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Chinese fighter jets to control drones in battle by satellite in five years

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    Chinese fighter jets to control drones in battle by satellite in five years: experts

    2017-09-20 09:43

    Global Times Editor: Li Yan

    China's fighter jets will be capable of remotely controlling drones by satellite within five years, experts said Tuesday.

    China's fifth-generation stealth fighters J-20 and J-31 will be capable of mobilizing the drones for battle by serving as their control platforms, Xu Yongling, a retired PLA chief test pilot and an expert at the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said at a recent defense seminar, Cankaoxiaoxi newspaper reported.

    Xu explained to the Global Times Tuesday that "China could achieve the technology within five years. Chinese fighter jets will have the ability to control drones in real time in battles in the Indian Ocean, the west Pacific Ocean and South China Sea."

    Manned fighter jets can easily remotely control a small drone fleet with artificial intelligence (AI). But satellites are needed for fighter jets to have the flexibility of controlling drones and alter their mission in changing situations, according to Xu.

    The J-20 and J-31 could remotely control up to six large drones armed with missiles or a fleet made up of smaller drones if they are equipped with AI, Fu Qianshao, another air defense expert, said.

    It would be better for single-pilot jets to be equipped with a computerized co-pilot to process information from artificial sensors, Fu told the Global Times.

    The AI technology is much more likely to be first used in twin-pilot aircraft, like third-generation fighter jets such as the J-10 and J-16. One pilot would process the data transmitted from drones, while the other pilot focuses on the manned mission, Fu said.

    However, Xu admitted that the technology poses a problem. "It's unknown if the fighter jets can reconfigure the missions of the drones in time with keyboard commands. Current drones are all programmed, which means their missions cannot be altered in the air."

    U.S. Air Force Chief Scientist Gregory Zacharias was quoted by U.S. magazine the National Interest in July as saying that F-35s, F-22s and other fighter jets will use AI to control nearby drone wingmen in high risk areas as well.

    http://www.ecns.cn/military/2017/09-20/274271.shtml
     
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    Time to control movement of foreign vessels!
     
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    Beidou put in practical use :enjoy:

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    China to launch more BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017
    Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-18
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    BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- More BeiDou-3 satellites will be launched in November 2017, according to a senior designer of the satellite navigation system.

    By the end of this year, two more groups of BeiDou-3 satellites will be sent into space, said Ran Chengqi of state-owned Beidou Navigation Satellite System on Monday at a high-tech forum.

    The satellite navigation system will provide services for Belt and Road countries around 2018, and form a complete global satellite navigation system by 2020, said Ran.

    BeiDou-3's position accuracy is less than five meters, he said.

    Currently, the system is able to provide open services to the Asia-Pacific region. China is the third country to develop a satellite navigation system after the United States and Russia.
     
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    Two sets of close-in weapon systems, 8 anti-ship missiles and lots of torpedoes :D:D

    China’s CASC unveils D3000 unmanned oceanic combat vessel concept

    Kelvin Wong
    - IHS Jane's International Defence Review

    19 September 2017

    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has revealed plans for an autonomous multirole surface vessel designed specifically for high-end naval operations at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) Exhibition in Qingdao.

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    The autonomous D3000 unmanned oceanic combat vessel is capable of executing a range of anti-submarine and surface warfare missions as a standalone unit, although it can also be deployed as part of a manned fleet as a combat support element. (IHS Markit/Kelvin Wong)

    Under development by the Beijing-based 13th Research Institute of CASC’s Ninth Academy – the latter also known as China Aerospace Times Electronics Corporation (CATEC) – the D3000 unmanned oceanic combat vessel is presently envisioned to be a 30 m-class unmanned surface vessel (USV) that is capable of operating out to a range of 540 n miles for up to 90 days, although its size can be further scaled up for greater range or payload capacity should there be a customer requirement.

    According to company specifications, the initial baseline D3000 is expected to feature a hybrid-electric propulsion system powered by diesel generator sets, although these could be replaced with small gas turbines for improved reliability. The vessel will also be equipped with energy storage for low-speed or loiter operations, while photovoltaic solar panels provide a secondary means of generating electrical power when the vehicle has been placed on standby.

    Adopting a trimaran hullform for increased mission payload flexibility and seakeeping performance, the D3000 design is claimed to be capable of achieving maximum speeds of up to 40 kt, with guaranteed operation in conditions of up to Sea State 7. It also features a modular architecture that facilitates the installation and removal of sensors, weapons, and mission systems with the vessel capable of carrying up to 10 tonnes of payload to address a wide range of operational requirements.

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    that boat design looks retarded. this can't be serious. lol. looks like made by fanboi dumb wet dream, not real defence contractor :D
     
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    Yeah, put 4 CIWS in a very small boat doesn't make sense.


    But for Torpedo launcher, maybe they can easily put a canopy to cover it. But if the enemy can hit the boat, it also will blown up.

    It's only small boat, if this design is a Frigate size then I am agree with you. But this is only a small boat, very small.

    What you expect, an ammo bustle to cover the torpedo with 10 metre thick wall?

    And I think, from beggining the designer already said it's only a concept design, the real design will be based upon customer request.
    And if you look more closely, the 3D model is different from the design they build in an LCD display behind it.

    The main point is they want to tell that They can produce a Control Naval System and have Technology for an Unmanned boat.

    That's the Point they want to tell/sell.

    my suggest for you, Look closely and analyze more before act like an fake expert :D

    This is the picture I mean (look at LCD display behind it)
    IMG_4021.JPG

     
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    those images behind are too small. i cant see sh1t. i'm commenting on the stupid model. why bother designing stealthy hull when you have all those non-stealthy objects sticking out all over?.. them torpedoes in different size sticking out and 3 ciws in funny positions with bad firing arc. lol. why this tiny boat even need 4 ciws? :D
     
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