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Lethe

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I recall encountering an anecdote some years ago concerning a friendly visit between Chinese and American naval officers, possibly back in the 1990s. The Chinese personnel were onboard the American vessel and remarks were exchanged concerning the great size of the American ship compared to anything in China's navy. Does anyone know of the event I am referring to and the source of the anecdote? It may have come from a published book, and may have concerned the USS Blue Ridge.
 

mglcz

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Should the PLAN change its working uniforms? Right now they blend in with the water, but sailors do not swim to work and there is really no need for camouflage in a warship. Why not instead wear a uniform with a brighter color, such as orange for example. In case of an emergency, the sailors would be distinguised easier on the water (as a redundancy to the unlucky case of someone not having the time or capacity to wear an emergency vest). It can be easily argued that the current color scheme endangers the sailors life.
 

Grupo2

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Lots of Uruguayan defence forum chatter about OPV purchase from China with a Type 056 variant being the one favoured by the government and navy. It's the largest purchase of new naval vessels in Uruguay for many years and would be significant for Chinese shipbuilding in a country that has typically sources from the west.

Landing pad and hangar for the Uruguayan Naval Aviation Agusta 412's would be a requirement though rumour of Z-9 being offered as well.

Anyone heard anything?
 

alexanderthe8

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What would be the Chinese equivalent of the Aegis weapon system? I see the phrase "chinese aegis" floating around sometimes but can never find a true name for the PLAN system that combines radars, SAMs, CIWS and so on for modern PLAN destroyers such as on Type 052D and Type 055. Or do they have it separate in multiple systems like the russians?
 

Lethe

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What would be the Chinese equivalent of the Aegis weapon system? I see the phrase "chinese aegis" floating around sometimes but can never find a true name for the PLAN system that combines radars, SAMs, CIWS and so on for modern PLAN destroyers such as on Type 052D and Type 055. Or do they have it separate in multiple systems like the russians?

Not sure how close the analogy with Aegis is, but I believe that ZKJ-5, dating from the early 2000s, is the current Combat Data/Management System aboard modern PLAN combatants. See
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article for a history of the ZKJ systems.
 

Michaelsinodef

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What would be the Chinese equivalent of the Aegis weapon system? I see the phrase "chinese aegis" floating around sometimes but can never find a true name for the PLAN system that combines radars, SAMs, CIWS and so on for modern PLAN destroyers such as on Type 052D and Type 055. Or do they have it separate in multiple systems like the russians?
Think it goes under the name 中华神盾? Basically Chinese divine shield?

Anyways, pretty sure they have some combined system on their ships (I think they might also work or have the ability to have bigger ships fire/control air defense missiles from smaller ships as well.).
 

davidau

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Think it goes under the name 中华神盾? Basically Chinese divine shield?

Anyways, pretty sure they have some combined system on their ships (I think they might also work or have the ability to have bigger ships fire/control air defense missiles from smaller ships as well.).
Can anyone tell me what is the integrated mast on 003, and does 004 start construction yet? Would 004 likely be a nuclear version?
 

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