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

China's First Aircraft Carrier
China's first aircraft carrierthe Liaoningis over 300 meters long and over 70 meterswideThe distance from the keel to the top of the mainmast is over 60 metersThereare 10 decks below the main deckand nine levels of island-style superstructuresabove the main deckmaking the aircraft carrier look like a 20-story buildingTheLiaoning has a normal displacement of more than 50,000 tons

Aircraft carriers top all other types of large ships in tonnagesizeand operationalcapabilityand 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 wayscatapult assisted takeoff,ski-jump takeoffand vertical takeoffThe Liaoning can carry fixed-wing aircraft andhelicopters as designed

Although there are no carrier-based aircraft on the flight deck of the Liaoningtheaircraft carrier is fully equipped for aircraft takeoff and landing

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 program, the SOA would try to form a managerial system and technical regulations in a bid to set up UAV surveillance and monitoring bases in provinces along China's coastline by 2015, Yu Qingsong, a division chief of the administration said.
In addition, the SOA would step up efforts to enhance its surveillance of the islands and islets including the Diaoyu Islands and Huangyan Island.
According to the SOA, the use of pilotless aircraft in remote-sensing marine surveillance is relatively flexible, low-cost and efficient, compared with the performance of satellite remote sensing,aerial remote sensing and field monitoring.

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 counts of lying to federal agents.

Liu worked as an engineer for L-3's Space & Navigation unit in New Jersey from March 2009 until November 2010.

In 2010, in an effort to position himself for a new job in China, Liu stole thousands of computer files from the company, detailing the design of missiles, rockets and unmanned drones, prosecutors said. He made several presentations at Chinese universities and government-organized conferences about the technology without the permission of L-3.

Upon Liu's return to the United States from a trip to Shanghai on Nov. 29, 2010, customs agents found copies of the stolen material on a personal computer he had with him.

Some of the files contained technical data related to defense items that cannot be exported without a license, which Liu did not have, according to the Justice Department.

Liu's lawyer, James Tunick, said his client did not knowingly break the law and that he had attended the Chinese conferences for "educational purposes, not for any nefarious purpose." He said he would file an appeal.

After the jury's verdict, U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler ordered Liu held until his sentencing date in January, citing the lack of an extradition treaty with China.

"We will not tolerate the exploitation of this country's opportunities through the theft of our secrets," Paul Fishman, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, said in a statement.

In a statement, L-3 said it had "fully cooperated" with authorities.

"We continue to have comprehensive policies and protocols in place to ensure the highest levels of security is observed by all employees," the company said.

Liu faces up to 20 years and a $1 million fine on each export violation charge, the most serious crime he committed.

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

Sukhoi  Su-30CM
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, the Defense Ministry ordered 30 SU-30CM airplanes to delivered to the Air Force by 2015. 

The 22-meter-long fighter is capable of covering a distance of up to 3,000 km with a maximum speed of 2,125 km/h or Mach 2 on an altitude of 17.3 km. It is equipped with one machine gun, six middle-range guided missiles and eight non-guided bombs. 

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 2013, about 10 months ahead of schedule. First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said. The new tank is under development at Uralvagonzavod in Omsk. The first deliveries of the tank to the Russian Armed Forces are scheduled for 2015. A total of 2,300 MBTs are expected to be supplied by 2020.

It should be remembered that the Russians are building their fighting forces not only against NATO, but more importantly, to protect their long southern borders with radical Islamic countries that may be gathering military power, and the growing dominance of China in the east. Armored and mechanized forces are key to maintaining military superiority or parity against such threats. The level of sophistication in meeting such threats is not as demanding as meeting the advanced technology fielded by US and NATO forces. According to preliminary reports, the new tank designated T-99 will be less radical and ambitious than the failed ‘Object 195’ or T-95, it will weigh less, therefore, become more agile and will be more affordable, compared to its more ambitious predecessors.

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 new model. By relying more on computer simulations, Geely saved at least 200 million yuan ($31.57 million) and two years in development time on the Panda, the engineers said.

Paring back on crash tests, skimping on frills, simplifying designs, using cheaper materials and, in a departure for the industry, outsourcing most of their design and engineering are having a profound effect on the cost bases of China's dozens of car makers. Some are now able to sell cheap and cheerful small cars for about 40,000 yuan ($6,350) - less than half the price of a plain vanilla Toyota.

Ten years ago, no discerning Chinese consumer would have bought China-designed cars. Not only were such vehicles accused of being illegal counterfeits of foreign models, but their quality and safety were also mistrusted.

