Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 9: All airfields

All airports in China

Data in this post has some overlap with Part 5 of this series which covers PLA Air Force. But that data is a bit old by now. This post has list of all known airfields (680+) in China which include civilian airports, military air-bases of all arms, heliports, helipads, seaplane bases and some closed installations […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 7: Air Force

Pakistan air force orbat

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has grappled with various issues over the last 2-3 decades mostly due to lack of funding and sanctions. Yet it has kept a reasonably good inventory of aircraft and munitions through extensive efforts of sourcing second hand air frames, spares and overhauls. Even with sporadic sanctions, American F-16s have been their […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 6: Artillery

M109A2 155mm 10 Medium Artillery Regiment

Artillery is one of the most valued arms of the Pakistan Army and a lot of scarce resources have been invested in it. Over the years, PA has relied on its artillery extensively during regular wars with India as well as for shelling of civilians in India, Afghanistan and even in Pakistan when they are […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 5: Air Defence

Pakistan air defence ceremony

Pakistan’s Air Defence (AD) system is a tri-service and mutually integrated setup with the main focus on defence against India. PAF laid the foundation of an integrated AD network in 1976 or 1977 under “Project Crystal”. Multiple fixed and mobile radar systems were acquired to set the foundation. Presently, Air Defence Command (ADC) is responsible […]

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 4: Nuclear Forces

Kirna-Hills-Sargodha-details

Introduction This paper is a part of a series of texts covering Order of Battle (ORBAT) and a few other details of Pakistani armed forces. The index of all other posts is at links provided at bottom. Some information is already published there, but it will be replaced with more detailed and updated data in […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 8: JLSF, SSF, PAP, Military Factories and Badges

All data plus some more in e-book format: https://amzn.to/3Vil8lQ. Early access & some extras on Patreon. 1. Joint Logistics Support Force JLSF is meant to provide all arms of PLA with logistics support of all kinds including but not limited to transport, medical, inventory, storage, construction and procurement. It has five subordinate Joint Logistics Service Centres […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 7: Radars and SAMs

ABOUT This text is the second part of a monograph I’m writing on ORBAT of Chinese Armed Forces. It covers Chinese Radar and long range Surface To Air Missile sites. The first one was about Chinese Rocket Forces and you can find it on: https://jjamwal.in/yayavar/chinese-armed-forces-orbat-part-4-rocket-forces/ Radars and permanent SAM sites are quite easy to spot […]

Chinese Armed Forces ORBAT Part 6: Navy

chinese navy

China has invested a lot of resources and efforts on scaling up its navy in terms of quality and quantity both. Need for wide scale reforms in PLA was felt after a war with Vietnam in 1979. Gulf War of 1999 and Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1995 made CPC realise the importance of having a […]