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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:56 am

    Interesting article


    The Chinese spy ship that sailed international waters off the coast of Alaska during a recent missile defense test was a class that had never been seen before in Northern Command’s area-of-responsibility, a spokesperson said Friday.
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    According to the PLA report cited by the China Daily, the PLA Navy now operates six electronic reconnaissance vessels. The report also gave specific information about the ships such as their capabilities and functions.

    “Until now, the PLA Navy has never made public so many details about its intelligence collection ships,” said the report.

    The newly launched Kaiyangxing was capable of conducting all-weather, round-the-clock reconnaissance on multiple and different targets,” the China Daily reported.

    “The ship is so sophisticated that only a few countries, such as the United States and Russia, are capable of developing it,” it continued.

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    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2268362-chinese-spy-ship-identified-of-alaska-coast-during-thaad-missile-defense-test/
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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  Airman on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:39 am

    PLAN ships  DDG Changchun, FFG Jingzhou, AOR Chaohu continue their visit in Istanbul while another PLAN taskforce passed the Danish Straits.
    https://twitter.com/Saturn5_?lang=tr





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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:29 am

    Chinese submarine project 032 is preparing to test a new type of ballistic missiles

    As reported by the magazine "Jane's Defense Weekly" in an article by Richard D. Fisher Jr. "Modification to sail of Qing-class" with reference to the photo appeared in the Chinese Internet, the Chinese experimental diesel-electric submarine project 032 (on-board number "201") underwent a conversion, presumably for testing A new type of ballistic missile. At the photo taken in July 2017 of this submarine at the Dalian Liaonan Shipyard shipyard in Dalian (more precisely, in Lushun - the former Port Arthur - now part of Dalian), it is noticeable that in the rear part of the railing of the drawers of the boat A missile mine of a greater length than before was clearly installed, which is now seriously "issued" in height.

    According to speculation, the modernization of the boat was carried out to carry out marine tests of the prospective marine ballistic missile JL-3, allegedly created for future Chinese nuclear missile submarines of the new generation of the project 096. About the development of the Chinese atomic missile submarine project 096 and the ballistic missile JL-3 for It is reported in the latest report of the "China Military Power" of the US Department of Defense.

    On the bmpd side, recall that the Chinese experimental prototype diesel-electric submarine project 032 (Western designation type Qing, the Chinese side number "201", the name "Great Wall 201") is considered the world's largest non-nuclear submarine, having a full underwater displacement of more than 6600 Tons and a length of 92.6 meters (our blog has already reported about it - here and here). The boat was built in Wuhan by the shipbuilding company Wuchan Shipbuilding company Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company, a part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). Construction of this submarine was started in Wuhan in 2008, launching took place in September 2010, and during 2011-2012 the boat was tested. On October 16, 2012, the boat officially became a member of the PLA Navy.

    The project 032 boat was designed and built to replace the PLA Navy used since 1965 as an experimental diesel-electric missile submarine of the Soviet project 629 (the Chinese designation project 031, the on-board number "200", was assembled in Dalian from the structures supplied from the USSR) and Is designed to develop various types of underwater weapons, including rocket, as well as detection systems, including the SAS. The general design of the double-hull design of Project 032 replicates Project 629 with the deployment of two ballistic missile silos. Passing through the hull of the boat and the fence of retractable devices. At the same time, the contours of the light hull of the 032 project boat were apparently largely borrowed from the Soviet submarines of projects 877 and 636. The project 032 also installed four vertical launching installations for cruise missiles, two 533 mm torpedo tubes and reserved seats for the new Special equipment. The boat is also for the first time in the underwater shipbuilding of China, equipped with a life-saving pop-up camera modeled on Soviet and Russian nuclear submarines.

    Initially, two JL-2 ballistic missiles were installed on the 032 project's boat, however, according to Chinese publications, the boat was "late" by construction and in fact was no longer used for marine testing of this missile, which now forms the main armament of the 094 project SSBN in China.




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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:19 pm

    A couple of interesting articles, the first on the development of China's 3rd generation integrated electric propulsion systems IEPS and the second on the new Type 055 13,000 ton destroyer? Fascinating stuff.

    http://plarealtalk.com/2017/08/04/lost-in-translation-one-chinese-submarine-breakthrough-was-mistaken-for-another/

    http://plarealtalk.com/2017/06/26/the-first-055-has-been-launched-heres-seven-reasons-why-its-a-big-deal/
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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:38 pm

    Service and life on the submarine project 039G Navy PLA



    Project 039 is the latest and most modern type of submarine, independently developed and built in China. Boats were intended to replace obsolete submarines of the type "Min" (type 035) and completely unfit for the use of boats like "Romeo" (type 033), which for four decades formed the basis of the grouping of diesel submarines of the Chinese Navy. The development of a new type was based on constructive requirements that corresponded to Western approaches to the construction of submarines. They included the provision of good hydrodynamics due to the smooth hulls and hull fencing, the installation of new cylindrical HAS in the bow, the use of the power plant based on the German-made MTU series diesel engines (16V396 instead of the 12V493 initially considered), the armament of the boats with the new Russian anti-submarine torpedoes.

