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J-10B fighter jets hone combat skills for night air refueling, extending range

China's armed forces successfully performed a complex mid-air refueling for its J-10B fighter jet at night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 17:33:39

PLA Air Force shows flying hospital version of Y-9 transport plane

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently introduced a new type of medical care aircraft in what seems to be a variant of the Y-9 medium-sized transport plane that can operate not only as an air ambulance but also a flying hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 15:33:39

China, Japan to hold talks on maritime affairs

China and Japan will hold their 10th round of high-level consultations on maritime affairs from Dec. 17 to 18 in Wuzhen of east China's Zhejiang Province, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 18:14:05

Two-seat J-15 fighter jet boosts carrier capability: experts

A modified two-seat variant of the J-15 fighter jet was spotted at a Chinese aircraft carrier training base in a recent TV program, suggesting the carrier-based warplane is already being tested and expected to greatly expand the carrier's combat capability with electronic warfare equipment that one pilot cannot manage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 22:37:57

China sends naval fleet on escort mission to Gulf of Aden

The 31st fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has left the port of Zhanjiang in South China for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 23:18:40

China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 31st fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy has left the port city of Zhanjiang in south China's Guangdong Province for the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to escort civilian ships.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/9 16:31:31

Chinese experts emphasize firm but flexible strategy on South China Sea

The situation in the South China Sea may become more intense next year, Chinese military experts said at the Global Times Annual Conference held on Saturday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/8 17:23:46

China to clear up military equipment system

China has launched a campaign to fight corruption in the military equipment system, the People's Liberation Army Daily (PLA Daily) reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 17:32:05

Pilots use mock targets to simulate real combat

Chinese warplanes have replaced crosshair targets painted on the ground with mock weapons and equipment in this year's target practice, a move that better simulates actual combat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 22:08:41

China's military products demonstrate strong presence at Egypt's 1st defense expo

Chinese defense products have demonstrated strong presence in their pavilions at Egypt's first tri-service defense expo, EDEX 2018, held on Dec. 3-5 in the vast Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 9:58:32

PLA Navy to have at least 5 carriers: experts

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will operate at least five aircraft carriers in the near future, including the country's first two nuclear-powered ones that would likely be launched around 2025, Chinese military experts predicted on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 22:23:40

China, Spain hold medical rescue drill in Djibouti

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Support Base in Djibouti conducted a medical rescue drill with the Spanish navy on Saturday, improving the capability of regional joint humanitarian rescue efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 22:33:39

New PLA drone to boost border control

A professor at the National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) revealed on Thursday the first details of China's new armed reconnaissance drone following its debut at the Airshow China 2018 earlier this month.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 22:58:43

Nine companies form Chinese pavilion at 10th int'l defense expo

Nine Chinese military trade companies are participating in the 10th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2018) that opened at the Karachi Expo Center in Pakistan on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 20:48:40

China's 3rd aircraft carrier under construction, to be equipped with new technologies

China's third aircraft carrier is now under construction, the Xinhua News Agency said via its WeChat public account on early Sunday, with Chinese military experts saying on Monday that the warship is expected to be launched in two and a half years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 21:13:41

China develops Y-20 variants to perform aerial refueling missions: military insider

China is modifying its domestically made strategic transport aircraft Y-20 to take on new missions like aerial refueling, a military insider said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 16:43:39

Light-weight Type 15 better suited for mountain warfare, island landing

China has recently unveiled its new 30-ton-class light tank, the Type 15, with experts saying it can outperform other Chinese tanks in combat operations in plateau areas like Tibet while also holding advantages in island landing missions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 22:48:39

China, Cuba pledge to deepen military ties

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe on Friday held talks with visiting Cuban Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 0:40:13