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China’s Aircraft Carrier May Use Upgraded Version OF J-11 Fighters

China’s First Aircraft Carrier China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is over 300 meters long and over 70 meterswide. The distance from the keel to the top of the mainmast is over 60 meters. Thereare 10 decks below the main deck, and nine levels of island-style superstructuresabove the main deck, making the aircraft carrier look like a 20-story building. TheLiaoning has a normal displacement of more than 50,000 tons. Aircraft carriers top all other types of large ships in tonnage, size, and operationalcapability, and are hailed as “floating airports.” The island-style superstructures at thestarboard side of an aircraft carrier are the command center for flight-deck operations,as well as the ship as a whole. Modern carrier-based aircraft take off in mainly three ways: catapult assisted takeoff,ski-jump takeoff, and vertical takeoff. The Liaoning can carry fixed-wing aircraft andhelicopters as designed. Although there are no carrier-based aircraft on the flight deck of the Liaoning, theaircraft carrier is fully equipped for aircraft takeoff and landing.  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/

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China To Promote Drones For Marine Surveillance

China will promote the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to strengthen the nation’s marine surveillance, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said on Sunday. The SOA verified and accepted a pilot program of using drones to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance in Lianyungang, a costal city in eastern Jiangsu Province on Sunday. With the experience learned from the pilot ...

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Former L-3 Worker Convicted of Exporting Military Technology To China

A Chinese national who formerly worked for L-3 Communications was convicted Wednesday of illegally exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to China, the U.S. Justice Department announced. A federal jury in New Jersey found Sixing “Steve” Liu, 49, guilty of nine charges, including possessing stolen trade secrets, violating export laws and lying to federal agents. He was acquitted on two additional ...

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Russian New SU-30CM Jet-Fighter Makes Maiden Flight

Sukhoi  Su-30CM Russia’s new Sukhoi SU-30CM jet fighter has  completed its maiden flight, the aircraft’s Designer Irkut Corporation said Friday. “A test of the SU-30CM fighter has been conducted at an airfield in  Irkutsk. The two-hour flight did not reveal any problem,” the company said in a statement. The SU-30CM multipurpose fighter is the newest version of Russia’s SU-30MK family. In March, ...

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Russia Plans to Field the T-99 MBTs By 2015

Russian T-99 Armata Main Battle Tank The Russian Army is planning to begin modernize its armored and mechanized forces beginning in 2015, fielding a new family of vehicles comprising a new main battle tank, armored infantry fighting vehicles, and various support platforms. The MBT will be based on the new Armata, the prototype is scheduled to enter field trials in ...

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China’s Car Makers Cut Corners To Success

China’s Auto China keeps getting better at making cars. One reason: It’s getting better at cutting corners. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, one of China’s biggest car makers, conducted 20 to 25 crash tests when it developed its popular Panda model, engineers involved in developing the car told Reuters. Global car makers typically conduct 125 to 150 crash tests for each ...

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Apple Unlocked iPhone 5 Price

Unlocked iPhone 5 Price If you want To Buy unlocked iPhone 5, Apple has posted a handy tool detailing how much you have pay for each configuration. The Apple Store’s lists the 16GB iPhone 5 at $649, the 32GB at $749, and the top of the line model 64GB at $849. In Canada, where all models sold by Apple are unlocked, the same ...

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Google Sees Strong Potential In Pakistani Market

Google Pakistan Pakistan is one of the next big markets for Google in Asia, according to executives at Google Pakistan, who held their first ever public event in the country to highlight the technology giant’s interest in the country. “Pakistan is Google’s next big market in the region,” Google’s head of Emerging Market Development, Southeast Asia, Jana Levene told a ...

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