Monday, September 01, 2014

PLAN-M Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the making.

With all 3 of PLAN's 071 LPDs seasoned with long range deployments and exercises, it is only natural to wonder whether the PLAN-M can put together a ARG.  Judging from the following PR photos, I think they already have one in place and ready for action.  The only thing that is missing is some of them good-ole-school carrier based air power, cough cough.


















Sunday, August 31, 2014

Peace mission 2014, Russian's POV

Photos taken from  Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (here)




















Food of Peace Mission 2014.

Yeah, we care about stuff like that.  Can't "reeducate" those pesky terrorist on an empty stomach, right?









 Not your father's Chinese condiments








Photo comparison: new yuan variant





Sunday, April 06, 2014

Photo of the day: The new Yuan variant (039C??) ready to journey down river form Wuhan to Shanghai before sea trial



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Photos of the day: high resolution pictures of that new Yuan class








Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Are we looking at a new variant of the Yuan class (Type 041) diesel-electric submarine?

A series of photos surfaced recently of a new diesel-electric submarine under construction at the Wuhan shipyard and quickly caused a stir amongst Chinese military forums.  After some heated discussions, some now convinced that it is a new Yuan class variant due to the different sail structure already visible.   



Here is a standard Yuan class for comparison