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  • PLA's new Type 1130 CIWS can intercept Mach 4 missiles

    12/11/2014 7:29:51 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-12-11
    Russian media has reported that China's latest indigenous Type 1130 close-in weapon system can fire 10,000 rounds per minute and destroy 90% of hypersonic missiles traveling at a speed four times the speed of sound, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily. The system, which is the third-generation of the close-in weapon system developed by China, was recently spotted being installed on a PLA Type 054A frigate. Compared to its seven-barreled Type 730 predecessor, the Type 1130's Gatling-type gun has the same 30 mm caliber but the number of barrels increased to 11. While the Type 730 has only one...
  • Report: Chinese Navy’s Fleet Will Outnumber U.S. by 2020

    12/03/2014 5:04:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 12/03/2014 | KRIS OSBORN
    China has plans to grow its navy to 351 ships by 2020 as the Chinese continue to develop their military’s ability to strike global targets, according to a new report. The 2014 U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended to Congress the U.S. Navy respond by building more ships and increase its presence in the Pacific region – a strategy they U.S. military has already started. The commission asked Congress to increase its Pacific fleet up to 67 ships and rebalance homeports such that 60-percent of the force is based in the region by 2020. The commissions’ recommendations, which are...
  • Does China have a SUPERSONIC drone? Claims secret 'Dark Sword' project may already have flown

    11/25/2014 5:41:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 25, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths and Mark Prigg
    It is a battle to send a drone supersonic - and pits China against Britain. Experts have claimed that China's drone, called Dark Sword, is under secret development. It was unveiled in 2006 at an airshow, but has since disappeared from public view.
  • Origin of China’s Latest Cruise Missile Debated

    11/21/2014 6:48:48 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    AIN online ^ | November 21, 2014 | Reuben Johnson
    One of the many new weapons shown for the first time Airshow China this year was the China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) CX-1 Mach 3 cruise missile. The PRC’s defense industrial complex has a number of cruise missiles that can be either ship- or air-launched, and each successive show at Zhuhai seems to generate new models. So this missile is not a major breakthrough in Chinese defense technology. What makes the CX-1 unusual is its close resemblance to another missile that is well-known to the rest of the world: the joint Indian-Russian project, the BrahMos. The uncanny similarity of...
  • Maddow Blasts Dems For Allowing GOP to Control 30 States; ‘Do You Guys Have a Catch-Up Plan?’

    11/08/2014 4:10:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/07/14 | Curtis Houck
    **SNIP** At that point, the liberal host held little back in showing her disapproval for Democrats falling remarkably short at the state level: Complete Republican legislative control in 30 states and we've only got 50 states. Elections, consequences. Democrats, do you guys have a catch-up plan for the states here or what? Because the trend here is obliterating. Earlier, Maddow erroneously put the measly number of state legislatures run by Democrats at eight – “Oregon, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware” when it’s really nine as Maryland’s legislatures remains controlled by Democrats (but will have a Republican Governor...
  • J-15 carrier-based fighter modified for catapult launch

    11/02/2014 11:59:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-11-03
    A model of China's J-15 carrier-based fighter displayed by an unknown ship design & research institute indicates has revealed that the PLA Navy is modifying the landing gear of the fighter for future aircraft carriers designed with catapults, reports the state-run Global Times. The landing gear retraction jack of the new J-15 seems to be thicker compared to earlier models, said the report. The nose gear seems to be designed for catapults and arresting gear. Since the Liaoning, China's only carrier in service, is not equipped with a catapult, all J-15 fighters have to be pulled to the afterdeck for...
  • China’s Submarine Fleet Adds Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance Undersea

    10/24/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | JEREMY PAGE
    One Sunday morning last December, China’s defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners’ surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon pass through the Strait of Malacca, a passage between Malaysia and Indonesia that carries much of world trade, say people briefed on the meeting. Two days later, a Chinese attack sub—a so-called hunter-killer, designed to seek out and destroy enemy vessels—slipped through the strait above water and disappeared. It resurfaced near Sri Lanka and then in the Persian Gulf, say people familiar with its movements, before...
  • Shanghai shipyard 'to build second Chinese designed aircraft carrier'

