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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/12/2015 4:34:39 AM   
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Still looks like Russia hasn't figured out that catapults are more efficient for flight operations than the ski-jump. Still, it is an interesting design, nonetheless.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/12/2015 12:48:14 PM   
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^ Keep in mind that, unfortunately, several times since 2008 the Russians have announced their plans to build carriers.. so far not one piece of steel has been cut. We will see in a couple years if the "Mistral deal" changed anything to the situation and had any influence on carrier construction.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/12/2015 1:50:04 PM   
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Considering the state of Russian economy and the fact that even Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates are sitting incomplete, since turbines needed were made in..Ukraine. Cannot see Russia to be able to replace that production within few years.

So, I think those Russian carrier plans are pure fantasy right now.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/13/2015 8:51:49 AM   
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Modernization of French Strategic Oceanic Force: Le Triomphant SSBN Now Fitted with M51 SLBM

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On August 4, 2015, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) took over full responsibility and the effective command of ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Le Triomphant (S616). This transfer of responsibility is an important milestone following the refit period started in May 2013 for maintenance, repairs, modernization and adaptation to the M51 new generation submarine launched ballistic missile (SLMB). Le Triomphant will now start some trials at sea before returning in the operational cycle.
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Le Triomphant, head of the class commissioned in 1997, returned to the French Navy SSBN base of L'île Longue on April 14, 2015, following 20 months of work at the DCNS shipyard in Brest naval base. Work focused on the upgrade of the missile launch system. The SSBN is switching from the M45 SLBM to the new generation M51 SLBM. The submarine was also fitted with the new SYCOBS tactical combat system (a new combat management system common to Barracuda class SSN and the Le Triomphant class) and an overall more efficient navigation system (SGN-3E). Le Triomphant will also be able to deploy the F21 new generation heavyweight torpedo for self defense once procured by the French Navy. Finally, this periodic downtime was an important step for the Le Triomphant since this was her mid-life refit.

more at http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2989

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/13/2015 4:39:29 PM   
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Taiwan's CSIST Unveiled the Sea Oryx Naval Air Defense System Similar to RAM at TADTE 2015

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At the TADTE (Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition) 2015 defense exhibition held this week in Taipei, the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) unveiled for the first time the Sea Oryx naval air defense missile system. The system appears close in concept to the American/German RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) system developed by Raytheon/Diehl/RAM-SYS or to the Chinese Type 710.SJ01-24 launcher for HQ-10 missile.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2994

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/14/2015 4:15:03 PM   
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http://www.janes.com/article/53493/plan-holds-largest-ever-firepower-display-in-scs-drills

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PLAN holds 'largest-ever' firepower display in SCS drills

Key Points
-A 10-day naval exercise in the South China Sea was the largest-ever display of firepower by China's PLAN, according to state media
-The exercise involved over 100 ships and also showed what is likely the first images of an ASROC-type missile being fired from a Type 054A frigate




CY-5 ASROC (Or Yu-8, as called by the Chinese military watchers) shown for the first time ever:



Comparisson between the HHQ-16 SAM and the CY-5/Yu-8 ASROC. Differences are very clear.

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A PLAN naval drill in July saw the likely first images of an ASROC-type torpedo-carrying missile, fired from the vertical launch system of a Type 054A 'Jiangkai II'-class frigate. The official designator of this missile is uncertain, although some sources suggest nomenclature of CY-5 (Chiang Ying , Long Tassel). Source: Screengrab from CCTV


This reveal is the long-awaited pictorial confirmation of ASROC capability of the Type 054A FFG's HHQ-16 VLS, as mentioned by an official PLAN placard onboard a 054A during an open-day in Hong Kong. Good that the DB has already included the ASROC for the 054A FFG.

Another key-point, A stealthier and sensor-upgraded Yu-7 lightweight torpedo successor unveiled:



Comparisson between Yu-7 lightweight, Yu-6 heavyweight (for the pumpjet propulsion's sake) and the new lightweight torps.

