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Chinese military to open online enlisting service

Candidates who want to enlist in the Chinese armed forces will be able to submit application documents through a website from Thursday, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 15:58:46

PLA trains super soldiers with futuristic weapons

Equipped with futuristic individual combat weapons like grenade-launching assault rifles, corner shot pistols and knife guns, the PLA special forces are aiming to build "super" soldiers capable of "1 vs 10" and to meet the requirements of the digitalization of modern warfare.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 17:43:40

China gives 2 military researchers top science, tech award

Two senior military scientists won China's annual top science and technology award on Tuesday, receiving a prize of 8 million yuan ($1.17 million) each, greater than last year's Nobel Prize amount.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 17:43:39

China successfully completed hypersonic engine test

China's home-grown turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine system has completed its design and development stage and entered the aircraft-engine integration test phase, a major step toward the development of the country's next generation hypersonic drone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/7 20:53:40

China's new flying saucer-like stealth drone seen in first public flight

A video featuring China's flying saucer-like stealth drone the Sky Hawk was shown for the first time on China Central Television on Saturday, with leading military experts saying the technologies mastered by Chinese developers will allow the drone fly faster, farther and escape detection.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/6 17:23:33

Xi orders PLA to step up war-preparation efforts

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday demands the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to strengthen its crisis awareness and enhance battle-related activity as the country faces increasing challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/4 23:28:40

Xi orders armed forces to enhance combat readiness

President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness from a new starting point and open new ground for developing a strong military.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 20:06:12

Electromagnetic railgun to be equipped on Chinese warships 'soon': report

Chinese warships will "soon" be equipped with world-leading electromagnetic railguns, as breakthroughs have been made by the naval engineering team led by academician Ma Weiming in multiple related sectors, national television reported on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 17:53:16

China showcases own version of 'Mother of All Bombs'

China's arms industry giant NORINCO for the first time showcased a new type of massive aerial bomb, which it dubbed the Chinese version of the "Mother of All Bombs" due to its huge destruction potential that is claimed to be only second to nuclear weapons.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 16:22:04

Chinese navy sees broadened horizon, enhanced ability through 10 years of escort missions

On December 26, 2008, a three-ship fleet of the Chinese navy set sail from a port in Sanya of China's southernmost Hainan Province for its first overseas deployment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/1 16:43:39

China's medium-sized stealth fighter jet FC-31 may be deployed on future aircraft carriers: sources

China's future aircraft carriers will see stealth warplanes on their decks, likely the medium-sized fighter jet FC-31, said Chinese military experts as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is procuring stealth parts for China's aircraft carrier-based fighter jet manufacturer.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/1 15:45:24

Third C919 jet makes maiden test flight

A third C919 prototype passenger jet completed its maiden flight after landing Friday afternoon in Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 17:26:58

BeiDou starts extra accurate global service

China on Thursday announced that its domestically developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started to provide a global service with positioning accuracy of 10 meters and timing accuracy of 20 nanoseconds.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 23:18:39

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