Thứ Ba, 27 tháng 10, 2015

Sức mạnh khu trục hạm Mỹ điều đến Biển Đông

USS Lassen có biệt danh Quỷ Biển, là loại tàu khu trục mạnh nhất trong Hải quân Mỹ, thực hiện các nhiệm vụ từ chống tàu mặt nước, tàu ngầm, tấn công mặt đất đến phòng thủ tên lửa.
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Hải quân Mỹ vừa quyết định điều động tàu khu trục mang tên lửa điều khiển USS Lassen (DDG-82) đến Biển Đông. Theo Reuters, đây là loại tàu khu trục mạnh nhất trong biên chế Hải quân Mỹ. 
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DDG-82 cùng với tàu sân bay USS George Washington (CVN-72) thuộc biên chế Lực lượng đặc nhiệm 70 (CTF-70), Hạm đội 7, đóng quân tại Yokosuka, Nhật Bản. Tàu có biệt danh "Sea Devils" (Quỷ Biển).
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Lassen được trang bị hệ thống vũ khí cực mạnh gồm: Một pháo hạm 127 mm, 96 ống phóng thẳng đứng VLS M41 với 32 phía trước và 64 phía sau. 8 tên lửa chống hạm RGM-84 Harpoon, 2 hệ thống phòng thủ tầm cực gần Phalanx 20 mm, 2 cụm phóng ngư lôi. 
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Cận cảnh hệ thống VLS Mk41 trên DDG-82. Hệ thống này có thể phóng tên lửa hải đối không tầm xa SM-2MR tầm bắn tối đa 170 km. Đặc biệt là tên lửa đánh chặn siêu hạng SM-3 tầm bắn 700 km (block I), 2.500 km (block II).
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Ngoài ra, hệ thống Mk41 có thể phóng tên lửa hành trình tấn công mặt đất BGM-109 Tomahawk tầm bắn 2.500 km, tên lửa chống ngầm RUM-139 VL Asroc.
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2 bên hông tàu được lắp 2 cụm phóng ngư lôi hạng nhẹ Mk32 324 mm. Hệ thống này có thể phóng ngư lôi Mk46 tầm bắn 10 km, hoặc Mk54 tầm bắn 15 km.
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Cảm biến chính trên tàu là radar quét mảng pha điện tử thụ động AN/SPY-1. Radar này có khả năng phát hiện mục tiêu cỡ quả bóng golf ở cự ly 300 km.
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"Trái tim" của Lassen là hệ thống chiến đấu tối tân Aegis được thiết kế để đối phó với các mối đe dọa khác nhau, đặc biệt là tính năng phòng thủ tên lửa liên lục địa BMD.
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Cảm biến tiên tiến, hỏa lực cực mạnh, DDG-82 sẽ đặt ra nhiều thách thức đối với tham vọng phi lý của Trung Quốc trên Biển Đông.

