Istanbul, Bartin and countless other naval bases disagree. The Russian Black Sea Fleet is shit, and it is quite possible that even the Turks could overrun the Russians. Sevastopol is a single naval base which doesn't do shit.FYI SEVASTOPOL GIVES WHOLE CONTROL OF BLACK SEA
The Russians don't give a damn about Sevastopol or the Natural gas. The natural gas the Russians have in the Caucasus would put Crimea to shame. The Russians aren't running out of natural gas anytime soon, nor would they want to invoke massive sanctions and isolation for a naval base, which never mattered to them. A more likely reason, which has been discussed among Russian think-tanks, is the water from the Dnieper river.WELL RUSKY ARE DOING THAT AS CRIMEA HAS SEVASTAPOL(NAVAL BASE ) AND HUGE AMT OF NATURAL GAS
CHINKS ARE DOING THIS TO PHILIPPINES AS THAT AREA HAS HUGE AMT OF PETROLEUM
TO LADAKH AS OF BRI(CPEC) AND IT IS ALSO CLOSE TO Xinjiang
The historic (over 70,000 tons combined commissioned in PLA-N on a single day)
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Type 055 Destroyer Dalian (105)
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The Type 055 Destroyer commissioned yesterday is named Dalian (pennant number 105). It is the third ship of the class and the second one commissioned this year (The 2nd Type 055joined the PLAN in March 2021).
The Type 055 destroyers are the largest surface combatant currently being built in the world with a length of 180 meters, a beam of 20 meters and a draft of 6.6 meters for a full load displacement of about 13,000t (compared to the US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruiser and the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer both at 9,800 tons or the Royal Navy Type 45 at about 8,500 tons). Their official PLAN designation is “10,000-ton class destroyer.” while the US Department of Defense have been calling them “cruisers” since 2017.
First ship of the class, ‘Nanchang’ was launched on June 28, 2017 at the Jiangnan Changxing Shipyard in Shanghai and the second one was launched in April 2018 at the same shipyard. Two more Type 055 were launched in 2018, two more in 2019 and and additional twoin 2020 bringing the total of hulls currently in the water to eight. The first ship-in-class, Nanchang (101) was commissioned on 12 January 2020.
The current Type 055’s weapons fit includes:
- A 130 mm H/PJ-38 main gun
- 112 VLS silos
- A H/PJ-11 CIWS with a fire rate of 10,000 rd/min
- A HQ-10 short-range missiles
- Decoy launchers
The silos are split in two areas: 64x cells forward and 48x cells aft, just in front of the ship’s double hangar. They are of the same model as those used on Type 052D, compatible with both hot and cold launch missiles thanks to the Concentric Canister Launcher (CCL) concept. The PLAN is set to fit its first few Type 055 with HQ-9B anti-aircraft missiles with a range of 200 km, YJ-18A anti-ship missiles, a new type of medium range anti-aircraft missile and land attack cruise missiles based on the YJ-18 family, ie, practically the same as those already found on Type 052D destroyers. It is also likely that the new anti-submarine missile Yu-8A is among the ship’s weapons fit.
Type 075 LHD Hainan (31)
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Type 075 LHD Hainan (31). Note the many Changhe Z-18 helicopters on deck.
The Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) commissioned yesterday is named Hainan (pennant number 31). It is the lead ship of the class. The vessel was launched in September 2019 and started sea trials in August 2020 . The Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai already built two more vessels in the class. The second one was launched in April 2020 and started its sea trials in December 2020. The third one was launched in January this year. This represents an impressive rate of one LHD launched every 6 months.
The Chinese Navy officially started development work on the Type 075 in 2011. The project called for a helicopter carrier displacing more than 30,000 tonnes. Its aim is likely to increase the “vertical” amphibious assault capability with the very mountainous East Coast of Taiwan in mind.
As for its specifications, rumors speak of “36,000 tons of displacement”, “capacity of 28 helicopters”, “diesel engine with the 12,000 kW 16PC2-6B” and “four CIWS including two HQ-10 and two H/PJ-11”.
The first Type 075 was constructed in record time (this has become the norm nowadays, for Chinese shipbuilding: extremely fast construction pace that no one can match). A total of eight LHDs are said to be on order for the PLAN while a larger version is rumored to be planned (sometimes referred as Type 076).
Type 094 SSBN Long March 18
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The third (and not the least important) vessel to be commissioned during the historic event was a Type 094 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). The Changzheng (Long March ) 18 is likely the 6th (or 7th?) Type 094 (also known as Type 09-IV) submarine of the class for the PLAN. It received pennant number 421. The lead boat of the class was commissioned in 2007.
The Type 094 is armed with 12 JL-2 SLBMs, each with an estimated range of 7,400 km (4,600 mi). Submarines of this class have a length of 135 meters.
In a what is likely a first ever, China's today commissioned three major vessels into the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) fleet: A Type 055 Destroyer (NATO designation: Renhai-class cruiser), a Type 075 LHD (NATO designation: Yushen-class) and a Type 094 SSBN (NATO...www.navalnews.com
When will they test fire Astra
Wtf? I created the thread an how is it showing you created it? Lmao.The peace process with Pakistan will never work because of one simple reason. Pakistan's identity crisis.
A nation state has a unique identity that determines all actions taken by the state. This identity comes from their history and especially the highest point in their history through which they view their future as a Nation.
For example Indians regard highest point in our history our Vedic age, where we influenced half the known world with our culture, knowledge and religion. We see future from the prism of our golden age and we are striving to replicate the same in future.
Pakistan being part of ancient vedic India has a similar history but because of their foundation of nation based purely on rejection of Dharma, they disregarded their true Sanatani past. They find their ancesty and history in Arabs, Central Asians, Persians, Afghans, Turks and even sometimes Mongolians who share little to no similarity with them. This creates major identity and history crisis.
So what is Pakistan's history? What is their high point? What was their mark on world?
Pakistan's history began in 1947 which is also their shining time as they devided a major civilization state and changed geography of subcontinent. This is their mark on the world.
So how do they see their future?
Pakistan sees future with prism of 1947 and want to replicate their golden achivement once again by dividing India again. Hence Kashmir is their national obsession. Kashmir isn't about territory as if it were the case loss of major east Pakistan in 1971, would have them rethink their ways but they haven't. They have accepted Bangladesh as an independent nation and even opened their embassy there. Meanwhile they can't even acknowledge Indian administered Kashmir. Why? Simply1947 prism and their itch to divide India again to revalidate their existence.
They don't have any fixed timeline. They are waiting for some major power to somehow wrestle a piece of land from India and donate to Pakistan just like UK did in 1947. In the meantime they will spread the violence against India to show the world and India that if their demand isn't met there won't be any peace.
So what about this peace initiative?
One word: Time
They need time to survive to witness their glory day. Rightnow Pakistan is in major economical, political and regional crisis. This has put doubts on the very survival of the Pakistani state. So they need some breathing room and thus the ruse of peace. This isn't new though, they play same hand of peace whenever they face any major internal crisis.
Pakistan will never change as doing it will go aginst their national identity. Being anti India is Pakistan's identity and therefore India will never get true peace with its western neighbour in foreseeable future.
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