island in the Paracels archipelago with stepped up threats to deploy missiles and warplanes on some of its 3,200 acres of newly-created islands.

    Analysis of official Chinese statements after the unannounced warship transit shows Beijing backed off from more threatening rhetoric used after an earlier warship passage in October.

    Official PRC spokesmen pointedly failed to use the same level of pitched criticism that followed the destroyer USS Lassen’s 12-nautical mile sail near Subi Reef in the Spratlys during the second incident.

    China denounced the Subi Reef passage, where China is building an airstrip for potential military use, by asserting Beijing’s “resolute opposition,” “solemn representations,” and “solemn warning” to the United States.

    More -> http://atimes.com/2016/02/china-pla...ter-us-warship-makes-second-pass-near-island/
     
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    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Interesting little vehicles, they look like mini BTR-80 convertibles.

     
  5. Cossack25A1

    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    I think those are similar to the Jackal vehicle
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    or the Jackal 2 / Coyote vehicle
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    But with less wheels.
     
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