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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 Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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


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    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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    Right, same concept but the body shape looks kind of like that of a BTR-80 except that it is missing the roof.
     
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    Expanding Strategic Defense in Space – China’s Missile Interceptors and Satellite Killers
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    China conducted the first exo-atmospheric missile intercept test in 2010. This image was taken from a video aired on Chinese TV this week. It was taken during a follow-on test in 2013.

    By Tamir Eshel -
    Jul 28, 2016

    China’s Defense Ministry confirmed today that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, depicting a successful missile intercept test conducted in 2010. The Chinese announcement coincides with growing tension over South Korea’s decision to allow the U.S. deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in the Korean peninsula.

    According to Yang Yujun, spokesman of the People’s Republic of China’s Defence Ministry, the development of missile defense capabilities is an essential part of the country’s national security strategy. “It will improve the self-defense capability of China and is not targeting any particular country and will not affect international strategic stability,” Yujun said, adding that China would consider taking unspecified measures to maintain strategic balance in the region. China is unimpressed by Washington claims that the introduction of THAAD poses no threat to China.

    The missiles carrying the interceptor are known as SC-19. The missiles and its derivatives was successfully used in a number of exo-atmospheric ballistic missile defense (BMD) intercepts between 2003 and 2015. In addition to its BMD role, the weapon could possibly be used against hypersonic glide vehicles surfing in the upper atmosphere.
    In addition to the development of indigenous, its missile defense capability China is also pursuing means to kill or disable adversary satellites. The two programs are likely sharing some capacity, and Chinese authorities described at least some of the satellite interception tests as missile intercepts, thus avoiding international scrutiny about military experiments in outer space.


    More at: http://defense-update.com/20160728_bmd_asat.html
     
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    Soyuz 2nd Lieutenant

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    The Main reason China bought the SU-35 was to help with the WS-15 Engine which will power the J-20.
     
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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    The PLAGF Type 96B tank
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    For comparison, this is the Type 96A tank
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    Russia-China Su-35 Deal Raises Reverse Engineering Issue

    TAIPEI — As China becomes the first export customer of the Russian-built Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft, some observers have raised the question of whether Beijing intends to reverse engineer the plane as it did with an earlier sale with Russia.

    There are fears China’s decision to procure only 24 fighters indicates an intention to reverse engineer and copy the fighter, as it did with the Su-27SK. In 1995, China secured a $2.5 billion production license deal from Russia to build 200 Su-27SKs, dubbed the J-11A. In 2006, Russia killed the contract after 95 aircraft when it discovered China had reverse engineered the aircraft and was covertly manufacturing an indigenous variant, the J-11B, with Chinese-built avionics and weapons.

    There are also fears China will want the Su-35’s sophisticated engine, the Saturn AL-117S, for its J-20 stealth fighter. The engine is also outfitted on Russia’s T-50 stealth fighter.

    “I assume the reason why they are buying 24 … is to get hold of some of the embedded technologies,” said Roger Cliff, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “The basic airframe of the Su-35 isn't much changed from the Su-27 and Su-30, which China already has, so presumably they are going after other things such as thrust-vectoring, the Su-35's passive electronically scanned array radar, or its infrared search-and-track system.”

    More here:
    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...al-raises-reverse-engineering-issue/76102226/

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