China reveals long-secret nuclear sub fleet Published: 2013-10-28 18:54:00

          Editor's Note

For the first time, Chinese state media outlets released a series of reports and photos about the development of the nation's first nuclear-powered submarine force on October 27. Until recently the North China Sea Fleet had been a military unit shroud in mystery, and these reports mark the first large-scale disclosure of the force.

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China's first domestically-developed heavy transport aircraft

Y-20 can carry out long-range transportation missions even under complicated weather conditions. The Y-20 was developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industry, a subsidiary of China’s leading military aircraft maker, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
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"Bengbu" :
China's first independently-developed new-generation guided missile frigate

The country's first "type 056" stealth frigate, formerly known simply as ship 582, was renamed Bengbu at a commission ceremony held in a naval port in Zhoushan, a coastal city in East China's Zhejiang Province.
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