Chinese Naval Special Forces - projects and capabilities

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    Hi ... I was asked by a member from the Secret-Projects team to ask here around for this very special topic:

    His attempt at covering the topic can be found here:
    http://www.hisutton.com/Chinese%20Naval%20Special%20Forces%20projects%20and%20capabilities.html

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    Interesting research. However, what I am confuse about was the use of 'yellow' oxygen tank, lime green google, etc. I know they are commercially available, but wouldn't that make hiding very difficult... and stealth is a very important aspect in SF.

    I do hope that the Chinese change their tanks to black and non-glossy and threw their bright lime green googles for something that don't reflect light that much. I would think that they would do it in time of war, but shouldn't they do that even during practicing?

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    vs, western frogmen,

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    Same with the rainbow assortment of parachute colors the PLA airborne troops are often photographed using.
     
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    I have noticed the same thing. When watching clips of PLA frogmen, they all seem to use off the shelf equipment, all bright and noticeable enough to be spotted from a mile away.....even in pitch dark......

    At this stage, I think PLA is doing more early stage training and building an infrastructure for future amphibious operations, instead of actually preparing for missions. PLAN has always lacked capabilities in this area compared to the West, especially that of the USN. Now since Taiwan situation is cooling down and seem to be no war any time soon, there is really no need for amphibious assaults and especially special forces operation in the near future.

    Instead, they're more exploring and validating for future operations. So I guess we can cut them a bit slack for few more years.
     
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    I think the ones you saw weren't active paratroopers, they are the "August 1st" aka 81 demonstration team. They are technically competitive athletes, competing in various international events and also do parachuting demos on regular basis. They're just like the USN's Blue Angels, strictly just for show.

    The actual paratroppers use dark olive or white coloured parachutes.
     
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