Thứ Tư, 21 tháng 10, 2015

Việt Nam 1948 - 1954

 6-1948 Hong Kong Emperor Bao Dai of Annam lighting cigarette.
 6-1948 Hong Kong Emperor Bao Dai of Annam sitting in chair
  7-1948 Annamite soldier guarding the Terres Touges rubber plantation, in French Indo China.
 7-1948 Center of frontier town, displaying a drawing of Mickey Mouse on building, in French Indo China 
  7-1948 Dong Dang Enemy leaving railroad ties torn from the tracks, in French Indo China.
  7-1948 Engine sandwiched between two sets of flat-cars loaded with sand, allowing detonation of any mines hooked on to the tracks by the Vietminh, in French Indo China
  7-1948 French propaganda poster hanging on building, in French Indo China. Saigon
  7-1948 Gutted houses left standing in village, in French Indo China
 7-1948 Hoa Hao women troops in training, in French Indo China
 7-1948 Hoa Hao women's troops practicing their techniques, in French Indo China
 7-1948 Hoa Hao women's troops training for jungle war with sabers, in French Indo China 
 7-1948 Pope and troops standing in front of temple, in French Indo China 7-1948 Soldier guarding a tower on highway, in French Indo China 
 7-1948 Troops going through chow line, in French Indo China
 8-1948 Hong Kong Refugee Emperor Bao Dai of Annam shaking hands with dog
 1948 Annamete ladies walking among the palms
 1948 Couples jitterbug dancing at local club. Saigon
 1948 Elegant country club, reminding people of the elegant life once enjoyed by European Colonists, in French Indo China
 1948 Exterior view of Hotel deVille, in French Indo China
 1948 French missionaries walking along street, in French Indochina
 1948 In French Indo China, oxen pulling carts down the street
 1948 In French Indo China, racks of bicycles lining the street. Saigon
 1948 Large French transport sitting among local vessels, with fruit vendors selling their wares in foreground, in French Indo China
 1948 Locals enjoying the horse races on a Sunday afternoon, in French Indo China
 1948 Locals enjoying the town garden, in French Indochina
 1948 Locals riding the street car, in French Indochina. Saigon
 1948 Man walking over an arched bridge, in French Indochina
 1948 Man watching shop in store while others sit and talk, in French Indochina
 1948 Movie house advertising movie, 'Till The Clouds Roll By,' in French Indo China
 1948 Native laborers working cementing gun emplacements, in French Indo China
 1948 Natives crossing bridge, in French Indochina
 1948 Natives shopping at local vendors, in French Indochina
 1948 Patrons having drinks at local swimming pool
 1948 People sitting in street café
 1948 Saigon French soldiers sitting in sidewalk cafe, in French Indochina
 1948 Two large French coastal patrol ships sitting among local vessels, in French Indo China
 1948 Typical street in Saigon, with cyclists and Tarzan movie advertising at local theatre
 1948 Vessels working in the harbor, in French Indo China
 1948 Vietnamese Cyclo-rickshaw boy sleeping in front of hotel, waiting on fare, in French Indochina
 1948 Young boy sleeping during siesta time, in French Indo China
 1949 Vietnamese men perching like birds atop an iron fence to watch the Sunday pony races
 3-1950 A local citizen driving a cart moved by two bulls through the streets
 3-1950 A picture of Bao Dai hanging on the Saigon city hall
 3-1950 Bao Dai's picture adorning the city hall
 3-1950 Boats stacked about and floating in the harbor of the Saigon river
 3-1950 People walking around on the main street of Cholon.
 3-1950 Saigon The jammed up Saigon river passing through Saigon
 3-1950 The General's Headquarters standing behind a field of grass
 4-1950 Admiral Russel S. Berkey (L) walking with Emperor of Indo-China Boa Dai (R) along the deck of the U.S.S. Stickell.
 4-1950 Admiral Russel S. Berkey drinking champaing while sitting with Emperor Bao Dai (R).
 4-1950 Admiral Russel S. Berkey sitting with Emperor Bao Dai
 4-1950 Admiral Russel S. Berkey visiting with Emperor of Indo-China Bao Dai (2L).
 4-1950 Saigon (L to R) Admiral Russel S. Berkey, Bao Dai, Edmund A. Gullion, Indonesian President Tran Van Huu consulting on issues
 29-5-1950 Time cover of Emperor Bao Dai
 1950 A Chinese family having dinner somewhere in the city.
 1950 A local woman selling oysters while peering into the distance
 1950 People going wild in a night club called 'Le Florence.'
 1950 Phat Diem (L-R) Catholic Bishops Le Huu Tu and Pham Ngoc Chi
 1950 Spanish Ball of the foreign colony
1950 The marketplace scene in where sugar cane is for sale
 1950 Vietnamese Catholic Bishop Le Huu Tu.
 Cholon 3-1950 Chinese nationalist flags flying side by side with French colors in city of Cholon, French Indo China
 General Jean de Lattre Tassigny, commamner in chief of French forces in Vietnam, at headquarters. Hanoi 1950
 General Jean de Lattre Tassigny, commander in chief of French forces in Indochina, standing outside headquarters holding map of Indochina. Hanoi 1950
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 Bishop Le Huu Tu
 

 