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Another apparently new weapon was a lightweight torpedo shown being launched from a surface ship. Most PLAN frigates and destroyers are fitted with triple 324 mm torpedo launch tubes, derived from the Italian Whitehead B-515 launcher. The new torpedo appears to be longer than the PLAN's standard Yu-7 lightweight torpedo, possibly with an extended homing and data processing section. Another notable difference is that the weapon seems to have a shrouded propulsor in place of the contra-rotating propellers on the Yu-7, which may significantly reduce the noise radiated by the torpedo, making detection more difficult.


This torp looks like it has replaced the Yu-7 on most Chinese surface combattants, and likely is also the payload of the CY-5. The new Y-8FQ MPA would also be equipped with this torpedo, in addition to the older Yu-7.

In an earlier post, I've already reported about the rumoured Yu-11 advanced lightweight ASW torpedo being commissioned in PLAN service, along with the new Yu-10 heavy torpedo as the successor of the previous Yu-6. We had the first pictures of the Yu-10 back then, and now I guess that this now might be the pictorial confirmation of the new Yu-11 lightweight ASW torpedo.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/15/2015 11:13:58 AM   
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Looks like China was able to crack the source codes to the Su-30MKKs avionics:

PLAAF Su-30MKK was photographed with the new Chinese KG600 Self-Protection Jamming Pod. In addition to its original Russian Sorbtsiya/Gardeniya ECM pods.



Not a lot is known about the KG-600, aside that it is a quite recent offering first shown during the Zhuhai Airshow in 2014, and that it seems to be a successor of some sort to the KG-300G, which was exported to Pakistan along with the JF-17. On the other hand, as we can see, the KG-300G was still being offered at that time, termed to be a "smart jammer".



From the looks of it, we can see that the KG-600 has an air-intake, possibly part of its cooling system, indicating that it is a quite powerful system.

After a bit of digging, it appears that the KG-600 is already quite widespread in the PLAAF, being carried by the JH-7A and H-6M. From these instances, we could assume that this ECM-pod is optimized for protecting strike aircrafts against enemy SAM systems, as all warplanes carrying this pod are fullfilling the role of attackers or bombers in the Chinese Airforce.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/16/2015 4:41:45 PM   
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Jane's got the commission date wrong (they said July...)

China Commissioned the 2nd Type 052D Destroyer Changsha (173) with PLAN South Sea Fleet

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According to the official journal of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) the Type 052D (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) destroyer Yangsha (hull number 173), was just commissioned on Agust 12 with China's South Sea Fleet. The vessel is now homeported at Yulin Naval Base located in the Yalong Bay (city of Sanya) on Hainan island.

More: http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3001

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/20/2015 7:12:21 PM   
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Spain Awarded the First Development Contract for the Future Spanish Navy F-110 Frigates

PLAN Type 053H2G Frigates Transferred to China Coast Guard & Converted into Patrol Vessels

BAE Systems' Mk 38 Naval Guns Chosen For Canadian Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships

French Navy Missile Range Instrumentation Ship Monge (A601) Operational Following Major Refit

Japan Second Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-184 to be Named and Launched August 27

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Conducts Live Fire Test of Guns and SeaRAM

Russia Transferred a Tarantul class Missile Corvette (P-32 Project 12421 Molniya) to Egypt



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/22/2015 3:24:10 PM   
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Russian Navy Naval Aviation to Receive More than 50 New Sukhoi Su-30SM by 2020

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"Su-30SM entered operational service with the naval aviation of Russian Navy in July 2014. Last year the Navy Naval aviation has inducted three Su-30SM, two more aircraft entered service on August 17 this year, three more will enter service in September and October 2015. It is planned that by 2020 Naval aviation of the Russian Navy will receive more than 50 Su-30SM" told Major General Igor Kozhin to RIA Novosti.

