CV-XX (003 carrier) Thread I ... News & Discussions


taxiya

Brigadier
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So what security breach is there?
There is probably non, but that is not a point civilians are entitled to argue about unlike in the west. In China, like it or not, the military security principle is
一、 不该说的秘密,绝对不说;Don't speak what you are not authorized to.
二、 不该问的秘密,绝对不问;Don't ask what you are not authorized to.
三、 不该看的秘密,绝对不看;Don't look at what you are not authorized to.

These principle items are the first thing you would be told in your military training in college, almost every college student does. Basically, if the PLA does not promptly tell you, show you and instruct you to reveal, they can ban anything you do.
 

AndrewS

Colonel
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I think the video is deliberately condoned by the authorities. Details are difficult to see, but the overview shows the strength of Chinese shipbuilding.

Plausible.

The US has higher-resolution satellite imagery anyway.

So the Chinese Navy might as well show off the carrier and the shipyard
 

Gloire_bb

Senior Member
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Plausible.

The US has higher-resolution satellite imagery anyway.

So the Chinese Navy might as well show off the carrier and the shipyard
(1)US doesn't mean everyone.
(2)Satellites have known passage windows. This is getting more complicated now, but very high res satellites are still outliers.
(3)Angle matters.
 

AndrewS

Colonel
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(1)US doesn't mean everyone.
(2)Satellites have known passage windows. This is getting more complicated now, but very high res satellites are still outliers.
(3)Angle matters.

You can buy 15cm satellite imagery from commercial providers. It's way more detailed than what we see in that drone footage.

Why would angle really matter? Everyone knows that it will be roughly an 80k ton carrier which has EMALs.

China might as well signal to everyone that it's building an aircraft carrier.
It's proceeding on time as expected, will have the latest EMALs and there haven't been any visible messups.
 

AndrewS

Colonel
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Highly improbable to happen, but it would be so cool if they built two carriers side by side there one day, and we get a repeat of this shot with both of them in frame.

I'd say there are decent odds of two carriers being built side by side in the 2030s

That is what happens in a cold war
 

Richard Santos

Senior Member
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I think the video is deliberately condoned by the authorities. Details are difficult to see, but the overview shows the strength of Chinese shipbuilding.

Condoned, or planted?

If merely condoned, then it would still have taken one brave drone operator who would gamble with unaccountable surveillance state caprice on getting lucky and be condoned.
 

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