 Emperor of Indo-China Bao Dai
 
 
 12-1953 Formations of Vietnam people being marched through the French attacked village. during French Indochina War.
 12-1953 Vietnam refugee women and children sitting on the grassy surface during the French attack on Vietminh forces during French Indochina war
 1953 Dien Bien Phu Two Vietnamese are standing in the field while the tanks and troops are passing by
 French paratroopers floating down onto the highly military covered ground during French Indochina war.Dien Bien Phu 11-1953
 3-1954
 3-1954 Emperor, Bao Dai tailed by Gen. Rene Cogny and Indo Chinese officals, making brief inspection visit to an air field in wartorn Indo China
 3-1954 Emperor, Bao Dai, nattily attired in well-tailered suit, sun glasses, sport shoes, and tailed by Gen. Rene Cogny (C) and Indo Chinese officals
 3-1954 Gen. Rene Cogny, French Army commander, face very serious and rather sad, as he futifully walks behind the absentee playboy ruler of Annam, Bao Dai
 3-1954 In French Indo China War, American F-84 fighter planes given to France by US.
 7-1954
 7-1954 A view of the conference room where the peace talks are taking place
 7-1954 French jeeps captured by Vietnamese soldiers
 7-1954 French soldier and Vietnamese soldier on guard during the peace talks.
 7-1954 Photographers taking pictures at the French-Vietnamese peace talks.
 7-1954 Vietminh personnel attending peace talks
 7-1954 Vietminh personnel attending peace talks
 7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung (2L) relaxing during the peace talks with France.
 7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung (R) speaking at the peace talks with France.
7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung (R) speaking at the peace talks with France
 7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung attending the peace talks with France.
 
 7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung attending the peace talks with France
 7-1954 Vietnamese General Van Tien Dung speaking at the peace talks
 Vietnamese troops retreating from NamDinh to Hanoi. 7-1954
 Mrs. Christian Castries packing a box of toiletries to sent to her husband. 1954 
 Boy walking past wall with writing that urges people to flee south from the Communists. Hanoi 10-1954
 Women walking beside a wall bearing political sayings. 10-1954

 

Operation Passage to Freedom, October 1954

 Vietnamese refugees board LST 516 for their journey from Haiphong, North Vietnam, to Saigon, South Vietnam during Operation Passage to Freedom, October 1954. This operation evacuated thousands of Vietnamese refugees from the then newly created Communist North Vietnam to the Democratic South Vietnam. By the end of the operation, the Navy had carried to freedom more then 293,000 immigrants, vehicles, and other cargo. The Naval Historical Center and Surface Navy Association are seeking Navy veterans and former Vietnamese refugees who witnessed and participated in this little known rescue. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED).
 Vietnamese refugee in a topsides food service line on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), while enroute from to Saigon, Indochina, August 1954.
 A Navy Hospital Corpsman administers medical treatment to a Vietnamese refugee with an painfully infected arm, while en route from Haiphong to Saigon, Indochina, on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), 7 September 1954.
 Vietnamese refugee receives medical treatment from a Navy Hospital Corpsman, while en route from Haiphong to Saigon, Indochina, on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), 7 September 1954.
 Young Vietnamese refugee lends a helping hand to a sailor chipping paint on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), while enroute from Haiphong to Saigon, Indochina, 7 September 1954.
 Vietnamese refugee children coax for candy, while en route from Haiphong to Saigon, Indochina, on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), circa September 1954.
 USS Bayfield (APA-33) docks at Saigon, Indochina, to offload refugees following a trip from Haiphong, September 1954.
Each holding a package of rice and fish, Vietnamese refugees leave USS Bayfield (APA-33) at Saigon, Indochina, after a trip from Haiphong, September 1954
 A Vietnamese mother and baby are helped down the gangway of USS Estes (AGC-12), as refugees arrive at Saigon after being evacuated from the North.
 Vietnamese refugees receive food on board USS Bayfield (APA-33) while en route to Saigon, Indochina, from Haiphong, circa September 1954.
 Four crewmen display a welcoming banner for Vietnamese refugees coming on board USS Bayfield (APA-33) for passage to Saigon, Indochina, from Haiphong, 3 September 1954.
 A Sailor assists a heavily burdened Vietnamese refugee boarding USS Bayfield (APA-33) for passage to Saigon, Indochina, from Haiphong, 3 September 1954.
 Navy Chaplain Lieutenant Francis J. Fitzpatrick assists Vietnamese refugees on board USS Bayfield (APA-33), circa September 1954. He acted as their intrepreter during their voyage to Saigon, Indochina, from Haiphong.
 A crewmen rations out water for Vietnamese refugees on board USS Bayfield (APA-33) during their journey to Saigon, Indochina, from Haiphong, circa September 1954
 Saigon Warships floating in the Saigon river in the harbor.
 The jammed up Saigon river passing through Saigon.

 TIME cover 11-22-1954 illustration of Ho Chi Minh