China's Defense/Military Breaking News Thread

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    Can you share a picture of this class of ships?
     
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    Simple informative explanation of the military implications of what the USN and the PLAN are doing in instances like this USNS Bowditch incident with a glimpse of other issues surrounding the topic.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/qa-china-just-seized-research-robot-us-navy-ship-what-was-it-doing

     
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    USNI info on the USNS Bowditch glider:
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    Rescue Ship courtesy of OedoSoldier
     

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    New drone target to simulate 5G jet with high maneuverability nickname LARK is successfully tested
    It is just amazing what is coming from the chinese lab seem finally all the years of hard work paid off. From Henri K
    http://www.eastpendulum.com/nwpu-teste-drone-cible-simulant-avions-5g

    According to an article published in the Chinese University site NWPU a new drone target "high maneuverability" made its first flight December 21, 2016 in a basic flight testing in the Northwest of China.

    The target drone, called the LARK-1 if one believes the image appeared in the text, is " the first (Chinese target drone) can simulate flying targets high maneuverability, such as fighter planes 4th generation "," it can perform high load factor of maneuvers, both in continuous or instantaneous ". The target drone used " to the tests of validation of new armaments and combat training of troops ".

    Note that the 4th generation, in the Chinese classification, corresponds to the 5th generation in the United States and Russia.

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    The LARK-1 target drone developed by NWPU University and several Chinese manufacturers

    The development project for this LARK-1 target drone is led by the team of Professor YU Yun Feng (云峰 云峰), and in collaboration with several industrialists such as the 4th, 6th and 9th academies of the Chinese aerospace group CASC , And Institute 618 of the aviation group AVIC.

    Although no technical details have been given in the text, we can already guess the technical choice, particularly in terms of propulsion, through the composition of this development team.

    Indeed, the 4th Academy of the CCAC is specialized in propulsion with solid propellant, while the 6th academy is in propulsion with liquid propellant. The two entities of the 9th Academy of CASC as well as the Institute 618 of AVIC, meanwhile, are each of the equipment manufacturers in the field of guidance, navigation and control.

    And we can see in the photo that the machine is separated into two parts - a booster that seems to be a powder rocket so that the whole can be accelerated quickly, and the target drone could be propelled by a liquid propellant engine , To regulate the thrust and better manage the energy throughout the flight.

    Based on the size of the person's heads present in the photo, it can be deduced that the target drone measures approximately 4,15 meters long and 375 mm in diameter, and the 3.07-meter Long and 500 mm in diameter.

    This first trial is also attended by experts from other Chinese entities in the armaments, including the AVIC Air-Air Missile Academy, CAAA, CALT and the NUDT Military University.

    The test site is kept secret but it is finished on 21 December 2016 at 17:00 local time. With the aid of the messages to the air navigators (NOTAM) one can try to find the place and possibly the flight profile.

    There are thus three NOTAMs which correspond to the date and the hour indicates:

    A3220 / 16 NOTAMN
    Q) ZLHW / QARLT / IV / NBO / E / 246/276 /
    A) ZLHW B) 1612210320 C) 1612210420
    E) THE SEGMENTS WI AN AREA CENTERED AT N4027.9E09724.1 WITH RADIUS
    OF 60KM CLSD BTN 7500m (INCLUSIVE) AND 8400M (INCLUSIVE).
    F) FL246 G) FL276

    A3219 / 16 NOTAMN
    Q) ZLHW / QARLT / IV / NBO / E / 246/341 /
    A) ZLHW B) 1612210340 C) 1612210520
    E) THE FLW SEGMENTS OF ATS RTE CLSD BTN 7500m (INCLUSIVE) AND
    10400M (INCLUSIVE):
    1 B215: JIAYUGUAN VOR 'CHW' -YABRAI VOR 'YBL'.
    2. WI AN AREA CENTERED AT YABRAI VOR 'YBL' WITH RADIUS OF 100KM.
    F) FL246 G) FL341

    A3222 / 16 NOTAMN
    Q) ZLHW / QARLT / IV / NBO / E / 000/341 /
    A) ZLHW B) 1612210600 C) 1612210900
    E) SEGMENTS OF THE FLW ATS RTE CLSD AT AND BELOW 10400M:
    1.W66: GOBIN- Ejinaqi VOR 'JNQ'.
    2.WI A CIRCLE CENTERED AT GOBIN WITH RADIUS OF 50KM.
    F) FL000 G) FL341

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    3 possible test areas for the first flight of the target drone LARK-1

    Among the three possible test areas, that of A3222 / 16 seems to best correspond to the description. First, there is a small airfield near the EJINAQI point, sufficient to install the target drone's firing range on the ground.