    10/22/2014 2:34:18 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 | Minnie Chan
    Work on China's second locally designed and built aircraft carrier will soon get under way at Jiangnan Shipyard, overseas reports says China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Kanwa Asian Defence, an English-language monthly defence review produced in Toronto, said Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier. When completed, the carrier and another under construction in Dalian will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. The recently completed Liaoning, the refitted former Soviet carrier Varyag, is classed as a training platform, not...
  • China’s Aircraft Carrier Trouble—Spewing Steam and Losing Power

    10/20/2014 4:28:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Liaoning’ shut down during recent sea trials There’s no more of a conspicuous and potent symbol of China’s growing naval power than the aircraft carrier Liaoning. But the 53,000-ton, 999-foot-long carrier could be dangerous to her crew and prone to engine failures. If so, that makes the vessel as much of a liability as an asset to Beijing. The ex-Soviet carrier once went by the name Varyag until a cash-strapped Ukraine sold the ship to Beijing in 1998. The Chinese navy has since invested considerable resources into modernizing the warship and testing her at sea. But on at least one...
  • ‘Chinese Aegis’ Leads A2/AD Drill in South China Sea

    10/02/2014 4:57:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 03, 2014 | Zachary Keck
    China has deployed its most advanced guided-missile destroyer to the disputed South China Sea to participate in a large naval exercise, according to Taiwanese media. This week, the Want Daily and its English-language sister site, Want China Times, reported that China deployed the Kunming, the first of its new Type 052D guided-missile destroyers (DDG), to the South China Sea last month. The purpose of the deployment was to hold a military drill in the disputed wars simulating an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) attack. The Type 052D guided missile destroyer was joined by some of two of its earlier variants, a Type...
  • China's warships perfect fit for Russian navy, says magazine

    09/30/2014 12:24:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-30
    The August issue of Russia's National Defense Magazine has advised the country to buy warships from China to compensate for its own weakness in shipbuilding and to strengthen Russia's power in the Asia-Pacific region. China's Type 054A frigate may be an ideal option for Russia, the report said. With debate sparked by the suspension of a French delivery of two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Russia, the need to bring in escort ships is all the more pressing. Even if Russia receives the two warships — the Vladivostok and the Sevastopol — and integrates them into the fleet in the...
  • Photos of Chinese navy's new supply ship leaked online

    09/29/2014 1:14:09 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Monday, 29 September, 2014 | Chris Luo
    The new ship appears to be different from any other PLA replenishment ship. Photos: cjdby.net The Chinese military may be building a new type of resupply ship, according newly surfaced photos, as the countryÂ’s navy seeks to shore up its ocean-going capabilities. The half-finished PeopleÂ’s Liberation Army (PLA) ship was photographed anchored at a harbour, identified as the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI), in about two dozen pictures published at the weekend on cjdby.net, an influential military forum in China. The website is known as an unofficial outlet of rare images of some of the PLAÂ’s latest weapons and caters to...
  • PLA sub's Sri Lanka visit suggests China projecting power into Indian Ocean

    09/24/2014 9:36:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-25
    The Changzheng 2, a Type 091 Han-class nuclear-powered submarine has become the first Chinese submarine to visit Colombo Harbor in Sri Lanka according to the website of state-run Sri Lanka News on Sept. 15. The Chinese submarine arrived at Colombo Harbor one day before Chinese president Xi Jinping began his visit to the country on Sept. 16. In addition to the Changzheng 2, there were two other People's Liberation Army Navy warships in the harbour. The Changzheng 2 is currently under the command of the PLA Navy's North Sea Fleet. Equipped with C-801 anti-ship missiles, it is capable of attacking...
  • Why PLA Organizes Free Air-Combat Confrontation Drill

