China's Defense/Military Breaking News Thread


FangYuan

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Russia is not helping China, but they will not be against China. If there was a war between China and the United States, the Russians would calmly observe from afar.

Currently, Russia is China's largest partner. The fastest way for China to modernize its military is to buy weapons from Russia.

For example: If China spends 4 to 10 billion USD each year to buy helicopters from Russia and receive TOT, in parallel with this process is self-research, after 20 years China's helicopter technology will be on par with America and Eu.

The United States has CH-53 king, China can order 200 Mi-26s. Russia will transfer 50 to 70% of the technology, then China will work on making spare parts for the rest, a few years later, China can make the Mi-26 with 100% domestic components.

The United States has an AH-64, China will buy the Mi-28 and the Ka-52. Thus, China will have three modern attack helicopters, the Z-10, Mi-28, and Ka-52. It gives China a 3 vs 1 comparative advantage
 

nastya1

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Russia is not helping China, but they will not be against China. If there was a war between China and the United States, the Russians would calmly observe from afar.

Currently, Russia is China's largest partner. The fastest way for China to modernize its military is to buy weapons from Russia.

For example: If China spends 4 to 10 billion USD each year to buy helicopters from Russia and receive TOT, in parallel with this process is self-research, after 20 years China's helicopter technology will be on par with America and Eu.

The United States has CH-53 king, China can order 200 Mi-26s. Russia will transfer 50 to 70% of the technology, then China will work on making spare parts for the rest, a few years later, China can make the Mi-26 with 100% domestic components.

The United States has an AH-64, China will buy the Mi-28 and the Ka-52. Thus, China will have three modern attack helicopters, the Z-10, Mi-28, and Ka-52. It gives China a 3 vs 1 comparative advantage
The most urgent need for China is have stealth fighter j31 up and running for its carriees

China doesn't need Russia to do actual fighting. Just pay them some money and have their SSBN with nuclear weapons on standby

Let s see who still want to get involved in Taiwan strait
 
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halflife3

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US navy demonstrated for first time it can intercept ICBMs from ships. Test conducted with an SM-3 Block IIA on an ICBM class target. This looks like it will really jump start and accelerate China's nuclear deterrence now.
 

Farooq Rashid But

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Russia is not helping China, but they will not be against China. If there was a war between China and the United States, the Russians would calmly observe from afar.

Currently, Russia is China's largest partner. The fastest way for China to modernize its military is to buy weapons from Russia.

For example: If China spends 4 to 10 billion USD each year to buy helicopters from Russia and receive TOT, in parallel with this process is self-research, after 20 years China's helicopter technology will be on par with America and Eu.

The United States has CH-53 king, China can order 200 Mi-26s. Russia will transfer 50 to 70% of the technology, then China will work on making spare parts for the rest, a few years later, China can make the Mi-26 with 100% domestic components.

The United States has an AH-64, China will buy the Mi-28 and the Ka-52. Thus, China will have three modern attack helicopters, the Z-10, Mi-28, and Ka-52. It gives China a 3 vs 1 comparative advantage

I pray for peace in the world but if there will be a start of any war between US and China, that would become the world War and in that case Russian will not be able to keep itself separate from that fire ...
 

Hendrik_2000

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China has the 2nd largest arm industry just behind US


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Chinese Arms Industry Ranks Second Behind U.S., Report Says
The country’s global sales are larger than those of Russia and European nations

Global sales of arms and military services by the 25 largest companies in a study totaled $361 billion last year.
By Brett Forrest
Dec. 6, 2020 6:01 pm ET

China has boasted the world’s second-largest arms-manufacturing industry for the past five years, ranking behind the U.S. in sales but outstripping Russia and the top European nations, according to a report released Sunday by a Swedish think tank.

In its annual study of arms sales, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) for the first time released figures for individual Chinese defense firms.

The study found that sales of arms and military services by the global sector’s 25 largest companies for which data are available totaled $361 billion last year, an 8.5% increase over 2018. SIPRI is an independent arms-trade analyst.

Among those companies, four are Chinese and 12 are American. Those Chinese companies had combined sales of $56.7 billion in 2019, compared with $221.2 billion from the U.S. companies. Two of the top 25 firms are Russian, with combined sales of $13.9 billion.

SIPRI figures showed that revenues for Chinese defense manufacturers have failed to keep pace with the global growth, with the top four Chinese firms growing by 4.8% last year. However, SIPRI’s data on Chinese firms excludes inaccessible sales figures from major companies in missile manufacturing and shipbuilding.
 

tamsen_ikard

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Take a look at this article in Chinese state media. Its mentioning the recent article on TheDiplomat by our very own Rick Joe as the authoritative source of information.

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I was surprised after seeing this. The fact that Globaltimes is using information from outside media articles when reporting the PLA was the first surprise. But I am glad to see that the efforts by people in this board to collect information about various platforms of the PLA is now being acknowledged by the Chinese media itself.

Great achievement by all and especially Rick Joe.

 

siegecrossbow

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Take a look at this article in Chinese state media. Its mentioning the recent article on TheDiplomat by our very own Rick Joe as the authoritative source of information.

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I was surprised after seeing this. The fact that Globaltimes is using information from outside media articles when reporting the PLA was the first surprise. But I am glad to see that the efforts by people in this board to collect information about various platforms of the PLA is now being acknowledged by the Chinese media itself.

Great achievement by all and especially Rick Joe.

For the last time, Global Times is not official Chinese state media. It is a tabloid run by CCP affiliates.
 

halflife3

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US Indo Pacific strategic framework on China was declassified. US official policy intentions regarding China in detail.
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excerpt - (It was officially declassified last week — 30 years earlier than would normally be the case — and will be officially released on Wednesday.

"This is a highly significant document. It's extraordinary that it's been released decades early," Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at ANU, said.

"I think it's a signal about the kind of continuity that the permanent government of America, or if you like the officials, want to see in America's relations with the Indo-Pacific, including in managing China's power.")

What drove them to declassify such a document so soon?
 

Hendrik_2000

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excerpt - (It was officially declassified last week — 30 years earlier than would normally be the case — and will be officially released on Wednesday.

"This is a highly significant document. It's extraordinary that it's been released decades early," Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at ANU, said.

"I think it's a signal about the kind of continuity that the permanent government of America, or if you like the officials, want to see in America's relations with the Indo-Pacific, including in managing China's power.")

What drove them to declassify such a document so soon?
My guess is to force Biden administration to continue the path But I doubt it Biden will be preoccupied with domestic challenge of Covid and stagnating economy That is their primary concern Anyway I like the conclusion of the article, It is another hubris and grandstanding expecting India and Japan to carry the weight

"This strategy set up a very, very high bar for American success in the Indo-Pacific on disarming North Korea, deterring China, investing in the region, unleashing American private investment, empowering democracies," Professor Medcalf said.

"Clearly by some measures the United States failed.

"I think it's important to note that this strategy unrealistically called for American primacy in the Indo-Pacific, whereas I think the reality is that America is simply being powerful and supportive of allies when it needs to be."
 

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