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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/20/2016 5:28:36 PM   
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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye with New Aerial Refueling Capability Completes First Flight

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight of an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye equipped with aerial refueling (AR).
Under a 2013 engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) contract award, Northrop Grumman designed, developed, manufactured, and tested several sub-system upgrades necessary to accommodate an aerial refueling capability.The aerial refueling program will modify three aircraft for testing planned through 2018. Production cut-in and retrofit plans are scheduled to begin in 2018.


http://www.defencetalk.com/e-2d-advanced-hawkeye-with-new-aerial-refueling-capability-completes-first-flight-68686/


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/20/2016 9:24:02 PM   
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Blitzo@Sinodefence:

New and noteworthy:

Professor Jin Yinan (who is director of the strategic research institute at the PLA's National Defence University) at this conference said construction of China's third aircraft carrier began in March 2015 at JNCX!! 3:57 of the video, and it would be "flat deck, catapult take off". Consistent with known rumours of course.

http://www.bilibili.com/video/av7611144/

I assume that means steel cutting beginning in March 2015. If true (and I do believe it most likely is, and corresponds with previous/current rumours), I think we will probably see modules of 002 start to appear at JNCX next year at earliest.


TL NOTE; JNCX means Jiangnan-Changxing shipyard, near Shanghai.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/21/2016 7:04:58 AM   
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Some latest news of relevance to CMANO:

Russian Helicopters Delivers First Modernized Ka-27M to Russian Navy Aviation
PLAN Z-18F Helicopter in ASW Configuration With Two Torpedoes Spotted for the 1st Time in China
Ingalls Awarded $1.46 Billion For Construction of Amphibious Transport Dock Fort Lauderdale
U.S. Marine F-35Bs Will Operate From Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Carrier in 2021
Russian Navy Baltic Fleet’s air arm received its first Su-30SM fighter jet
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news.html

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/21/2016 9:39:31 PM   
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http://www.janes.com/article/66431/china-s-xianglong-hale-uav-to-enter-service-shortly-says-report

China's Xianglong HALE UAV to enter service shortly, says report


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/22/2016 1:30:36 AM   
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Looks like the Blue-Whale Helicopter project is still alive.

http://www.ecns.cn/business/2016/12-21/238463.shtml

AVIC developing ultrafast tilt-rotor aircraft



Chinese helicopter designers are focusing on the development of an ultrafast tilt-rotor aircraft capable of flying 500 kilometers per hour, the nation's top helicopter researcher said.

Wu Ximing, chief helicopter designer at State-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corp of China, told China Daily on Monday that researchers at the company's Helicopter Research and Development Institute are developing the Blue Whale tilt-rotor aircraft, China's equivalent of the United States' Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.

"We will design two variants of the Blue Whale - a medium-duty type and a heavy-duty one. The medium-duty model will have a maximum takeoff weight of 20 metric tons, and the heavy-duty model 40 tons. They can fly as fast as 500 km/h," Wu said.

Modern helicopters usually have a maximum speed ranging from 250 to 300 km/h.

The aircraft will be able to conduct vertical takeoff and landing in tough terrain like a conventional helicopter, and will have a longer range and higher cruising speed that can compare to turboprop jets, Wu said, adding it can also carry heavier payloads than helicopters.

With four rotors, the Blue Whale will have better reliability, maneuverability and safety than its U.S. counterpart, the V-22 Osprey, he added.

Wu expects the tilt-rotor to conduct a wide variety of tasks, such as disaster relief, supply airdrop and other emergency response operations.

AVIC sees the importance of developing the ultrafast tilt-rotor aircraft, he said, adding, however, that it will be a long time before they are ready for mass production due to the technological complexity.

An earlier report by China Aviation News, a newspaper owned by AVIC, quoted engineers at the Helicopter Research and Development Institute as saying that the Blue Whale will have a flight range of 3,100 km and meet demands of rapid troop deployment of the Chinese army and navy.

The U.S. is flight testing the Sikorsky S-97 Raider high-speed armed helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft, the manufacturer, said it has a cruising speed of 407 km/h, more than 100 km/h faster than the U.S.' Boeing AH-64 Apache that is widely considered the best combat helicopter in the world.