    09/15/2014 9:52:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    China Military Online ^ | Sept 15, 2014
    BEIJING --- The PLA Daily reported that the naval and air forces of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct its first free air-combat confrontation drill. According to the drill plan, an aviation detachment equipped with several fighters under the East China Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLAN) and a troop unit under the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) will join the confrontation drill. It is the first of its kind in the history of the PLAN and the PLAAF. The free air-combat confrontation drill will be conducted on the one-to-one and two-to-two basis...
  • China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    09/11/2014 5:55:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Thursday, 11 September, 2014
    A Hongqi-10 ship-based missile defence cell installed on a Chinese warship. Photo: SCMP Pictures China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system said to have a “high success rate” destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. The Hongqi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile was shown in China Central Television's evening news bulletin Wednesday being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target. It will protect warships against rockets over a limited area, and will be used alongside an “area defence system”...
  • The Liaoning's carrier air wing not yet complete: Defense News

    09/09/2014 10:03:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-10
    More types of aircraft are still needed for Beijing to establish its first carrier air wing on China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning, according to Wendell Minnick, in an article written on Sept. 7 in Washington-based Defense News. 24 J-15 Flying Shark fighters, six Z-18F anti-submarine warfare helicopters, four Z-18J airborne early warning helicopters and two Z-9C rescue helicopters will together form the first carrier air wing of the People's Liberation Army Navy according to an article in Chinese-language newspaper Shanghai Morning Post published Aug. 28, citing an interview with Cao Dongwei, a senior colonel and researcher at the PLA...
  • The Z-18F, China's new anti-submarine weapon

    08/12/2014 9:58:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-08-13
    To strengthen the anti-submarine capability of the People's Liberation Army Navy, Z-18F helicopters will likely serve on the Liaoning, the nation's first aircraft carrier and the Type 071 Yuzhao-class amphibious transport docks according to a report by Hangzhou-based Qianjiang Evening News published Aug. 12. The paper cited a Chinese military website which stated that the Z-18F is likely a modified version of the Z-8F helicopter designed based on the French-built SA 321 Super Frelon. By looking at photos posted online, Li Xiaojian, a Chinese military expert told the paper that the Z-18F is probably equipped with four eight-tube sonobuoy launchers,...
  • Hamas Clarifies Truce Would Only Be to Plan Next War

    08/12/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt. "The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah's help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There's no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad)," declared the statement. The remarks leave no doubts that even in the case...
  • China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

    07/29/2014 3:54:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 27 July, 2014
    China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy. Although the northern fleet equalled, some say exceeded, the Meiji navy in terms of firepower, it was annihilated because it lacked coordination among its military units. Today while Japan's navy may have a qualitative advantage over China's, the People's Liberation Army is catching up, analysts say. In sheer manpower, China has the upper hand, with Beijing putting the PLA Navy's strength at 235,000, or more than five times the number in the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. But the Japanese navy has being training with modern warfare...
  • Sessions calls on members to oppose border bill that doesn’t stop Obama’s amnesty plan

    07/28/2014 3:26:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Blaze via You Tube ^ | 7-28-2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Monday called on members of the House and Senate to vote down any border supplemental bill that doesn’t include language blocking President Barack Obama from extending an amnesty and work permit program for millions of illegal immigrants. “I’m calling on all members of Congress today to stand up to these lawless actions and sponsor legislate that will block them,” Sessions said on the Senate floor Monday. “I’m calling on all members of Congress today to oppose any border supplemental that does not include such language.”
  • The Hour of Temptation

    07/16/2014 8:37:41 AM PDT · by UnifiedSerenity · 6 replies
    Unified Serenity Blog ^ | 12/28/2013 | Unified Serenity
    I did a video last year to share what I have learned. Having studied this topic for the last 25 years, it is my desire to help others to wake up to the lies within our trusted systems. The church will fall into apostacy. Are you awake? Please watch the video http://unifiedserenity.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/the-hour-of-temptation-are-you-sleepy/
  • Obama, Catholics, and Illegals

