The tension caused by territorial disputes in the South China Sea seems unlikely to ease in the near future, given the almost-completion of Chinese runways on reclaimed land and Beijing’s possible deployment of J-11 fighter jets there, according to a Hong Kong newspaper report.
If China goes ahead, the deployment in the Spratly islands, which China and Taiwan call Nansha, “would dramatically extend the reach of the nation’s military beyond its southernmost base at Sanya on Hainan island,” said the June 21 report published in the English-language South China Morning Post, citing unnamed analysts. Continue reading
Imagine if you will, a rising China, who already has over 90% of the rare earths under its control, producing or printing thousands upon thousands of military weapons.
Although easier said than done, theoretically, they could be the world’s most powerful military overnight should should they use this technology to their advantage and produce 25,000 stealth jets. This type of production capacity is surely around the corner, given they’ve already had 13 years of 3D printing technology and the storage capacity in thousands of miles of nuclear-attack hardened underground tunnel networks — also known as The Great Underground Wall of China.
Some would argue this is simply a reaction to U.S. ‘assertiveness’ in the region, however, those who have really been paying attention know it’s war preparations against the United States. After all, they have told us they would hurt us, be engaged in hand-to-hand combat with America in ten years. Action speaks louder than words and thus far they have proven intention by preparation.
3D printers are being deployed aboard the warships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy to replace crucial small parts, according to China’s Global Times on Jan. 8.
To create its first blue-water navy, China plans to construct a total of 10 domestic aircraft carriers according to the Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine operated by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst from Canada. Continue reading
To strengthen the fighting and power projection capabilities of its air force, China is currently testing nine different new types of aircraft, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review. Continue reading
Amid the recent political shift within Chinese politics, the effort at modernizing and advancing its military has remained unchanged.Minnie Chan of the South China Morning Post reports that to demonstrate this unwavering effort, China today confirmed the first successful carrier landings of its J-15 fighter aboard its first aircraft carrier the Liaoning.
The landings are the culmination of a years long effort at refitting the Soviet-era carrier, originally christened the Varyag, and are perhaps the most difficult technical carrier maneuvers to accomplish.
Testing on land-based, carrier shaped decks, has been going on for months, so this recent achievement is causing a bit of celebration. While not the culmination of China’s entry into a functioning carrier military power, the successful landings put it on track to enter that club with gusto when it adds additional carriers to the group. Continue reading
For those who have kept tabs on Chinese military advancements throughout the years, we are starting to see that their capability is quite advanced. One shouldn’t be surprised if they’re now on par with us or ahead.
China has test flown a second model of a prototype stealth fighter, aviation experts said Thursday, in a sign of its aircraft industry’s growing sophistication.
Photos posted to the Internet Thursday showed the radar-avoiding aircraft airborne near the northeastern city of Shenyang with its landing gear still down. Two Chinese-made J-11 fighters accompanied it on the flight, which Chinese military enthusiast websites said took place Wednesday and lasted about 10 minutes. Continue reading