Tuesday, November 08, 2011

First Five Boats Arrived At Mekong

Those police boats are..... under underwhelming

Friday, November 04, 2011
Mekong River Delta Defense Force ?

The killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong river near the Thai-Myanmar border is unreported outside of the region but the event stirred an outcry in China. Chinese citizens once again demand the Chinese government to act. It is also hurting trade, something the Chinese government cares a great deal about.

In addition to joint security operations currently underway, there is talks of a regional riverine force of 1000 (here) with modified cargo and Type 529 Army patrol boats.

China Defense Blog will monitor this development and keep you posted.


Steven said...

I thought the Type 529 had twin 23mm cannons on it?

Coatepeque said...

yes they have, but those are not Type529 -- just your everyday civilian police crafts.

They will be out gunned by drug gangs in no time.

Steven said...

Well given that the Drug gangs were actually Thai army soldiers working for a corrupt local business man/drug dealer I would definitely say that normal civilian boats aren't going to cut it

Coatepeque said...

There might be more to come.