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Next gen fighter jet forthcoming in great power competition: J-20 chief designer

A revolutionary, cognition-subverting next generation fighter jet, characterized by long-range, high capabilities in penetration, awareness, firepower and fast decision-making, is about to come into being amid great power competition, according to a recent paper by the chief designer of China's J-20 stealth fighter jet.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 19:33:07

China's home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600 makes 1st sea-based test flight

China's domestically developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 successfully made its first sea-based test flight on Sunday. This demonstrated the aircraft's capability of operating in maritime conditions and prepared it to conduct rescue missions, including far sea cargo transport and maritime emergency rescue, its developer said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 12:17:04

China's domestically developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 made maiden sea launch on Sunday

China's domestically developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 made maiden sea launch on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 11:01:23

PLA starts maritime drills featuring 'powerful ammunition' on doorstep of S. China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is holding live-fire drills with powerful ammunition near Leizhou Peninsula of South China's Guangdong Province, on the doorstep of the South China Sea, starting Saturday, amid continuous US military provocations in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 18:59:37

Chinese FM refutes US' accusation on China's military-civilian integration policy

Chinese Foreign Ministry refuted US State Department's accusation that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is utilizing US research and academic institutions and private company to develop Chinese military power.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 2:04:41

Media speculate on China's possible next generation amphibious assault ship Type 076

A set of procurement request notices released by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) 708 Institute recently stirred wild speculations among foreign and Chinese media and military enthusiasts about a new type of Chinese amphibious assault ship dubbed Type 076, which is purported to feature electromagnetic catapults, fixed wing aircraft and integrated electric propulsion system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 1:08:35

Increasing US excursions into South China Sea aim to contain China: expert

US warship's constant excursions into the South China Sea may increase the possibility for military skirmishes with China, and shows that the US is using every arrow in its quiver to contain China, military experts said after the US enhanced its presence in South China Sea region and colluded with Australia and the UK to back its moves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 0:50:19

First pilot cadets from Chinese advanced trainer jet program graduate with high scores

The first batch of People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force pilot cadets trained on the JL-10 advanced trainer jet program recently graduated with high scores.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 23:38:07

US sends spy planes to S.China, Yellow seas for info on PLA submarine, aircraft carrier moves: experts

On the same day news came out that the US asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston, the US military sent reconnaissance aircraft to the South China Sea and Yellow Sea, a move likely aimed at gathering intelligence on possible submarine and aircraft carrier movements by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), experts said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 17:53:41

PLA shows multi-tasking capabilities in war-readiness and flood relief

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently organized an air fleet consisting of early warning aircraft, fighter jets and bombers in a cross-day-and-night strike operation on mock warship targets, a move that experts said on Wednesday showed the PLA is capable of simultaneously contributing to the ongoing flood control and disaster relief missions and safeguarding the country from military threats, as the US rallied India, Japan and Australia for provocative naval drills near China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 17:16:15

PLA conducts maritime attack drills, deploys warplanes in South China Sea amid US aggression

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted maritime target attack drills in the South China Sea and deployed warplanes in an island in the region at a time when the US aggressively sent warplanes for close-up reconnaissance and warships including aircraft carriers for exercises and "freedom of navigation" operations there.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 18:38:40

China's latest scientific research ship launched on S.China Sea doorstep

China on Saturday launched the Shiyan-6, its first modern scientific research vessel focusing on geophysical exploration and seismic acquisition and processing, in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province. The launch is believed to be an important step in boosting the country's marine exploration capability in the South China Sea and further safeguarding its maritime sovereignty and interests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 15:57:39

By denying China's legitimate claims, US rips off 'fig leaf' used to cover its vile intention in South China Sea

What are the fallacies and misleading rhetoric from Pompeo's statement? And what is the agenda behind Washington's change of attitude? The Global Times reporters Li Sikun and Zhao Yusha (GT) conducted an exclusive interview with Wu Shicun (Wu), president of the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, to explain those questions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 20:23:40

Maritime version of China's CH-5 drone makes first test flight

China recently conducted the first flight test of a maritime version of the domestically developed CH-5 drone, its developers said on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 19:44:48

Taiwan's counter-landing drill with PLA in mind a 'naïve, meaningless show'

A counter-landing drill, as part of Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises, was held on Thursday. It simulated a joint operation featuring land, naval and air troops against incoming landing forces, which obviously attempted to represent the Chinese mainland's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 19:13:40

New 'world-leading' helicopter missile tested

China recently test launched a new type of helicopter-based air-to-ground missile, which is at a world-leading level, according to the weapon's developers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 18:48:41

China ramps up production of JF-17 fighter jet

China has ramped up production of JF-17 fighter jet, which was jointly developed with Pakistan. In the first half of 2020, the number of aircraft delivered was the most in the past five years, according to industry reports.
Source: | 2020/7/15 0:01:03

Lockheed Martin faces China's sanctions over Taiwan deal

China will impose sanctions on US-based arms producer Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the recertification of its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) air defense missiles of the island of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:16:34