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China's 3rd aircraft carrier under construction, to be equipped with new technologies

China's third aircraft carrier is now under construction, the Xinhua News Agency said via its WeChat public account on early Sunday, with Chinese military experts saying on Monday that the warship is expected to be launched in two and a half years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 21:13:41

China develops Y-20 variants to perform aerial refueling missions: military insider

China is modifying its domestically made strategic transport aircraft Y-20 to take on new missions like aerial refueling, a military insider said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 16:43:39

Light-weight Type 15 better suited for mountain warfare, island landing

China has recently unveiled its new 30-ton-class light tank, the Type 15, with experts saying it can outperform other Chinese tanks in combat operations in plateau areas like Tibet while also holding advantages in island landing missions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 22:48:39

China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket

China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 13:23:42

Basic constellation of the BeiDou-3 satellites completed, marking 'a milestone'

China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites early Monday morning, marking a major milestone for the array of positioning satellites known as BDS - the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:33:39

Aircraft carrier-based helicopter supports jets in night combat

China's aircraft carrier-based helicopter pilots are well-trained for search and rescue missions during both day and night in case a fighter jet fails to land properly on the flight deck, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) newspaper reported on Wednesday, as a Chinese military expert said that supportive roles like this indicate the Chinese aircraft carrier's increasing capability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 21:38:43

J-20 now capable of aerial refueling

China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, is now ready for aerial refueling operations that will help the jet reach farther targets, as national television showcased the aircraft's embedded refueling probe on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 19:21:32

China's first home-built aircraft carrier embarks on first sea trial

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier left the port outside the Dalian Shipyard on Sunday morning to begin its first sea trial. A military expert said the trial will mainly test basic system functionality and carrier-based aircrafts will participate in combat trials after the carrier is formally delivered to China's navy.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/5/13 10:05:09

Tiangong-1 achieved milestone in history of aerospace: expert

Tiangong-1 has completed its main tasks and remains a significant milestone of Chinese aerospace history, a Chinese specialist said as the country bid farewell to its first space lab, which re-entered the Earth on Monday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 21:58:40

China may have sole space station after 2024: expert

The core module of China's space station and its young development team are in the limelight, prompting speculations that China's space station will possibly be the only one orbiting after 2024.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 20:53:39

China adds two more BeiDou-3 satellites for global navigation coverage

China on Monday launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times-Xinhua | 2018/2/12 20:43:39

China's new manned submersible to be used to explore South China Sea: expert

China's new manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi, or "deep sea warrior," will be used to explore the biological resources and geological condition in the South China Sea, a Chinese expert said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 22:48:39