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China Confirms Development OF Y-20 Large Transport Aircraft


Chinese Y-20 Long Range Transport Aircraft
Chinese Y-20 Long Range Transport Aircraft

China confirms development of Y-20 large transport aircraft to meet its military modernization drive, a China’s Ministry of Defense spokesman said.

"We are developing large transport aircraft on our own to improve the capability of military transport," spokesman Yang Yujun said at a monthly news briefing held days after photos of a Y-20 appeared on the internet.

The advanced long-range aircraft is being developed to serve the military modernization drive, as well as to meet demands in disaster relief work and humanitarian aid in emergency situations, he added.

Sri Lankan Air Force To Purchase JF-17


JF-17 Thunder Aircraft
JF-17 Thunder Aircraft

The Sri Lanka Air Force is due to is arranging to purchase six JF -17 planes, according to the progress report of Ministry of Defense. These aircraft are due to be purchased under the 2013 finalised projects.

The JF-17 Thunder co-developed by Pakistan Air Force and China Aero Technology Import Export Cooperation (CATIC) and co-produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).

The JF-17 Thunder is an all weather, multi-role, light combat aircraft that has the potential to be the main stay & work horse of any Air Force.

In addition, 17 Mi-17 helicopters are also due to be purchased. These are to be utilized for passenger transport.

China Says Its J-15 Carrier Fighter Is Superior to Russian Su-33

China Says its J-15 carrier fighter jet has successfully go through a series of sailing and technological tests on the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, marking a big success of the carrier-borne fighter jet individually developed by China and a major revolution in the development of aircraft carrier technology.


The J-15 is equipped with two high-power  jet engines and a brand-new system of high lift device, takeoff and landing device and arrester hook. Its wing can be folded up to both maintain the outstanding combat capability and meet the special condition of landing on the Liaoning. Featuring large combat radius, excellent maneuvering performance and high bombs carrying capacity, the J-15 has a fighting capability of full sea and full airspace.

Foreign media especially Russian media guessed that the J-15 is a copy of Russian Su-33 carrier-borne fighter jet because its appearance is similar to Su-33. In this regard, spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense of China Geng Yansheng said  "The world military affairs have an objective law of development. Many weapons have the same design principle and some command and protection methods are also similar. Therefore, it at least is non-professional to conclude that China copied the aircraft carrier technology of other countries only by simply comparison.”

First, J-15 has an avionics more advanced than Su-33. Su-33 is equipped with old-fashioned ARINC429 discrete avionics system of one-way low-speed data bus, while J-15 adopts joint avionics system of bidirectional data bus.

TS-100, the Su-33's fire-control computer, has a computing speed of only 170,000 times per second, while the J-15's fire-control computer has an estimated computing speed of over several million times per second.

The J-15 owns a much more advanced radar system than the Su-33. Due to its backward avionics system, the Su-33 can only serve as interceptors, and is incapable of air-to-ground precision strike.

The J-15 adopts improved materials and production techniques, and thus has greater strength and lighter weight.

Finally, the J-15 is powered by home-made Taihang (WS-10) turbofan engine, which is more powerful than the Su-33's engine. Overall, the J-15 is superior to the Su-33, and is comparable to world-class carrier-based aircraft such as the United States' F-18 and France's Rafale.

India's Jaguar Darin III Makes Maiden Flight



Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully carried out the maiden flight of avionics upgraded IAF Jaguar aircraft "Darin III". "This is important flash for HAL as the upgrade will result in major operational development with regard to all weather air to ground, air to sea and air to air capabilities through incorporation of multi-mode radar".

IAF Jaguar Darin III upgraded Aircraft
IAF Jaguar Darin III upgraded Aircraft

IAF Jaguar Darin III upgraded Aircraft
IAF Jaguar Darin III upgraded Aircraft

Chinese Hypersonic Sino-Waverider Unveiled At Beijing Aviation Museum



Concept model of the Chinese Sino-Waverider being unveiled at the Beijing Aviation Museum which seems similar to the American X-51 WaveRider unmanned scramjet hypersonic aircraft.



