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    Post  GarryB on Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:55 am

    Quite smart really... having people there would give warning of the attack but at the cost of those people...

    This way they get a warning, but do not lose anything of value... in fact the place could be set up with booby traps and also resources so a small group could sneak in there later in a conflict to attack from behind, or perform some other purpose behind enemy lines.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:50 pm

    Those islands will be bombarded by MRLS/unguided rockets from the mainland &/ from the sea/air; then attack helos will strafe them before their marines land there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BM-30_Smerch
    http://www.armyrecognition.com/april_2015_global_defense_security_news_uk/chinese_army_will_purchase_a300_mlrs_multiple_launch_rocket_system_using_gps_guidance.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:12 pm

    Would China Really Invade Taiwan?
    This Is How the U.S. Thinks China Could Invade Taiwan
    http://freebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/taiwangraphic1.png
    produced by:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_2049_Institute#Leadership- they have their own ax to grind!
    Taiwan gets first F-16 Viper, maintenance center planned
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:51 pm

    Taiwan’s ‘routine’ live-fire drills in South China Sea raise eyebrows
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:00 pm

    Taiwan launches refurbished ex-US anti-sub frigates

    https://www.janes.com/article/84490/taiwanese-navy-commissions-two-cheng-kung-class-frigates

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheng_Kung-class_frigate


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    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:15 am

    Taiwan intends to abandon plans to purchase F-35B fighter jets and order additional F-16V

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3432923.html
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 am

    Makes a lot of sense in terms of value for money... the reduced orders for F-35s of course will increase their costs for other customers... who might also be reconsidering their purchase numbers...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:39 am

    They r not Japan to be able to afford them, but her former colony. Their submarine fleet is as high, if not higher, priority.
    https://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-comes-next-after-taiwans-elections-37382
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 am

    Taiwan to upgrade second-hand destroyers from US
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:16 am

    Taiwan - the field of the new World War in the Pacific
    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2538365.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm

    Taiwan’s Mirage 2000s ‘need only 6 mins’ to intercept PLA warplanes
    Yet since it was commissioned, Taiwan’s Mirage fleet has suffered from low operational readiness, high maintenance costs and higher-than-expected wear and tear, possibly due to the island’s subtropical climate.
    If they "suffer" in subtropics, how the Rafales will avoid that in India?
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    Post  Isos on Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:Taiwan’s Mirage 2000s ‘need only 6 mins’ to intercept PLA warplanes
    Yet since it was commissioned, Taiwan’s Mirage fleet has suffered from low operational readiness, high maintenance costs and higher-than-expected wear and tear, possibly due to the island’s subtropical climate.
    If they "suffer" in subtropics, how the Rafales will avoid that in India?

    Subtropical climat has an impact on all fighters. Indian su-30 included.

    Those mirages won't intercept anything if a war starts. Chinese BM will destroy their airports in the first hours.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:19 pm

    Subtropical climat has an impact on all fighters. Indian su-30 included.
    But maybe more so on the French made 1s; Vietnam & Indonesia also have Su-27/-30s, but I never heard them suffering from hot & humid conditions.
    OTH, Mirages were used mostly in temperate/desert climates, & AFAIK, they weren't deployed to tropical French Guiana/Polynesia to give the designers in their air conditioned offices a valuable feedback:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_III#Exports_and_license_production
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_5#Operators
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_2000#Operational_history
    The RoCAF's Mirages have suffered from low operational readiness and high maintenance costs; the harsh environment and high operational tempo had caused higher-than-expected wear and tear. After the presence of cracks in the blades of the aircraft's engines were detected in 2009, Dassault worked with Taiwanese authorities to successfully rectify the issue and provided compensation for the engine damage. By the following year, normal training hours of 15 per month had resumed and the fleet's operational readiness had been restored, after having reportedly dropped to 6 hours per month because of the engine troubles. In addition to this issue, there were considerations of mothballing the entire Mirage fleet because of its high maintenance costs.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_2000#Taiwan

    I doubt that the Rafale won't be a deja vu!
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:14 am

    The Indians seemed to rather like their Mirage 2000s, and they actually wanted more and the licence to produce them instead of the Rafale, but the French refused...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:31 am

    In that case, perhaps they could get some 2nd hand birds & modernize them like Israel did with Kfirs, or buy Su-35s from Russia. at least it'll save them some $, for a change!
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:16 pm

    Taiwan’s KMT signals peace treaty with Beijing
    Later, they may become an autonomy, with all foreign relations & defense matters relegated to Beijing. In the long run, their independence isn't viable, & they have a lot more to gain not pursuing it.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:02 am

    Taiwan to build new sub, update old ones
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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:28 am

    New Taiwan Yongying Combat Aircraft

    On September 24, 2019, Taiwanese aerospace company Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) in the presence of the President of the Republic of China, Cai Inwen, presented the first prototype of a nationally developed supersonic combat training aircraft, called Yongying [XT-5].





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