Russia is also researching designs for a stealth combat helicopter with ultrafast speed, Russian media has reported.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/22/2016 9:19:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AlGrant


UAE's Containerised 120mm 'Nemo' Mortar
http://www.janes.com/article/66267/patria-develops-containerised-mortar-system


Norwegian Air Force test IRIS-T short-range AAM software upgrade to provide (proof of concept) Air-Ground capability
http://www.janes.com/article/66304/diehl-develops-air-to-surface-capability-for-iris-t-aam


Defence Budgets ... Who's spending what
http://news.ihsmarkit.com/press-release/2016s-15-trillion-global-defence-spend-kick-decade-growth-ihs-markit-says?hootPostID=e0decba7983d8a56158d104297eccd09






What id like to know is how the hell do the Russians have such a big military when they seem to be spending less on defence than my own country UK
We moan like hell here that we dont seem to have much of a navy anymore let alone the RAF and army
Somehow i think something is wrong somewhere

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/22/2016 11:55:36 PM   
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First production conforming Scorpion jet completes successful first flight


http://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2016/12/first-production-conforming-scorpion-jet-completes-successful-first-flight

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/23/2016 8:52:49 PM   
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/chinas-second-fc-31-takes-flight-432720/

FC-31/J-31 2.0 prototype maiden flight successful.



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/24/2016 3:47:17 PM   
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Some (hopefully new) info on Type 901

PLAN First Type 901 Replenishment Oiler Started Sea Trials Off Shenzhen, China
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Chinese ship spotter pictures from December 18th show the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) first Type 901 large replenishment oiler starting its sea trials. The 240 meters long vessel displacing 48,000 tons was launched December 15th 2015 by the GSI shipyard (member of CSSC).

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4720-plan-first-type-901-replenishment-oiler-started-sea-trials-off-shenzhen-china.html


French Polar Logisitcs Support Vessel L'Astrolabe Launched in Poland
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Polish media portalmorski.pl released a video showing the launch of France's future Polar Logistic Support Vessel (Navire Logistique Polaire or PLV). The launch took place on December 22nd in Gdynia, Poland.

http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4722-french-polar-logisitcs-support-vessel-l-astrolabe-launched-in-poland.html

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/24/2016 4:37:14 PM   
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And don't forget to track NORAD Santa:
http://www.noradsanta.org/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/24/2016 11:46:28 PM   
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Merry Christmas!

Btw;

https://www.rt.com/news/371613-china-aircraft-carrier-exercises/
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1025476.shtml

Chinese aircraft carrier heads for Pacific to undertake first blue water exercises

Japanese MOD released following:

http://www.mod.go.jp/js/Press/press2016/press_pdf/p20161225_01.pdf

Escort Fleet of the CV-16 Liaoning consists of:

2x052C DDG, 1x052D DDG, 2x054A FFG, 1x056 FFL, 1x903A AOR



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/25/2016 5:46:27 AM   
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And happy new year to you guys.

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PLA (Army) tested and commissioned first Y-9 transport plane at 22 Dec 2016. And also revealed the LH (Chinese Alphabets of Army Aviators) livery by photos:

http://military.china.com/important/11132797/20161225/30111374.html (Simplified Chinese)








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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/25/2016 9:19:23 AM   
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After new year, I will be extra careful when I post military news, especially when involved with Russia and China. Even I am not living in US:

http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=F973E46B-AA8C-4F3E-91B4-8EC0FC7F2F3E
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-24/obama-signs-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act-law


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U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has been signed into law as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation from our enemies by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower our allies overseas to defend themselves from foreign manipulation. It will also help foster a free and vibrant press and civil society overseas, which is critical to ensuring our allies have access to truthful information and inoculating people against foreign propaganda campaigns.

“Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel,” Portman said. “But today, the United States has taken a critical step towards confronting the extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us by our enemies overseas. With this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on. I am confident that, with the help of this bipartisan bill, the disinformation and propaganda used against us, our allies, and our interests will fail.”

“The use of propaganda to undermine democracy has hit a new low. But now we are finally in a position to confront this threat head on and get out the truth. By building up independent, objective journalism in places like eastern Europe, we can start to fight back by exposing these fake narratives and empowering local communities to protect themselves,” said Murphy. “I’m proud that our bill was signed into law, and I look forward to working with Senator Portman to make sure these tools and new resources are effectively used to get out the truth.”

