China's Defense/Military Breaking News Thread

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  1. dingyibvs
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    Those things add a good amount of weight, I hope they train with weights if they don't usually wear them until they're deployed to the front line.
     
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    Probably a little heavier than football shoulder pads. But in all it's not that great of a deal in regards to weight.
     
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    So.... the question is are they looking for people who don't belong or they expecting something to start happening in that area, or both?
     
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    When you're fighting for your life, every ounce matters. Football players practice in their pads too, even when they're not going full contact they still practice in shells most of the time. While I agree that all things considered it's probably not a major issue, I still think it'd be a detail that could improve realism of training.
     
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    When you are fighting for your life, your training and discipline along with team work will decide one's fate. Not a single equipment with training or without it. There are too many variables and ways that can kill a soldier either in battle or during peace. Bottom line there's only so much realism you can train up to, otherwise the risk of injuries and death will increase for the soldiers and there goes a wast of not only limb, money, but life as well. It's a balance, but a very important one.
     
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    Something doesn't pass the smell test, and I suspect the so-called "Panda bashers" in Japan and in the US. I say that because Xi's reported primary objective was to establish good personal relations with Trump and smooth the road to address urgent Sino-American issues. Heavy handed demand to disrupt US Navy's high command structure just doesn't seem credible. That's especially the case when you consider Admiral Harris is in the mainstream of US defense establishment, main stream media, and associated NGOs.

    China urged U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris in return for pressure on North Korea
     
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    Is it just me or is the information flow out of China these days just slow. The J-10 thread use to be one of the busiest threads here. But now has been idle for more than a month. We have to presume that new J-10's, J-16's, Z-10's, Type 96/99 MBT's and other weapon systems are constantly being build in China and handed over to PLA and that new PLA units with new weapons are being put to operational use. But we just hear very little of it.
     
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    Don't know if this has to do with ECS ADIZs, Diaoyus/Senkakus, FONOPs, or the Koreas, or a combination of them, so into the breaking news thread it goes.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-intercept-idUSKCN18F040

     
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    Sad Chinese pilots are still intercepting in "unprofessional" manners. I thought the two nations moved beyond that.
     
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    well, @Blackstone ..."unprofessional" according to who? ... it seems you believe what you want to believe (selected)
     
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