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J-20 Carried New PL-13 Missile During Recent Trials

Numerous photos emerged online earlier this year showing the J-20 — China’s first generation fighter — carrying two types of missiles outside of its weapons bay during a test flight, Now it is reported that one of the missiles may be the PL-13, the nation’s fifth generation air-to-air missile. With similar capabilities to the AIM-9X missile of the United States, the ...

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US To Build Military Base On Saipan To Counter PLA Missiles

The island of Saipan — an unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean — will be reconstructed as a military base to prepare for a potential missile attack by the People’s Liberation Army over the Second Island Chain, according to John Reed, a US military analyst, in an article written for the website of the Foreign ...

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China’s Emergency Response Satellite

 China’s Kuaizhou-1 satellite launch was reported by the US website NASA Space Flight just two hours after it was launched on Sept. 25 because of its potential to be operated by the People’s Liberation Army as a weapon. Rui Barbosa, an editor of the space news website, said the Kuaizhou-1, also known as KZ-1, was designed by China Aerospace Science ...

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J-31 Stealth Fighter Designed For Export Says PLA Admiral

The J-31, China’s second prototype fifth-generation stealth fighter, designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, will be produced for the export market instead of for China’s air force and navy, according to Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong of the PLA Navy in a People’s Daily report. While the Washington-based Strategy Page said the J-31 has the potential to become a future carrier-based stealth fighter ...

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J-20 Spotted With New Mysterious Missile

A new mysterious type of missile has been spotted on the second prototype of the J-20 — China’s first stealth fighter — with a serial number of 2002, reports the state run People’s Daily, citing a video clip released on Chinese military websites. According to video clip, the missile is white in color and unlike the F-22 Raptor fighter of ...

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India Is Designing and Developing Its First Realistic ICBM

India is beginning to design, develop a new, longer range nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) local media reported.A scientist with the Defense Research and Development Organization, India’s military technology agency, told that DRDO is secretly developing a missile with an initial range of 6,000 km (3,728 miles). Currently, India’s longest range ballistic missile is the Agni-V, which has a range ...

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Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group to Produce 1,200 J-10 Fighters

Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group will produce a total of 1,200 J-10 fighters for the PLA Force to counter F-16 fighters over the Taiwan Strait and Western Pacific, according to our sister paper Want Daily. The Moscow-based Voice of Russia says the J-10A uses the Lyulka-Saturn AL-31FN turbofan engine imported from Russia due to difficulties in the development of China’s WS-10 ...

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The Status of China’s J-10 Project

As China’s first advance indigenous fighter jet project, the J-10 program is one of the most important program of PLA. The most recent variant of J-10B made its first maiden flight in December of 2008, but CAC has been producing J-10A as recent as first half of this year.Most recently, news came out of Chinese bbs that the first batch ...

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China and Germany Eye To deepen Air Force Ties

China’s Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, member of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and commander of the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAAF), met yesterday with Lieut.Gen. Karl Müllner, the visiting inspector-general of the German Air Force, at the Headquarters of the PLAAF in Beijing. Ma Xiaotian said that China-Germany ...

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Russia Confirms Sale OF Advanced S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile System To Iran

Russia has agreed to supply Iran with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles and build an additional nuclear reactor at the Bushehr nuclear site. The Russian Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday, amid increased international pressure against the two countries’ mutual ally Syria.A “source close to the Kremlin” told the Kommersant that the agreements would be discussed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to ...

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