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  • 2018 PLAN (Chinese Navy) Update by Jeff Head

    03/16/2018 10:15:36 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 36 replies
    Rising Sea Dragon in Asia ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jeff Head
    Introduction: For the last 14 years I have produced an annual review of the buildup and modernization of the Chinese Navy, the People's Liberation Army Navy, or "PLAN" as it is called. At the time these reviewws started, the PLAN was just embarking on producing more mordern vessels, and had acquired a carrier, the old Soviet Varyag, which was the second in their Kuznetsov class, but which was sitting unfinished in Ukraine due to the fall of the Soviet Union. The Chinese indicated at the time that they were buying it through a private company to make it into...
  • What would a U.S.-China war look like?

    01/01/2014 5:28:41 PM PST · by Farnsworth · 152 replies
    The Week ^ | Eugene K. Chow
    Imagine this: In the early morning, a barrage of more than 1,000 Chinese ballistic and cruise missiles bombard Taiwanese civilian and military targets. As the U.S. Air Force stationed in Okinawa prepares to rush to the aid of its sworn ally, Chinese cyber attacks wreak havoc on America's air defense and targeting systems. A second volley of ballistic missiles detonates in space, destroying critical military satellites, while a third rains down on the base, damaging jets and leaving runways unusable. Meanwhile, a U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington has launched from Japan and is steaming towards...
  • Chinese Navy exercise it's aircraft carrier battle group

    01/01/2014 11:40:42 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 47 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | January 1, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Chinese Navy (PLAN) exercises it's Carrier Strike Groupwith it's LPD and escorts, including two SSNs During the last week of December, the Chinese Navy, the PLAN, conducted exercises with a large group of vessels in what some are calling the Chinese combined fleet. It included their carrier, the Liaoning, CV-16, which is a modernized and refitted Russaain carrier and sister of the Russian, Kuznetsov. it included one of the Chinese large Landing Platform Docks (LPD) which is similar in size and function to the US Navy San Antonio Class LPDS. it included one of the Chinese Type 052C, Lanzhou...
  • Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International Waters

    12/13/2013 2:57:59 AM PST · by markomalley · 423 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/13/2013 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering...
  • China scrambles jets in air zone to monitor US and Japanese planes

    11/29/2013 1:10:51 PM PST · by traumer · 12 replies
    China says it scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes as they flew in its newly declared air defence zone in the East China Sea on Friday. The zone covers territory claimed by China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. China said last week that all aircraft crossing through the zone must file flight plans and identify themselves or face "defensive emergency measures". The US, Japan and South Korea say they have since defied the ruling and flown military aircraft in the area.
  • China scrambles jets to new defense zone, eyes U.S., Japan flights

    11/29/2013 9:48:38 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:58am EST | Ben Blanchard and Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two U.S. spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defense zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea. The jets were scrambled for effective monitoring, Xinhua cited air force spokesman Shen Jinke as saying. The report gave no further details. Japan and South Korea flew military aircraft through the zone, which includes the skies over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute between Japan and China,...
  • U.S. Directly Challenges China's Air Defense Zone (Pair of American B-52 Bombers Fly Over)

    11/26/2013 9:11:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 194 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/26/13 | Julian Barnes
    <p>WASHINGTON—A pair of American B-52 bombers flew over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, U.S. officials said Tuesday, in a direct challenge to China and its establishment of an expanded air-defense zone.</p> <p>The planes flew out of Guam and entered the new Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone at about 7 p.m. Washington time Monday, according to a U.S. official.</p>
  • Giving China the 'Key to the Front Door'

    10/03/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 409+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | October 3, 2007 | Bobby Eberle
    Several months ago, the Pentagon's network and e-mail system fell victim to computer hacking. After an internal investigation, Pentagon officials declared that the hack was perpetrated by the Chinese military. In particular, officials said the attack "was by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and that it led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates." Now, a Chinese company with ties to the country's military, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban will gain access to U.S. defense-network technology under a proposed merger.According to a story in the Washington Times, Huawei Technologies...
  • Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies

    01/14/2013 6:28:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 174 replies ^ | 1-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Administration is the number one threat to the nation’s gun rights advocates. In the four years since Barack Obama was first elected president in November 2008, an estimated 67 million firearms have been purchased in the United States. In November a record 2 million guns were sold in America. This was followed up by another record in December. 2.7 million guns were sold in America in the last month of 2012. Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:42 AM Honest Americans Bought Enough Guns in November and December to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian...
  • China Launches Carrier, but Experts Doubt Its Worth

    09/25/2012 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | September 25, 2012 | By JANE PERLEZ
    BEIJING — In a ceremony attended by the country’s top leaders, China put its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, a move intended to signal its growing military might as tensions escalate between Beijing and its neighbors over islands in nearby seas. --------------------------------snip----------------------- The mark “16” on the carrier’s side indicates that it is limited to training, Chinese and other military experts said. China does not have planes capable of landing on the carrier and so far training for such landings has been carried out on land, they said. . .
  • Nuke Update: “China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran With A Third World War”

    12/01/2011 10:25:04 AM PST · by JohnKinAK · 43 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/01/2011 | Mac Slavo
    UPDATE: December 1, 2011; 10:00AM Amid the tensions in Iran and the destruction of a second nuclear facility (which is detailed in the original story below), we find it necessary to present our readers with an update made available via The Daily Crux and Zero Hedge, in which Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China “will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War.” Trillions of dollars in debt and regional energy resources are at play here. Perhaps this is the reason Iran is publicly downplaying the threat and the...
  • Are we making too big of a deal about China's first aircraft carrier?