Chinese Hypersonic Sino-Waverider
Chinese Hypersonic Sino-Waverider

Chinese Hypersonic Sino-Waverider
Chinese Hypersonic Sino-Waverider

J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET LANDING AT LIAONING CV16 AIRCRAFT CARRIER


J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET
J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET 

J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET
J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET 

J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET
J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET 

J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET
J-15 FLYING SHARK FLIGHT JET 

China Conducts J-15 Flight Landing On Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

J-15 Flight On Liaoning Aircraft Carrier
J-15 Flight On Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

 China has successfully conducted flight landing on its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, naval sources said.A new J-15 fighter jet was used as part of the landing exercise.
After its delivery to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Sept. 25, the aircraft carrier has undergone a series of sailing and technological tests, including the flight of the carrier-borne J-15.
Capabilities of the carrier platform and the J-15 have been tested, meeting all requirements and achieving good compatibility, the PLA Navy said.
J-15 Flight On Liaoning Aircraft Carrier
J-15 Flight On Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

Since the carrier entered service, the crew have completed more than 100 training and test programs.
The successful flight landing also marked the debut of the J-15 as China's first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet, the PLA Navy said.
Designed by and made in China, the J-15 is able to carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs.

Russia To Sell Su-35 Advanced Fighter Planes To China


Su-35 Russian Fighter Jet
Su-35 Russian Fighter Jet
 Russia has agreed to sell 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft to China for a projected US$1.5 billion. Russia’s Rosoboronexport and the Chinese Ministry of National Defense are said to have reached a initial agreement, with details discussed during a meeting in Beijing on Wednesday between Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu and Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Hu was accompanied by General Xu Qiliang who was appointed one of the two vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission during the 17th session of the seventh plenary conference earlier this month.

The 24 aircraft come equipped with the 117S engine designed by Russian firm NPO Saturn, the Russian business daily reported.

Su-35 Russian Fighter Jet
Su-35 Russian Fighter Jet
The contract is expected to be signed next year or in 2014, with delivery of the fighter jets starting in 2015.Beijing has yet to confirm the deal.


Russian media reported earlier this year that Moscow had decided against selling China the 48 so-called “fourth-plus-plus generation” Su-35s, valued at more than US$4 billion, after Beijing requested them last year. Analysts concluded at the time that Russia’s principal reason for not selling the advanced multirole aircraft was the risk of Chinese reverse engineering. Beijing had initially only requested four.

China Develops CM-400AKG Pakistan's Hypersonic Carrier Killer Missile For JF-17


JF-17's CM-400AKG Hypersonic Aircraft Carrier Killer Missile
JF-17's CM-400AKG Hypersonic Aircraft Carrier Killer Missile 

China has developed a hypersonic Aircraft carrier killer missile and has been deployed by the PAF.

The missile has been described as the PAF's Hypersonic 'Carrier Killer Missile'
Pakistan has deployed a new hypersonic long-range air-launched missile that officials in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have described as "a hypersonic aircraft carrier killer missile".
The CM-400AKG is a Mach 4 plus-capable air-to-surface weapon developed in China and now in service with JF-17 fighter aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force. The weapon, designated CM-400AKG, was designed and developed in China by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and was revealed at Airshow China 2012, held in Zhuhai in November.

The CM-400AKG is now part of the operational weapon set of the PAF's JF-17 Thunder multirole fighter. "This is a mature weapon that has been fully tested. It is not conceptual. It is in service," Air Commodore Mahmood Khalid, PAF JF-17 Deputy Project Director stated. "The CM-400AKG is a very high-speed missile that is very tough to intercept. It hits the target at Mach 4 or above and its kinetic impact alone is enough to destroy any high-value target, like an aircraft carrier."

AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012

AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012
AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012
AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012
AVIC Unveils  Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012



AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012
AVIC Unveils New Minshan Aircraft Engine At Airshow China 2012

SAC F-60/J-31 Stealth Fighter in Zhuhai Airshow 2012

SAC F-60/J-31 Stealth Fighter in Zhuhai Airshow 2012
SAC F-60/J-31 Stealth Fighter in Zhuhai Airshow 2012


SAC F-60/J-31 Stealth Fighter in Zhuhai Airshow 2012
SAC F-60/J-31 Stealth Fighter in Zhuhai Airshow 2012

China's New LD-10 Anti-Radiation Missile


China's New LD-10 Anti-Radiation Missile
China's New LD-10 Anti-Radiation Missile

