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    Post  GarryB 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 am

    Taiwan to upgrade second-hand destroyers from US
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    Post  Tsavo Lion 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 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 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 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 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 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 Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:02 am

    Taiwan to build new sub, update old ones
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    Post  George1 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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    Post  George1 Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:16 am

    New Taiwan Cloud Leopard II armored personnel carrier tested

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:31 am

    https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/taiwan-on-guard-against-new-cases-from-military/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=fdb7f68855-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_21_11_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-fdb7f68855-31607385&mc_cid=fdb7f68855&mc_eid=5455568640
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    Post  George1 Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:52 am

    The SM-34 armored personnel carrier goes into service with the Taiwan Army

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    Post  George1 Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:45 am

    The first flight of the new Taiwan combat trainer XT-5 Yongying

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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:26 am

    https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/taiwan-to-boost-invasion-defenses-with-us-weapons/

    https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/china-ups-ante-as-us-support-bolsters-taiwan/?mc_cid=d11a42f666&mc_eid=5455568640


    https://www.russiadefence.net/t2840p100-china-military-and-geopolitics#292167
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 am

    They may already have nukes ready: https://nvo.ng.ru/gpolit/2020-08-07/8_1103_coldwar.html?print=Y
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:29 pm

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    Post  George1 Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:52 pm

    US plans to supply Taiwan with HIMARS and SLAM-ER missile systems

    As Reuters reported on October 12, 2020 , the US government has sent three notifications to the US Congress "in recent days" about upcoming deliveries of new weapons systems to Taiwan through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of intergovernmental foreign military sales. Collins Aerospace MS-110 suspended reconnaissance container proposed for sale to Taiwan on advertising image for Lockheed Martin F-16 (c) UTC Aerospace Systems (Collins Aerospace)

    The delivery to Taiwan includes Lockheed Martin HIMARS ground-based missile systems, Boeing AGM-84H SLAM-ER air tactical cruise missiles, and Collins Aerospace MS-110 suspended reconnaissance containers. The latter two systems are designed to equip the Taiwanese Air Force's Lockheed Martin F-16V Block 70 fighters, which are being upgraded and planned for delivery.

    The exact figures and monetary amounts of the volumes of the proposed deliveries have not been disclosed. Characteristically, these notifications to Congress were not publicly published on the website of the US Department of Defense's Defense Cooperation Agency (DSCA).

    Reuters also reports that a total of seven agreements on potential arms sales to Taiwan through the FMS are in the process of approval in the US administration, and in the near future notifications of three more of them may be sent to Congress - for the supply of coastal mobile anti-ship missile systems with missiles to Taiwan. Boeing Harpoon Block II, unmanned aerial vehicles (probably referring to the four General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper UAVs, which Taiwan had previously applied for) and sea mines.

    As for the acquisition of HIMARS missile systems by Taiwan, it is worth noting that they may include not only corrected GMLRS missiles, but also ATACMS operational-tactical missiles, as well as promising American PrSM missiles, the range of which is planned to be increased to 700-800 km with the addition of them anti-ship capabilities.

    Aviation cruise missiles SLAM-ER, as previously reported, were ordered by Saudi Arabia, for which it is resuming the production of these missiles at the plant in St. Louis. As you can see now, the resumption of production of SLAM-ER under the Saudi contract opened the way for export deliveries of these missiles to other customers, as a kind of less "politically sensitive" version of the aviation CD in comparison with the JASSM missile.

    The MS-110 suspended "multispectral" reconnaissance container was first introduced by UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace) in 2017 as an upgraded and slightly smaller version of the DB-110 reconnaissance container.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4163098.html

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