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Chinese fighter jet intercepted foreign aircraft in East China Sea

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We have seen a lot of interception done by the US or Russian fighter jets in the last few years, but this one comes straight from China Air Force. To see how it looks on the Chinese way, please take a look on the video bottom.

A Chinese jet fighter engaged a foreign aircraft recently after it was spotted inside China’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea, state media reported. In a video clip shown by China Central Television last month, the pilot of the Chinese plane is heard speaking in English to the crew of the unidentified aircraft.

“This is China air force,” he said. “You have entered the Chinese ADIZ. Report your nationality ID and purpose of the flight.”

The report did not say when the encounter took place or how the foreign plane responded to the message.

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Navy SEAL Close Quarters Combat back in 2003

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Close quarters combat or just CQC is the term mostly used by special forces operators. In fact, CQC is a tactical concept that involves a physical confrontation between several combatants. It can take place between military units, police/corrections and criminals, and other similar scenarios. In the last 20 years, a lot of major events permanently changed the world. The warfare shifted from large-scale operations to the small precise raids carried by special forces.

In warfare, CQC usually consists of small specialized units or teams engaging the enemy with small arms at the very short range, up to 100 meters, from proximity hand-to-hand combat to close-quarter target negotiation with short-range firearms.

In the typical close quarters combat scenario, the offenders try a very fast, violent takeover of a vehicle or structure controlled by the defenders, who usually have no easy way to withdraw. Because enemies, hostages/civilians, and fellow operators can be closely intermingled, close quarters combat demands a rapid assault and a precise application of lethal force. The operators need great proficiency with their weapons, and the ability to make split-second decisions in order to minimize accidental casualties.

Much material relating to close quarters combat is written from the perspective of the authorities who must break into the stronghold where the opposing force has barricaded itself. Typical examples would be commando operations behind enemy lines and hostage rescues.

Since the global war on terror, many things changed including the close quarters combat tactics and techniques. Navy SEALs, Delta, Green Berets, and all other SOF units are mostly unitarised their tactics and techniques, but still, they are developing their own styles with a slight difference between each. I have found a rare video of Navy SEAL operators training the CQC. Since then, principles of assault are relatively same: detailed planning, surprise, methods of entry, speed, the violence of action.

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Interview with legendary SAS Veteran John McAleese

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John Thomas “Mac” McAleese, MM was a Scottish soldier who took part in several late 20th century conflicts with the British Army’s Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment, including the famous storming of the Iranian Embassy in London during a hostage-taking siege incident in May 1980. He entered service in 1969 and retired in 1992. He died on August 26, 2011.

His heritage in the world of special forces was huge, and especially during the nineties, he was one of the main instructors for various special forces units around the world. Here you can see his interview and lookup on some special forces tactics. More about John Mac can be found here.

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Other parts and videos related to SAS, and the world’s special forces can be found here.

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