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Unread post15 Nov 2021, 07:52

steve2267 wrote:It may be time she reconsiders her position on Killer Bees on boats.


I'm convinced we need two squadrons (48) F-35B, 24 Bk3f procured at emergency pace, and 24 Bk4 thereafter.

And not just on LHD, mostly not on LHD. ~36 in part spread over islands, nasty force to have deep in the SCS margin every day.

Singapore should do similar.

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Unread post15 Nov 2021, 08:13

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China THREATENS Australia with a 'heavy attack' and warns allied forces 'better be prepared to sacrifice' in defence of Taiwan after Peter Dutton confirmed we would join the US in protecting the island
By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 08:57 EST, 13 November 2021 | Updated: 10:21 EST, 13 November 2021


China has issued a chilling warning to Australians declaring a 'heavy attack' would quickly follow if our forces came to the defence of Taiwan.

In explosive comments published in Chinese tabloid The Global Times on Saturday, editor-in-chief Hu Xijin was blunt in his analysis of Australia's promise to come to Taiwan's aid should US allied forces get involved in the conflict.

'If Australian troops come to fight in the Taiwan Straits, it is unimaginable that China won't carry out a heavy attack on them and the Australian military facilities that support them,' Mr Xijin tweeted.

'So Australia (had) better be prepared to sacrifice for Taiwan island and the US.'

[more at the source]
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10198037/China-THREATENS-Australia-forces-defend-Taiwan-remarks-Defence-Minister-Peter-Dutton.html


China sure seems to be amping up the rhetoric.

I was surprised at the Land down Under going in for nuke subs. It may be time she reconsiders her position on Killer Bees on boats. Or work out some teaming arrangements with some other friendly sovereigns. Maybe talk Singapore into buying / building the boats if Australia cannot bring herself to do so, and then Aussieland buying bees and cross-decking them on the Singapore boats.



Its like the boxer rebellion all over again,
Except instead of kung-fu everyone is using tactical ballistic missiles. Pardon if sound religious but doesn't the Bible say something about one third of the earth's population being dead in a flash, and the survivors having their eyes burned out?! Scary times indeed.
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Unread post23 Nov 2021, 02:23

AUKus Agreement Page Oz Gubmint: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Bu ... considered

PDF: https://www.aph.gov.au/-/media/02_Parli ... y_text.pdf (0.15Mb 17 pp)
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AUKUS: Australia signs naval nuclear propulsion information sharing agreement
22 Nov 2021 Xavier Vavasseur

"The Australian government today signed with British and American diplomats the agreement paving the way to the procurement of nuclear-powered submarines (SSN) for the Royal Australian Navy, in the frame of AUKUS...."

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Unread post23 Nov 2021, 05:22

jessmo112 wrote:Its like the boxer rebellion all over again,
Except instead of kung-fu everyone is using tactical ballistic missiles. Pardon if sound religious but doesn't the Bible say something about one third of the earth's population being dead in a flash, and the survivors having their eyes burned out?! Scary times indeed.

One in four will die, which is the same ratio of deaths most of the time a communist takeover occurs to a country.
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Unread post23 Nov 2021, 17:16

RAAF receives last batch of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters for 2021
23 Nov 2021 Alessandra Giovanzanti

"The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received the last three new Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters scheduled for delivery in 2021, bringing the in-country total to 44.

The aircraft, which arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown near Sydney on 18 November, have been accepted by No 77 Squadron after completing a journey from Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in the United States as part of ‘Exercise Lightning Ferry 21-4', the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 23 November.

No 77 Squadron Wing Commander Tim Ireland said that, before the ferry flight, the new fighter aircraft took part in an operational test activity, known as Exercise Lightning Spear 21, at Eglin AFB from 1 to 5 November, which aimed to verify weapons integration. “The consecutive activities of Lightning Spear and Lightning Ferry demonstrate No 77 Squadron's agility and maturity at operating with our latest F-35A capability,” he said...."

Photo: "One of the three new F-35A Lightning II aircraft that arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown on 18 November, bringing the total number of F-35s in the country to 44. (Australian Department of Defence)"


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Unread post29 Nov 2021, 16:53

Australia retires legacy Hornets
29 Nov 2021 Gareth Jennings

"Australia has retired the last of its Boeing F/A-18A/B Hornet combat aircraft after more than 35 years of service.