According to Kozhin, the procurement of Su-30SM will significantly enhance the ability of the Russian naval aviation groups. "With their great range, their air-refueling ability, their ability to deal with high-precision weapons for AAW, ASuW and air to ground, these Su-30SM fullfil the needs of naval aviation of the Russian Navy," - he said.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3027


First Air Strike with GBU-12 Against ISIL in Iraq for French Navy ATL2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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The Marine Nationale (French Navy) announced that one of its Atlantique 2 (ATL 2) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) taking part in Operation Chammal (name of the French military operation in Iraq against ISIL) hit a target with a GBU-12 laser guided bomb. The strike mission which took place on August 19 2015 was a first for a French Navy MPA during Operation Chammal.

According to the French Navy, the ATL2 MPA joined two French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) Mirage 2000 around 22h00. Together they participated in a planned mission that led to the neutralization of a building belonging to terrorist group Daech. The building was used for transit operations and as a command and control post.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3028



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/24/2015 3:44:50 AM   
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news from Russia



according to state contract 3/4/5 / 6-14-DOGOZ for the manufacture and supply of articles 9A-2362 ( aka 132.0000.000-30 variant B, aka Kh-32 variant B (variant B is Kh-32 with nonnuclear warhead) in 2014-2015 Russian Air Force buy first serial batch of Kh-32 .
So, Kh-32 finally enter service


New Kh-59MK2 from KTRV for PAK-FA bays:




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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/24/2015 8:54:49 AM   
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Belgian Navy Achieved Initial Operational Capacity for its First Three NH90 NFH Maritime Helicopters

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The Belgian Navy declared the Initial Operational Capacity (IOC) for its first three NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopters) on Friday. The new generation maritime helicopters will eventually replace the 5 ageing Sea King Mk.48 by the end of 2018 for Search and Recuse (SAR) missions.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3032

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/24/2015 5:29:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Triode

news from Russia



according to state contract 3/4/5 / 6-14-DOGOZ for the manufacture and supply of articles 9A-2362 ( aka 132.0000.000-30 variant B, aka Kh-32 variant B (variant B is Kh-32 with nonnuclear warhead) in 2014-2015 Russian Air Force buy first serial batch of Kh-32 .
So, Kh-32 finally enter service


New Kh-59MK2 from KTRV for PAK-FA bays:



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Kh-32


So pardon my ignorance, but I find this a little confusing. What is being discussed and shown here, the KH-32, the KH-59, the KH-SD, or the KH-MT??? Searching google for information about these designations points to previous weapon designs, none of which look at all like what is being depicted here. "articles 9A-2362" doesn't direct to anything missile-related at all, I'm afraid. Can you perhaps clarify what this post is about? The weapon on the left appears to be a variant of the Klub missile family, and researching the image in google suggests this might be an ARM variant? The weapons on the right appear to be a new type of cruise missile analogous to the JASSM, or the Taurus, but there is very little info as to the purpose, or performance other than it has a limited range of less than 1000km, or 2000km, and may or may not have a nuclear warhead. Due to the nose fairing, there seems to be speculation that these are active radar guided, which leads one to believe that they are intended for anti-shipping?

Anyway, this is all a bit confusing to me.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/24/2015 9:19:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: NakedWeasel



So pardon my ignorance, but I find this a little confusing. What is being discussed and shown here, the KH-32, the KH-59, the KH-SD, or the KH-MT??? Searching google for information about these designations points to previous weapon designs, none of which look at all like what is being depicted here. "articles 9A-2362" doesn't direct to anything missile-related at all, I'm afraid. Can you perhaps clarify what this post is about? The weapon on the left appears to be a variant of the Klub missile family, and researching the image in google suggests this might be an ARM variant? The weapons on the right appear to be a new type of cruise missile analogous to the JASSM, or the Taurus, but there is very little info as to the purpose, or performance other than it has a limited range of less than 1000km, or 2000km, and may or may not have a nuclear warhead. Due to the nose fairing, there seems to be speculation that these are active radar guided, which leads one to believe that they are intended for anti-shipping?

