Hello fellow SDFers, in the last couple of months I've been working on a PLA watching website, which I've named PLA RealTalk, and I feel like I've got down enough posts to feel confident posting it here, and also to acknowledge the role of SDF in helping provide much of the information and pictures (either directly or indirectly) which ultimately makes up the content that I'm writing for the site. Hosting is done out of my own pocket and I earn no revenue off the site. I merely hope it will be a useful resource for old and new PLA watchers limited to the English language, to help complement English language resources forums like SDF and CDF, as well as contribute to information provided by sites/blogs such as Huitong's site, Sinodefence.com (especially the old Sinodefence.com), China Defence Blog, and others.... and also to directly address and counter less reliable websites who write inaccurate statements about the Chinese military. At present I have about a dozen posts under my belt, but many of them are "profiles" and quite long and exhaustive with a lot of pictures. These posts are meant to be informative and exhaustive (though not excessively technical), and to address nuances that may exist. These are not "skim in three minutes on the bus" type blog posts. Current posts are mostly navy related, but I will gradually expand them to air force, and once I have "caught up" with current Chinese military developments I hope to begin to post regular weekly updates that may emerge. 056 corvette Y-8Q ASW MPA 054A frigate 052C destroyer HHQ-9 SAM 052D destroyer 052D comparison with "aegis" Chinese Navy VLS I also have a few posts on "how to follow the Chinese military," based on the experiences that I (and likely others) have gone through in following the PLA over the years. Rules of PLA watching Sources for PLA watching The site at this point is still in its early stages, and it'll take me a while to be able to post regularly on my schedule (especially once the year gets in full swing again). But hopefully the site will still be useful for members here (especially new members) and PLA watchers in general. I am also open to any corrections or additions that anyone wishes to provide, or guest write ups from members on SDF if they so desire. Cheers.