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#2541 JasonJ

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 0917 AM

Terrible accident.

 

Some information on all the passengers.

 


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The eight who perished in the crash include:

Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming

Office of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Intelligence under the defense ministry Major General Hung Hung-chun (洪鴻鈞)

Political Warfare Bureau Deputy Director, Major General Yu Chin-wen (于親文)

Lieutenant Colonel Yeh Chien-i (葉建儀)

Co-pilot Captain Liu Chen-fu (劉鎮富)

Chief Engineer Chief Petty Officer Hsu Hung-pin (許鴻彬)

Chief Inspector General Sergeant Han Cheng-hung (韓正宏)

Staff Officer Major Huang Sheng-hang (黃聖航)



The five survivors include:

New Deputy Chief of Logistics of the General Staff Headquarters, Major General Huang Yu-min (黃佑民)

Reporter for the Military News Agency, Sergeant Chen Ying-chu (陳映竹)

Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Communications-Electronics and Information, Major General Tsao Chin-ping (曹進平)

Accounting Office Director Major General Liu Hsiao-tang (劉孝堂)

Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Chou Hsin-i (周欣頤)

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And a few pictures.

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Two more in the spoiler

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https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3848890


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#2542 Nobu

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 1230 PM

Top Taiwanese military officials dead in Blackhawk crash a few hours ago.

 

A lot of stars and gold braid went down with it.

 

A testament to the Blackhawk that 5 survived what looks to be a catastrophic (birdstrike?) failure of some type.


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#2543 Daan

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 0950 AM

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Leaked map shows China plans to invade S. Taiwan after taking Kinmen, Penghu

 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced Sunday (Jan. 19) on Weibo showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers sitting next to a map of Taiwan that appears to indicate a southerly route for China's invasion of Taiwan, first going through Kinmen and Penghu, before landing troops in southern Taiwan.

 

https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3861097


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#2544 JasonJ

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 0343 AM

 

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Leaked map shows China plans to invade S. Taiwan after taking Kinmen, Penghu

 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced Sunday (Jan. 19) on Weibo showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers sitting next to a map of Taiwan that appears to indicate a southerly route for China's invasion of Taiwan, first going through Kinmen and Penghu, before landing troops in southern Taiwan.

 

https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3861097

 

Reminds of when the PLA was practicing on a mock city that obviously was of Taipei with the presidential building in 2015. Although that wasn't leaked or even "leaked", but with the footage of the training just straight and plainly put on TV.

http://www.tank-net....34256&p=1297386


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#2545 JasonJ

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 2322 PM

PLAN destroyer points laser at a US P-8A not far from Guam. Destroyer 161 is Type 52D Hohhot that was commissioned in Jan 2019.

A Peoples Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 on Feb. 17 aimed a laser at a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft while it was flying above international waters, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

The incident took place approximately 380 miles west of Guam and occurred without provocation, the fleet's public affairs office said in a statement.

The laser China used, which is invisible to the naked eye, had been observed by a sensor that was onboard the P-8A.

Weapons-grade lasers have the potential to cause serious harm to servicemembers and could have damaged various ship and aircraft systems.

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https://www.foxnews....lane-lasers.amp

Edited by JasonJ, 27 February 2020 - 2329 PM.

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#2546 glenn239

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 0917 AM

Might be a one off.  Might also be indicative of future actions, in that gradually this type of harrassment will ramp up.


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#2547 JasonJ

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 2302 PM

They've been pointing lasers at US forces at Djibouti some time ago. Maybe a first not far from Guam though.


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Posted 09 March 2020 - 1618 PM

Chinese development of the Buk system, the HQ-16, with a 70km range (it isn't very new, but I don't think we have discussed it before)

https://missiledefen...ing-soon/hq-16/

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 1355 PM

Attack against Taiwan now that US and EUR are into Covid emergency?

 

Or will this give someone ideas for a vírus future release?


Edited by lucklucky, 25 March 2020 - 1356 PM.

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#2550 JasonJ

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 1920 PM

Attack against Taiwan now that US and EUR are into Covid emergency?
 
Or will this give someone ideas for a vírus future release?


