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Post time 2010-11-24 13:16:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by NE_Tigress at 2010-11-24 13:09
Any country that exports weapons is disgusting.


Including China?

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Post time 2010-11-24 13:16:45 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2010-11-24 13:07


But, if China becomes one of the top arms exporters, which it already is in a way, then those here who condemn the US will have to eat their words, no?


What words?

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Post time 2010-11-24 13:19:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ilearnabc at 2010-11-24 13:16


What words?


The words of those who condemn the anglos/US for their arms trade.

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Post time 2010-11-24 16:39:21 |Display all floors
Originally posted by magnetic1974 at 2010-11-23 08:19
There is no question that China will becomes one of the top weapons dealer in the future, this is reason why the Russia are not happy, because they realize that they  will no longer  makes the mone ...

Actually, I believe the reason that Russia became "unhappy", is that China reverse engineered every piece of equipment Russia ever supplied China..... built them cheaper domestically...... and then exported copies at rates which undercut the Russian weapons trade (minus the carrier still being studied).

It is one of the reasons why Russia is willing to "lease" advanced military equipment to India, but not to China. It fears that its intellectual rights would not be respected and would have no re-course if they were..... as per past dealings.

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Post time 2010-11-24 17:30:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by cbcronin at 24-11-2010 18:39

Actually, I believe the reason that Russia became "unhappy", is that China reverse engineered every piece of equipment Russia ever supplied China..... built them cheaper domestically... ...



The Russians signed the contracts and knew full well that any sales from China would also mean Russia would get after sales services and follow up weaponry supply.

China has only done what the Russians and the English and the Amerikans have done. But they have done it by buying technology to begin with and studying it then improving it - the Russians have been willing partners in this joint venture they have benefited from Chinese improvements of their weaponry.

Look at the way these countries pounced on the military inventions of Germany after WWII - look how they shamelessly competed with each other to procure the German scientists and machinery.........

China chose the path of wisdom - it realised that wasting money trying to re-invent the wheel was stupid - all they had to do was purchase an already decent piece of equipment and improve it where improvement could be beneficial. They have done this openly and not in the sickening way the Western countries did with German technology.

Russia has collected many of the amerikan war machinery brought down during conflicts - studied it and then came up with their own counter. Much of this has found its way to China - so China has been able to utilise its GDP in far more wise ways than weapons reseach.

China is only interested in defence - not in hegemon strategy - far easier to build defence systems against the best attack systems than to try to compete with it.

If other nations choose to follow the peaceful path of self defence then they will likely turn to China for systems rather then the super costly US systems - as for the idiotkiwi saying China people have wrong words about amerika arms ing - bullsh1t ! US s aggressive systems - China does not come even close to this evil.

Who supplied Israel with nukes???? One thing is for sure they did not have the refinement plants to process the material so the nukes had to come from somewhere.......

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Post time 2010-11-24 17:43:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kongque at 2010-11-23 15:16



It is a lot better than it was - and it is far better than the amerikan system. But I must admit my nephew has just come home with a very very bad report card......... lazy boy spends too muc ...

China can only  low-end arms to some low-end countries,such as Pakistan,Cambudia and so on.It still has a long way to go before it can catch up with US and Russia.The main reason are that China's arm industry is based upon some old-fashionde technologies and  Chinese arm experts can seldom innovate something new.

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Post time 2010-11-24 17:57:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mengyinliuyong at 24-11-2010 19:43

China can only  low-end arms to some low-end countries,such as Pakistan,Cambudia and so on.It still has a long way to go before it can catch up with US and Russia.The main reason are that China's ...



I have a post stuck in the filter for some reason - but it goes through the subject along the lines of what you say - main point - China mainly looks at self defence technology - not like US/Russia who strive for aggressive attack weaponry for sales.

Low tech is good for low tech countries who find much of the high tech too hard to manage and maintain.

I saw this problem during the 1960s when I had missions in Indonesia - they had bought a lot of Russian Migs and warships - but they could not fly the planes and they could not maintain them - they could sail the warships but again could not maintain them.

I managed to get photos of one airfield where the Migs were lined up looking very impressive - but none were airworthy when examined closely. They had two cruisers - but one never left port because they had to strip it to leep the other one running - they used to burn oily rags in the funnels to make it appear the ship was still functional. So even the low tech stuff of the 1960s era Russia were too much for the developing Indons at the time.
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