    07/15/2014 3:09:52 PM PDT · by jobim · 8 replies
    Church Militant TV ^ | 7/15/14 | Michael Voris
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2dw-KnKEakscroll to the :40 seconds to begin broadcast The study dated 3/20/14 from University of Texas at El Paso detailing the planning of the "crisis": http://ncbsi.utep.edu/documents/UAC%20Project%20Site%20Visits/UTEP%20NCBSI%20Final%20Report%20March%2020%202014.pdf
  • Obama’s Counterterror Plan Has New Doubters: His Own Generals and Spies

    07/15/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/15/14 | Josh Rogin & Kimberly Dozier
    The idea of pulling nearly all American troops out of Afghanistan in 2016 suddenly seems pretty lousy, after so much of Iraq has collapsed under a similar scenario. When President Obama announced his plan to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, U.S. intelligence said it could be done safely. Now, intelligence and military leaders are privately warning that the U.S. counterterrorism forces could be needed there for much longer. During the internal administration debate earlier this year over the way forward in Afghanistan, the CIA supported a plan to degrade al Qaeda to the point that America could withdraw
  • IDF Chief of Staff Approves Ground Offensive Plans

    07/09/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, has approved all of the plans for an IDF ground offensive into Gaza, IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said Wednesday evening. He added that the pressure on Gaza will grow in the coming hours and the IAF attacks will become even more intense. According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. ..... One rocket scored a direct hit on a home in...
  • PLA YJ-12 missile the most dangerous threat to US Navy: US expert

    07/06/2014 6:08:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-07-05
    In an article written for the Washington-based military website, War on the Rock, Robert Haddick, an American military analyst said that the People's Liberation Army Navy's YJ-12 anti-ship cruise missile is the most dangerous threat to the US Navy in the Western Pacific. On page 40 of the Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2014 published by the Pentagon for congress indicated, this cruise missile provides an increased threat to naval assets, due to its long range and supersonic speeds. In addition, the YJ-12 is capable of being launched from PLA Navy Air Force's H-6 strategic...
  • PLA constructing more Type 054A frigates

    06/29/2014 5:27:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-06-29
    The Yueyang, a Type 054A guided-missile frigate of the People's Liberation Army Navy, is participating in the ongoing RIMPAC 2014 joint naval exercise held in Hawaii, and the country is already underway constructing more frigates of the same class, reports the state-run China News Service. The Yueyang is in fact the 14th vessel among its other sister ships. With 575 as its hull number, the vessel was launched on May 10, 2012, and began its sea trials in September of that year before eventually entering the PLA Navy in March, 2013. The Yueyang, like other ships of its class, is...
  • Obama Regime Planned the Influx of Illegal Alien Children at the Border

    06/24/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6/24/2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    June 24, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me get to this Southern border business. I want to share with you some of the details from our Morning Update today, for those of you who didn't hear it. Six months ago the Regime began planning. Six months ago now, folks. We've been speculating. We've been asking ourselves very logical questions. We've got 40,000/50,000 whatever it is, the number of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Central American countries. They're not close. They're having to take trains. The train is called the Train of Death, by the way. They're taking trains here....
  • PLA to up number of Type 041 submarines to at least 60 in 10yrs

    05/30/2014 9:40:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    WantChinaTimes ^ | 2014-05-31
    Experts have predicted that China is likely to increase the number of its type 041 conventional submarines to 60 or 70 over the next decade. The Japanese navy also plans to increase the number of its Soryu-class diesel-electric powered submarines from 16 to 22 in response to a perceived threat from China, reports our Chinese-language sister newspaper Want Daily. Soryu-class diesel-electric powered submarines are the latest model of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. The vessel has a displacement of 2,000 tonnes and is equipped with an air-independent propulsion system. Japan will purchase another five of the submarine and will get...
  • Looks Like China’s Building a Giant New Warship

