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World's largest cargo plane joins convoy to transport medical supplies from China amid pandemic

The world's largest cargo plane, the An-225, has joined the international convoy to transport medical supplies from China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 19:29:20

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning conducts exercises in South China Sea: PLA Navy spokesperson

The Chinese Navy recently organized the Liaoning aircraft carrier group in a cross-regional mobilization, which saw the flotilla led by the aircraft carrier crossing through the Miyako Strait, Bashi Channel and entering the South China Sea for exercises, the PLA Navy announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 18:36:00

China's latest aircraft wind tunnel completes major test

China's wind tunnel project remains in development which is expected to reshape the country's future warplanes, and hit another milestone after running a main compressor test, project developers said on Saturday.
Source: | 2020/4/13 0:55:41

Aircraft carrier group's voyage shows PLA Navy's great job in virus control: expert

A Chinese naval flotilla led by an aircraft carrier reportedly sailed through the Miyako Strait and headed toward the Pacific Ocean, prompting Chinese military experts to say on Sunday that the fleet demonstrated success in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic control work.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 17:30:15

Fire on China's first amphibious assault ship to have no major impact: sources

China's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship reportedly caught on fire on Saturday at the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Although thick smoke was seen on the ship, sources in the know said the accident was not significant and will not wield any major impact on further construction.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 0:20:29

Chinese PLA holds 'regular' drills near Taiwan in preparation for military struggle: experts

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly held military drills featuring warplanes near the island of Taiwan on Friday, and such drills, having taken place at least four times since the traditional Spring Festival holiday in January, have become regular and are now a part of military struggle preparations against the island, mainland experts said on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/10 15:30:16

Live-fire drills by stealth missile boats enhance China's coastal combat capability

Type 022 stealth missile boats affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command Navy recently held live-fire combat-oriented drills that featured guns being fired, shooting of jamming rounds and the release of smoke, showing what analysts said the ships' new support role in coastal combat.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 19:33:41

Y-20 cargo plane-Type 15 tank combination enhances Chinese military capability

One domestically made Y-20 large cargo aircraft can reportedly carry two newly commissioned Type 15 tanks for long-range transport operations, and this new combination will enhance the Chinese military's strategic transport capability, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 19:28:43

Amphibious AG600 airplane plans sea test

The AG600, China's large amphibious airplane that will be capable of covering all of the South China Sea, is preparing in Hubei Province to conduct its first maritime test flight this year as planned, despite the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/7 20:18:41

Chinese Navy holds drills amid US violation

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy conducted combat-oriented drills featuring surface vessels, submarines and fighter jets in the South China Sea in late March, a month in which the US frequently sent warships and warplanes to intrude the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 23:28:40

Wuhan's military industry back in action as epidemic situation eases

As the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic begins to subside in Wuhan, the city most severely affected by COVID-19 in China, the military industry of the city is now going back to normal and making up for time lost during the city's lockdown.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/2 19:15:04

Fate of virus-hit US aircraft carrier worsened by Cold War mentality

With the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerating on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the warship faces a fate much worse than the Diamond Princess cruise ship as most of the crew members remain in close quarters on the carrier to maintain its combat readiness. Chinese experts said on Wednesday that the US should shift focus to epidemic control, because no one would attack the US even if the carrier goes out of action.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 18:58:40

Airshow China schedule unchanged despite COVID-19, major improvement expected

While several air shows around the world have been cancelled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) pandemic, the most important one in China, the Airshow China, remains set to take place in November, and will be "considerably different and significantly improved" from previous editions, the organizer said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 19:53:40

Fisherman injured in Chinese ship collision with Japanese destroyer

A Chinese fishing boat collided with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Shimakaze Monday evening in the East China Sea, in China's coastal waters, resulting in the injury of a fisherman and a hole in the destroyer. China has expressed concerns to Japan over the collision and is investigating the cause of the incident, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/31 18:31:28

Domestically developed high-end missile sees first export delivery despite pandemic

A leading Chinese arms firm has delivered a batch of advanced portable HJ-12E anti-tank missiles to an undisclosed foreign buyer amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in the first export case of this type of high-end weaponry, prompting Chinese analysts to note on Sunday that this showcased the company's reliability and its potential share of the market.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/29 21:38:40

Rising infections force US warship into maintenance: analysts

Following the first three confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) cases on board the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Tuesday, the figure reportedly rocketed to 25 on Thursday, as the warship is heading toward Guam. Chinese military experts said on Friday that this latest move indicates the Theodore Roosevelt has now been into a maintenance condition and decided that scheduled military missions be cancelled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 15:53:40

US sending destroyer through Taiwan Straits during pandemic a reckless move: experts

Despite eight confirmed COVID-19 cases on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and fast increasing number in the US military across the world, the US on Wednesday reportedly sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:43:40

Will US aircraft carrier become next Diamond Princess?

Questions have been raised over whether there will be large-scale novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on a deployed US warship after the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt reported three confirmed cases on Tuesday in what is believed to be the first such COVID-19 case on the deployed warship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 21:13:45