PLAN breaking news, pics, & videos

bruceb1959

Junior Member
Registered Member
The US is behind on this China already has that back in 2015.

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
And so did the US at the same time according to the same article (last paragraph)
'Other militaries around the world —
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
— are also using 3D printing for on-ship repairs and other parts creations. It looks like this convenient technology is here to stay. '
 

Jura

General
now noticed the tweet
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!





Selon la presse japonaise Asahi Shimbun, le ravitaillement du porte-hélicoptères japonais JDS Kaga et du destroyer JDS Inazuma par un navire pétrolier américain, le 25 Octobre au sud du Vietnam et au-delà de la ligne en 9 traits, a été suivi par le destroyer chinois 170 Lanzhou.

Translated from French by
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

According to the Japanese press Asahi Shimbun, the supply of the Japanese helicopter carrier JDS Kaga and the destroyer JDS Inazuma by an American oil ship on 25 October in southern Vietnam and beyond the line in 9 lines, was followed by the Chinese destroyer 170 Lanzhou.


***
then used google to find the story (from yesterday)
SDF destroyers refueled by U.S. vessel as Chinese warship lurks
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
 
now noticed the tweet
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!





Selon la presse japonaise Asahi Shimbun, le ravitaillement du porte-hélicoptères japonais JDS Kaga et du destroyer JDS Inazuma par un navire pétrolier américain, le 25 Octobre au sud du Vietnam et au-delà de la ligne en 9 traits, a été suivi par le destroyer chinois 170 Lanzhou.

Translated from French by
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

According to the Japanese press Asahi Shimbun, the supply of the Japanese helicopter carrier JDS Kaga and the destroyer JDS Inazuma by an American oil ship on 25 October in southern Vietnam and beyond the line in 9 lines, was followed by the Chinese destroyer 170 Lanzhou.


***
then used google to find the story (from yesterday)
SDF destroyers refueled by U.S. vessel as Chinese warship lurks
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Yep, its always more fun when the neighbors come out to play!
 

B.I.B.

Senior Member
And so did the US at the same time according to the same article (last paragraph)
'Other militaries around the world —
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
— are also using 3D printing for on-ship repairs and other parts creations. It looks like this convenient technology is here to stay. '
NZ's 'Rocket Lab used 3D printing when making the Electron rocket which was used to make a private company second behind space X to launch an object into orbit.
Refer Post 4665 Chinas Space Program News
 

Jura

General
naval affairs inside so this thread for
‘Prepare for war’, Xi Jinping tells military region that monitors South China Sea, Taiwan
UPDATED : Saturday, 27 October, 2018, 7:53am
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!

  • China must ‘take all complex situations into consideration and make emergency plans accordingly’, Xi says on visit to Southern Theatre Command
  • Military region has had to bear a ‘heavy military responsibility’ in recent years, he says
 

Jura

General
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
China Expects U.S. Navy To Transit Taiwan Strait Again Soon

to be watched from my comfortable chair
China expects the U.S. Navy to send warships through the Taiwan Strait in November, an action Chinese officials say infringes on their national sovereignty but American military leaders say is in keeping with international law.

According to media reports, China expects U.S. Navy ships to soon sail through the narrow body of water separating mainland China from Taiwan, Senior Col. Wu Qian, the director general of the Information Office of China’s Ministry of National Defense, said according to
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
of his monthly press briefing.

“We have noticed related reports. China’s position on Taiwan and the South China Sea remains unchanged. The Chinese military’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty and regional peace and stability is rock-solid,” Wu said.

Wu did not identify the source of this future ship movement information, and U.S. Navy officials would neither confirm nor deny such activity is planned for the near future.

When asked if there was a response to the statement from China, or if there had been any coordination or advance notice of a U.S. Navy ship passage through the region, a Navy spokesperson told USNI News, “we’re not going to talk about future ship movements.”

However, according to
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said during a visit to the Philippines on Monday that the U.S. Navy would continue sailing through the Taiwan Strait and past reefs and artificial islands dotting the South China Sea that China claims as its own. In some cases, international law does not recognize these claims.

“We will continue to progress this program of freedom of navigation operations,” Richardson said, according to an
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
. “We do dozens of these operations around the world to indicate our position for … illegitimate claims, maritime claims.”

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) transited the roughly 110-mile-wide Taiwan Strait with no incidents, according to Pentagon officials.

“The Taiwan issue concerns the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China and is the most important and sensitive issue in the China-U.S. relationship,” Hua Chunying, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson,
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
October 23. “We urge the U.S. to strictly abide by the three China-U.S. joint communiques and properly handle Taiwan-related issues so as to avoid impairing bilateral relations as well as peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
in the South China Sea, a Chinese Luyang-class destroyer was on a near-collision course with USS Decatur (DDG-73) while Decatur conducted a freedom of navigation operation by two land features near the
Please, Log in or Register to view URLs content!
, located in the Spratly Islands. The U.S. Navy called this an unsafe and unprofessional incident by the Chinese.

Last week, when asked about a possible reaction to a U.S. Navy warship transit of the Taiwan Strait, Wu provided a somewhat cryptic answer, implying China was ready for any contingency.

“Your question reminds me of the recent CCTV special program called ‘Pingyu Jinren,’ which is about President Xi (Jinping)’s quotes in his speeches and reports,” Wu said, according to the briefing’s state-issued English translation. “In one episode, it says President Xi quoted many times the poem, ‘From whichever direction the winds leap, I remain strong, though dealt many a blow.’ I think this can be the answer to your question.”
 
Top