    Then the distance between EJINAQI and GOBIN is also shorter, 156 km, so more logical for a first flight, compared to 382 km between JIAYUGUAN and YABRAI of NOTAM A3219 / 16.

    And finally, the A3222 prohibits any overflight at an altitude of 10 400 meters over a radius of 50 km around the GOBIN point, whereas the A3219 contains a more restrictive zone between 7 500 and 10 400 meters d 'Altitude over a radius of 100 km around YABRAI. For a first flight, it seems prudent to close any airspace from ground level to the maximum limit of the craft for safety, not just an air corridor.

    Therefore, if the NOTAM A3222 / 16 actually represents the test of the target drone in question, it would have flown 156 km to reach the test area and the total duration of the test would not have exceeded 3 hours.

    These first working hypotheses seem to be confirmed by the figures published by the CASC group, which I was able to retrieve after writing the text at the top.

    According to the description panel at the last Zhuhai Show, the target drone LARK-1 exists in two versions - one for ground launch and the other under a fighter-bomber. The machine, with an SER signature of 0.3 m² (X-band), flies at a speed between Mach 0.8 and 1.6, with an instantaneous load factor ⩽ 9 g and 6 g continuously. The cruise altitude is 8,000 to 14,000 meters.

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    The characteristics of the LARK-1 target drone (Source: situ)

    It should be noted that the name of Professor YU Yun Feng, who is in charge of the project, is strangely familiar to me. After some research, it is, indeed, one who has worked in the field propelled hypersonic Scramjet, and co-authored a book entitled " Control Technologies powered hypersonic vehicles ".

    In an old biography of YU published on the website of NWPU (retired now), it is mentioned that the Chinese teacher had worked on projects "to (achieve performance) X-43A US" during the 12th Five Year Plan (2010 -2015).

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    Book co-authored by Professor YU Yun Feng

    It is in 2012 that the first Sramjet Chinese coaxial configuration gear made its maiden flight successfully. The machine flew with a speed higher than Mach 5.0 at an altitude greater than 20 km, it allowed Chinese engineers to check a number of key technologies in the Sramjet propulsion.

    NWPU University, historically close to Chinese weapons projects and directly attached to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), is actively involved in these Sramjet projects.

    With the delivery of the first stealth combat aircraft J-20 to the Army of the Chinese air , and the target drone development can simulate certain behaviors flying high maneuverability devices, it is certain that China passes A higher speed to seek not only to exploit the new vectors but also to defend them.

    The use of target drone also significantly reduces the cost of training for pilots, and also the cost of testing for offensive and defensive weapons.

    To be continued.

    Henri K.
     
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    The PLA (Army, Navy & Air Force) has arrived as a highly modern Military Force. BZ (Well Done). Let the weapons be used for defence & only offence against bullies. Happy New Year.
     
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    Yeah happy new year to you too .Hope for peaceful 2017
     
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    According to this article China's military technology is nearing parity with that of the West. I guess it depends on which day of the week it is when it comes to assessing China's military and other capabilities. One day they say China is nearing collapse the next day they say its going to take over the world.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-weapons-reaching-near-parity-west-study-135238342.html
     
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    IISS is very reputable. I don't feel like paying for the report. Any idea which weapons systems they were referring to with these?
     
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    Report writers clearly have an agenda to get western nations to spend more on defence.

    Utterly fails to mentioned Chinese defence spending is only 2% of GDP, but cities misleading figures designed to give the impression to readers Chinese defence spending is far higher than what NATO itself has set as a target.
     
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