The Department of Defence (DoD) announced the end of ‘legacy' Hornet operations at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown in New South Wales on 29 November.

Australia received the first of 71 Hornets in June 1984, with the type operated throughout its service life by 3, 75, and 77 Squadron, as well as 2 Operational Conversion Unit...."

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Unread post30 Nov 2021, 09:57

End of Era | F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet raw footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_5rnamq6Q8

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Unread post10 Dec 2021, 05:13

F-35A fighters jet into new Top End base
09 Dec 2021 Aaron Bunch

"The first of a new squadron of F-35A Lightning II supersonic fighter jets have touched down in the Northern Territory. The Joint Strike Fighters replace the Royal Australian Airforce's F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet fleet, which flew for 33 years. They will be operated by No.75 Squadron at RAAF Base Tindal, about 330km south of Darwin....

...The squadron will also work with US aircraft deployments amid increased military co-operation between the two nations. The fighters are not expected to be cleared for full military operation until December 2023 when the squadron will have increased to 16 F35A jets....

...No.75 Squadron retired its ageing F/A-18A/B Hornet fleet in November."

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Unread post13 Jan 2022, 01:07

This item shows how serious Australia views the threat of China with its maneuvers up north in South China Sea etc. Perhaps we may see Oz F-35Bs on an Oz aircraft carrier or TWO co-operating with the region's other F-35B flat decks?
China grumbles as Japan, Aussies ink treaty to meld forces
12 Jan 2022 Colin Clark [who is now based in Australia]

"SYDNEY: China, clearly worried by an extraordinary new defense treaty between Australia and Japan, is warning against creation of what one government publication called “a NATO in the Pacific.”

The new agreement, signed Jan. 6, allows military forces from each country to train at each other’s bases and to collaborate on humanitarian missions.

To anyone who knows their World War II history, the idea of Japan and Australia — both US treaty allies — agreeing to let their forces train and perhaps fight side by side is pretty remarkable. Japan’s bombing of the northern port of Darwin and the mini-sub attacks at Sydney Harbour, combined with the ruthless and cruel treatment of many Australian POWs, all colored the relationship between the two powers for more than half a century.

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, pointed to the seminal 2018 visit to Darwin by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he spoke about the new Reciprocal Access Agreement....

...Japan’s ambassador to Australia, Shingo Yamagami, made pretty clear that China was a driving force behind the treaty finally being signed. “In light of the deteriorating security environment, what Japan and Australia can do together is first of all to increase deterrence,” he told the Australian Associated Press....

...Peter Jennings, head of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute here, offered an interesting summary of the new agreement between Australia and Japan, saying it “could mean we will see Japanese Self Defence Force personnel in significant numbers exercising and training with their Australian counterparts and the US Marines out of Darwin.

“Japanese Joint Strike Fighters could access our training ranges to practice missions over land, Australian submarines and warships could operate out of Japanese military bases, our special forces could build expertise together working with Southeast Asian partners.”..."

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Unread post13 Jan 2022, 01:49

spazsinbad wrote:
China grumbles as Japan, Aussies ink treaty to meld forces
12 Jan 2022 Colin Clark [who is now based in Australia]

"SYDNEY: China, clearly worried by an extraordinary new defense treaty between Australia and Japan, is warning against creation of what one government publication called “a NATO in the Pacific.



So the acronym of such organization would be PATO (which reading in Portuguese means Duck, yes like the bird) :mrgreen:
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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:doh: How about JATO Japan Australia Together Ok? :roll:
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Unread post13 Jan 2022, 02:58

spazsinbad wrote::doh: How about JATO Japan Australia Together Ok? :roll:


That means "Jet", like in a Jet Engine :mrgreen:
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ricnunes wrote:
spazsinbad wrote::doh: How about JATO Japan Australia Together Ok? :roll:

That means "Jet", like in a Jet Engine :mrgreen:

NOPE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO
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Unread post13 Jan 2022, 15:34

spazsinbad wrote:
ricnunes wrote:
spazsinbad wrote::doh: How about JATO Japan Australia Together Ok? :roll:

That means "Jet", like in a Jet Engine :mrgreen:

NOPE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JATO


What I meant in my previous post was that the "JATO" word in Portuguese means "JET" in English :wink:

And yes I was aware of JATO, as the rocket takeoff assistance system. :)
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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