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China's second aircraft carrier may be undergoing fourth sea trial including J-15 jet fighter test

China's domestically built Type 001A aircraft carrier seems to be embarking on a fourth sea trial, judging by online videos, pictures and an announcement of a military exercise in relevant waters. The ship is expected to test its aviation system, helicopters and J-15 jet fighters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 17:02:35

100th Wing Loong armed reconnaissance drone to be delivered to international client

China's State-owned arms company Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on Tuesday that it is about to deliver the 100th made-for-export Wing Loong drone, as the company expects to produce 100 high-end drones per year by 2025.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 16:50:44

China's new generator unit to power all-electric warships

China has developed its most powerful steam turbo generator unit, which military analysts said may provide a solution to the huge demand for electricity required by electromagnetic catapults on China's future aircraft carriers and electromagnetic railguns on future destroyers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 16:23:39

China welcomes truce between Myanmar military and armed groups

China has expressed support for the announcement of Myanmar's ethnic armed groups and the military to have ceasefire and suspend all military actions in northern Myanmar.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/25 8:36:44

Lightweight drone performed well in maiden flight: experts

The lightweight fuselage gives the new Wing Loong I-D drone a significant boost in operating endurance, payload and service ceiling Chinese experts noted on Monday after China's first multi-purpose drone for export that uses a composite material structure successfully completed its maiden flight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/24 22:23:39

China, India conclude joint anti-terrorism drill

A joint anti-terrorism training drill between the Chinese and Indian armies concluded Saturday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, a military source said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 10:07:01

Sino-Pakistan military ties normal: experts

Defense cooperation between China and Pakistan is a normal and necessary practice which should not be linked to the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/21 22:43:40

US making space arms race: expert

The US is militarizing space and using China's and Russia's self-defense activities as an excuse, and this will force China to join the space arms race, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday, after the US announced the establishment of a US Space Command.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 21:18:42

China's next-generation destroyer undergoes high-speed trial run

China's domestically made 10,000-ton class missile destroyer Type 055 recently underwent a high-speed test run, leading Chinese naval experts to believe the vessel has completed most of its trials and will go through weapons system tests before entering service in half a year's time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 14:34:33

Tibetan armed police corps conducts anti-terror drill on plateau

The Chinese People's Armed Police Force in the Tibet Autonomous Region conducted an anti-terrorism drill in recent days on the plateau at an altitude of more than 4,500 meters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 18:50:32

Popular Chinese drone CH-4 to upgrade engine

The Chinese CH-4, one of the best-selling armed reconnaissance drones on the international market, will be fitted with a new and stronger engine that would allow it to fly higher than the world's highest peak.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/18 14:34:30

Nation finds Antarctic airport site

China recently discovered a huge blue ice area in the Antarctic suitable for the country's first large permanent airport on the continent, where China's strategic transport aircraft Y-20 can operate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 14:20:47

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