China's Anti-Access ASBM Strategy [Defense News]

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  1. Hendrik_2000
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    What do you mean any DF26 that cannot reach Guam isn't worth the salt ! That is what they are designed for
     
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    Now the Ministry of Defense officially declared "DF-26"

    国防部:东风-26型导弹列装火箭军部队

    The journalist asked the spokesperson for details of the missile that was recently inducted. The spokesperson went straight by saying "it is DF-26". I like the openness.:D
     
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    New possible OTH? radar noticed on the East coast. Looks like crow's nest. Looking underwater too? Anyone with more inputs?

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    Don't know why I thought the max range was 3000 km :(:oops:. Even though, I was only referring to that range from Hainan.
     
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    New OTH-Backscatter system mounted on ships.

    Basically 1000km+ range using low frequency signals bounced off the ionosphere.

    But I don't understand why they felt the need to mention India in the title, since it is irrelevant

     
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    They meant the area coverage of that radar is about the size of India for readers perspective.
     
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    I know it's technically correct, but the comparison isn't actually very useful because most people have no idea about land areas.
     
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    SCMP has a track record of pitting China against its neighbours or US. Every new tech or engineering achievement of China is somehow a threat to others. Wasn't SCMP the first major media to report the "diverting waters from Yarlung Zangbo river away from India"?

    There are three types people who do this. 1. Naive and spoiled ultra-nationalistic Chinese who want to fight everyone. 2. Anti-China parties who want to rally everyone against China. 3. People from both sides pretending to the opposite to prove their points, these are the most treacherous type. Although they are at the two extreme sides of the spectrum against one another, they do act to the same direction.

    Besides SCMP there was the legislator from Hong Kong "Long Hair" who was both extreme anti-PRC and advocating of "landing on Diaoyu island" some years ago. He simply want China and Japan to fight for a rock, so PRC will be entangled in a prolonged isolation in the region. That serves his (and his pay master who we know well) purpose to defeat PRC.

    Regardless the intention, SCMP is either stupid, naive or outright treacherous. I hope it is the first though.
     
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    It's good to give India a taste of its own Medicine once in a while. The garbage spewed against China from the Indian Media is insane.
     
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    Alot of media uses such description in lieu of pure technical words. Its gives a sense of comprehension and impact to the readers. Nor does such comparisons automatically implies any form of bias or stance.
    Take for instance, the article regarding Britain's Astute submarine makes mention of the sub's sonar's alleged capability to detect ships leaving New York harbour while sitting off the coast of the English Channel. Does this mean that the writers of the said article have anything against their erstwhile cousins across the Atlantic? Hardly, the comparsion was made because many of the readers will be familiar with the vastness of the Atlantic rather than that of the Pacific, and merely stating that the sonar's range is allegedly 3,480 miles certainly sounds much lackluster.
     
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