China's Defense/Military Breaking News Thread

Discussion in 'Strategic Defense' started by swimmerXC, Mar 4, 2006.

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    There was news that at least one F-22 was shot down after entering Chinese territories, from here



    Any one heard more about this?
     
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    uhhhhh... no.
     
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    Just read this pretty good analysis of what China might do in terms of security involvement in Syria.

    https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/is-china-increasing-its-military-presence-in-syria/

    Cont'd next post due to character limit
     
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    Cont'd from previous post due to character limit

    The Diplomat seems to be on a roll lately with quality content on Chinese defense.
     
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    I am not sure which technologies that the British have that China don't have ... apart from China to just take a look a few samples ... I don't see that happening

    In many military technologies, China have already surpassed the British
     
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    That story does not add up at all!! Why would Britain sell China military tech, when the latter is a pronounced adversary of the United States of America? Britain is suppose to be a very close ally of America. Also, I am certain that the Chinese are not so gullible into thinking that this is as straightforward as it seems. I mean come on, really?!! China better have this under an electron microscope, it don't smell right.
     
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    something doesn't smell right. Brits selling China military radar? smells like rotten fish....
     
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    Via emperor This move should be applauded Chinese private company are resourceful and efficient With time they will get involve in the larger project

    https://www.ft.com/content/d39a6074-e272-11e8-a6e5-792428919cee

    China pours money into private sector military technology
    Relaxed regulation has spurred start-ups to enter defence sector

    China has mobilised at least Rmb387bn ($55.6bn) to fund private sector companies that develop technology with potential military applications, according to Financial Times calculations based on public documents and state media announcements.

    “Civil Military Fusion”, or the use of private companies to help develop China’s defence sector, was a key theme at last week’s Zhuhai Air Show, where exhibitors were keen to stress how their products fitted into the national strategy.

    As part of this effort, state defence companies and provincial governments have pooled money into what are in effect state-backed venture capital funds, designed to guide the private sector into helping to modernise the People’s Liberation Army.

    Since 2016, local governments and state-owned companies have pooled capital to create at least 14 such funds to finance private companies whose technology can have defence applications, according to state media announcements.

    One of the largest, the Rmb200bn ($28.75bn) Foshan Civil-Military Innovative Industries Fund, was launched in September 2017 with capital from China Energy Engineering Group, an energy conglomerate, and the municipal government for Foshan municipality in southern Guangdong province.

    In recent years, officials have broken state monopolies over critical sectors by allowing private companies to participate in designing, manufacturing and operating everything from telecoms to rockets.

    While traditional state-owned players such as the weaponry group Norinco and aerospace company AVIC still head China’s largest defence projects, the regulatory relaxation has spurred private entrepreneurs to related sectors such as secure communications, light arms and unmanned vehicles.

    The drive to meet the PLA’s modernising goals has given rise to a class of private start-ups and companies that specialise in advanced technologies

    Lorand Laskai, Council on Foreign Relations
    “When Chinese military planners discuss civil-military integration, they do not view it as a uniquely Chinese concept . . . the US defence industry as the golden standard,” said Lorand Laskai, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, a think-tank.

    The result is a new generation of tech companies that blur the line between state and private, said Mr Laskai: “The drive to meet the PLA’s modernising goals has given rise to a class of private start-ups and companies that specialise in advanced technologies like semiconductors, energy solutions, drones and aerospace.”

    The private sector has helped state companies outsource the development of key projects, often with an eye on selling to other countries.

    For example, Guangdong Hongda, once a metals and mining company, sprouted a subsidiary in 2011that produces short-range missiles and other explosives that can be mounted under drones and manned aircraft.

    “Our leaders were quite visionary and sensed that the direction of opportunity was pointing towards civil-military fusion,” said Feng Hui, an engineer. Hongda developed the missile design and propulsion system, while the control system was provided by state contractors, reducing the development cost that would have been the case had it been entirely designed by state-owned companies, according to the company’s engineers.

    Hongda keeps its missiles’ range to 290km in order to meet international export standards, which limit ranges to 300km. “Missiles made by Chinese state companies actually go much farther so, domestically, we cannot compete with them,” said Mr Feng.

    Other state-owned companies, once cultivated to servicing exclusively Chinese military groups, are also being encouraged to develop civilian businesses.

    In 2016, Haige Communications Group, a Shenzhen-listed military enterprise spun out of China’s navy, launched a line of svelte satellite phones compatible with US and European satellites. They are planning to export their phones to countries that are part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative by 2020.

    “You see that we follow national policy quite closely,” said Zhang Ziyi, a company engineer.

    As part of civil-military fusion, state-owned companies are also being encouraged to acquire commercial assets such as Maipu, a start-up from the southeastern city of Chengdu that provides secure network communications hardware.

    In 2015, Maipu was acquired by China Electronics Corporation, a major state-owned telecoms hardware provider. Phytium, a wholly owned CEC semiconductor manufacturing subsidiary, supplies Maipu with all of its computer chips so it no longer needs to rely on foreign chips. That has enabled Maipu to meet growing demand as Chinese defence clients increasingly ask for domestic components for security reasons.

    “Everything, including the semiconductors and their design, come from Chinese manufacturers, making it reliable and safe,” said Xie En, a company engineer. “But of course, our manufacturing equipment is still imported.”
     
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