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I have seen many times, almost 20 times a day
I once lived in a town with a huge airbase, and I went to school in that airbase.
Also the flight path of jets was right above our house and they flew low.

That must have been quite interesting! I guess it is the same the world over near airbases!

 

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Tengden sold a production line of the TB001 to Saudi Arabia and almost certainly to Egypt too but the Egyptian order is not officially confirmed.

Tengden is a private company and not normally part of the PLA's eco-system of SOEs! But their work has gotten attention from the PLAAF.
With the 2 biggest exporters (US and Israel) unlikely to sell Recon or Strike UAVs to Saudi Arabia in the current climate, China has this market largely cornered.

But Tengden is doing really well pushing the offerings we first saw at Zhuhai airshows in the 2010s.
 

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FM 90 SHORAD will likely to get orders from PAF after PAK ARMY ordered them for their integrated air defense system

 

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J-15 Feisha fighter from aircraft carrier PLANS Liaoning fires two PL-12 air-to-air missiles. (CV-16 is currently on cruise in the Bohai Sea.)


Drop 1:
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Ignite!
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Drop 2:
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Ignite!
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Z-20's first flight was only in 2013. Induction to the services has been very quick. Top to bottom -- Navy, Armed Police, Air Force, Army.

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Did you know that PLAN carrier pilots are trained in an university?

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More J-15 training at the PLA Naval Aviation University in Shandong province:

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This is the Type 075 LHA! Super cool. Super sexy!

Not that it carries any weight at all, but I don't like the Marines' dependence on swimming amphibious vehicles for most of its off shore vehicle and personnel sea to land transfer. Most footage from exercises are the PLAN amphibious (LHD and LPDs) disembarking amphibious armor within sight of the target landing area.

It's just not a survivable tactic in a modern contested landing.

Most of the equipment tranfer to beach heads from Type 071 and 075s in exercises are mechanised in the form of are ZBD08 variants.

Little footage is available of artillery and vehicle tranfer at longer langes via helicopter. This is obviously because the PLAN does not have heavy vertical lift capability as yet. At most we've seen Z8/18 variants from the PLA with sling loads of 6×6 atvs, not real light infantry vehicles.

But even the PLA is not transporting tactical vehicle weight classes via helicopter yet. Its a deficiency that needs to be closed in both services, but I don't think that will be available till the heavy vertical lift programme with Russia delivers capability at scale to the army and PLAN.

I see why the close shore operations are needed for the PLA Marines just now, but the Navy's amphibious ships would not be survivable assets in the scenarios we're seeing here... in a conflict with Taiwan or Japan I mean.

Small scale operations to retake small islands in the SCS or strait perhaps, but large scale amphibious landings, not so much.

Moskva proved how vulnerable ships off moderately defended coasts can be. Especially in adverse weather; which occurs often in coastal water in the East and South China Seas.

Anything within 50kms to the shore is too close.

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Half official mock up of 005 AC, i think it's the nuclear powered.

So 004 AC No.19 will be same as 003, the No.18. and 005 AC will be 20 as shown here.

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Yes, it was reportedly created by a famous modeling company that creates ceremonial and gifts for government officials and functions. And this one was reportedly made for Dalian Shipyard (who refurbished CV-16 Liaoning and built CV-17 Shandong.)

More detailed CG model:

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Yes, it was reportedly created by a famous modeling company that creates ceremonial and gifts for government officials and functions. And this one was reportedly made for Dalian Shipyard (who refurbished CV-16 Liaoning and built CV-17 Shandong.)

More detailed CG model:

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This is CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd. ) official mock up, not the CG by fans, so the No.20 would be in the pipeline.

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This is CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd. ) official mock up, not the CG by fans, so the No.20 would be in the pipeline.

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Wow! No. 20 would also likely mean No. 19 will be a CV-18 Fujian sister!

Planning is very methodical and rational! There will be two STOBARs, two conventional CATOBARs and then CVNs forward (the funneless island on No.20 indicates nuke) with all having similar layouts.
 

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