    08/12/2011 10:29:30 PM PDT · by robertvance · 230 replies
    The China Teaching Web ^ | 8-12-2011 | Robert Vance
    On August 14th, 1912, the United States launched its first aircraft carrier, the USS Langley. This 11,500 ton ship served during both World Wars until its luck ran out near Java in 1942 and had to be abandoned and sunk in order to avoid capture by the Japanese. Almost one hundred years later, China has just launched its first aircraft carrier and the U.S. State department is demanding to know why. "We would welcome any kind of explanation that China would like to give for needing this kind of equipment," said Victoria Nuland, a State department spokeswoman. Let me give...
  • Obama’s weakness has emboldened China to violate Taiwan’s airspace for first time since 1999

    07/30/2011 11:29:25 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies ^ | July 30, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    China has been demanding the U.S. halt all reconnaissance flights over international waters near its boarder. China’s Defense Ministry told the Global Times newspaper “We demand that the U.S. respect China’s sovereignty and security interests, and take concrete measures to boost a healthy and stable development of military relations.” The only problem is that the US surveillance flights have been operating outside of China’s sovereign territory. Tensions have increased after a pair of Chinese fighters attempted to intercept and American U-2 flying over the Taiwan Strait which is the waterway separating Taiwan from Mainland China. The U-2 was over international...
  • Red China's first aircraft carrier unveiled

    04/25/2011 3:51:06 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 41 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/25/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    After more than a decade of renovation, China's first aircraft carrier – a remodeled 67,500-ton Admiral Kuznetsov-class Soviet carrier bought at auction in 1998 – is preparing to set to sail. The official Xinhua News Agency posted 20 high-resolution pictures with accompanying captions that suggest the carrier will undergo sea tests this year. One said: “Huge warship on the verge of setting out, fulfilling China’s 70-year aircraft carrier dreams.” Another said: “From the pictures we can see that this project is entering its final stage.” Yet, another noted that with the exception of its radar system, construction on the ship’s...
  • 70-year dream of aircraft carrier close to reality

    04/07/2011 6:47:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 109 replies
    South China Morning Post (SCMP) ^ | Apr 7, 2011 | Minnie Chan & Julian Ryall
    70-year dream of aircraft carrier close to reality Minnie Chan and Julian Ryall in Tokyo Apr 7, 2011 Twenty high-resolution pictures of China's first aircraft carrier, the 67,500-tonne Varyag, appeared on the Xinhua website yesterday, with captions saying the vessel was almost finished and expected to sail this year. It was the first time official state media reported on the nation's first aircraft carrier project as well as indicating its construction progress at a shipyard in Dalian , Liaoning . The Xinhua report came as Japan's National Institute for Defence Studies released its annual strategic review, which said the influence...
  • China's Military Space Surge

    03/14/2011 10:57:17 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Space Ref ^ | 3/8/2011 | Space Ref
    China's surging military space program is poised to challenge U.S. aircraft carrier operations in the Pacific, as Chinese military spacecraft already gather significant new radar, electrooptical imaging, and signal intelligence data globally. During 2010, China more than doubled its military satellite launch rate to 12. This compares with three to five military missions launched each year between 2006 and 2009. Since 2006, China has launched about 30 military related spacecraft. Its total of 15 launches in 2010 set a new record for China and for the first time equaled the U.S. flight rate for a given year. Most U.S. public...
  • Former PACOM Chief: How Will China Use Its New Weapons?

    02/10/2011 6:26:02 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/10/2011 | Defense tech
    Former U.S. Pacific Command Chief Adm. Tim Keating (ret.) reiterated what we’ve been hearing from U.S. defense officials for a while now regarding China: The question isn’t what type of military technology is the Asian giant developing, it’s what will it do with all that firepower? “We kinda have a pretty good feel for what they’re fielding” in terms of weapons, said Keating during a talk on missile defense at the Heritage Foundation here in Washington. For example, the U.S. has known about weapons like the J-20 stealth jet for a while now, according tot the former admiral. “It wasn’t...
  • U.S. military says keeps up with China; Is it enough?

    02/01/2011 3:13:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/2011 | Phil Stewart/Reuters
    U.S. military commanders are expressing confidence that they can hold their own in the face of faster-than-expected advances by China's military, but looming cost cuts are adding to doubts about the future of American power in the Pacific. Fueled by its booming economy, China's military growth over the past decade has exceeded most U.S. forecasts. Its plans to develop aircraft carriers, anti-satellite missiles and other advanced systems have alarmed neighbors and Washington. Critics, including within the U.S. Congress, note with apprehension that rising Chinese defense spending coincides with Washington's plans to scale back its budgets. They accuse the Pentagon of...
  • Chinese(ABM) missile test

    10/07/2010 10:28:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/07/2010 | Bill Gertz
    China recently conducted a long-range missile flight test that remains shrouded in secrecy. The Sept. 25 test highlights what China military specialists say is the growing threat posed by Beijing's development of long- and short-range ballistic and cruise missiles, and its new missile defense interceptors. A U.S. official confirmed that China's military fired a missile from the Taiyuan missile center, about 320 miles southwest of Beijing, to Korla, a city in western China some 1,800 miles away. Officials declined to provide details, saying the test data are classified. China watchers in Asia and the United States were alerted to the...
  • Red China: PLA Expands Network of Military Reconnaissance Satellites

    08/28/2010 2:01:43 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 8/19/2010 | Russell Hsiao
    On August 9, China launched the remote sensing satellite Yaogan-10 (military designation: Jianbing) into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Situated in the northwest of Shanxi Province, the site is a space and defense launch facility reportedly used for testing the Chinese military’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and overland submarine-launched ballistic missiles ( This event marks the sixth Chinese launch this year via the CZ-4C Chang Zheng-4C (Long March) launch vehicle and follows a surge in satellite launches that appear to reflect the Chinese determination to beef up its reconnaissance satellite network and end its dependence upon foreign satellite systems....