Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,715
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: pla

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without ...

    02/10/2019 7:40:51 PM PST · by cba123 · 35 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | February 10, 2019 | Jenny Awford
    China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without a human pressing the fire button (Full title) -- CHINA is aggressively unleashing lethal fully autonomous drones that can carry out targeted military strikes, a think tank has warned. The killer drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles are being exported to Asia, Africa and combat zones in the Middle East. (Please see link for full article) Apparently they will be ready this year. Keep on buying everything from China. Every single bit, makes China stronger, and stronger, and stronger. For 30 years, this has...
  • US intelligence reveals another mysterious Chinese stealth bomber project

    02/04/2019 6:22:25 PM PST · by cba123 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 31, 2019 | By: Alex Lockie
    China made history as the only nation other than the U.S. to ever field a stealth fighter jet, and a new report on China’s military power from the Defense Intelligence Agency just revealed yet another batch of stealth combat aircraft projects. China "is developing new medium- and long-range stealth bombers to strike regional and global targets," the report reads. "Stealth technology continues to play a key role in the development of these new bombers, which probably will reach initial operational capability no sooner than 2025." (Please see link for full article)
  • China releases footage of ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile in ‘clear message to the US’

    01/28/2019 8:14:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | UPDATED : Monday, 28 January, 2019, 11:46pm | Lee Jeong-ho
    Next-generation missile with improved stability and accuracy launched during military exercise Analyst says it’s a bid ‘to reinforce the notion that the PLA has the capability to sink US carriers and inflict unacceptable damage on American forces’ ========================================================================================= China has revealed footage of its next-generation Dongfeng-26 ballistic missile showing improved stability and accuracy, a move analysts say aims to send a message to the United States about its military strength. Footage of the missile was released for the first time in a report on state broadcaster CCTV, amid intensifying military rivalry between China and the US. Four fin-like flight control...
  • China’s first home-built carrier finishes sea trials and could be ready for combat within months

    01/11/2019 4:02:55 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/11/19 | USA Features
    China’s first domestically designed and produced aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, has finished its fourth rotation of sea trials and could now be ready for its first combat deployment within months. The South China Morning Post reported the ship could be ready for fleet review by April following 13 days of trials in the Yellow Sea before returning to its home port in Dalian. The ship, which has not yet been named, is actually China’s second carrier. The first, Liaoning, was actually a Soviet hull but had not been completed by the end of the Cold War. China purchased the...
  • Just how advanced are the warships China is building for Pakistan?

    01/03/2019 11:20:06 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Week, India ^ | January 04, 2019
    On Tuesday, there were a flurry of reports that China has started construction of the first of four warships for Pakistan, which state-owned media in China described as being the “most advanced”. China Daily quoted China State Shipbuilding Corporation as saying the four new frigates would be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defence roles. The ships being built at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai were described by the Pakistan Navy as belonging to the 'Type-054AP' class. The designation suggests the ships are derived from the Type-054 class of frigates, nearly 30 of which have entered service in China's People's Liberation...
  • Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

    01/04/2019 2:07:25 AM PST · by familyop · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    "What the United States fears the most is taking casualties," said Rear Admiral Lou Yuan...Lou’s comments reflect a growing belief in China that the United States has lost its stomach for war,...The Chinese believe that "Americans have gone the first sign of genuine trouble they will cut and run,"
  • Chinese warship with high-tech ‘railgun’ sets sail but here’s why you should be skeptical of it

    01/02/2019 4:39:04 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/2/19 | USA Features
    A Chinese navy vessel sporting what appears to be a high-tech next-generation armament set sail earlier this week generating speculation that the weapon will be undergoing sea trials. The weapon is called a “railgun,” and it is designed to fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds over distances that exceed 100 miles. But the gun doesn’t use traditional shells and gunpowder, it uses electricity to launch projectiles down a rail with enough velocity to destroy targets including other warships. Pictures of the Chinese warship sporting a railgun were initially posted online earlier this year.
  • 'Sink two aircraft carriers': Chinese Admiral's chilling recipe to dominate the South China Sea

    01/01/2019 10:35:36 PM PST · by cba123 · 109 replies Australia ^ | January 2, 2019
    There is a link to a video at the top of this story, saying that China now has two aircraft carriers, and two more under construction, right now. This article also says that a Chinese admiral, has threatened two American aircraft carriers. "Rear Admiral Lou Yuan has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two US super carriers." America, we need to stop building up China. We are rapidly building China into a very significant threat. We really need to bring production, back...
  • China's NYC-Sized 'Earthquake Warning System' Array Sounds More Like A Way To Talk To Submarines

    01/01/2019 11:34:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    China has reportedly constructed a massive extremely low frequency, or ELF, antenna array the size of New York City, as well as a smaller system and associated data processing and signal transmission facilities at various locations throughout the country. Officially, the entire system, known as Project Wireless Electromagnetic Method or Project WEM, will support the Chinese resource extraction industry and provide early warning about potential earthquakes. However, there is significant evidence that its primary function may actually be to provide long-range communication with Chinese submarines, a critical capability to support its growing number of nuclear-armed ballistic missile boats. ... In...
  • U.S. 'could change military posture' if China sets up second ADIZ (Air Defense Zone)