    04/10/2014 9:16:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 04/07/2014 | David Axe
    Possible missile cruiser could outweigh rival surface combatants There is evidence that China is in the early stages of building a positively enormous missile cruiser—one that could be bigger and potentially more powerful than any equivalent American or Japanese vessel. On April 6, China Defense Blog—an Internet forum for close observers of Chinese military developments—republished a series of photographs that recently circulated on China’s firewalled national Internet. The photos, reportedly snapped at the Wuhan Technical College of Communication, depict what appears to be a mock-up of a large surface warship—the kind of mock-up used for testing radars and other sensors....
  • Israeli Settlement Plan Derailed Peace Talks, Kerry Says

    04/08/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement of 700 new apartments for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem precipitated the bitter impasse in peace negotiations last week between Israel and the Palestinians. While Mr. Kerry said both sides bore responsibility for “unhelpful” actions, he noted that the publication of tenders for housing units came four days after a deadline passed for Israel to release Palestinian prisoners and complicated Israel’s own deliberations over whether to extend the talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment,” Mr. Kerry said in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Still,...
  • Detroit's Bankruptcy Plan Comes Under Heavy Assault

    02/22/2014 3:00:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/21/14 | John W. Schoen
    The road back for Detroit seems to be getting longer. More than three months after its historic bankruptcy filing, city officials Friday offered up their proposed plan to pay bondholders, pensioners and other creditors holding its $18 billion debt substantially less then they're owed. "We think the plan is reasonable," emergency manager Kevyn Orr told reporters. "We really don't have time for a lot of acrimony and litigation." But even before Orr had a chance to formally unveil it, the plan was under heavy attack from investors, unions representing city workers and other creditors.
  • Democrats' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare (Someone else's fault)

    02/18/2014 3:13:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/14 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Democrats know their biggest problem in this year’s midterm election is Obamacare. So top party operatives have settled on a strategy to try blunting the GOP’s advantage: Tell voters Republicans would make the problem worse — raising prescription drug prices, empowering insurance companies and even endangering domestic violence victims. The battle plan, details of which were in a memo obtained by POLITICO, recognizes the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act. But it also banks on voter fatigue with the GOP’s relentless demands for repeal and counts on poll-backed data that show many Americans would rather fix Obamacare’s problems than scrap...
  • Type 056 corvette, China's new anti-sub weapon of choice

    01/30/2014 11:29:27 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-01-31
    While most Western military experts focused their attention on the production of the Shenyang J-15, China's first carrier-based fighter and the launch of larger surface combat vessels including two Type 054A frigates and one Type 052D destroyer, the official website of the People's Liberation Army Navy said that the Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette is in fact the ship class that the nation produced the most of in 2013. The Beijing-based Sina Military Network indicated that ten Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvettes had been launched this year to replace the older Type 037 submarine chasers. Mounted with two triple torpedo tubes, the...
  • Chinese Navy (PLAN) 2014 Update

    01/30/2014 7:30:51 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 16 replies
    The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia - 2014 Update ^ | January 29, 2014 | Jeff Head
    Chinese Navy (PLAN) 2014 Growth and Modernization Update (The Rising Sea Dragon in Asia 2014 Update) 2013 was another very busy and very significant year for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), or simply the Navy of the People's Republic of China. Again it cannot emphasized enough how important the building program, the training activities, and the deployments that have all gone on in this last year are to the to the future of the PLAN and its ability to project power, defend and assert its influence, and, as a blue water fleet, to carry that influence across the seven...
  • Cruise ship w/ over 500 ill set to arrive in Bayonne, city officials on standby w/contingency plan

    01/28/2014 4:33:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Jersey Journal NJ.com ^ | January 28, 2014
    Bayonne officials are planning to have several health officials on hand and local emergency services available tomorrow when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which recently cut its trip short due to a gastrointestinal breakout overseas arrives at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne.
  • East China fleet gets new destroyer Zhengzhou

