Discussion in 'China' started by A.V., Feb 25, 2009.
The radar on second pic looks like fregat on shivaliS. Is it?
No, its not. It's a Type 382 sea eagle 3D air/surface search radar. A development of the earlier 381. Compare and contrast between "Top plate" and the Type 382:
Type 382 is clearly larger
See @shiphone 's post on page 154 of this thread
Cool . missed that. All ready for WW3
No where near ready enough mate. The Chinese Navy won't be ready to face the USN for more than a decade to come.
Good enough for Japani soko and other SCS nations . Amerikan orange Orangutan won't bat an eyelid .
Photos of the day: Night flight training, 80th LH Briagde
Note the Digital Helmet-Mounted Display with fully digital integrated night vision sight.
Comparison between the new HMD on the Z10 and the initial, bulky HMD:
KJ500 AEW&C with an in-flight refueling probe installed:
Would love to see all Y9 transports and associated variants equipped made in-flight refueling capable as well as all the H6K's.
HQ16 intercepting simulated cruise missile targets:
That target is so close you could hit it with one these...
So you're of the opinion that MRSAM's shouldn't be able to intercept cruise missiles at close range?
HQ16, its naval equivalent HHQ16 and its export version LY80 can intercept cruise missiles from 3.5kms from the launcher. Is that supposed to be a bad thing? Mistral is basically a CIWS missile system mate... Why are you even bringing it up in this context?
Because it is a sorry excuse of a test made for photo ops that only proves it can do the job of a $10k MANPAD. If you ever witnessed French and Indian tests there are multiple camera angels, day/thermal imaging and control monitors. HQ16 is touted as superior to Akash that intercepts Lakshya cruise missile target at 23km yet cannot display this in its testing.
Airborne assault exercises conducted in XInjiang featuring new PLA Z 8G transports and the usual suspects Mi17 medium transports, Z19 scouts and Z10 attack helicopters:
And there-in lies your problem. You're comparing footage of a test of an in-development system with footage of a military exercise of an operational air defense unit.
The Akash footage is from a test. You can see contractors as well as armed forces representation. Its really informative footage, and as a defense enthusiast I enjoy watching it, but IT IS A TEST. The video title literally has "Trials" in it.
The HQ16 footage is from an EXERCISE. There isn't going to be "IR and footage from multiple angles" because its not a demonstration. There are technical evaluators. Calm yourself and use a bit of logic during your anti-China dung slinging sessions
Song class SSK(?) and other Chinese Navy assets docked in Djibouti in satellite photo's of the base dated April 1st and April 4th of this year:
Henri K in is latest article on eastpendulum.com has uploaded very detialed high def pics of the sensor and weapons systems on the ASW version of the Type 056 corvette (light frigate under Chinese Navy Designations):
Link to the full article:
NB: The article is in French, if you need to, use google translate
A YQ8 anti-submarine/maritime patrol aircraft attached to the ESF of the Chinese Navy:
Pics of the Z8G's assembly line:
PLA Z8G's in service
ZBD04 IFV's at a recent exercise
Firing gun-launched anti tank guided missiles
(2048 x 1391)
Close-ups of PLAAF H6K medium bombers:
A look at the bomber's bomb bay:
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