NOTE: The bipartisan Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is organized around two main priorities to help achieve the goal of combatting the constantly evolving threat of foreign disinformation from our enemies:

- The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering THE foreign propaganda and disinformation being wages against us and our allies by our enemies. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China as well as non-state actors. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations by our enemies and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests.

- Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.

-More in zerohedge-


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 12:12:59 AM   
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J-20 spotted with four external fueltanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBQn-vRSuws


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 3:50:30 AM   
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More Chinese missiles bound for disputed islands
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/23/exclusive-more-chinese-missiles-bound-for-disputed-islands.html

Report states one of the missile types is CSA-6b which is a combined close-in missile system with a range of 10 miles and also contains anti-aircraft guns. This isn't in the DB nor something I'm familiar with. Is it an actual weapon system in use?

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 4:45:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: orca

Report states one of the missile types is CSA-6b which is a combined close-in missile system with a range of 10 miles and also contains anti-aircraft guns. This isn't in the DB nor something I'm familiar with. Is it an actual weapon system in use?

CSA-6 could be a deception as far as I searched, Only known as CSA-4/5(HQ-7, FM-80) and 7(HQ-7A/B, FM-90). We need an actual satellite image.

http://ruslet.webnode.cz/prilohy/zapadni-kody/raketova-technika/ (Czech)
http://military.china.com/news/568/20161226/30112540.html (Simplified Chinese version of US report. Wrote "Editor Remark: As Reported" before CSA-6b which means they have no idea.)

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 1:39:10 PM   
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CSA-6 could be the LD-2000/HQ-64 combo.



In other news; Japan has scrambled F-15 to intercept a Chinese Z-9 ASW helo from a 054A FFG belonging to the Liaoning CSG just off the edge of their territorial waters. There were no intrusions.

Japanese news (only report the interception of the helo):

http://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2016122500107&g=pol

Chinese news quote:

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辽宁舰西太之行刚开始,就斗智斗勇,下午五点钟,编队发现一艘不明潜艇企图混入队列中,护卫航出动直升机,一路投声纳,追到了离宫古岛十公里。自卫队Fl5紧急起飞,直升机返回。

Apparently the movement of this Z9 came from the discovery of an unidentified submarine. The Z9 chased the sub with Sonar pings all the way to the Japanese territorial water line.



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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 1:59:38 PM   
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China's first aircraft carrier and five other warships passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South China Sea on Monday, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_AIRCRAFT_CARRIER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-12-26-05-45-56

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 3:06:39 PM   
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Two Type 09IVA (094A) Jin-class SSBN spotted.



The improved A variant has the new smoothered sail with fillet:

http://www.janes.com/article/62282/images-show-possible-new-variant-of-china-s-type-094-ssbn

And also, it seems that the 09IVAs now have those TASS housings at the tip of their rear fins. The fin visible far left has none, probably belonging to a standard 09IV.


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/26/2016 3:48:33 PM   
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Well, looks like semi-official mouthpieces are gradually joining the growing the choir of people advocating for the final canning of the "minimum deterrence" posture.
IMHO, this posture was based on an obsolete power-balance of the Cold-War anyway, where the USSR and USA kept each other in check, enabling the then-minor powers like China to rely on merely a couple of nukes for deterrence. Nowadays, China is the new USSR to the USA, so this minimum deterrence doctrine doesnt work anymore.

A rarely understood but very good point is the corroding effect on social confidence by facing overwhelming military superiority. Both elites and ordinary people will lose confidence and will be more likely to dismantling the country and state when faced with a hopeless military situation, even during peacetime, as the physical inferiority will heavily impact on social and political discourse.

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1025377.shtml

China cannot hesitate on nuclear buildup

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US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that "the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability," hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to strengthen Russia's nuclear power.

According to statistics, the US has 7,100 nuclear warheads and Russia has 7,300. Although Russia's conventional military capabilities have fallen behind that of NATO, its nuclear arsenal has ensured its military superpower status and enabled Moscow to confront Washington in Ukraine and Syria.

Putin said Russia needs to bolster nuclear forces that could "reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defense system." The US is unlikely to ignore this message.

Some Chinese feel that China should not be part of the "nuclear arms race" between the US and Russia. However, as the focus of the global strategic competition gradually shifts toward the US and China, it would be difficult for Beijing to stay away.

