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Y-20 Strategic Airlifter enters service, only 3 years after maiden flight. What a speed.
Just as Jane's predicted.
Tailnumber indicates the 4th Division, which is an operational unit.
Now, China's power-projection will grow larger, as nothing will prevent mass production anymore.
According to Jane's as well, China would want 1000 Y-20s. This number will enable China to deploy entire armored divisions by air.
It will finally kill the meme about China having no power projection.
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So I'm stuck in the liberal land of Massachusetts. Since I'm not sleeping with the local police chief, there's no way in hell I'm getting a class A in the city.
However, I've finally gotten my FID card.
Now, I'm in the market for a shotgun. After scouring forums and various places, I've got my heart set on pic related (Benelli M4 Super 90).
But $1800?! That's how much my car is worth. Is it worth it, or are there alternatives?
Thanks in advance.
Indian Army’s ‘Future Soldier Program’ Will Make Our Soldiers The Most Feared On The Planet
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What does /k/ think of this?
A country’s projection of power relies in large part upon its military capabilities. Successfully being able to project and wield that power is a key diplomatic asset. The army with the best soldiers prevails. While the American, Russian and Israeli soldier battle-gears are known around the world as the most advanced, the Indian Army’s two-phase ‘Future Soldier’ program, earlier known as F-INSAS (Future Infantry Soldier As A System), will make our soldiers the most fiercely equipped soldiers on the planet.
F-INSAS has been taken up to equip Indian infantry with advanced weaponry, communication network and instant access to information on the battlefield. This program is similar to the future soldier programs of other nations. F-INSAS includes a fully networked all-terrain, all-weather personal-equipment platform, enhanced firepower and mobility for the digitalised battlefield of the future. The weight carried by soldiers will need to be reduced by at least 50%.
The fully integrated Infantry of tomorrow will be equipped with mission-oriented equipment integrated with his buddy soldier team, the sub-unit, as also the overall C4ISTAR represents C4 (command, control, communications, computers) and ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) system. The intention of this program is to equip the soldier to ensure a dramatic increase in his lethality, survivability and mobility while making the soldier “a self-contained fighting machine”