Military strength eludes China

Discussion in 'China' started by A.V., Dec 25, 2010.

  1. A.V.

    A.V. New Member

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    The Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise Salyut on the east side of town has put up a massive Soviet-style poster advertising its need for skilled workers. The New Year’s party at the Chernyshev plant in a northwest suburb featured ballet dancers twirling on the stage of its Soviet-era Palace of Culture.
    The reason for the economic and seasonal cheer is that these factories produce fighter-jet engines for a wealthy and voracious customer: China. After years of trying, Chinese engineers still can’t make a reliable engine for a military plane.
    The country’s demands for weapons systems go much further. Chinese officials last month told Russian Defense Minister Anatoly E. Serdyukov that they may resume buying major Russian weapons systems after a several-year break. On their wish list are the Su-35 fighter, for a planned Chinese aircraft carrier; IL-476 military transport planes; IL-478 air refueling tankers and the S-400 air defense system, according to Russian news reports and weapons experts.

    This persistent dependence on Russian arms suppliers demonstrates a central truth about the Chinese military: The bluster about the emergence of a superpower is undermined by national defense industries that can’t produce what China needs. Although the United States is making changes in response to China’s growing military power, experts and officials believe it will be years, if not decades, before China will be able to produce a much-feared ballistic missile capable of striking a warship or overcome weaknesses that keep it from projecting power far from its shores.
     
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  3. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    russia better not sell PAK-FA
     
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    I am Ok with rest of the wishlist except for S400 . it will be too deadly tool and will tilt balance in favour of China when it comes to air defence. Man we need to speed up work on Missile defence program. Good news if that If they are going for S400 it means their on ABM program is heading in same direction as their engine program went .
     
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    GoI should try and get this:
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    You think Russians will sell their best fighter to a non-Partner and potential adversary nation? That too with us involved? Chinese know that Russia will never give them this one prize and especially with us involved now it is impossible. This is why they attempt to get their own using sabotages in Pentagon and other areas to access critical information.

    However, missiles, tanks and jets are not the biggest weapons of China; it is propaganda. They say they have 20,000 missiles and the world believes it because they don't show anything. That's what is their biggest weapon: psychological warfare.

    Anyhow we need to get Pradyumna ABM working ASAP before they get their hands on S-400.
     
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