A common misinterpretation is that nuclear weapons will not be used and therefore are a waste of resources. Yet, we believe that Russia is using its nuclear weapons everyday as a strategic deterrence to the US.

China doesn't have to join in the "nuclear arms race" but we do need to redefine our nuclear arsenal "sufficiency." The US already views China as its top competitor and it would be na?ve to believe it could survive in the intermediate zone of global power competition.

China's nuclear weapons must be "sufficient" to deter the US when it flexes its military muscle, as well as to convince the US that the PLA will strike back without hesitation in face of military provocation. The US and its allies need to believe that whichever of their Asian-Pacific military bases are used for launching attacks on China, it will meet destructive retaliation.

For Chinese, the biggest US threat comes from its military. Such a threat can gradually corrode China's social confidence.

We hope for a sound development of future Sino-US relations, and that both countries can resolve their disputes with a cooperative attitude. However, some signals coming from the Trump team have warned us that the possibility of a crisis cannot be ruled out. The better we prepare for that day, the more likely it is for us to avoid such a confrontation.

With both the US and Russia believing that their nuclear arsenals are "not enough," it's imperative for China to speed up the development of its nuclear weapons including Dongfeng-41 missiles. We must not hesitate or be concerned about the reactions from the West. China is at the center of global geopolitics, and there is no room for hesitation on nuclear deterrence.

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/28/2016 8:52:36 AM   
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Jiangnan Shipyard in China Launched the Twelfth Type 052D Destroyer for the PLAN
Pictures published by spotters in China show that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) twelth Type 052D Destroyer (NATO reporting name Luyang III class) was launched on December 26 2016 at the Jiangnan-Changxing naval shipyard near Shanghai.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4723-jiangnan-shipyard-in-china-launched-the-twelfth-type-052d-destroyer-for-the-plan.html

PLAN Liaoning Aircraft Carrier CSG Crossed the First Island Chain & Entered South China Sea
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) aircraft carrier Liaoning and its escort entered today in the South China Sea after passing south of Taiwan, for what Beijing presents as a routine exercise. The Liaoning aircraft carrier, escorted by five vessels sailed 90 nautical miles from the southern tip of Taiwan via the Bashi Strait that separates Taiwan from the Philippines.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4726-plan-liaoning-aircraft-carrier-csg-crossed-the-first-island-chain-entered-south-china-sea.html

China's 30th Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN East Sea Fleet
A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new Ningde (hull number 510) Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) was held solemnly today at the Xiamen Naval Base (a port city on China’s southeast coast, across a strait from Taiwan). The event means the vessel is officially commissioned to the PLAN. Ningde is the thirtieth Type 056 Corvette delivered to the PLAN fleet.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4735-china-s-30th-type-056-corvette-jiangdao-class-commissioned-in-plan-east-sea-fleet.html

Project 09787 Special-Purpose Submarine BS-64 "Podmoskovye" Handed Over to Russian Navy
The Zvezdochka Shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation handed over the BS-64 Podmoskovye special-purpose nuclear submarine of Project 09787 to the Russian Navy, the press service of the enterprise said.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4732-project-09787-special-purpose-submarine-bs-64-podmoskovye-handed-over-to-russian-navy.html

Hyundai Heavy Industries to Start Planing & Design Work on FFX Batch III Frigates for ROK Navy
South Korea's defense procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) today signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy & Industries for planing and design work on the future FFX Batch III Frigates for the Republic of Korean Navy (ROK Navy). One week ago, DAPA ordered early two Daegu-class (FFX Batch II or FFX-II) Frigates from the same shipbuilder.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2016/december-2016-navy-naval-forces-defense-industry-technology-maritime-security-global-news/4731-hyundai-heavy-industries-to-start-planing-design-work-on-ffx-batch-iii-frigates-for-rok-navy.html


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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/28/2016 5:24:52 PM   
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Very Cool, http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/get-ready-china-russia-the-us-navy-building-super-torpedoes-18855

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/29/2016 12:48:50 PM   
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This was probably referenced earlier, but the details didn't seem to mention the target missile was a DF-21 surrogate the U.S. made to test the ability of the SM-6 to intercept the maneuvering warhead.

http://defense-update.com/20161215_df21d_target.html

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Last night the United States Navy tracked and intercepted the most capable and maneuverable ballistic missile deployed in the Pacific today, a target missile, representing the Dong- Feng 21 Chinese “carrier killer.” On this intercept the SM-6 was employed in a salvo firing, launching one missile following another, for increased Probability of Kill (PK).