    12/27/2013 10:27:44 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    A destroyer was commissioned to the East China Sea fleet of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday. The Zhengzhou belongs to the new generation of Chinese-made guided missile destroyers. Equipped with Chinese-made "new weapons," it is designed for long-distance surveillance and regional air defense. The ship is 155 meters long and 17 meters wide. It displaces more than 6,000 tons. Li Yigang, captain of the Zhengzhou, said officers and soldiers aboard the destroyer are familiar with steering the equipment and have passed all the required tests needed to steer the ship. At the naming ceremony of the Zhengzhou...
  • China developing 11,0000 ton 'super aircraft carrier' to rival US naval power

    12/22/2013 1:21:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    China has declared it is building a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The size of the carrier will be huge enough to rival the biggest in United States naval service in the first move of a major new arms race. According to China Daily, Chinese website qianzhan.com said 'top People's Liberation Army' sources as saying the 110,000-ton aircraft carrier should be launched by 2020. The news follows rising tensions in the South and East China Seas. The design of the carrier is reportedly based on drawings from the former Soviet Union of a nuclear-powered, 80,000 ton vessel capable of carrying 60 aircraft,...
  • Special Report - Chinese military's secret to success: European engineering

    12/20/2013 11:34:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Dec 19, 2013 | David Lague
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - If the People's Liberation Army went to war tomorrow, it would field an arsenal bristling with hardware from some of America's closest allies: Germany, France and Britain. Most of China's advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles. Above the battlefield, British jet engines drive PLA fighter bombers and anti-ship strike aircraft. The latest Chinese surveillance aircraft are fitted with British airborne early warning radars. Some of China's best attack and transport helicopters rely on designs from Eurocopter, a subsidiary of pan-European aerospace...
  • First carrier-based fighter enters production in China

    12/04/2013 8:14:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2013-12-03
    The Shenyang J-15, China's first carrier-based fighter designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, has entered mass production and has been received by various units of the PLA Navy Air Force, the Beijing-based Sina Military Network reported on Dec. 3. Citing a video clip released by Shenzhen Satellite Television, the Sina Military Network stated that the original yellow paint on the fuselage of J-15 had been replaced by light grey. In addition, a logo of a Flying Shark — a nickname for the aircraft — can be seen on the its tail. On the nose of four of the J-15 fighters shown...
  • Special Report: China's navy breaks out to the high seas

    11/27/2013 10:43:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 27, 2013 | DAVID LAGUE
    Reuters) - In late October, flotillas of Chinese warships and submarines sliced through passages in the Japanese archipelago and out into the western Pacific for 15 days of war games. The drills, pitting a "red force" against a "blue force," were the first in this area, combining ships from China's main south, east and north fleets, according to the Chinese military. Land-based bombers and surveillance aircraft also flew missions past Japan to support the navy units. In official commentaries, senior People's Liberation Army (PLA) officers boasted their navy had "dismembered" the so-called first island chain - the arc of islands...
  • ‘Keep Your Plan’ bill puts Obama in bind (Democratic unity is cracking)

    11/09/2013 5:18:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Justin Sink
    House Republicans are pouncing on President Obama’s apology for cancelled insurance plans to push him into backing legislation that would change ObamaCare. The president on Thursday said he was “sorry” that Americans were losing their healthcare plans despite his frequent assurances that individuals with insurance could keep them. Obama said he was seeking an administrative fix, but Republicans say they have a ready-made solution in the Keep Your Plan bill that they plan to bring up for a vote next week. A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the president can’t address the problems plaguing the healthcare law through...
  • Panic: Desperate Democrats Propose Law to Restore Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Pledge

    10/31/2013 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 121 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/13 | Guy Benson
    The firestorm over President Obama's "you can keep your plan" lie now threatens to singe vulnerable Democrats next year, so they're springing into action to try to force the administration to keep its word. Louisiana's Mary Landrieu -- an ardent Obamacare supporter -- is scrambling to undo one of the obvious consequences of a law she's voted to pass, fund, and retain: Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday she would propose legislation to ensure all Americans could keep their existing insurance coverage under Obamacare, a fresh sign of the political problems the law’s rollout has created for congressional Democrats. Landrieu, a...
  • China decommissions first nuclear submarine

