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Rick Joe is a longtime follower of Chinese military developments, with a focus on air and naval platforms. His content and write ups are derived from cross examination of open source rumors and information.

Rick has also written at his own personal blog, an archive of which can be found at plarealtalk.com. He is active on Reddit and can be found on Twitter.

Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
October 16, 2018
Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
A close look at the Chinese navy's anti-submarine warfare capabilities, doctrine, and strategy.
Chinese Anti-Submarine Warfare: Aviation Platforms, Strategy, and Doctrine
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
September 12, 2018
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
China's Navy has made some rapid advancement in organic anti-submarine capabilities seen aboard its surface fleet.
The Chinese Navy's Growing Anti-Submarine Warfare Capabilities
5 PLA Navy Projects to Watch in the Next 5 Years
August 07, 2018
5 PLA Navy Projects to Watch in the Next 5 Years
Five major Chinese naval projects likely to emerge within the next five years.
5 PLA Navy Projects to Watch in the Next 5 Years
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
July 20, 2018
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
Why the PLA still lacks widespread deployment of guided direct attack munitions.
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
June 08, 2018
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
Addressing misconceptions about China's latest surface combatant, the Type 055 guided-missile destroyer.
All You Need to Know About China's New Stealth Destroyer
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
May 03, 2018
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
What a Chinese aerospace magazine cover tells us about China's future stealth bombers.
China's Future Stealth Bomber Fleet
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