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Hendrik_2000

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From Global Times small nuclear power plant is in construction phase now full speed ahead. The primary use is for SCS island power need maybe later it will propel ship. Interesting part is they plan for 2 model one is submersible and the other one is surface ship
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China's marine nuclear power platform to start by 2020 in S.China Sea
By Deng Xiaoci Source:Global Times Published: 2017/11/28 20:13:40

The primary focus of China's offshore nuclear platforms - reportedly to be commissioned before 2020 - will be for civil use on islands in waters such as the South China Sea, and as the technology matures, it could be applied to military nuclear vessels, Chinese analysts said.

A shipbuilding firm in Central China's Hubei Province announced on Sunday it is set to start construction on a marine nuclear power platform which is designed to supply power for the country's offshore oil drilling platforms and islands.

According to the firm, a joint venture by the State-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), CSIC 719 Research Institute and the Hubei Hongtai State-owned Capital Investment Operation Group in 2015, the nuclear power platforms will serve as small nuclear power plants. The technical design has been finalized, and the project is moving to the construction phase, local media the Hubei Daily reported.

The platforms have two modes - floating and submersible, and the first will be commissioned before 2020.

The platforms will focus on solving power supply issues in the Xisha Islands and other islands in the South China Sea where infrastructure construction is underway, and urban agglomerations after that, Song Zhongping, a Beijing-based military expert and also a TV commentator told the Global Times on Tuesday.

The floating type will provide more nuclear power, although it will be more affected by sea conditions, such as the scale of the wind and waves, while the submersible one will be more stable but produce less power, Song said.

Zhang Jinlin, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an expert at the CSIC 719 Research Institute, told the paper that the platform is a typical civilian-military integration project, as its design fully takes civil demands into consideration, as well as tackling issues including safety, radiation protection and waste processing.

The nuclear reactor-related technology, when successfully reduced in size, could be later applied to the country's military vessels, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers or next generation nuclear submarines, Song said.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Turn out the hangar on yongxing island is climate controlled
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China showcases jet fighters at South China Sea island
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The official Chinese media's broadcast of Chinese J-11B fighters entering a sealed hangar in the Xisha Islands showcases China's improving air and sea control of the South China Sea, a Chinese military expert said.

Footage aired by China Central Television (CCTV) on Wednesday for the first time confirmed deployment of the fighter aircraft in a hangar on Yongxing Island.

The footage was broadcast in a CCTV report on People's Liberation Army Air Force drills to improve its nautical combat capability.

Yongxing Island, the largest of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, is also the seat of the Sansha city government of South China's Hainan Province.

With a 3-kilometer runway, the airport in Yongxing Island is an important dual-use airport in the South China Sea area, the CCTV report said.

The thermostabilized hangar boosts the jet fighters' durability and resistance to the island's humidity and high temperatures.

More importantly, the special hangar helps to realize regular deployment of fighter jets in the Xisha Islands, TV commentator Song Zhongping told the Global Times on Thursday.


"Other islands in China could also use such aircraft hangars and China's overall control of air and sea in the South China Sea would be greatly improved as well," Song said.

China will enhance its capability to safeguard its legal rights in the South China Sea through military and legal enforcement channels, Song noted. "Legal enforcement channel" means Chinese fighters intercepting foreign aircraft flying over the South China Sea, he said.

Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea in May, CNN news website reported.

China's Ministry of National Defense later said that the fighters were sent to identify the U.S. warship, warn and expel it.
 

Jura

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Turn out the hangar on yongxing island is climate controlled
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China showcases jet fighters at South China Sea island
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China has for the first time confirmed the deployment of fighter jets to Woody Island in the disputed South China Sea, state media have reported.

Citing footage aired by the official state broadcaster, the Global Times reported late Friday that China had sent J-11B fighters to the island in the contested Paracel chain.

While fighter jets had been spotted on the island in 2016 and in April this year, the footage was the first time Beijing had confirmed the deployments. It was aired by China Central Television (CCTV) on Wednesday as part of a report on the air force’s expanding capabilities.

Woody Island, known in China as Yongxing Island, is the largest of the Paracels, which Beijing calls the Xisha Islands. It is the seat of the Sansha city government — covering several island groups and undersea atolls — in southern China’s Hainan province.

The footage showed fighters landing, taking off and conducting drills, apparently over the South China Sea. It also showed at least one fighter “entering a sealed hangar,” the Global Times said.

China has apparently been reluctant to station its fighters on the islands because the craft are especially susceptible to the elements.

But, the report said, “the thermostabilized hangar boosts the jet fighters’ durability and resistance to the island’s humidity and high temperatures,” making longer-term deployments a possibility.

“The special hangar helps to realize regular deployment of fighter jets in the Xisha Islands,” the Global Times quoted commentator Song Zhongping as saying.

“Other islands in China could also use such aircraft hangars and China’s overall control of air and sea in the South China Sea would be greatly improved as well,” Song added.

Quoting CCTV, the Global Times called Woody Island, with its 3-km-long runway, “an important dual-use airport in the South China Sea area.”

Beijing has built up a series of military outposts in the South China Sea as it seeks to reinforce effective control of much of the waterway, through which $3 trillion in trade passes each year. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei also have overlapping claims.

Aside from the earlier fighter deployments, China has maintained HQ-9 surface-to-air missile systems on Woody Island and has deployed anti-ship cruise missiles there on at least one occasion.

It has also built seven man-made islets in the hotly contested Spratlys, with three boasting military-grade airfields — despite a 2015 pledge by Chinese President Xi Jinping not to further militarize them.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank said in late March that major construction at the three man-made islands in the Spratlys was nearly finished, allowing Beijing to deploy fighter jets and mobile missile launchers to the area at any time.

All three islands boast hangers that can accommodate 24 fighter jets and four larger planes, including surveillance, transport, refueling or bomber aircraft. Hardened shelters with retractable roofs for mobile missile launchers have also been built on the islands.

China has also constructed significant radar and sensor arrays on all three islands, positioning them close to point defense structures to provide protection against air or missile strikes.

Experts have said the Woody Island missile and fighter deployments could be a blueprint for how China will proceed with its Spratly facilities.
 

Jura

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Chinese Air Force drills in the Xisha Islands on Nov. 29, 2017, showcasing China's improving combat capability to secure its sovereign security in the
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Chinese Air Force drills in the Xisha Islands on Nov. 29, 2017, showcasing China's improving combat capability to secure its sovereign security in the
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now noticed the tweet which is probably related:
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De Sichuan aux Spratleys, PLAAF simule le parachutage d'approvisionnement d'urgence ?
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Translated from French by
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Sichuan to the Spratley, PLAAF simulates the drop the emergency supply?
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asif iqbal

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These islands reefs are very important

These are infact more important that the warships we love to follow

They can't be sunk or torpedoed

China has enemy's all over and is monitoring all of them

From Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Australia all aligned with USA

These island provide China will security in South China Sea

They won't have to deploy heavy naval assets in time of war in this area

These static "aircraft carriers" will certainly free the real carriers up for deep sea far ocean deployments
 

Viktor Jav

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Australian Military News, Reports, Data, etc. 3 minutes ago
That's a nice picture, is it a fan art or is it an actual photo taken ? If it is the latter, then I am genuinely surprised that the plane managed to get that close, and the pilot has got to have some really big balls to do that.

On a personal opinion, I am thinking that the island could use some additional touch up. Perhaps another runway on the opposite end of the existing one, and another deep sea port on the opposite end.................... for redundancy of course, not that I am suggesting anything but a single runway and port can be easily shut down.
 

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