Wednesday, February 29, 2012

India Delivers the First Locally Produced Scorpene Submarines Equipments

The delivery, managed by DCNS India, was achieved on time, meeting all the stringent quality standards required for on-board use on a submarine.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chinese navy flotilla heads for escort mission in Gulf of Aden

Chinese navy flotilla heads for escort mission in Gulf of Aden
Special force soldiers stand guard on board and prepare to set sail at a port in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Feb 28, 2012. The 11th Chinese naval escort flotilla, consisting of destroyer "Qingdao", frigate "Yantai" and comprehensive supply ship "Huishanhu", departed from Qingdao on Feb 28 for the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to protect commercial ships from pirate attacks. (Xinhua)

Chengdu Fighter Export Leader

 Chinese exports most fighter aircraft. Surpass Lockheed Martin and Sukhoi.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


US apache helicopter


WZ-10 attack helicopter

China wz-10 attack helicopter

Sukhoi to Remain Top Combat Aircraft Seller Until 2015

Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft maker will remain among the top three exporters of fighter jets until at least 2015, the Moscow based Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT) said on Friday.
“Sukhoi will export 109 fighters in the next three years, while U.S. Lockheed Martin exports110 aircraft, and China’s Chengdu -112 aircraft,” CAWAT head Igor Korotchenko said.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Z-15 (AC352) Chinese EC175

The EC175, the latest member of the Eurocopter range, today performed its official maiden flight in the skies above Marignane. At the controls were Alain Di Bianca, Eurocopter Experimental Test Pilot, as well as Michel Oswald and Patrick Bremont, Flight Test Engineers. Officials, industrial partners, launch customers and Eurocopter employees were all on hand for the event. This newest addition to the Eurocopter family in the 7-metric-ton class has been developed and manufactured in cooperation with the China Aeronautics Industries Group Corp. (AVIC), a longstanding Eurocopter partner.

CM-32 Yunpao APC

CM-32 Yunpao (Cloud Leopard) is an 8x8 armoured personnel carrier manufactured by the Ordnance Readiness Development Centre in Nantou for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Army. Originally designed by Timoney Technology of Ireland, the CM-32 Yunpao will replace ageing M113s and V-150 armoured vehicles of the Taiwan Army.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chinese MP5 style 9mm submachine gun

photos of the new Chinese made submachine gun I had heard about.
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It looks a lot like what I would expect the child of a Sig 550 rifle and an H&K MP5submachine gun would look like. I actually think it looks pretty good. Not much is known about this gun. It chambers 9mm less-lethal rubber bullet rounds (effective range of 10-80 meters) and 9mm Parabellum. The intended users are law enforcement.

Norinco NR08: Chinese MP5 Clone

China is now producing clones of the H&K MP5A4 submachine gun. I cannot even recollect reading that China had purchased a license from H&K and I presume these are unlicensed clone. These guns are being exported to the Philippines and being sold for the equivalent of about $2,500.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigates


 ChinaType 054A Jiangkai II-class guided-missile frigates (FFGs), the most advanced ships of their type in the PLAN inventory. These FFGs are now entering service. projects that 12 Jiangkais will be in service by this year, 22 by 2015. The surface fleet clearly is not stagnating despite the halt in production of top-end combatants.

Chinese navy DDG-171 Haikou destroyer

Chinese Navy personnel, members of the 10th naval escort flotilla, wave goodbye from on deck of the missile destroyer Haikou before departing yesterday from Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. The Haikou, along with the frigate Yuncheng, is bound for the Gulf of Aden and waters off the coast of Somalia to protect merchant vessels against pirate attacks. The ships will relieve the Wuhan and Yulin from the Chinese Navy's ninth flotilla, which has patrolled the area since July. The new warships will join the Qinghaihu, a supply ship in the region.

FFG571, DDG 171 and AOR 882

Saturday, February 18, 2012

China deploys new tanks on Tibetan Plateau

I believe these are Type 96 tanks, which is a third
generation tank in service in PLA.
It features a 125 mm smoothbore gun, with a 1000 hp diesel engine.
An estimated 1,500 Type 96 tanks are currently in service with the PLA.
China is slowly building up the infrastructures on Tibet to allow more rapid deployment of troops. We shall see more military maneuvers in Tibet.

Russian Tank to Appear in 2013

Russia will complete the first prototype of the new Armata main battle tank by 2013 and begin production and deliveries to the Russian Armed Forces in 2015.

Australia’s Next-gen Rifle, the EF-88

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After a few failed attempts, the Australian Army has finally decided on their next-gen rifle. They will be upgrading their Austeyr F88 (Australia's Steyr AUG variant) to make is more modular, ambidextrous, lighter and easier to accessorize. New ammunition (presumably a modern 5.56mm load), an underbarrel 40mm grenade launcher and electronic control system will be developed alongside the rifle. The upgrade will be done by Thales Australia.

Friday, February 17, 2012

DDG 131 (Nanjing) decommissioned today.

This old Type 051 Luda class workhorse of the 6th Destroyer Flotilla, East Sea entered service in 1977. After 35 years of service,
While some late model Type 051s are now sporting the updated C802 SSM and HQ7 SAM.  Poor  131 was never allowed such treatment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

China to Double Spending for 2015

According to IHS Research Center, the official Chinese military spending to double by 2015 and reach almost 240 billion dollars. Most of the additional funds will be spent on technical modernization.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

China Navy's newly constructed minesweeping drones

Those drones are based on the old type 529 and often seen pairing with the newly commissioned 818 Kunshan, controlling mother ship

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chinese Digital Soldier System Technology

 Chinese Defence Company Beijing TongMeiDa Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd presents its Digital Soldier System with Real Time Network Communication Technology.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chinese Elite Anti-Terrorism Commando

Snow Leopard is PAP's anti-terrorist elite troop, their duties are internal securities like hostage rescues and hunting terrorists. Their training is different from PLA's special operation forces.

PLA Type 99 Series MBT

The Type 99, also known as ZTZ-99 and WZ-123, developed from the Type 98G (in turn, a development of the Type 98), is a third generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army. It is made to compete with other modern tanks.

 Although not expected to be acquired in large numbers due to its high cost compared to the more economical Type 96, it is currently the most advanced MBT fielded by China. The ZTZ99 MBT is a successor to the Type 98G tank manufactured for the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

How Much Rafale and Eurofighter

According to unofficial reports, The Times of India , selected in a tender offer on 126 French Rafale fighter jets, was worth about $ 15 billion. Eurofightery were 5 billion more expensive.

Type 022 Stealth Missile Boat

Type 022 missile boat is a class in the People's Liberation Army Navy. The first boat was launched in April 2004 by the Qiuxin Shipbuilding Factory at Shanghai. The boats incorporate stealth features and wave-piercing catamaran hulls. Approximately 83 of these missile boats are currently in service with three flotillas having been produced over a span of seven years.