The Chinese DF-21D is a road mobile, medium-range, anti-ship, nuclear-capable ballistic missile with maneuverable capabilities in space and in reentry that is currently deployed by the Chinese and designed to sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers. Since 2010, when the DF-21 – with a range of 1,000 to 1,700 miles and employing maneuverable re-entry vehicles – was declared to have reached initial operating capability by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as a high hypersonic land-based anti-ship missile capable of targeting a moving aircraft carrier strike group, the United States has worked and invested to develop a ship-based interceptor to defeat this missile. Last night the MDA’s and the United States Navy’s investments in technology and engineering from the current capability to defeat the DF-21 came to fruition with the already deployed SM-6 interceptors and is a historic event for the defense of the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike groups.

The new medium target missile was flown for the first time on May 17, 2016 launching out of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Hawaii. On that flight test, designated Flight Test Other-21 (FTX-21), USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully demonstrated the ability of an Aegis Baseline 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) configured ship to detect and track a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target within the Earth’s atmosphere.

China reportedly has 7 anti-ship missile brigades, each with the capabilities of launching 24-32 anti-ship ballistic missiles simultaneously. Chinese video releases have shown DF-21 missiles launched in salvos of six missiles at a time. Each launcher can reload to launch a second volley within hours.


Another article on the subject: http://defense-update.com/20161215_sm6_dual_vs_mrbm.html

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But the initial version of the SM-6 did not have a capability against ballistic missiles. The SM-6 is to be given a terminal-phase anti-ballistic missile capability in two phases. The first (Sea-Based Terminal – SBT Increment 1) is designated the ‘Dual I’ upgrade that adds a more powerful processor that runs more sophisticated targeting software to hit a warhead descending from the upper atmosphere at extreme speed. The second phase planned for 2018-2019 will include classified capabilities to be included in the ‘Dual II’ configuration.


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This was probably referenced earlier, but the details didn't seem to mention the target missile was a DF-21 surrogate the U.S. made to test the ability of the SM-6 to intercept the maneuvering warhead.

http://defense-update.com/20161215_df21d_target.html

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Last night the United States Navy tracked and intercepted the most capable and maneuverable ballistic missile deployed in the Pacific today, a target missile, representing the Dong- Feng 21 Chinese “carrier killer.” On this intercept the SM-6 was employed in a salvo firing, launching one missile following another, for increased Probability of Kill (PK).

The Chinese DF-21D is a road mobile, medium-range, anti-ship, nuclear-capable ballistic missile with maneuverable capabilities in space and in reentry that is currently deployed by the Chinese and designed to sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers. Since 2010, when the DF-21 – with a range of 1,000 to 1,700 miles and employing maneuverable re-entry vehicles – was declared to have reached initial operating capability by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as a high hypersonic land-based anti-ship missile capable of targeting a moving aircraft carrier strike group, the United States has worked and invested to develop a ship-based interceptor to defeat this missile. Last night the MDA’s and the United States Navy’s investments in technology and engineering from the current capability to defeat the DF-21 came to fruition with the already deployed SM-6 interceptors and is a historic event for the defense of the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike groups.

The new medium target missile was flown for the first time on May 17, 2016 launching out of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Hawaii. On that flight test, designated Flight Test Other-21 (FTX-21), USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully demonstrated the ability of an Aegis Baseline 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) configured ship to detect and track a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target within the Earth’s atmosphere.

China reportedly has 7 anti-ship missile brigades, each with the capabilities of launching 24-32 anti-ship ballistic missiles simultaneously. Chinese video releases have shown DF-21 missiles launched in salvos of six missiles at a time. Each launcher can reload to launch a second volley within hours.


Another article on the subject: http://defense-update.com/20161215_sm6_dual_vs_mrbm.html

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But the initial version of the SM-6 did not have a capability against ballistic missiles. The SM-6 is to be given a terminal-phase anti-ballistic missile capability in two phases. The first (Sea-Based Terminal – SBT Increment 1) is designated the ‘Dual I’ upgrade that adds a more powerful processor that runs more sophisticated targeting software to hit a warhead descending from the upper atmosphere at extreme speed. The second phase planned for 2018-2019 will include classified capabilities to be included in the ‘Dual II’ configuration.



