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Beijingers thrilled by Oct 1 parade rehearsal

Beijing residents got a sneak peek at China's upcoming National Day parade on October 1, as aircraft formations conducted a rehearsal above the city's downtown on Sunday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/22 20:28:40

China ready to defend against drone attacks after Saudi Arabia oil hit

Chinese military observers turned their attention to the threats from drones after two major oil installations of Saudi Arabia were attacked by drones on Saturday, saying on Monday China has a full range of countermeasures, including detection and interception systems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 20:48:39

Second parade rehearsal held; new weapons spotted

A parade of weapons and equipment including nuclear, hypersonic and stealthy ones were spotted in Beijing early Sunday morning during the second rehearsal to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, delighting online legions of patriotic military enthusiasts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 19:23:39

China to build warship for Thailand

China and Thailand have signed a deal that will see a Chinese shipbuilding company build a Type 071E landing platform dock (LPD) warship for the Thai navy, a move which shows deepened arms trade cooperation between the two countries, a Chinese military expert said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/12 0:48:39

China-made cruiser sets sail for polar tour

The Greg Mortimer, China's first self-made cruise ship for polar expeditions, set sail for the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia Monday before launching its South Pole voyage.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/10 10:21:48

PLA conducts joint land assault exercises near Taiwan

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a joint land assault exercise featuring multiple military branches near the island of Taiwan, which military experts said on Sunday shows the Chinese military is ready to unleash its full potential against Taiwan secessionist forces and intends to send a stern warning to countries that intervene in China's internal affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 19:23:39

Chinese, Pakistani air forces wrap up unprecedented mock battle exercises

Chinese and Pakistani air forces wrapped up the half-month-long Shaheen VIII joint exercises in northwestern China on Friday, during which systematic mock battles were conducted for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 17:55:09

China sends H-6K bombers to Russia for strategic drills

Russia on Saturday held a grand welcoming ceremony upon the arrival of Chinese armed forces, including well-anticipated Type 96A tanks and H-6K bombers, for the upcoming Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) strategic drills.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/8 16:43:11

China reveals hunter drone to catch small, low flying drones with nets

China has developed a drone capable of hunting small, low flying drones, China's state broadcaster has revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 17:43:03

Video shows largest J-20 formation

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force for the first time showcased seven J-20 stealth fighter jets, the largest J-20 formation ever publicly shown, on Tuesday, leading experts to say China's military is already operating a considerable number of J-20s, which could achieve regional aerial superiority and destroy the enemy's strategic facilities deep in hostile territory.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/3 21:21:54

Target drone to prepare China for F-35 threats

The stealth drone target China recently showcased will provide the Chinese military with experience encountering stealth fighter jets like the F-35, as the US and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region are deploying more of such jets, Chinese military experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/30 17:23:40

China to dispatch 1,600 troops for military drills in Russia

The Chinese People's Liberation Army will send about 1,600 troops to participate in the Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) drills in Russia, a Chinese military spokesperson said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 11:20:21

China sends new naval fleet for escort mission

The 33rd fleet from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Thursday left the port city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province for the Gulf of Aden to escort civilian ships.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 10:27:44

PLA garrison in Hong Kong capable of performing duties stipulated by law: spokesperson

The Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army is determined, confident and capable of performing duties stipulated by the Law of the People's Republic of China on Garrisoning the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard the region's long-lasting prosperity and stability, a military spokesperson said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 9:52:09

PLA to participate in Russian military drills

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in Russia's Tsentr-2019 (Center-2019) strategic drills from September 16 to 21 in the Orenburg region of Russia, a second year in a row, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 22:08:41

Su-57 has finer craftsmanship; weapons bay needs improvement

The craftsmanship of the Su-57, believed to be Russia's best fighter jet, is finer than expected but small details, such as the weapons bay door, appear to require improvement, a Global Times reporter observed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 17:03:40

Chinese aviation and space development commands attention in Russia

The China Pavilion opened on Tuesday at the 2019 Russian International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, as the event attracted attention from local visitors with some of the most popular exhibits from China. The China Pavilion features weapons, aircraft, and equipment from nearly 20 companies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 1:36:59