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Dutch MoD Issues B-Letter for Walrus SSK Replacement: Naval Group, Saab & TKMS Shortlisted
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The Dutch Ministry of Defense today issued the B-Letter for the Walrus-class submarine replacement program confirming its intent to procure 4 new submarines and shortlisting three shipbuilders for this procurement process: Naval Group, Saab and TKMS.

This leaves Spanish shipbuilder Navantia out of the race. The competition now enters a “knock-out” phase, with the contract award (D-Letter) expected some time around 2022.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... ortlisted/
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Finnish Navy Lifts Veil on its Future Anti-Ship Missile: The Gabriel V
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The Finnish Navy (Merivoimat) unveiled some details about its future anti-ship missile: The Gabriel 5. The information is limited but since details on Gabriel V were pretty much non-existent to date, it is a good start and worth a mention here.
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... gabriel-v/



and a video on French Navy testing their own CEC: --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiUEo6d9mKo
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China’s 2nd Aircraft Carrier Type 002 ‘Shandong’ Commissioned with PLAN
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China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, "Shandong" (penant number 17), was delivered and commissioned today in to the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese navy) in Sanya, South China’s Hainan Province.
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China's first homemade aircraft carrier entered service yesterday.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/fir ... 23117.html
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Interesting article talking about the formation of a dual-carrier combat group in a Taiwan scenario:
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/militar ... ign-forces
“[Another major] task of the [battle group’s aircraft] is to stop US long-range bombers from taking off from a naval base in Guam. This would be to prevent American aircraft targeting the PLA’s landing transport formations and Chinese submarines,” it said.
Beijing considers Taiwan a wayward province that must be unified with the mainland by force, if necessary.
In addition to the Liaoning and Shandong, the dual-carrier group will include two Type 055 guided-missile destroyers, the region’s most advanced destroyer; four Type 054 frigates; six guided-missile frigates, as well as one supply ship and three Type 093B nuclear submarines, according to the report.

Beijing-based military specialist Zhou Chenming agreed, saying a dual-carrier battle group would give the PLA a “bigger shield” and allow it to fend off any foreign fleets intent on intervening in Taiwan.
“Together the two aircraft carriers would be able to launch nearly 30 carrier-based J-15 fighter jets to target any warplanes from American carrier strike groups, which would effectively reduce the numerical strength [of the American forces],” Zhou said.
“But a dual-carrier battle group is purely a defensive combat formation – it’s not powerful enough to make a strike on other countries in the region, especially when dealing with the American carrier combat groups.”

I think if they work as targeting assets for ASBM, they could potentially take on USN carrier groups in some way, but it would be very hard. As a forward airbase for CAP against US bombers, they could be useful tho. If so they shouldnt be deployed too far from the Chinese coast, or they would lose the ground based AWACS support, which would be vital for the role of intercepting US bombers.

I would gaming it out whether they could truly stand against LRASM equipped B-1s taking off from Guam. It would be a hard fight, especially when they have little to defend against stealth missiles. A gamechanger would be the introduction of the Divine Eagle AEW drones, that would provide them with anti-stealth counterdetection capabilites similiar to the E-2D.

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After all the discussion, looks like 8 are on the way:

https://www.janes.com/article/93296/us- ... in-fy-2020
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Oklahoma and Arizona to rejoin the fleet as SSN's
Not sure how I feel about that. More so for Arizona as its still in Pearl Harbor where Oklahoma was at least raised and sunk while en-route to the scrap yard.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/24/uss-arizona-and-uss-oklahoma-sail-again.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2oqdf9rKvBi_qbcyV7q6xO2rGSNcYbUGOkQXfe27vAxVNiH-TN2kJGNeQ#Echobox=1577193030
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Lots of interesting footage in this promotional video from South Korea.

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/rokaf-v ... c-missile/

Some scenario ideas in this article:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/inno ... 7c7406c0e6

Operational ideas for the future:

https://warontherocks.com/2019/12/exped ... e-pacific/
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According to MENADEFENSE Algeria already signed a several contracts in order to acquire 3 new squadrons of Su 34 ,Su 35 and Su 57(by 2025)
14 fighter jet in every squadron and 2 optional squadrons for each type in the future
Algeria also signed a contract for 14 Su 30.
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The first Type 052DL, the Destroyer 156 Zibo has been commissioned into service:

It features an enlarged helipad and a new 3D VHF/UHF band "counter stealth" radar replacing the previous Type 517H "Knife Rest" Yagi array.

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In this year, China has launched a record number of 10 Destroyers. Just today the last of the year:

https://twitter.com/Loongnaval/status/1 ... 2718811137
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Finnish Defence Force new Pohjanmaa-class.

Wiki Pohjanmaa-class


This will be 3900t ice capable multipurpose large corvette (more like a frigate by the size of it). Four of these ships will be build by finnish company.


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looks like UAE deployed Hawk air defense system to al-Khadim airbase in northeastern Libya early November 2019 https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=31.9900 ... n&t=h&z=16
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Update on the loyal wingman:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/mil ... an-outback

Interesting bit of trivia:

"Named for ancient Aboriginal spear throwers, Woomera spans an area bigger than North Korea, making it the largest weapons-testing range on the planet."
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https://www.janes.com/article/93604/usa ... aw-missile

Interesting, AARGM hybrid for internal carriage on the F-35.
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Some scenario ideas might be found:

https://warontherocks.com/2020/01/battl ... -bastions/
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