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Originally posted by devilwasp
HMS Montrose will move into assist with the recovery operations and assist with her MRK8 lynx helicopter, the UK requests the US sends one of her ships from one of the nearby battlegroups, if t his is possible the RN would be grateful.
Originally posted by WERE_ALL_GONA_DIE
The Russian Federation will now by request from PRC will provide sunburn antiship missiles to populate the PRC missile zones
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
PRC notes USA concerns over supply of russian missles to PLA , but respectfully points out that chia is only buying them as a deterent to agression directed against chias allies in the region
if USAwithdraws supply of hi tech armnents from the ROK , japan and tiawan - and remove the strike capabilies of units based in those nations
if USA respects peace loving china - and stops suppling dangerous toys to children , then china will reconsider its position
the tradgedy of the " princess spam " should be a watershed - for peace not war - it is time to step back - withdraw USA troops and ships and weaponry
Originally posted by QuietSoul
-Military age 19 years of age
-Availability males age 19-49: 5,883,828 (2005 est.)
-Fit for military service males 4,749,537 (2005 est.)
-Reaching military age annually males: 174,173 (2005 est.)
-Dollar figure $7.574 billion (2003)
-Percent of GDP 2.6% (2004)
The ROC's armed forces number approximately 300,000, and reserves reportedly total 3,870,000.
The ROC military's officer corps is generally viewed as being competent, capable, technically proficient, and generally pro-U.S. in outlook, displaying a high degree of professionalism
The ROC's armed forces are equipped with weapons obtained primarily from the United States which has supplied it with 150 F-16A/B Block-20 MLU fighters,4 E-2 Hawkeyes, the licence production of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, 60 AH-1W attack helos, 39 OH-58D scout helos and 200 Patriot PAC-II SAMs among others. The United States has also authorized the sale of eight diesel submarines in 2001
Recently, Taiwan acquired four Kidd-class destroyers starting from late 2005. Also delivery of M109A6 units started in 2003 together with two additional E2C Hawkeyes and nine Chinook heavy transport helos in 2004.
The ROC has also procured 2 Zwaardvis MK2 class submarines from the Netherlands, and 60 Mirage 2000-5Di/Ei fighters from France together with six French La Fayette stealth frigates. Also Taiwan acquired four minesweepers from Germany. These sales were made in the late 1980s/early '90s and because of PRC pressure, future large scale sales from Europe appear unlikely.
The four ships of the former-U.S. Navy Kidd (DDG-993) class of air defense destroyers
-12 P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, primarily used for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface surveillance
-Eight diesel submarines
-Paladin M109A6 self-propelled artillery system
-MH-53E Sea Dragon minesweeping helicopters
-AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles
-Mk48 torpedoes (without advanced ADCAP package)
-Avenger Humvee-mounted surface-to-air missile system
-Submarine and surface launched torpedoes
-AN/ALE-50 self-defense pods for the F-16 aircraft
-40 AGM-65G Maverick air-to-ground missiles for use on F-16s
-40 Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems
At the time of this post, Taiwan will start mobilizing:
870,000 reserves will be called into active duty bring the total number of military troops to 1,170,000
I'm estimating it will take 7 days to sucessfully contact and mobilize the reserves. In the meantime, the 300,000 current active troops will be defensive manuevers.
I will be stationing:
-30,000 troops in the city of Nankan, 20miles West of the CKS Int'l Airport.
-20,000 troops will be stationed west of Taipei in the city of Nankang.
-30,000 troops will also be deployed to the city of Tamsui and an addition
-20,000 troops will be deployed to the city of Hsintien.
-10,000 troops will be stationed in the heart of Taipei.
-40,000 troops will be stationed in the Changhua County
-40,000 troops will be stationed in the Pingtung County
-12,000 troops will be stationed on Green Island
-12,000 troops will be stationed on Orchid Island
-12,000 troops will be stationed on Hsiaoliuchiu Island
-12,000 troops will be stationed in Keelung City
4 diesel submarines, and 2 Kidd-class destroyers will be deployed into the Taiwan Strait.
AAV7A1 amphibious assault vehicles will be deployed in the river leading to Taipei.
The three offshore island commands -- Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu -- have a total of more than 50,000 soldiers.
The current construction of a new office building of the Defense Ministry of Taiwan that broke ground on 18 December 2003, at Dazhiyuan, the location of the former Army Force University of Taipei will be greatly increased. The facility, is expected to be finished by early 2006, will be linked up with the "Hengshan command post" through two aboveground and underground passages, to facilitate wartime command and transfer. According to engineers, the building, located at the foot of a hill and in the opposite direction against attacks from fighters and missiles, while the "Hengshan command post" lies just next-door. The project, plus the original buildings, covers a total area of 19 hectares capable of accommodating 5,000-6,000 people working or living. The main building connects the island's "navy headquarters", "air force headquarters" and "Hengshan command post", forming a "national defense park" controlling the island's security, or the "Dazhi special military zone" in future.
Taiwans Airforce will be put on 60% alert. Meaning 60% of the current airforce will be ready for rapid deployment.
[edit on 12/6/2005 by QuietSoul]
[edit on 12/6/2005 by QuietSoul]
Originally posted by deltaboy
The U.S. is answering Britain's request to assist the in the search and rescue mission and is sending the Abraham battlegroup to reach the location of the cruise liner as fast as possible.