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Franklin

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Russia still has the advantage over China in jet engine technology. Their helicopter, bomber and transport fleet are all larger. But if this video is correct then the Russian fighter fleet is already smaller and less advance than that of the PLAAF. And with the pace of procurement in China the gap in fighter advantage of the PLAAF is growing while Russia's advantages in those other area's are shrinking. Its not that strange since China has twice the manpower of Russia but three times the defense budget and has a much larger and broader industrial base.

 
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Anlsvrthng

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It was interesting, the booster and the missile separated, and the missile was lighter than the booster visibly.


Could means the missile was only a dummy one.
 

Janiz

Junior Member
How believable is this claim that the "failed" missile launch is actually on purpose to test the missile ejection system.
For sure I would sleep better knowing that my higher-ups decided to test at least 1/16th of an edge case of "we're fucked" scenario throwing away a missile worth half of the crew's yearly salary some 100 meters from a newly renovated 40 years old vessel :cool:
 

Anlsvrthng

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For sure I would sleep better knowing that my higher-ups decided to test at least 1/16th of an edge case of "we're fucked" scenario throwing away a missile worth half of the crew's yearly salary some 100 meters from a newly renovated 40 years old vessel :cool:
Maybe they design the vessel for real fight, not for presentation purposes.
 

Tam

Colonel
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How believable is this claim that the "failed" missile launch is actually on purpose to test the missile ejection system.

Its a test during trials. It doesn't mean anything whether it succeeds or fails. That's the purpose of trials. There is another video showing the ship had successful Kalibr launches. It does seem to me a test of the ejection system in case of a failed missile launch. Any trials of a ship is supposed to include that.
 

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