    Another important requirement, aimed at ensuring the impact and defensive characteristics of boats of this type, was their armament with anti-ship missiles. This task was solved by equipping the boats with YJ-82 missiles launched by torpedo tubes (modification of the C-801 ship missile) capable of delivering a 165 kg (364 lb) warhead at a range of 40 km (24.9 miles) using the inertial navigation system And active radar guidance in the final section of the flight trajectory. In all respects, boats of the "Sun" type corresponded to the technological standards that were applied to Western submarines built in the 1980s.

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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:31 pm

    Crash of the Chinese deck fighter J-15




    The J-15 fighter piloted by the deputy commander of the 10th Aviation Regiment of the 4th PLAC Navy Air Division Senior Colonel Yuan Wei encountered a flock of birds during the start of the training flight. The plane got damage to the left engine. The pilot managed to land a fighter. There are no victims.

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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:58 pm

    By David Hambling

    On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. The announcement vanished after a journalist pointed out the invention’s potential military implications: it could help China lock down the South China Sea.

    “I was surprised by the removal,” says Stephen Chen of the South China Morning Post, who raised the issue. “I have been covering Chinese science for many years, and it is rare.”

    Magnetometers have been used to detect submarines since the second world war. They are able to do this because they can measure an anomaly in Earth’s magnetic field – like one caused by a massive hunk of metal. But today’s devices can only detect a submarine at fairly short range, so tend to be used to home in on the location once the sub has already been spotted on sonar.

    You could widen their range if you had a magnetometer based on a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID. Superconducting magnetometers are exquisitely sensitive, but their promise has been limited to the lab. Out in the real world, they are quickly overwhelmed by background noise as minuscule as changes in Earth’s magnetic field caused by distant solar storms.

    Given that level of sensitivity, you can forget about mounting such a sensor on an airplane, for example. The US Navy gave up work on superconducting magnetometers to pursue less sensitive but more mature technologies.
    Learn more about quantum theory: In our expert talk at New Scientist Live in London

    The new magnetometer, built by Xiaoming Xie and colleagues at the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, uses not one SQUID but an array of them. The idea is that by comparing their readings, researchers can cancel out some of the extra artefacts generated by motion. This “would be relevant to an anti-submarine warfare device”, says David Caplin at Imperial College London, who works on magnetic sensors.

    Although the announcement concerning Xie’s work has been removed, several of the previous papers culminating in this breakthrough are still available.

    The achievement points to an airborne device that can detect submarines from several kilometres away rather than just a few hundred metres. This would be catastrophic for NATO submarines, which have been honed to run ever more quietly, using clever technology that prevents them from being heard or detected on sonar. Their magnetic signature is much harder to eliminate.

    Could China soon have the most sensitive submarine detector in the world? No Western navies are known to have SQUID detectors.

    Researchers estimate that a SQUID magnetometer of this type could detect a sub from 6 kilometres away, and Caplin says that with better noise suppression the range could be much greater.

    Not everyone is convinced the Chinese magnetometer is ready for deployment. Cathy Foley at CSIRO, the Australian government research agency, says there are several difficulties with turning a SQUID into a sub-hunter – for example dealing with background magnetic noise. Nobody has yet solved all of these problems, although she says the rate of Chinese progress means they may well be first to succeed.

    SQUIDs are only one of the ways that China has been upgrading its anti-submarine capability over the last few years. The “Underwater Great Wall”, a string of submerged sensors, buoys and drone submarines, is thought to be close to completion. The project will help China extend its offshore surveillance zone.

    Beijing has long wanted to change the rules of engagement in its waters. Earlier this year it drafted new laws requiring any foreign submarine to get approval before entering Chinese waters, and once there, to stay surfaced and display its national flag. “Can the Chinese make these systems work reliably while in motion in the air or underwater? We’ll be watching their progress closely,” says Foley.


    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144721-chinas-quantum-submarine-detector-could-seal-south-china-sea/
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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  George1 on Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:07 am

    The first Chinese oceanic supply ship of the project 901 was accepted into the Navy PLA





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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:46 pm

    Russia and China are holding joint naval drills amid North Korea tensions
    http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-and-china-will-hold-joint-naval-drills-to-show-unity-2017-9

    The Okhotsk Sea has weather & hydrologic conditions similar to those in the Arctic, so this training may be useful for the PLAN there too.
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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:07 am

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    Re: PLA Navy and Naval Air Force

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:12 pm

    Good video! But it didn't mention the future Kra Canal!
    http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/how-a-thai-canal-could-transform-southeast-asia/?allpages=yes

    https://larouchepac.com/20170117/major-breakthrough-kra-canal-potential

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Influential-Thais-in-push-for-Kra-Canal-project:
    As the region's largest economy, China would clearly be the biggest beneficiary of a Kra Canal. According to a 2017 report published by the Stockholm-based Institute for Security Policy, more than 30% of the world's seaborne trade and 80% of China's energy imports pass through the Malacca Strait, a choke point that Beijing fears could be blocked by the U.S. or some other rival power. To reduce its dependence on one vulnerable route, China has been building overland pipelines, roads and railways through Central Asia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is contemplating opening a northern sea route to Europe through the Arctic.

    Russian merchant fleet & VMF would also benefit, shortening the sailing time between E. Med. Sea, the Indian Ocean & Vladivostok.


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