Anyway, this is all a bit confusing to me.


Well , first news is about Kh-32, this is AShM , upgrade of Kh-22 family based on Kh-22NA with new engine and new radar from "Phazatron"
9A-2362 is military index for Kh-32, so if you see somwhere in russian papers about weapon systems this numbers you can translate this like 9A-2362 = Kh-32
132.0000.000-30 is factory index for Kh-32, so if you see state contract where Russian Air Forces buy this thing it is also Kh-32


second part of my post is about new Kh-59MK2

old Kh-59MK2 cant fit into PAK-FA bays


Altitude range of missile launch km - 0.2 ... 11
The range of Mach numbers flying vehicle at the time of the missile launch - 0.5 ... 0.9
The maximum range of the missile flight, km - 285
Angle to target at the missile launch. - ± 45 °
The height of the missile flight above the earth's surface, depending on the terrain, m - 50 ... 300
Speed of ​​missile km / h - 900 ... 1050
Control system - SNAU based INS + NAP + OE-M
The circular error , m - 3 ... 5
Warhead:
- Type - COEP (penetrator) or KBCH
- Weight, kg - 320/283
Missile launch weight kg - 900
Dimensions missiles, m:
- Body length - 5.7
- Wingspan - 1.3
- Diameter of the body - 0.38 (0.42 in the bow)

so KTRV came with this solution, new Kh-59MK2 , for some reasons dont change missile name



Altitude range of missile launch km - 0.2 ... 11
The range of Mach numbers flying vehicle at the time of the missile launch - 0.5 ... 0.9
The maximum range of the missile flight, km - 290
Angle to target at the missile launch. - ± 45 °
The height of the missile flight above the earth's surface, depending on the terrain, m - 50 ... 300
Speed of ​​missile km / h - 750 ... 1000
Control system - SNAU based INS + NAP + OE-M
The circular error , m - 3 ... 5
Warhead:
- Type - COEP (penetrator) or KBCH
- Weight, kg - 310
Missile launch weight kg - 770
Dimensions missile, m:
- Body length - 4.2
- Wingspan - 2.45
- width, height 0.4

as you can see new Kh-59MK2 have 5km more range, 150 km/h less speed, 130kg less weight to fit on UVKU-50U in PAK-FA bays, both have OE guidance



"weapon on the left" is new KTRV Grom-E1 missile with Grom-E2 submunition






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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/24/2015 10:01:50 PM   
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Thank you for clearing that up a bit better. So do know anything about the "KTRV Grom-E1 missile with Grom-E2 submunition?" It looks like a Klub variant. Can you tell us what the intended targets are? What king of range, speed and guidance it has? What is the Grom-E2 submunition, and it's intended target, or mechanism of effect?

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/26/2015 4:15:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: NakedWeasel

Thank you for clearing that up a bit better. So do know anything about the "KTRV Grom-E1 missile with Grom-E2 submunition?" It looks like a Klub variant. Can you tell us what the intended targets are? What king of range, speed and guidance it has? What is the Grom-E2 submunition, and it's intended target, or mechanism of effect?



Grom-E1 is missile based on Kh-38 with 520kg warhead, Grom-E2 is glide bomb with booster from Kh-38 and 400kg warhead , there is no detail information about this weapon yet




also there is new Kh-58USHKE (IRR) ,basicly Kh-58USHKE with additional IIR targeting systems (as you can see there is two of them,left and right):





and new Kh-59MK2 OE-M sensor system






In another funny news, KTRV hope to revitalize KAB-500S programme, previous attempt to sell KAB-500S to VVS failed because of high price , we will see how ended this new attempt



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/26/2015 5:22:28 PM   
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Forgive me if this is old news but I didn't see it in this thread or in a search on the forum for "PAK FA OR T-50"

As of March of this year, Russia only has plans to acquire 12 T-50s (including the 8 prototypes) rather than the 52 originally planned by 2020 due to economic woes.