China's New LD-10 Anti-Radiation Missile
China's New LD-10 Anti-Radiation Missile

Chinese Wing Loong UCAV system From Zhuhai Airshow 2012



Chinese Wing Loong UCAV system From Zhuhai Airshow 2012
Chinese Wing Loong UCAV system From Zhuhai Airshow 2012

Chinese Wing Loong UCAV system From Zhuhai Airshow 2012
Chinese Wing Loong UCAV system From Zhuhai Airshow 2012

JF-17 Thunder in Zhuhai Airshow 2012



JF-17 Thunder in Zhuhai Airshow 2012
JF-17 Thunder in Zhuhai Airshow 2012
JF-17 Thunder in Zhuhai Airshow 2012
JF-17 Thunder in Zhuhai Airshow 2012

China's PLAAF August 1st Aerobatic Team in Zhuhai Air Show 2012


China's PLAAF August 1st  Aerobatic Team  Zhuhai Air Show 2012
China's PLAAF August 1st  Aerobatic Team  Zhuhai Air Show 2012

China's PLAAF August 1st  Aerobatic Team  Zhuhai Air Show 2012
China's PLAAF August 1st  Aerobatic Team  Zhuhai Air Show 2012

Chinese Aviation Defense Industry Expands



JF-17 Fighter Jet
Jf-17 Fighter Jet


A half-dozen years ago, China's aircraft industry had not delivered a single competitive, operational fighter of its own design. Today, two are in service—the low-cost JF-17 and the J-10, the latter apparently comparable to most current in-production fighters—and China is still delivering bargain-basement fighters evolved from the classic Mikoyan MiG-21. The country's industry has developed an indigenous version of the Su-27 (the Russians might call it something less creditable) and is in the process of doing the same with the carrier-based member of the family, the Su-33.

Moreover, the Chengdu and Shenyang design teams have produced prototypes of two next-generation combat aircraft incorporating stealth technology, in the form of the canard-delta J-20 and the Lockheed Martin-influenced design identified as the J-31. An expanding range of air-launched missiles has been developed for the new fighters, together with new-generation sensors including active, electronically scanned array (AESA) radars and infrared search-and-track (IRST) systems.
J-10B Fighter Jet China
J-10B Fighter Jet China

China's flagship international fighter program is the JF-17 Thunder, developed and produced by Chengdu in cooperation with Pakistan, which has used it as a vehicle to create and grow its government-operated industry. It evolved from a series of Chinese studies of radically modified MiG-21s but was an entirely new aircraft by the time the design was unveiled at the Paris air show in 1999. In the same year, Pakistan signed the initial co-development agreement with China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corp.(Catic).

“At the start of the project, Pakistan had no industrial or technological base,” Pakistan air force then-chief of staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman said at a conference last year. However, he noted that Pakistan has participated in all stages of the design and helped develop the requirement for the fighter. The design was defined in 2001 and first flight took place in 2003, six prototypes were followed by a batch of eight Chinese-built aircraft for evaluation. Production in Pakistan started in 2005 and the first locally built aircraft rolled out in November 2009. According to Suleman, the type's performance “exceeded expectations,” leading to a decision to perform tests and introduce it into service in parallel.

Pakistan's goal is to replace its “vintage” fleet, comprising more than 250 Mirages and older Chinese F-7 and A-5III fighters, with JF-17s. The first batch of 42 aircraft, the last of them delivered earlier this year, replaced the A-5IIIs (a 1970s-era Chinese development of the MiG-19), equipping three squadrons. Overall, Suleman says, the JF-17 should allow the air force to replace its older fleet (not necessarily one-for-one, given the much greater capability of the new aircraft) at “one-third to one-fourth” the acquisition cost of any other modern fighter, with a similar savings in operating cost.

Chinese Navalized J-31 Stealth Fighter Jet


Chinese Navalized J-31 Stealth Fighter Jet

PLAAF J-10 Aerobatic Team Arrives For Zhuhai Airshow


PLAAF J-10-Aerobatic Team in Zhuhai Airshow
PLAAF J-10-Aerobatic Team in Zhuhai Airshow

PLAAF J-10-Aerobatic Team in Zhuhai Airshow
PLAAF J-10-Aerobatic Team in Zhuhai Airshow

Japan to develop missile detection UAV system


Japan Helicopter UAV
Japan Helicopter UAV


Japan is trying to develop a UAV system that could help detect a North Korean nuclear missile attack and also to monitor Chinese military buildup, according to a Japanese newspaper report.

