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Missile cruiser Varyag arrived at the port of Colombo for a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan has given a contract to built 11 corvettes and 4 minelayers.

 

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3589498

 

These missile corvettes are fairly potent, with 16 ASMs, 8 of them the supersonic HF-III, 8 the subsonic HF-II.

 

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Close up of the CGI.

 

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Henri's blog article on the JL-3.

 

 

A Type 055 and three Type 052D destroyers are being built simultaneously on this dock in Dalian.

 

 

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China's 7th Type 071 LPD will be launched tomorrow.  These are 25,000 ton ships.

 

 

 

 

Two sides are still disputing about what happened to the Korean destroyer's lock on of a Japanese patrol plane.

 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-Relations/Japan-to-disclose-footage-of-radar-lock-on-by-South-Korean-ship

 

 

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Japan releases video of Korean destroyer locking onto Japanese Orion.    Based on the ship class, which is a KDX-1, this one looks like its using the STIR radar, instead of AEGIS SPY-1D/SPG-62 combination, and this kind of complicates the excuses.  If a plane was locked on using SPG-62, there won't be any excuses, as it is only used for target illumination.  STIR on the other hand is a true radar set, which happens to have its own independent search and track functions, in addition to target illumination.    It is also fire control for gunnery, and fire control for missiles like ESSM.  It only operates at X-band in all its modes which is the frequency used for fire control radars.   STIR is also part of the Mk. 82 FCS used in the OHP class frigates.   One possible explanation is that they are using the STIR to search for small North Korean boats, as the high frequency, high PRF radar can resolve small surface targets.

 

https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan-alleges-that-video-shows-radar-lock-on-by-south-korean-warship-1.562406

 

http://www.thales7seas.com/html_2014/product535.html

 

The Korean explanation is that they were using EO to track the plane, and EO can be attached to STIRs, so if the EO is tracking the target, the whole radar faces the target as well.

 

https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/stir-tracking-and-illumination-radar

 

So if the EO is tracking the plane, its the whole  fire control radar that is tracking the plane, and if the radar is functioning with its X or K band in a high PRF mode, then...  Another excuse is that the plane may have mistook the radar as locking on when it might be searching, which might be plausible because of this type of radar.  However, the Japanese should know the difference as they also have a similar system.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCS-2

 

For other news, Chinese investigators are clamping down on top managers and engineers on the state owned CSIC shipbuilder, which is responsible for building the Chinese carriers and submarines.   The reasons are corruption and, even graver, espionage.   This is targeting the institute that is responsible for the EMAL and IEP development.   Might this hamper development?  

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2178493/death-penalty-may-await-chinese-aircraft-carrier-builder-boss

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2178764/workers-scandal-hit-chinese-shipbuilder-csic-given-lessons

 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/military/article/2179855/chinas-aircraft-carrier-troubles-continue-more-researchers

 

 

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Allegedly module for the 8th serial Type 055 and the fourth in Dalian.  Modules for the 7th serial Type 055 are allegedly spotted in Jiangnan Shipyard.

 

 

Surface ships launched for the PLA Navy in 2018 alone.  This does not include warships for export and submarines.  The list includes six destroyers alone, three of them being cruiser-like Type 055, one frigate, 10 corvettes, a 23,000 ton AOR, and two 25,000 ton LPDs.  

 

 

 

 

Russian Navy on another exercise at the waters off Cyprus and Syria.

 

 

Russian intelligence vessel transited to the Med.

 

 

Another intel collection vessel, the Ivan Khurs, have joined the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet.

 

 

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PLAN's 30th Escort Task Force meets up with the 31st Escort Task Force.  Both will perform a joint mission together before the 30th ETF leaves for home.  

 

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-12/26/content_9389069.htm

 

This marks the 10th year of operations in the Gulf of Aden.  More than anything, the Gulf of Aden operations is the turning point for the PLAN from a brown water to a blue water fleet.

 

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-12/28/content_9390412.htm

 

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New Chinese 20MW steam marine generator may have potential use for IEPS, carrier EMALS and railguns.

 

http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-12/26/content_9388633.htm

 

New turbine blade breakthrough could improve the performance of gas turbine units used in Chinese warships.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-gas-turbine-technology-could-close-the-gap-with-us-destroyers-2018-12

 

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Some kind of a global wifi using hundreds of microsatellites, placed on LEO.

 

 

https://gbtimes.com/china-to-build-300-satellite-hongyan-communications-constellation-in-low-earth-orbit

 

Not pertaining to defense and naval but I find it interesting.  Experimental driverless bus line that uses 5G established in Changsha.

 

 

Throughout the year, fishermen from Jiangsu managed to snag up in their fishing nets, various underwater listening equipment placed by foreign powers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L981 Nimlane, a new landing ship made in China for the Mauritanian Navy, continues to do more ship trials.

 

 

Latest Type 071 LPD launched might be this particular ship.  The Chinese ship industry started 2018 launching a Type 071 LPD and ends the year launching another.

 

 

 

Should it be Hohhot?  One of the newly commissioned Type 052Ds this year.  Its named after the capital provincial city of Inner Mongolia.  I am not sure about the proper pronunciation in proper Mongolian.  

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohhot

 

 

 

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Is this has something to do with some drug cartel related operation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taiwan's supersonic ramjet antiship missile.

 

 

 

Kind of like an F-35 copy, but with twin smaller engines for redundancy and without the VTOL baggage.

 

 

 

 

 

What's a measuring complex ship?  This looks like either a spy ship or a missile tracking ship.

 

 

Survey ships doing the job of warships?  How does this show support of the Ukraine?  

 

 

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Calling the F-35 "Fourth generation" shows just what an uneducated pleb that person is. Also, the HMS Echo is acting as a tripwire, you don't need a warship to trigger the creation of a valid casus belli if it's attacked to declare war in defense of the Ukraine.

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13 minutes ago, TornadoADV said:

Calling the F-35 "Fourth generation" shows just what an uneducated pleb that person is. Also, the HMS Echo is acting as a tripwire, you don't need a warship to trigger the creation of a valid casus belli if it's attacked to declare war in defense of the Ukraine.

 

 

Chinese fourth generation is equal to Western fifth generation in terms of terminology, namely the Chinese started jet fighters a generation late, as in missing out the ME-262 era, and first generation for them started around the MiG-15/17 era.    This is already something that commonly known accounted for with all China watchers reading through the texts and stuff..  

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1 hour ago, Eisennagel said:

Chinese fourth generation is equal to Western fifth generation in terms of terminology, namely the Chinese started jet fighters a generation late, as in missing out the ME-262 era, and first generation for them started around the MiG-15/17 era.    This is already something that commonly known accounted for with all China watchers reading through the texts and stuff..  

We're not talking about the Chinese incorrectly identifying their aircraft generation in nationalist puff pieces. We're talking about an incorrectly attributed generation to an American aircraft.

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24 minutes ago, TornadoADV said:

We're not talking about the Chinese incorrectly identifying their aircraft generation in nationalist puff pieces. We're talking about an incorrectly attributed generation to an American aircraft.

 

No reason why they would do that.  The site is not even Chinese but French.

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12 minutes ago, Eisennagel said:

 

No reason why they would do that.  The site is not even Chinese but French.

Do you actually read the quote blurbs in the things you link? :fish_book:

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16 minutes ago, TornadoADV said:

Do you actually read the quote blurbs in the things you link? :fish_book:

 

Not on something that I already knew about previously.

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59 minutes ago, Eisennagel said:

 

Not on something that I already knew about previously.

You should try, then we wouldn't be having this mildly amusing discussion right now.

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