Source 1: http://www.janes.com/article/50284/moscow-slows-pak-fa-production-plans-due-to-economic-slump
Source 2: http://in.rbth.com/economics/2015/03/25/russian_air_force_to_buy_fewer_pak_fa_fighter_aircraft_42179.html

(Google can provide many additional sources as well)

Additionally, the PAK DA is being put off until "past 2023" with a focus instead being on modernizing the TU-160 fleet to the new TU-160M2

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-pak-da-bomber-facing-major-problems-2015-7

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/27/2015 4:26:18 AM   
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According to state contract 0173100004515001647
http://zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/za44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100004515001647 in russian

Russian MoD buy, something like ~2700-3000 RVV-SD (aka izd. 170-1) most likely for Su-35S,Su-30SM and Mig-29K
good day for KTRV

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/27/2015 9:35:00 AM   
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Japan Named and Launched its 2nd Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-184 "Kaga"

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Today, around 14:30 of August 27, 2015 (Thursday), Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) launched its second Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer. The vessel was officially name "Kaga" (hull number DDH-184) during the ceremony at the JMU Japan Marine United Corporation shipyard in Yokohama Isogo.

Kaga was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the third to enter service, named after the former Kaga Province in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3048

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/29/2015 4:58:38 PM   
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http://www.spaceflight101.com/long-march-4c---yaogan-27-launch.html

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Long March 4C successfully lofts Yaogan 27 in China's next surprise Launche


Yaogan-27 Optical Remote Sensing Satellite launched.

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Chinese Long March 4C rocket blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Thursday at 2:31 UTC, carrying the Yaogan 27 reconnaissance satellite to orbit. Chinese officials declared the launch a success about one hour after liftoff and orbital data confirms the identity of the satellite, that is kept secret by officials, as an optical reconnaissance spacecraft. No prior announcement was made regarding the launch, a pattern typical for Yaogan military satellite launches out of Taiyuan, located in the Shanxi Province.

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The Yaogan satellites either carry electro-optical imaging payloads, Synthetic Aperture Radar systems for all-weather imaging, or Electronic Intelligence payloads that are used to track activity on foreign territory including the tracking of ships across the oceans.

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As per the usual procedure, no information on the satellite's identity and orbit was provided by Chinese officials. Orbital data released through U.S. Space Surveillance shows the upper stage of the Long March 4C rocket to have reached an orbit of 1,065 by 1,205 Kilometers inclined 100.46 degrees.

This orbit matches that of the Yaogan 8, 15, 19 and 22 satellites, both in altitude and inclination, confirming that Yaogan 27 belongs to this group of 3rd generation electro-optical satellites. Another peculiarity of this satellite series is the use of a 3.35-meter payload fairing on the CZ-4C rocket which can be seen in the images released of this launch.



China now has 37 Remote Sensing Satellites in Orbit (Or 36, if you believe the rumors about Yaogan 1 exploding/self-destructing in 2010), that are part of the Chinese NOSS-like detection network and ASBM-kill-chain. Yaogan-27 is a single optical satellite and not a triplet, like the Yaogan 9/16/17/20 and 25 constellations.



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/29/2015 4:59:45 PM   
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In other news; China plans to launch the GF-4 satellite in 2016 (originally scheduled for 2015), which is a high-resolution (~50m) optical remote sensing satellite. It will cover China and the Asia pacific in geo-stationary orbit.

While this has been advertized as 'civilian', an all-seeing eye with sub-hundred-meter resolution permanently staring down the west-pacific while hovering at GSO, has obvious military implications.

