On January 23, a US aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea to promote what Washington calls “freedom of the seas”, the US military said in a statement.
The development came as tensions between China and Taiwan once again grew up due to the United States’ attempts to turn Taiwan into a foothold of its anti-Chinese strategy. At the same time, the leadership of Taiwan itself welcomes the US strategy and the increase in weapon supplies. The previous adminsitration of the US (led by Donald Trump) also put an end to the US commitment to the one China policy lifting restrictions of the US-Taiwan relations and supporting the de-facto independence of Taiwan.
As the US carrier strike group was entering the South China Sea, twelve Chinese warplanes (8 nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and 4 J-16 fighter jets) entered the south-western corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone in a strong signal to the US. On January 26, China also deployed the front-line docking ships, comprising the Wuzhishan, Changbaishan and Kunlunshan of the southern theatre navy for actual combat training and beach landing exercises in the region, which are scheduled for January 27-30. More warships are expected to join the drill.
Beijing contributes extensive efforts to demonstrate that it will not tolerate the further US invasion in its sphere of interests.
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Most of the H-6 have the Soviet SK-30 engines..
Large majority of engines on all Chinese air force is still Russian, some from Ukraine and very small part Chinese.
The Chinese supposedly developed their own engines to power J20, they do not seem interested in buying more Suk 35s. It remains to be seen how effective their new engines are.
They have “developed” (Chinese version of Russian engines) those engines long time ago. The problem was reliability and durability of those engines ( it was so much a problem that they were forced to continue using Russian engines) apparently they claim now that they have resolved those problems and that their engines are reliable enough (still not all jets will get them which speaks for itself – only J-20). I suppose it is question of pride really, that best Chinese jet doesn’t use Russian (SU-30) engines…. Thing is that more powerful “super-cruise” engines is still in development (not reliable enough) so problem of J-20 being under powered ( for super cruise performance) stays most probably.
Thats right, they are still suffering.The confession of president of the company Aec which is developing j-20’s engine ws-15: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/413a23e51c0600393ff1622b81f9c6731bf0bc48cd137a4db32dc2fee32dc0e6.jpg
ws-15 are those more powerful and at the moment they use a ws-10. I personally think that Russian engines are still much more durable but China has export ambitions so they want to show future customers that their engines are es good as Russian . The best proof that they are NOT GOOD is that their allay Pakistan have REFUSED Chinese engines on their JF-17 Thunder and INSISTED on (keeping)-importing more Russian “Klimov” engines instead of using Chinese.
PS China still has problems with the engines for ALL Aircraft’s including choppers (that’s why they still import engines from Ukraine, Russia. And that’s why they wanted to buy “Motor Sich” company in Ukraine, that produces engines)
Good point,they are again confessing that with ws-10c turbofan they started to close the gap with Russia. Well,every country must have export ambitions today even Russia managed to make contract with myanmar about orlan 10E drones with some other stuff.
The Chinese are making a lot of claims about J10 armed with PL15 missiles being able to outdo the Indian Suk 30 MKI, primarily because of the PL15 missile. or that VT4 tank being in the same class as the T14 and superior to T90M….and on and on. I do not see the Chinese having much armored warfare experience, to create a powerful platform, the same applies to the S. Korean K2 black panther.
“Type 99a” is not such good tank, not even close to T-90M Provy so there is no reason that can radically change with VT4 tank compering to Armata T-14
I looked at your website at the t90 M specs, it says it deploys a 2A82 M gun, I read the initial idea was to do so, however, the length of the vacuum 1 round was 9oomm long, and the changes needed for the auto loader carousel required 80mm space on either side of the turret which was feasible by cutting the turret armour locally and patching it up.
Eventually for logistical simplicity they chose the 2A46 gun which fires the standard 740mm svinets round.
Sorry, I don’t understand exactly what your point is…(regarding on my previous comment) Let me put this way. T-90A is battle proven (performed GOOD comparing to other tanks that didn’t perform that well in Iraq and Syria ; Leopard, Abrams) Tank with direct upgrade into T-90M Provy that can easily match the best tanks ( with lower price range ) out there from Leopards, to M1 Abrams SEPV3
Your website regarding the T90M says it deploys the 2A82 T14 gun, I am saying it deploys the 2A46 guns…..based on the facts I enumerated.
“The T-90M is armed with a new 2A46M-4 gun” “which has longer range and is 15-20% more accurate than the standard gun of 2A46M gun of the T-90.”. That is for standard version of T-90M. all in details here: http://www.military-today.com/tanks/t90m.htm Upgraded T-90M Provy3 uses 2A82 T-14 gun of course.
“”” Upgraded T-90M Provy3 uses 2A82 T-14 gun of course.”””
The T90 M turret has to undergo some changes to accommodate the 2A84 gun since it fires the longer Vacuum 1 round …..and the auto loader has to be redesigned for the longer round. Last I heard they chose not to do it. In the future they might reconsider. The Vacuum 1 round kills any western tank with the first shot.
I have posted new more realistic 3D presentation of PAK DA here Again: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/364df501b57c16f801353f2345db8292e72d99d7c032a256006ee4dddd539b5c.jpg
Cina should send those engines to Japs, to polish them, in few weeks they will be more reliable than the originals.
someday the russians will regret for giving weapons to the chinese as soon as they are powerful enough they will try to take eastern rusisia that they call chinese land .
someday payaso garza will morph into durak
They will use the economy not the guns. The Soviets were defeated in economy too.
Soviets failed for many reasons, including failure to integrate the different ethnic groups, massive corruption, police state and economic failures and too much military spending. Remind you of anything recently ? the US is in far more vulnerable state.
Yes, it reminds me of Russia, the dictators living in golden palaces and their police oficers wearing the same uniform for 20 years.
you are obviously a retard and dont understand what china is
russias biggest mistake was to give the west even a single breath of time to make its point when the west has really nothing to say other than give give
1 in 5 Americans have sexually transmitted diseases
China needs to sink a few US junk rusted ships.
I appreciate comments since I have casual knowledge of weapons. it seems Chinese have a practical approach to countering US imperialism. investing in many subs, corvettes rather than carriers. the amerikans lie and brag, do nothing when challenged—I suspect they recall their humiliation of amerikans in Korea. Today the US transgender military is less competent—the PLA more so
From CS GO? Rush B?
the usa is pathetic at this point sorry but i doubt that american forces are going to be much of a difference china would simply slaughter all of america if it was threatened and america is clueless about it
What could be a more efficient way of destroying a country’s financial system than destroying records; stopping trillions in disbursements altogether; engineering an inflationary spiral upping uncontrolled disbursements?
Depending on your definition of madmen or geniuses, that may be the intent behind Solar Winds. A Stuxnet-like financial virus that activates when preferred.