The Japanese defense ministry has demanded 372 million dollar over the next five years to develop the drone, which would come into operation in 2018.

The drone will be equipped with infrared sensors to detect out low-altitude missiles. The UAV program started after Japan failed to detect North Korea’s failed rocket launch in April.

The North Korea’s rocket launch is an attempt to put a satellite into orbit but describe by world leaders as a hidden ballistic missile test. The rocket disintegrates over the Yellow Sea just two minutes after being launched.

Chinese Stealth Fighters J-20 And J-31


Chinese Stealth Fighters J-20 And J-31
Chinese Stealth Fighters J-20 And J-31

Chinese KJ-2000 AWACS Aircraft From Inside


Chinese KJ-2000 AWACS Aircraft From Inside
Chinese KJ-2000 AWACS Aircraft From Inside 

Chinese KJ-2000 AWACS Aircraft From Inside
Chinese KJ-2000 AWACS Aircraft From Inside 

Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Fitted With Chinese AESA Radar


Chinese J-20 Fitted With Chinese AESA Radar
Chinese J-20 Fitted With Chinese AESA Radar  

Chinese J-20 Fitted With Chinese AESA Radar
Chinese J-20 Fitted With Chinese AESA Radar  

China's Second Stealth Fighter J-31 Makes Its Maiden Flight



SAC J-31 china's second stealth fighter
SAC J-31 china's second stealth fighter 
China’s second 5th generation stealth fighter has successfully makes its maiden flight from AVIC test flight base and completed its maiden flight along with one J-11 fighter Jet. The test pilot is Li Guoen reported by Chinese media who is also the test pilot of SAC J-15 and J-16 fighters.


SAC J-31 china's second stealth fighter
SAC J-31 china's second stealth fighter 

The flight duration time is about 10 to 11 minutes according to different media reports. Chinese media also report some senior AVIC officials and People's Liberation Army Air Force officials attended the test demonstration.  



J-20 Black Eagle 3rd Prototype 2003 Emerges


J-20 Black Eagle 3rd Prototype 2003 Emerges
J-20 Black Eagle 3rd Prototype 2003 Emerges

J-15 Flying Shark Toughing Down Liaoning Chinese Aircraft Carrier


J-15 Flying Shark Toughing Down Liaoning Chinese Aircraft Carrier
J-15 Flying Shark Toughing Down Liaoning Chinese Aircraft Carrier

Chinese Type 056 Light Corvette First Batch Ready For Deployment

Chinese Type 056 Light Corvette
Chinese Type 056 Light Corvette

Chinese Investment In Europe On Rapid Rise


China's investment deals in Europe first surpassed Europe's in China in the first quarter of 2012, with 32 investments from China's mainland and just 26 deals made by European companies in China, according to a PwC report released on Thursday.
The report, "China Deals; A fresh perspective," from PwC's emerging markets group, showed there has been a steady rise in the value and volume of mainland Chinese investments in Europe over the last six years despite recent signs of a slowdown in China's economic growth and the continuing uncertainties of the eurozone crisis.
Chinese investments in Europe increased from just 11 deals in 2006 to 61 in 2011, while those from Europe to China declined from a peak of 163 deals in 2006 to a low of 85 in 2009, narrowing down the gap between the two sides.
Meanwhile, Europe's investment to China has recovered since 2009 as European investors pushed for growth through deals in China's faster growing market. In 2011, European investors completed 125 deals in China.
Chinese state-owned enterprises have led the way in investing in Europe, as noted by the report, and its privately owned businesses are now also looking to expand by acquiring companies overseas and in a range of sectors.