Sure, the resolution is still low by standards of military satellites, but it is already considerably better than other Geostationary Satellites (mostly weather-satellites with resolutions in the magnitude of 500-1000+m). A Nimitz carrier might still be roughly 6 pixels long and 1 pixel broad, but its many times longer wake (and that of its escorts) would be detectable under clear weather conditions. And being at GSO will provide it with good protection against most ASAT weapons that do not have the range to attack satellites that far away.





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RE: Naval and Defense News - 8/30/2015 1:20:01 PM   
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China's domestically developed Rainbow 5 (CH-5) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on August 27 has successfully completed its maiden flight in northwest China's Gansu Province.

Rainbow 5 is the largest reconnaissance and strike drone developed by China, according to the Chinese Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

"It is successful in accordance with our standards, as the taxiing distance before the taking-off and after landing and the landing point were all within the limits permitted by our calculation," said Ou Zhongming, head of the UAV project at CASC.

Also known as the Cai Hong-5, Rainbow 5 is designed to perform reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, intelligence gathering, electronic warfare, border patrol, island defense and anti-terrorism missions.

The drone has a maximum takeoff weight of three tons, a maximum payload of 900 kilograms, and an endurance of over 30 hours.

"It will increase the range of reconnaissance from 30 kilometers to 80 kilometers, which will discover targets in a long distance and prevent any danger," said Lan Wenbo, official at CASC.

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DF-5B has been presented before the military parade for the 70th anniversary of victory day of WWII.

From such of canister-tipped design suggested it will be a separated warheads, from 6 to 9 in different medias claimed.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 9/3/2015 5:56:47 PM   
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8847ddd0-5225-11e5-8642-453585f2cfcd.html#axzz3kgTQmf3c



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China unveils ‘Guam Express’ advanced anti-ship missile


Three weeks ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, China unveiled several new anti-ship missiles at a military parade in Beijing, forcibly demonstrating that America’s undisputed maritime power was under threat.
Analysts who had been expecting to catch the first public glimpse of the DF-21D “carrier-killer” missile were not disappointed. The missile — for which there is no reliable defence — has been in development since 2011. Its unveiling on Thursday ended weeks of suspense among the global army of specialists who track Beijing’s defence technology breakthroughs.


For all that, however, the missile itself was not seen. Just a launch tube on a motorised carriage with “DF-21D” stencilled on the side was displayed. The main objective of including it in the parade appeared to be symbolic.
Experts were more excited by an offhand comment by the parade announcer, who said that an even more advanced anti-ship missile was already in deployment.

The DF-26 missile, an advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile with a range of 3,000km to 4,000km, had already been fitted with an anti-ship warhead, according to the parade announcer.

“While an ASBM [Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile] version of the DF-26 was predictable, that it is already a deployed system is quite a shock,” said Rick Fisher, Senior Fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center in Washington.
The announcer also said the DF-26 was capable of targeting “medium-size ships”, meaning that both US aircraft carriers and their escorting destroyers would be vulnerable.

The longer range of the DF-26 — the DF-21D can only reach 1,500km — means it is capable of reaching the so-called “second island chain” in the western Pacific Ocean, all the way to the US base on Guam.

“A Chinese ability to attack reinforcing US naval forces with precision strikes out to Guam clearly undermines US security guarantees in our multiple Asian alliances, and our implicit security guarantees to Taiwan,” said Mr Fisher.
Patriotic Chinese took to Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, to boast about the weaponry on display, calling the DF-26 “the Guam Express”.

Some analysts say such missiles threaten to consign aircraft carriers — which form the basis of US naval strategy — to the dustbin.


So, the 2nd generation/longer ranged ASBM is in service, as rumoured for years.

The DF-26 is best comparable with the SS-20 Saber/RSD-10 Pioneer IRBM, but with terminal homing anti-ship MARV.


The Chinese broadcast specifically said:

"核常兼备导弹方队,东26能对陆上重要目标和海上大中型舰船实施中远程精确打击,是我军战略威慑力量体系中的新型武器"

"Conventional/Nuclear capable formation, DF26 can perform medium to long range precision attack on both land and large to medium sized maritime target, a new weapon for strategic deterrence" (thanks to sinowarrior @China-Defense.com)

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 9/3/2015 6:04:37 PM   
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And we have the debut of the much discussed DF-21D ASBM.

