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February 27, 2013

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Chris Williams

This link has sea and China in it, but aside from that it's not relevant to the top post.

News to me: Chinese forces - PAP not PLAN - are patrolling the Mekong River, in joint operations with Thai, Burmese and Laotian forces. Apparently they've got a lovely new bit of kit:
http://china-defense.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/finally-purposely-design-and-build.html
Which reminded me of this bit of kit - just right for the multinational patrolling of otherwise lawless rivers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect-class_gunboat
Clearly, they've learned lessons from us. Not sure if they were the right ones, though.

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