Thursday, September 3, 2015

U.S. Navy Put On Notice After Today's Chinese Military Parade

Defense News: China’s Parade Puts US Navy on Notice

TAIPEI — China showcased its growing capability to deny the US Navy access to the maritime domain of both the East China Sea and South China Sea during a celebratory parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of its victory over imperialist Japan.

Parade officials commented that 80 percent of the weapons on display had never been exhibited to the public before, and all the equipment was Chinese-made and operational. Though this is a fair statement, three fighter aircraft that took part in the parade are actually pirated copies of foreign fighter aircraft, including the J-11B (Sukhoi Su-27), carrier-borne J-15 (Su-33) Flying Shark, and the J-10 (Israeli Lavi).

The parade showcased for the first time a variety of ballistic missiles under the command of the Second Artillery Corps. Mark Stokes, a China ballistic missile specialist at the Project 2049 Institute, said that leading each parade formation were corps leader grade officers – chief of staff, chief engineer or deputy commander.

WNU Editor: The above video showcases China's DF-26 ballistic missile. This is why the US Navy should be concerned ....

China Military Expansion: Parade Unveils Ballistic Missile That Could Reach US Bases On Guam -- IBTimes
China showcases advanced ballistic missiles at military parade -- Washington Post
China shows off missile 'able to destroy aircraft carriers' at massive WW2 parade -- The Telegraph
China's New Ballistic Missile Puts Guam in the Crosshairs -- Popular Mechanics

1 comment:

Ropestuff said...

DF written on the said in the Western Alphabet, for a western audience.