    12/31/2018 7:35:28 PM PST · by cba123 · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON - The United States has asked China not to set up another air defense identification zone in Asia, warning the move could lead the U.S. military to change its posture in the region, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. “We oppose China’s establishment of an ADIZ in other areas, including the South China Sea” where China is involved in territorial rows with Southeast Asian countries, Evan Medeiros, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, said in an interview. "We have been very clear with the Chinese that we would see that (setting of another ADIZ) as...
  • China’s Z-10ME Showcased with Increased Capabilities

    11/16/2018 6:29:11 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 13, 2018 | Chen Chuanren
    The enhanced Z-10ME with anti-submarine and special forces capabilities was showcased at Airshow China in Zhuhai in October. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov) Aviation Industry Corporation of China’s Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) subsidiary recently showcased new and improved features for the Z-10ME exportable attack helicopter at the Airshow China in Zhuhai, including capabilities to support anti-submarine and special forces operations. The Z-10ME sported the Chinese character for "Osprey" on the tail rotor, although the standard Z-10 in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is often referred to as the Thunderbolt. Likely to target markets from the Middle East and Africa,...
  • China's 'Terminator' Tank Support Vehicle Is Bristling With Weaponry

    11/08/2018 7:10:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 7, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    A new armored vehicle designed to kill—well, everything—on the battlefield is ambitiously described by the manufacturer as the “New King of Ground Warfare.” Unveiled at the ongoing Zhuhai Air Show, the QN-506 is China’s version of the Russian 'Terminator' tank support vehicle. QN-506 is armed with a machine gun, grenades, a light cannon, two types of missiles, and even drones. One of the newer concepts in armored warfare is the idea of a tank support combat vehicle. The vehicle was developed by Russia after the end of the Cold War, when the Russian Army sustained heavy tank and armored vehicle...
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • China’s growing navy buoys its psywar efforts

    05/19/2018 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 13 replies
    The Sunday Guardian (India) ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jayadeva Ranade (former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India)
    ... China’s programme to build a Navy and formulate its doctrine was initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979. The pace of construction of warships and submarines picked up in the past decade. By 2000, China had a Navy of 19 large surface combatants and 63 small surface combatants like frigates and corvettes. Construction was accelerated and in 2016 alone the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned 18 warships, including destroyers, corvettes and guided missile frigates. The PLAN plans to have a total of 60 “light missile frigates” in its inventory, with one missile frigate to be launched every three weeks.
  • China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island

    05/19/2018 2:59:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 2018-05-19
    China lands nuclear strike capable bombers on disputed South China Sea island The Chinese air force has for the first time landed several bombers on a South China Sea island. The move could fuel tension in the region amid concern that Beijing is expanding its military might to the disputed waters. The China Daily state newspaper reported Friday that several bombers, including the long-range, nuclear strike-capable H-6K, conducted take off and landing drills at an unidentified island airfield in the South China Sea. Read more: South China Sea - what you need to know A defense ministry statement said in...
  • How Taiwan Is Planning to Stop an Invasion by China

    04/29/2018 7:11:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies ^ | 4/27/18 | Zachary Keck
    Taiwan’s military is scheduled to simulate defending the island from an invasion by mainland China. The simulation will be part of Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang drills, which begin next week. Citing a statement by the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense, the Japan Times said that “Taiwan will simulate repelling an invading force, emergency repairs of a major air base and using civilian-operated drones as part of military exercises starting next week.” Although the exercise begins then, the Defense Ministry said that the main part of the drill will take place from June 4 to June 8. That part will consist of...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • China’s Military Finances Blockbuster Propaganda Movie About Heroic Chinese Marines in Yemen

    03/01/2018 3:21:43 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Hong Kong blockbuster film is hitting theaters just in time for the height of movie season: Operation Red Sea, described by the state-run Global Times as “a patriotic movie about Chinese marines carrying out a daring rescue mission.” The movie is a fictionalized account of a mission to rescue Chinese citizens and foreign nationals from Yemen in 2015 as that country was engulfed in civil war. The real-life incident was the first time China’s military has helped foreigners evacuate during an international crisis. Several countries requested Chinese assistance in Yemen, including Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What is interesting...
  • Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border

    12/17/2017 6:02:21 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2017-12-14 | Kim Sung Il
    Chinese PLA holds loyalty oath ceremony near North Korean border Kim Sung Il | 2017-12-14 17:26 Hundreds of Chinese PLA soldiers take part in a ‘loyalty oath ceremony’ close to the North Korean border near Changbai, Jilin Province. Image: Daily NK source Daily NK has acquired images showing Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participating in a loyalty oath ceremony near the border with North Korea. The event is thought to be in response to military tension on the Korean Peninsula. According to the source who provided the images to Daily NK, hundreds of soldiers attended the event recently held...
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...