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2nd prototype of the J-16D Sino-Growler EW fighter takes flight.



Huitong updated his blog:

http://chinese-military-aviation.blogspot.com/p/attack-aircraft.html#J-16D

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J-16D Flanker

J-16D is an EW Wild Weasel variant of J-16 (J-16D?) in the same class of American EA-18G. The aircraft features a pair of large wingtip ESM/ELINT pods similar to the AN/ALQ-218 tactical jamming receiver onboard EA-18G. It also has multiple antennas mounted on its fuselage including one on the side of engine intake, one behind the cockpit, one underneath the cockpit plus a rectangular dielectric panel behind the radome. A shorter radome on the nose suggests it might be equipped with a new AESA radar with integrated EW modes similar to AN/APG-79. Additional EW pods are expected to be carried under the wings. As a dedicated EW aircraft, J-16D can fly fast and maneuverably enough to escort the fighter/fighter bomber formation and clear the pathway for the air strike with YJ-91 as well as the new generation of ARMs (e.g. LD-10, CM-102). However, its windshield IRST/LR system and the starboard 30mm gun appear to have been removed to create room for extra electronics. As the result J-16D might rely solely on medium-range AAMs (e.g. PL-12/PL-15) for self-defence and would avoid engagement in any WVR dogfight. Some of its technology could be applied towards the J-15S EW aircraft which is also under development at SAC. J-16D flew for the first time on December 18, 2015 at SAC.


Hopefully, we will see them carrying EW-pods soon, and identify their types.
Modern Chinese OECM-pods are quite a mystery and I wonder if there is any move into the direction of AESA-based, self-powered jamming-pods like the NGJ.

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2nd prototype of the J-16D Sino-Growler EW fighter takes flight.




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Su-35SK for the PLAAF! Note the TVC engine. A historical first-ever for China.





The PLA news portal justifying the purchase of the Su-35SK, after the first two photos were leaked

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PLA news portal: Su-35 intended to be last type of imported fighter
People Daily Online December 30, 2016

Four Russian Su-35 fighter jets were delivered to China on Dec. 25, ending speculations about the procurement of the aircraft, which had been delayed about two years, according to an article on 81.cn, a news portal of the People’s Liberation Army.

Since the debut of the J-20 fighter at Zhuhai Airshow, procurement of the Su-35 fighter jets has gone quite smoothly. Some say this is the outcome of the close relationship between China and Russia. However, the latter did not change its stance on the exportation of the Su-35 until the J-20 fighter was unveiled. Russia believes that with the commissioning of the J-20, the Su-35 will soon lose its value in the Chinese market. That estimation is the reason for the smooth procurement.

Today, the construction of China's first independently developed aircraft carrier is in full swing, and the first carrier battle group has already begun training.

The article offered an old Chinese proverb: "One can only be independent when he is self-reliant.” The article further expressed hope that the Su-35 fighter jet is the last fighter imported by China.

http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/1230/c90000-9161327.html


Even though they sounds a bit bitter here, the Su-35SK still has great use for the PLAAF. In another article, the PLAAF praised the low-speed post-stall maneuverbility of the TVC equipped Su-35SK, which is still barely understood by the PLAAF first hand.

I predict that China's Su-35SKs will see very heavy use until their airframe is run down. They will be used for confrontational training, as well as escort the H-6K bombers for their -now regular- long range patrols into the West Pacific (because they have the range, IFR and already known radar signatures). All in all, a sensible purchase for China.

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Fail #2 of India Nirbhay SLCM ,http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/bad-news-for-indias-deadliest-sub-nirbhay-cruise-missile-fails-test-again/

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RE: Naval and Defense News - 12/31/2016 3:23:13 AM   
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Worth a watch!

Woe… The start of the 6 day war… was a Soviet intervention… WOE…
But when the Six Day War kicks off, the Israelis were so remarkable at SMASHING airfields in Aegypt and Syria, the Soviets could not land their Tu-16 bombers to take out Dimona…
The plan fizzles… that is FANTASTIC!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZZvTZAKgro


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