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Chinese Aviation Industry Milestones In 2013 Review

In the year 2013 many of China’s new military aviation projects appeared, so it was very exciting for all the  followers of the PLAAF . Although there weren’t as many news coming out this year about J-20 and J-31 stealth fighters, many other projects really came out and took center stage. Y-20 – Although we started see pictures of Y-20 performing ...

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Chengdu Aircraft Industry Developing More Advanced J-10C Fighter

The J-10B fighter jet — the upgrade version of China’s J-10A fighter — recently entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force(PLAAF), while its designer Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group is already working on the more advanced version J-10C. Equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, the J-10B has the capability to take out Japan’s F-15J fighters if an ...

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China’s New Stealth Fighters J-23 and J-25 Revealed

The J-20 and J-31, China’s first two stealth fighter Designs, are still in the developmental stages, however secrets regarding the nation’s other two fifth generation fighters, the J-23 and J-25, have been revealed on Chinese military websites(Chinese Internet). The J-23 fighter, designed by the Shenyang Aviation Corporation, is no longer an aircraft based on Russian technology, the report said. Shenyang ...

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China Conducts First Test Flight OF Z-20 Helicopter

 China Conducts First Successful Test Flight OF Z-20 Helicopter.Z-20 is a new general purpose transport helicopter in 10+ ton  class developed for the People Liberation Army.It was speculated to be based on American S-70C currently still in service with PLA but also shares some common features with Z-10. Z-20 Helicopter

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China Conducts Test Firing OF Newly Developed DF-41 ICBM

China’s military conducts the second flight test firing of its newest long-range missile(DF-41) that is capable of hitting targets in the United States with a nuclear warhead, according to defense officials. The flight test of the new Dong Feng-41, or DF-41, took place Friday from the Wuzhai missile launch center in Shanxi province to an impact range in western China, ...

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US Air Force Plans To Arm Sixth Generation Fighters With Laser Weapons

The Pentagon wants to put high-powered lasers on its fleet of fighter jets in the not-so-distant future to ensure that enemies of the United States don’t stand a chance against America’s state-of-the-art arsenal. A request for information document posted by the US Air Force on the Federal Business Opportunities website last week indicates that the Department of Defense is already ...

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China To Built Two More Aircraft Carriers Between 2014 To 2015

China will construct two conventionally powered aircraft carriers in Dalian and Shanghai between 2014 and 2015, a source from China’s Central Military Commission has told. Under the Commission’s Project 048, China aims to establish three carrier battle groups by 2020 so that all three major fleets of the PLA Navy will be able to carry out missions with the full ...

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Russian Media Says China’s Lijian Is A Copy of Russian Stealth Drone Design

After China’s first stealth combat drone, the Lijian, completed its first test flight on Nov. 21, the Moscow-based “Military Parade” stated that the drone — designed jointly by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and Hongdu Aviation Industry Group — is in fact a copy of a Russian design. The Lijian’s 20-minute test flight was completed at an unknown test center located ...

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