Samsung Galaxy S3 VS Apple iPhone 5

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         Samsung Galaxy S3  vs Apple iPhone 5

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Apple iPhone 5 vs Chinese iPhone 5

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Apple Unlocked iPhone 5 Price

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 models are Priced at -- in Canadian dollars -- $699, CAD $799, and CAD $899 , Respectively.
However, those expecting to get their hands on Apple's next-generation smartphone soon will have to put those hopes on hold. The iPhone maker hasn't yet announced when consumers can expect availability, and users won't be able to pre-order the carrier-unencumbered configuration tomorrow.
An unlocked version of the iPhone 4S didn't go on sale last year until November 11 -- almost a full month after the carrier-subsidized versions.
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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 gathering of IT experts, bloggers, businessmen and selected journalists at Pearl Continental hotel in Karachi on Monday.

The gathering comes after Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited Pakistan in June to meet with the country’s politicians and businessmen. “It was just a regular visit. He wanted to find out how important the use of technology for the country’s leadership and businessmen is,” said Badar Khushnood, Google’s consultant in Pakistan.

Moreover, Google has intensified its operations by getting involved in a lot of projects – especially with the Punjab government – in the country recently. “Innovation Punjab” is one example where Google has partnered with Punjab Information Technology Board. It has launched a social innovation fund – in collaboration with Pakistan Software Houses association, also their partner for the event – to support young entrepreneurs struggling to get their ideas public.

Google’s increased interest in the country, Schmidt’s visit of Pakistan and now this event sends very strong signals to the country – the giant may consider opening an office in Pakistan. Khusnood denied if Google was opening its first office in the country anytime soon but added it couldn’t be ruled out. Google’s representatives attributed Pakistan’s growing importance to multiple factors.

“To enter a market, the first thing we look at is its demographics – number of internet users in that country,” Jana Levene said, explaining why Google is interested in Pakistan. “Twenty-two million internet users is a huge number. It’s more than Australia’s whole population. That’s why we are here,” she said.

Scorpene Submarines Manufacturing Plans Delayed

SSK Scorpene Submarines 
India's submarine manufacturing plans remain stuck in a debilitating policy paralysis despite China and Pakistan systematically adding teeth to their underwater combat capabilities.
After going around in circles for two years, it's back to square one as far as the proposed over Rs 50,000 crore 'Project-75 India' to construct six new-generation conventional submarines, armed with both land-attack missile capabilities and air-independent propulsion (AIP) for greater underwater endurance, is concerned.
Defence acquisitions council headed by A K Antony, on its part, has now given a fresh go-ahead to the naval proposal to directly import two of the six diesel-electric stealth submarines from the foreign collaborator eventually selected for P-75India. The remaining four boats will be built at Mazagon Docks (MDL) at Mumbai and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at Visakhapatnam after transfer of technology.
This marks a return to the original decision taken in early-2010, which had run aground due to squabbling between Navy and MoD's defence production department. "P-75India should have got going several years ago. With so much delay in even finalizing its contours, India cannot hope to induct these submarines anytime before 2022 at the earliest now,'' said a source.

China Launches New Type 052D Aegis Destroyers

Type 052D Aegis Destroyer

China has launched the lead ship of its second-generation Aegis destroyer among a new wave of shipbuilding, while the hull number of the country's first aircraft carrier was also revealed, Chinese online news portals reported.

According to major online military news sites such as Netease, the newest destroyer was launched in a shipyard in Shanghai at the end of August. As the most sophisticated combat ships, Aegis destroyers are commonly referred to as air-defense destroyers equipped with phased array radars and modern ship-to-air missiles, which enable the ships to provide regional air defense shields for the entire fleet.

Meanwhile, photos released by the news portals showed that China's first aircraft carrier, a carrier hull bought from Ukraine and overhauled by the Chinese navy, was painted with the hull number "16." 

The carrier may be named after Liaoning Province, as the giant ship was overhauled in Liaoning's Dalian shipyard, the Shandong-based Qilu Evening News reported on Tuesday, adding that the hull number suggested the carrier is one step closer to being commissioned.

The new type destroyer is the highlight in the second wave of massive shipbuilding after 2000. After an interval of about seven years, a total of six follow-up ships of the first-generation Aegis destroyers have been launched in very short intervals since the end of 2010, with at least one already being commissioned this year, according to Modern Ships and other military magazines on the Chinese mainland. 

Moscow Warms Up To Islamabad

 Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani
 Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani

Pakistan Army’s Chief of the Army Staff, Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, will be visiting Moscow in the coming days, following which Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a two-day official visit to Pakistan starting October 2, during which Putin will meet his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari during talks that are part of a quadrilateral summit to be hosted by Pakistan on October 3 in which Afghanistan’s and Tajikistan’s Presidents will also take part. The credit for initiating high-level dialogues between Moscow and Islamabad goes to Pakistan’s former President-cum-COAS Gen Pervez Musharraf, following his state visit in February 2003. Next to visit Moscow was President Asif Ali Zardari, who paid a three-day official visit to between May 11 and 13 this year.

