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J-10B Shows Comprehensive Improvements Over J-10A

Zhang Jigao, deputy chief designer of the J-10 fighter, spoke about the improved model J-10 publicly for the first time in the AVIC flight test center. Zhang Jigao told People’s Daily Online reporters that the overall performance of the J10 will be comprehensively improved in areas such as aerodynamic layout, mission system, and the approach to maintenance.  In March 2009, ...

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China’s PLA Starts Fielding New Light Tank

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has started to field a new light tank armed with a 105 mm gun.The new tank will replace the PLA’s Type 62 and Type 63 light tanks. Its estimated weight of around 30 tonnes could give it significant export potential given that main battle tanks (MBTs) are often too heavy for road networks and bridges. ...

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China Test Fired High-Speed Precision-Guided Torpedo

China’s navy recently conducted a test of a new high-speed maneuvering torpedo that poses a threat to U.S. ships and submarines. Defense officials said the new torpedo is the latest example of what the Pentagon calls Beijing’s anti-access, area-denial, or AA/AD, high-tech weaponry. Other new weapons include China’s recently deployed anti-ship ballistic missile, the DF-21D, which is designed to sink ...

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China’s Next-Generation AWACS KJ-3000 Is Under Development

China’s next generation early warning aircraft will be able to surpass all of its global competitors, according to Wang Xiaomo, vice president of the China Academy of Electronics and Information Technology, in an interview with the party-run People’s Daily.With the advent of the US airborne early warning and control system during the Gulf War of 1991, the PLA Air Force ...

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China Nuclear Submarines Capable OF Widespread Attack On US

Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time that Beijing’s nuclear submarines  are capable to  attack American cities as a means to counter balance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. China ‘s leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about ...

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