South China Sea is too far but JSDF should be able to put up enough deterrance to help Taiwan defend itself. Units on the Nansei islands stretch down towards Taiwan and so can be used to prevent a blockade, along with Japanese naval and air forces.
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#2551 Nobu

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 1923 PM

Attack against Taiwan now that US and EUR are into Covid emergency?

 

Or will this give someone ideas for a vírus future release?

 

We shall see, but the threshold for nuclear confrontation is more likely in times like these.


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#2552 JasonJ

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 0029 AM

Attack against Taiwan now that US and EUR are into Covid emergency?
 
Or will this give someone ideas for a vírus future release?

 
We shall see, but the threshold for nuclear confrontation is more likely in times like these.

At anyrate, USS McCampbell just sailed through the Taiwan Strait.
https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3904722

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 1609 PM

Provocations increase says the same source:

 

https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3904766


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#2554 JasonJ

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 0706 AM

Recent PRC and US aircraft and warship activity around Taiwan.

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https://www.taiwanne...en/news/3914525

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https://www.globalti...cy76T9Q.twitter


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#2555 JasonJ

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 2244 PM

Some more PLAN activity. A group of 6 PLAN warships was observed by a P-1 and JS Akizuki. The 6 ship group passed through the Miyako Strait and into the Pacific Ocean in the evening of April 10th. Those ships were the carrier Liaoning, a Type 901 AOE (45,000 ton class), two Type 52D destroyers, and two Type 54A frigates. 3 of the 6 pictured below.

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https://www.mod.go.j...20200411_01.pdf


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#2556 Rick

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 0613 AM

Bottom ship looks like an AOR. China's Navy getting serious about ocean warfare. 


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#2557 JasonJ

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 0817 AM

Bottom ship looks like an AOR. China's Navy getting serious about ocean warfare.


Yeah, it's the Type 901 Fuyu-class. Two have been made so far.
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#2558 Rick

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 0848 AM

 

Bottom ship looks like an AOR. China's Navy getting serious about ocean warfare.


Yeah, it's the Type 901 Fuyu-class. Two have been made so far.

 

Interesting photo of the Fuyu type AOR. I'm not an expert by any means, but two things;

1. The tadpole shaped brown patches on the upper right of the photo. Wonder what it is?

2. The ship seems to be a little bow heavy in just that photo.Mildly curious to see a video of this shape sailing in calm seas. 


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#2559 JasonJ

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 0915 AM

 

 

Bottom ship looks like an AOR. China's Navy getting serious about ocean warfare.


Yeah, it's the Type 901 Fuyu-class. Two have been made so far.

 

Interesting photo of the Fuyu type AOR. I'm not an expert by any means, but two things;

1. The tadpole shaped brown patches on the upper right of the photo. Wonder what it is?

2. The ship seems to be a little bow heavy in just that photo.Mildly curious to see a video of this shape sailing in calm seas. 

 

You're probably more of an expert on the brown thing in the water than me :D

 

Good observation on the bow, it does look like that. This video has a section on the Type 901 that goes from 1:09 to 5:36. A decent amount of footage of it at sea starts at 2:18.


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#2560 Rick

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 1101 AM

 

 

 

Bottom ship looks like an AOR. China's Navy getting serious about ocean warfare.


Yeah, it's the Type 901 Fuyu-class. Two have been made so far.

 

Interesting photo of the Fuyu type AOR. I'm not an expert by any means, but two things;

1. The tadpole shaped brown patches on the upper right of the photo. Wonder what it is?

2. The ship seems to be a little bow heavy in just that photo.Mildly curious to see a video of this shape sailing in calm seas. 

 

You're probably more of an expert on the brown thing in the water than me :D

 

Good observation on the bow, it does look like that. This video has a section on the Type 901 that goes from 1:09 to 5:36. A decent amount of footage of it at sea starts at 2:18.

 

Looks "more normal" in relation to bow freeboard compared to the photo, but again, I am very far from an expert. I did notice:

1. The copying the Chinese Navy did in emulating the U.S.N. replenishment routines. I never saw white gloves being worn when refueling as seen in the 3:32 mark.

2. The donning of fire protection gear looked "staged" at the 2:10 mark. I know it is practice, but I personally never saw protective clothing layed down on the deck. 

3. The Chinese Navy copied the U.S.N. too much in their choice of working uniform aboard ship. Sailors should never, ever, no way shape or form, even think about wearing camouflage.


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