The Marine Session
Target #1 Mao’s Wisdom 5750t Container Ship - Arriving from Shanghai
The Mao’s Wisdom is carrying munitions and radar. It has a checkered registry ranging from Moldova to Philippine but always traceable back to China. That they’re hauling munitions like this in a Chinese registered ship says something about the desperation to halt this front. Of particular note is container of the JY-14 radar systems.
We have no information regarding armament or upgrades.
Target #2 Red Blossom 9500t Container Ship - Arriving from Angola
The Red Blossom was originally carrying SAM’s systems to Angola, including a Chinese variant of the venerable ZSU-23 system. Of more worry is a very large collection of MANPAD’s, FN-6, QW-3, and a limited quantity of Verba’s. This ship was interdicted by the US Navy off Somalia a few years back after hauling weapons to some very unsavory characters.
We do have footage of her at Cape Town and saw no armament. But, there was a Chinese Frigate spotted shortly after.
As I stated before. These are optional targets. They are closing in on Sittwe. Once they get into Myanmar territorial waters we run the risk of dragging Myanmar into the conflict against us. If we breach Myanmar airspace we can guarantee a hefty response. If we fire upon the container ships we will get a response, though likely less.
Myanmar Air Force
Myanmar has a fairly robust radar system all along the coast line. What they lack in fighters they make up for in coverage. The Air Force has been assisting China in the Sichuan theater and in the Northern operations. We can expect a range of J-6, J-7, and MIG-29’s. They may have JF-17’s as well. Our intel is unclear.
They will not breach Indian or Bangladeshi air space though they may fire into it. The pilots on hand are not trainees but veterans of fighting in the East.
The CAS Up North
Under cover of darkness two regiments of Indian “Volunteers” crossed the border and took Nyingchi. The Volunteers are a mix of Indians and Tibetan exiles. They have a serious lack of heavy armament, hence why we’re here. The TLA pushed up in one mountain pass to the South. The Chinese-Tibetan Army is pushing back, hard, in a pass to the North. Make no mistake, without our robust support these units will crumble. India won’t cross the border to offer air support.
We have intel on the ground about units in contact with Chinese Mech Infantry Platoons, ZSU-57’s, MLRS Artillery, Type 59 MBT’s, and a forward operating base. More units are likely inbound.
It’s been confirmed. The air wing in Lhasa is grounded. Expect no Chinese air intervention.
The TLA units moving up are much lighter. Infantry. Mortars. Some old Chinese T-55 knock-offs, and HN-5B MANPAD’s. They also have forward operating bases that our intel folks picked up. They have halted in contact with the Volunteers and seem content to hold where they are, until an opening arises.
The Indians have provided an interesting incentive. Beyond a mission salary we’re also receiving a performance bonus. The more we destroy, the more we get paid. Thank Jack, Our Man in Washington, for lobbying hard on this one.
Speaking of payment : $25,000,000 plus performance. Destruction of UN personnel will significantly reduce payout.
Everyone knows the “Volunteers” are Indian backed. But it gives them deniability. So India needs us, and needs us something fierce. The UN still wants to conduct humanitarian operations but for the moment has halted all shipments.
So there it is Hired Goons. So far we have plans from Bacarruda and Psawhn.