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  1. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Sea based hypersonic missile? This was from a presentation made by a PLAN admiral last year. This drone seems like a ground effects vehicle. Rather than a missile, it can be carrying a torpedo or something. Payload is 1000kg, flight height around 1m to 6m. Once again, PLAAF conducted a clockwise encirclement sorties around Taiwan. PLA Rocket Force setting up a base on Hainan? This leaves the possibility of deploying the DF-21D and the DF-26 there.
  2. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    India reveals P-17A frigate configuration. Scale model also shown. http://www.janes.com/article/79583/india-reveals-p-17a-frigate-configuration Russia claims to have obtained a Tomahawk missile. US says cowpie. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/25/russia-says-it-has-a-us-tomahawk-cruise-missile-and-will-use-it-to-improve-its-own-weapons.html Navy looks to extend the life of the USS Nimitz and possibly other Nimitz class carriers past 50 years. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20419/navy-could-extend-the-life-of-uss-nimitz-past-50-years-to-maintain-12-carrier-fleet Russia might deliver S-300 systems to Syria. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-bashar-al-assad-syria-new-missile-defense-system-reports-s-300-system/
  3. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    What's happening with warships around the world? Spoofing the AIS. The USS Farragut only spent a day in Portsmouth and has left again.
  4. Should be like 64 I think. I don't consider the Monsoor nor the Zumwalt full acceptance. They are only accepted in hull, mechanical and electrical only. Keyword for meaning, they are not fit for deployment and service since they don't have acceptable running combat systems. http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/april-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6156-gd-bath-iron-works-delivered-the-future-uss-michael-monsoor-ddg-1001-to-the-us-navy.html
  5. The name HMS Belfast will return as one of the contracted Type 26 frigates.
  6. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Might begun sea trials soon. She did have a tilt test where the tugs pushed her to incline her as much as possible. In other developments. New batch of Type 052D have extended helicopter hangers. And more Type 726 LCACs are being made.
  7. The name Anshan has yet to be reused in the modern Chinese Navy, while sister ships of the Anshan class like Fushun and Taiyuan ended up having their names on merchant ships. But one namesake from the Anshan class made it as a Type 052C destroyer. The Changchun. Here she visits Karachi.
  8. The USS Kidd passes its name to the lead ship of the Kidd class destroyer, an improved Spruance of which only four were built. USS Kidd DDG-993 would later be passed on to the Taiwan Navy, where it remains serving, as the ROCN Tso Ying DD 1803.
  9. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    This one comes soon after the J-16D variant. A note with Chinese designations. Letters mean differently for them, because of Pin Yin. "S" for example would mean two seaters, like J-10S. D for this instance, means electric or electronic, which means J-15D and J-16D are electronic warfare planes. Too bad the photo is fuzzy.
  10. That may depend on the political climate, or if Japan builds more Izumos or rewrites its constitution to allow for aircraft carriers. The name Akatsuki is reborn not as a modern warship but as something else... orbiting Venus.
  11. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Liaoning battle group conducted an exercise against land based hunters along with an antisubmarine drill in the East China Seas.
  12. The Type 055 Collection

    The 055s are on the background along with more Type 052Ds. A finished 052D sits on the foreground.
  13. The Type 055 Collection

    They are not having problems building the ships. Lots of capacity, if not over capacity (thanks to the downturn in global shipping orders), people working in 24 hour shifts. I would think they have more of a problem of manning the ships. It seems to me that two or three of the brand new destroyers are just docked there, finished but without crews to run them.
  14. The Type 055 Collection

    Latest status pic on Dalian Shipyard, this one looks like it was taken aboard an aircraft or helicopter.
  15. Naval and Defense News (cont.)

    Fincantieri and Naval Group did not bid on Canada's CSSC frigate program because something is not right... http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/firms-didnt-bid-on-canadian-surface-combatant-because-of-concerns-about-corporate-secrets-says-executive It seems politically skewed at the onset.