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    Post  lancelot Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:30 am

    If China wanted to attack Russia they would be investing way more in the ground forces.
    Instead they are putting nearly all their money on the air force and navy.

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    Post  PapaDragon Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:41 pm

    lancelot wrote:If China wanted to attack Russia they would be investing way more in the ground forces.
    Instead they are putting nearly all their money on the air force and navy.

    Way more on navy than air-force and Russia is gladly helping them with both because in any war with Russia navy would be completely useless

    To say nothing of how much money navy is sucking up simply by existing, just look at proportion of defence budget that USA spends on Navy, it's no different for China and with more aircraft carries around the corner it will be even more money

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    Post  GarryB Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:18 am

    If you want to remain or become a global power then you need a decent navy... which is hilarious because the once great global power of Britain is disappearing despite them having two fixed wing aircraft carriers... because they are pissing money away on billions of pounds more Trident missiles that do nothing for their day to day security, or income or world wide presence, so there is no money for ships to support their carriers... making their carriers useless.

    A carrier on its own is vulnerable... like any ship on its own.

    What they should have done was develop a cruiser based on a shortened carrier hull and instead of building two carriers, they should have built four carrier hull bases and made one a carrier and the other three shortened Cruiser hulls.

    In many situations a cruiser might just be enough to get a job done with a few smaller ships in support, but for more difficult jobs two cruisers and a carrier plus other smaller ships is a powerful naval grouping that would be potent and capable of taking on 80% of the non HATO and not Russia or China navies or land based air forces on the planet.

    Of course the Royal Navys biggest problem is that they don't really have SAMs and land attack cruise missiles and anti ship and anti sub weapons of their own to properly arm such ships anyway.

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    Post  George1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:45 pm

    Russia to host SCO anti-terror drills in September

    The SCO maneuvers were scheduled to take place in Russia in 2020 but were postponed to 2021 over the coronavirus pandemic

    YEKATERINBURG, June 1. /TASS/. The Peace Mission 2021 anti-terror command and staff drills of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will run on the territory of Russia’s Central Military District in September, Central Military District Commander Colonel General Aleksandr Lapin said on Tuesday.

    "In the summer training period, we will hold nine joint international drills on the territory of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The Peace Mission 2021 anti-terror exercise that will take place in September will be the main event of the troop’s joint training," the commander said.

    The SCO maneuvers were scheduled to take place in Russia in 2020 but were postponed to 2021 over the coronavirus pandemic.

    "Overall, more than 100 tactical-level exercises will take place in the troops of the Central Military District in the course of the summer training period or 20% more compared to the same period of 2020," the general added.

    The SCO member states have been holding regular anti-terror bilateral and multilateral drills since 2002 as part of cooperation in the security sphere. Peace Mission drills are the largest and are held every two years.

    https://tass.com/defense/1296507
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    Post  George1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:45 pm

    Preparations in full swing for Russia-Belarus strategic drills, says defense chief

    The Zapad-2021 maneuvers are a scheduled exercise and will be held by decision of the presidents of Russia and Belarus and are solely of defensive nature, Sergey Shoigu stressed

    MOSCOW, May 31. /TASS/. The preparations for the Zapad-2021 (West-2021) joint Russia-Belarus strategic military exercise scheduled for September have entered the active phase, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu said at the ministry’s board meeting on Monday.

    "The preparations for the Russian-Belarusian joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021 that will run at practice ranges of Belarus and the Western Military District have entered the active phase. A series of command and staff drills involving the staffs of various levels have already been held," the defense chief said.

    Beginning from June, the Defense Ministries of Russia and Belarus will start "accomplishing a set of tasks as part of the joint drills of special operations forces," Shoigu said.

    The Zapad-2021 maneuvers are a scheduled exercise and will be held by decision of the presidents of Russia and Belarus and are solely of defensive nature, the Russian defense minister stressed.

    "Our partners will be informed within the time limits stipulated in international treaties about the parameters of the exercise while international observers and journalists will be able to attend it," Shoigu said.

    https://tass.com/defense/1296093
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    Post  George1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:50 pm

    Putin signs law on ratifying military cooperation deal with Kazakhstan

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