In the Chinese broadcaster's words:

"常规导弹第二方队,DF21丁是打击舰船目标的路基弹道导弹,是我军海上非对称作战的杀手锏武器"

"Conventional Missile Second Formation, DF21D, road mobile anti ship ballistic missile, the assassin's mace for maritime asymmetry warfare" (sinowarrior @China-Defense.com)






Outwards, it looks very close to the DF-21C MRBM as shown during the 2009 PRC 60th Anniversary Parade. The only visible difference is the rear end of the cannister: The DF-21D is smooth, while the DF-21C has four stabilizer-legs.

DF-21C MRBM:




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ORIGINAL: Dysta

DF-5B has been presented before the military parade for the 70th anniversary of victory day of WWII.

From such of canister-tipped design suggested it will be a separated warheads, from 6 to 9 in different medias claimed.


Yeah, compare them with the DF-5A single warhead variant:



The new MIRV'ed DF-5B was reported before:

https://fas.org/blogs/security/2015/05/china-mirv/

China had the technology for decades, but refrained from upgrading their DF-5s with MIRV due to minimum deterrence doctrine. But advances and deployment of US ABM changed that policy:

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Why Chinese MIRV?

The big question is why the Chinese leadership has decided to deploy MIRV on the silo-based, liquid-fuel DF-5A.

Chinese officials have for many years warned, and US officials have predicted, that advanced US non-nuclear capabilities such as missile defense systems could cause China to deploy MIRV on some of its missiles. The Pentagon report repeats this analysis by stating that China’s “new generation of mobile missiles, with warheads consisting of MIRVs and penetration aids, are intended to ensure the viability of China’s strategic deterrent in the face of continued advances in U.S. and, to a lesser extent, Russian strategic ISR, precision strike, and missile defense capabilities.”

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US New Class of Ship – 'Expeditionary Support'

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/09/03/navy-ship-designations-jhsv-mlp-afsb-joint-high-speed-vessel-afloat-forward-staging-base-mobile-landing-platform-mabus-greenert/71642184/

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French Navy Orders Four BSAH OPV from PIRIOU & DCNS Joint Company KERSHIP

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The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has selected the joint bid from PIRIOU and DCNS (KERSHIP) for the supply of four Offshore Patrol Vessels for the French Navy (Marine Nationale) BSAH program (Bâtiments de Soutien et d’Assistance Hauturiers or offshore support and assistance vessels). The contract includes associated maintenance as well. KERSHIP, a joint venture created by the two naval partners, will act as prime contractor for this program which includes two firm vessels and two optional.
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BSAH will be able to accommodate divers, to carry weapons and ammunitions, to support submarines and surface ships, to tow underwater antennas, as well as to deploy a pollution control dam.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3070

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ROK moving ahead with plans to revive the S-3 Viking (!!!)

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2015/09/06/0200000000AEN20150906002600320.html

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SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is moving ahead to introduce refurbished S-3 Viking anti-submarine warfare (ASW) planes to counter threats from North Korea, a military source said Sunday.

The defense ministry insider said the proposal to incorporate 12 former U.S. Navy Vikings into service was approved late last month by a military program review group. The latest development comes after the Navy proposed taking over 20 Vikings that have been kept in storage since 2009 to shore up the country's detection and attack capabilities against Pyongyang's submarine fleet.


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U.S. Navy is Still Looking at MBDA's Dual Mode Brimstone for F/A-18E/F AGM Solution

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Following our article published last year about U.S. Navy evaluation of MBDA's Dual Mode Brimstone, it was brought to our attention earlier this year that the U.S. Congress did allocate the $10 Million funding for "Brimstone weapon system qualification for the F/A-18 aircraft".

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