 During this meeting, Islamabad had sought Russia’s financial-cum-diplomatic support for the Iran–Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline (for which Germany-based ILF has completed detailed engineering design and according to the interim feasibility report, the cost of the project is between $1.2 and $1.5 billion) after both the US and Saudi Arabia played spoilt-sports last March and forced the world’s largest ban--Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC)—to roll back its plans for syndicating funds for the Pakistani side of the IP gas pipeline. Last year, Pakistan’s own state-owned National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDC) had walked away from the project last year fearing US sanctions. Faced with no other alternative, Islamabad has turned to Moscow for financial assistance for continuance of the IP gas pipeline project. 

nterestingly, Moscow has signalled its readiness to warm up to Pakistan’s overtures with the proviso that Pakistan accommodates Russia’s concerns regarding the regional security scenario in Central Asia, given the fact that Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan/Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belt is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s narrow Wakhan Corridor, and that this belt of Pakistan also borders the Kashgar prefecture of China’s troubled Xinjiang province. To this end, Russia is reported to be willing to extend a sizeable quantum of security assistance to Pakistan, which is likely to include up to 12 new-build Mi-171 helicopters (to be built by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant) and hundreds of RPO-A Shmel (Bumblebee) shoulder-launched thermobaric rockets, items which the Pakistan Army urgently requires for its upcoming counter-insurgency campaign in North Waziristan. 

China's Alibaba To Pass Amazon, eBay in Transaction Value

China's largest e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group, expects to sell merchandise this year worth more than that sold by Amazon Inc and eBay combined, Alibaba's chief strategy officer said on Saturday.

The company is aiming for 3 trillion yuan ($473 billion) in annual transaction value from its Taobao e-commerce units in the next 5 to 7 years, Zeng Ming told reporters.

Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma, said last year that Taobao's transaction value for 2012 would reach 1 trillion yuan. The company has not said what percentage of online sales come from Taobao, but it is the crown jewel of the Alibaba Group and its profit engine.

"From their annual reports we did a rough calculation and we were similar last year but we are growing faster than them this year, so this year we are probably larger than them," Zeng said of Amazon and eBay, America's top online retailer and auction site.

Iran Readying To Unveil Major Breakthrough In Missile Industry

Meshkat Cruise Missile
Meshkat Cruise Missile 

Iranian defense ministry officials announced on Sunday that they plan to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile seen as a huge advancement in Iran's missile capability as its range is several times more than the country's most advanced cruise products.

"God willing, Meshkat (Lantern) Cruise Missile with a range of 2,000km will be unveiled in the near future," Deputy Defense Minister and head of the ministry's Aerospace Organization General Mehdi Farahi told FNA on Sunday.

"Meshkat Cruise Missile can be fired from land, air and sea," Farahi added.

He further pointed to the wide array of Iranian cruise missiles, saying Tehran's products include Zafar (Triumph), Nasr (Victory), Nour (Light), Qader (Mighty) and Ghadir.

He mentioned that the country plans to increase the number of its cruise collection to 14.

According to the General, Ra'd (Thunderbolt) and Meshkat are the latest products of Iran's cruise missile industry.

The new cruise missile, Meshkat, is widely believed to go on display during the military parades marking the Week of Sacred Defense in September.

As far as range is concerned, Iran's formerly best cruise missile could travel a distance not more than 300km, meaning that the country has stretched the range of its cruise missiles almost 7 times.

Iran has made giant progress in arms production, specially in area of missile technology, in the last decade.

Last September, Iran displayed its (then) latest cruise missile production Qader (Mighty) to the public during the military parades marking the Week of Sacred Defense.

Vladimir Putin Said Russia Will Spend $710b On Ballistic Missiles,Warplanes, And Upgrades

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia President Vladimir Putin on Friday demanded a new armament drive similar to the one orchestrated by the dictator Stalin in the worst years of his reign of terror in the 1930s.
"We must modernise our defence industry as comprehensively as it was done in the 1930s," Putin told top security ministers at the weekly Russian Security Council meeting.

Stalin helped revolutionise Russia's backward tsarist-era industry through a state campaign that relied heavilly on slave labour and was accompanied by political repression in which millions of people died over the years.

Russia has announced a massive armaments programme for the coming decade that should see 23 trillion rubles ($710 billion) spent on 400 ballistic missiles and 600 warplanes along with an entire fleet of submarines.

The plan has put pressure on other sectors of Putin's budget and on outdated Soviet-era military factories which are unable to cope with the sudden surge in demand for a new generation of weaponry.

Putin has expressed repeated frustration at the military churning out products such as tanks and weapons systems that cost more than their Western rivals while often failing in reliability tests.

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane New Images

J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane
J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane

J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane
J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane

J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane
J-20 Stealth Fighter Plane

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