Tuesday, December 4, 2007

China YW-6 satellite tracking ship is in testing

This Yuanwang-6 was found in Shanghai in December, 2007. Some resources said that it is greatly improved in commanding and controlling system.

Yuanwang series Satellite Tracking Ships were firstly designed to support PLA's ICBM testing programmes and then now mainly carry the satellite and spaceship tracking mission.

At present, Yuanwang-5 is the newest ship in Yuanwang family. YW-5 was launched on 15 September 2006 and entered PLA Navy in 2007. Now YW-5 is involving the "Chang'e Lunar Satellite" programme.

In future, China is planning to launch TL Data Reply satellites to replace some control functions of Yuanwang ships, because Data Reply satellites surely have greater performance in China's manned space station and other deep space explorations.

Type 071 LPD ready to join PLA NAVY

Type 071 Landing Platform Dock is also called as "Integrated Landing ship" in PLA Navy.
Unfortunately, people can not found any "point or area" air-defense missile system, which was once presumed to be on Type 071. Type 071 LPD will enter PLA Navy Southern Sea Fleet.

CCTV showed SLBM launching scene, possible JL-2

This news is from CCTV 7th-channel, which contains military news for PLA officers and other service people. Resources in China believe that it is JL-2 SLBM.

This video clip is to propagandise a professor in PLA Navy submarine warfare college.

This picture is considered as the closest shot of PLA navy Type 094 SSBN, which can carry 12 JL-2 SLBM.