China's R&D Spending Hits Record High

China's expenditure on scientific research and development reached a record high level in 2011, according to official data released Thursday.
China's expenditure on R&D totaled 868.7 billion yuan ($139.2 billion) in 2011, up 23 percent year-on-year, according to a joint report published by the National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance.
R&D expenditure was the highest in terms of the total amount and also its share in GDP, it said.
R&D funds accounted for 1.84 percent of the country's annual gross domestic output (GDP) in 2011, a higher proportion than the 1.76 percent registered in 2010, said the report.
Companies and enterprises invested the most on R&D, with 657.93 billion yuan recorded in 2011, up 26.9 percent year-on-year. Government-affiliated research institutes and universities spent 130.67 billion yuan and 68.89 billion yuan, up 10.1 percent and 15.3 percent from a year earlier, respectively.
Eight provincial regions, including the capital city Beijing and eastern China's Shanghai Municipality invested more than 30 billion yuan on scientific R&D last year.
Fiscal spending on science and technological development rose 19.2 percent to reach 490.26 billion yuan, or 4.49 percent of the state's total fiscal expenditure.

J-20 Stealth Fighter 2nd Prototype 2002 With AESA Radar


J-20 Stealth Fighter 2nd Prototype 2002 With AESA Radar
J-20 Stealth Fighter 2nd Prototype 2002 With AESA Radar 

JF-17 Long Range Strike Role With H-4 Stand OFF Missile


JF-17 With H-4 Stand Off Weapon
JF-17 With H-4 Stand Off Weapon

China Unicom Replaces Cisco Devices In China Over Security Concerns


China Unicom

China Unicom has replaced devices of Cisco Systems, Inc. in one of the country’s most important backbone networks, citing security reasons, the 21st Century Business Herald reported.

The replacement project targets “China169” backbone network’s Cisco router in Wuxi, Jiangsu. Analysts indicated that the product vulnerability and back door problems are the main worries of China Unicom.

The move came after a congressional report branded Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and ZTE Corp security threats in the United States. China domestic operators began to intensify network security since then, the report said.

As the world’s largest maker of networking equipment, Cisco takes high market share in China. It accounts over 70 percent share of China telecom’s 163 backbone network and over 80 percent share of China Unicom’s 169 backbone network.

163 and 169 backbone networks are the most important backbone networks of China, delivering over 80 percent data of the country’s Internet.

Pakistan Air Force Starts Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13




PAF Saffron Bandit 2012-13
PAF Saffron Bandit 2012-13


Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt on Thursday said that readiness and war preparedness have attained enhanced significance in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

Speaking as a chief guest on the inaugural ceremony of Exercise Saffron Bandit 2012-13 held at an Operational Base of Pakistan Air Force, he said that PAF is, indeed, the most potent element of state defence and as always, has to maintain its posture to thwart any threats to our motherland.

“As all of you are aware, that while the traditional threats have not disappeared, new challenges with much uglier faces have surfaced. Therefore, besides evolving new and consolidating the established employment concepts, we have to keep this non-traditional adversary in our sights as well”, he added.

While advising the members of participating units at the ceremony, the Air Chief said the Exercise is aimed to enhance the war preparedness of PAF combat elements by providing role oriented training in near realistic but controlled environment.

The environment will be created by integrating and synergizing all available and futuristic capabilities and weapon systems for practicing, evolving and validating current and modern tactical concepts in a near war like environment.

“This time the environment is unique as all of the PAF's latest assets would be made to operate under one umbrella. Hence, through this Exercise, the PAF would be stepping into the future with all its modern capabilities in action”, he concluded.

New Stuxnet Like Malware Detected:Global Cyber Warfare


A new cyber espionage program associated to the notorious Flame and Gauss malware has been detected by Russia's Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus giant’s chief warns that global cyber warfare is in “full swing” and will probably accelerate in 2013.

The virus, named miniFlame, and as well-known as SPE, has by now infected computers Systems in Iran, Lebanon, France, the United States and Lithuania. It was exposed in July 2012 and is defined as “a small and highly flexible malicious program designed to steal data and control infected systems during targeted cyber espionage operations,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement.

The malware was initially identified as an appendage of Flame – the program used for targeted cyber espionage in the Middle East and acknowledged to be part of mutual US-Israeli efforts to damage Iran’s nuclear program.

But later, Kaspersky Lab analysts learned that miniFlame is an “interoperable tool that could be used as an independent malicious program, or concurrently as a plug-in for both the Flame and Gauss malware.”

The analysis also exposed new evidence of cooperation between the creators of Flame and Gauss, as both viruses can use miniFlame for their operations.

Cockpit of J-20 China's Stealth Fighter


J-20 Cockpit
J-20 Cockpit

J-20 Cockpit
J-20 Cockpit

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