    10/29/2013 10:05:15 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    China decommissions first nuclear submarine BEIJING: China has decommissioned its first nuclear-powered submarine after more than 40 years of service amidst the maiden display of its fleet of atomic submarines. The Long March No.1's nuclear devices were properly disposed of and scientists have decontaminated the warehouse where atomic items were stored during the past 40 years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Daily reported today. The submarine will be used as an exhibit after it is released from military service. China yesterday displayed its nuclear submarines for the first time to showcase their "excellent safety" record as part of a naval...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson to Introduce the ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act’

    10/25/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-25-13 | Alec Torres
    Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced today that next week he will file legislation that will allow Americans to keep their previous health-insurance plans, as President Obama promised. The proposed bill, entitled the “If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act,” would, according to Johnson’s statement amend the Affordable Care Act “to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public.” From the press release: One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans...
  • NPS Director Discussed Plan To Close Monuments With White House

    10/16/2013 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/16/13 | goprapidresponse
    NPS Director Discussed Plan To Close Monuments With White House (October 16, 2013)
  • Conservatives Must Coalesce or We Are Sitting Ducks

    10/15/2013 10:11:35 AM PDT · by publius321 · 19 replies
    Mark Levin's Plan is excellent but how long do we have? Secession, civil war? Only OBAMA wants that to happen.
  • A second look at self-defense after woman is kidnapped and raped

    10/12/2013 12:45:16 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 90 replies
    CarolinaLive.Com ^ | October 11, 2013 | April Baker
    Experts have advice for women, such as Crews and Duff, when it comes to protecting yourself from a potential sexual assault or abduction. "Really some of the simplest techniques to use are just walk with confidence. Don't be a target in how you're walking. Don't close yourself off, hunch over, don't seem timid or scared from the environment. Walk with authority," said Tina Toth, who is a sexual assault counselor for the Rape Crisis Center. She adds that predators tend to act on opportunity, so finding ways to limit your vulnerability is important. Other safety and self-defense practices include having...
  • Guess What Happened to This U.S. Rep’s Private Health Plan After He Opted Out of Obamacare

    09/22/2013 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/22/13 | Dave Urbansky
    When U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) got the word that he could opt out of Obamacare or keep his current health-care plan — which you might be surprised to learn is a private plan — he took a road some might say is less traveled…and then hit a big pileup:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) He breaks it down a bit more:(Credit: Twitter via Twitchy) Instead of heading down a woe-is-me path, Gardner harnessed his unfortunate news to get a conversation going about what’s happening to people’s health-care plans in the wake of
  • Michelle Obama Hypes 'Drink More Water' Plan

    09/11/2013 8:52:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/11/13 | Daniel Halper
    First Lady Michelle Obama's office is holding a conference call with reporters now to tout her "New Effort To Encourage Everyone to Drink More Water," according to the White House. The content of the call is "embargoed until 6:00AM ET on Thursday, September 12." "Today at 11:00AM ET, Executive Director of Let’s Move! Sam Kass, Partnership for a Healthier America President and CEO Lawrence A. Soler and industry representatives will join a conference call to preview First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Watertown, WI to announce a new nationwide effort to encourage everyone to drink more water. The call will...
  • Chinese Army sends warships to Syria

    09/05/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 57 replies
    Aporrea ^ | 09/05/2013 | Correo del Orinoco
    [translated by google] 05-09-13.-The army of China on Thursday sent warships to the Syrian coast to observe the actions of U.S. vessels. UU. and Russia as tensions grow before a military attack against Syria. According to the Russian news website Telegrafist, the Chinese army sent Jinggangshan amphibious ship was seen sailing in the Red Sea to the Suez Canal. The report indicates that the vessel was not sent to participate in an action of aggression but is there to observe the actions of the U.S. warships. UU. and Russia. No clutch Jinggangshan equipped for fighting. The report also notes that...