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March 30, 2007

Blue water

Here is the official (public) United States Navy opinion on the People's Liberation Army Navy (don't ask) (.pdf file, btw) (& via DefenseTech). Now the ChiComs are reported to be building a 93000 tonne Walmart-powered nuclear-powered super-carrier. They may not get it to work - this is tricky engineering, tricky systems integration and a bucket-load of cash - but at least they show willing. Remember when we used to have a navy?

Unrelated fearful symmetry Update: Time for the Hermetic Order to 'fess up about Saturn.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 30, 2007 06:23 AM


Holy cow. They already have phased-array radars and VLS cells on AEGIS-equivalent DDGs. Ouch. So much for our technological edge.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2007 01:41 PM

And for about half price. But their warranties are terrible and try getting through to customer service.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 30, 2007 01:50 PM