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China's new ship-borne chopper to raise PLA's ability to new level: military specialists

China's latest vessel-borne helicopter will take the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's combat capability to a new level, Chinese military experts said on Tuesday after a full-sized model of the navy variant of the Z-20 utility helicopter was allegedly spotted testing on a warship for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 16:10:53

China may consider more Su-35 fighters after Russian new offer: report

China might purchase more Su-35 fighter jets, Chinese media and military analysts said, after Russia reportedly offered an additional batch of the warplanes to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 16:38:21

Submarine-launched missile meets national security needs: Defense Ministry

The scheduled test was normal, China's Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 22:28:42

US response to China's top air-to-air missile should not be underestimated: experts

China should not underestimate the new long-range air-to-air missile being developed by the US Air Force, Chinese military experts said on Wednesday after the development of the new US weapon was revealed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 16:50:33

Speculation rife about DF-17 after video shows hypersonic vehicle

China's missile manufacturing giant showcased hypersonic boost-glide vehicles in a recent animated video, and media reports speculate that the weapon might be the DF-17 of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/24 14:16:42

Chinese military tests long-range, heavy aerial delivery with unmanned transport aircraft

Chinese military analysts predicted on Sunday that more unmanned transport aircraft could join the Chinese military logistics arsenal for long-range and heavy delivery in the future, as the Chinese military recently made breakthroughs in the heavy cargo delivery exercise with an unmanned transport plane.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 15:46:47

Deployment of fighter jets in South China Sea 'necessary': expert

At least four J-10 fighter jets have been deployed on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea, a satellite image shows, which a Chinese expert said is a necessary move for the country's national defense.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/21 22:53:40

Chinese top unmanned chopper completes night drills, military service eyed

China's top unmanned helicopter, the AV500, has successfully conducted its first night operation under challenging conditions, demonstrating its any-time, all-terrain capabilities, a result which Chinese analysts said on Thursday might increase the possibility for the Chinese military to put it into service and attract overseas buyers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 17:40:21

Hard-line US stance against China to continue: experts

The new acting US Defense Secretary will continue to carry out the country's hard-line stance on China, Chinese observers said, noting that China is not afraid of any US provocation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 22:48:41

China's FC-31 fighter jet shows major upgrades at Paris Air Show

China's fifth generation stealth fighter jet FC-31 showcased its latest upgrades at the ongoing Paris Air Show, and analysts noted on Wednesday that the displayed model shows noteworthy changes in design that could significantly improve its capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 17:49:18

No need for China to spy on India using balloons: experts

China does not need to use balloons to gather intelligence on India, and if balloons have indeed been deployed along the borders of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, as Indian media reported, they are likely only for China's own border protection or civil purposes, Chinese military experts said Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/19 17:01:12

Xi meets with PLA Air Force Party Congress delegates

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with delegates attending the 13th Party Congress of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 22:15:39

Armed airborne vehicle debuts at technology fair in Fuzhou

A new domestically-developed armed military vehicle designed for airborne missions made its public debut on Tuesday at the opening of the 17th China Cross-Straits Technology and Projects Fair in Fuzhou, capital of East China's Fujian Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 16:08:40

China dismisses 'irresponsible actions' accusation by US in Djibouti

US media's report claiming that China tried to "constrain international airspace" by barring aircraft from flying over the Chinese military base in Djibouti, flashed lasers at the US pilots and deployed drones to interfere in US operations is completely inconsistent with the facts, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 22:33:41

AAAVs make their ways to the beach head

Source: China Military Online | 2019/6/17 14:28:35

CCTV to dedicate channel to military affairs to promote national defense education

China Central Television (CCTV) Channel 7 is to refocus its coverage solely on military affairs in a move to expand national defense publicity and education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 18:23:39

PLA Navy needs own 'STOVL stealth fighter' jets to protect territory

As China is reportedly building more aircraft carriers and its first group of amphibious assault ships, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might eventually need its own F-35B-like short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) stealth fighter jet to safeguard territorial integrity, Chinese military analysts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 17:25:22

Weapons enthusiast brings Qin dynasty era to modern times

The idea of making weapons from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC) jumped into Mao Naimin's head 25 years ago. He has not stopped since then.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 15:43:39