China To Get Large-Scaled UAV(Drones) Development Industrial Base


China is developing a  large-scaled whole-chain unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) industrial development base in Beijing that will settle in southern Beijing's Daxing District, according to the top management of China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) under China Aerospace Sci & Tech Corporation.
The UAV development industrial base, which covers a total area of 134 ha, will be the first of its kind in China. The base will cluster flagship enterprises and regional S&T leaders in the sophisticated industry within three years. It will also develop a top-notch technological service system and explore new modes for commercial application so as to turn itself into a UAV tech and service hub with high value-added.
The industrial base's estimated output will reach 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) by 2015, 30 billion yuan (US$4.8 billion) by 2020, and more than 100 billion yuan (US$16.1 billion) by 2025.
By then, the industrial base will integrate all links on the industrial chain, from S&T, manufacturing, test flights, marketing, after-sales services and commercial applications.
Beijing's Daxing District, a high-tech manufacturing industrial belt in the city, is expected to be the most important industrial cluster area in the future.

China Start Development OF Long-Range Stealth Bomber

Senior colonel Wu Guohui of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has confirmed  that China has started designing and development of a long-range stealth bomber with similar capabilities to the PAK-DA and B-2 of the United States Air Force.
When the PLAAF was founded in 1949, few resources were spent on the development of long-range bombers as Mao Zedong believed that ground forces were much more important for China to defeat foreign invaders. In the era of the Korean War and Taiwan Strait Crisis, the PLAAF was initially established as a tactical air force to support the army in combat against the United Nations forces and the Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang) government. The modern PLAAF only began to take shape after Deng Xiaoping came to power in the late 1970s after Mao's death.
Wu said that a long-range stealth bomber is able to launch more than one missile during an aerial engagement because it cannot be detected by enemy radar, and that is why the US is willing to spend US$1.2 billion on 80 to 100 second-generation stealth bombers. Realizing that the United States is also developing a second-generation stealth bomber based on the B-2 stealth jet, Wu said that it is now time for China to seek a replacement for its Cold War-era H-6 strategic bomber.
Both the United States and Russia are developing new bombers and China will certainly have its stealth bomber too, Wu said. China's ambition to build a stealth bomber was first reported by John Reed, a US military analyst, in an article written for Foreign Policy magazine in June. Citing aircraft models displayed on the Chinese website, Reed stated that Beijing would usually demonstrate small-scale models before constructing the real aircraft.

Chinese Y-20 2nd Prototype sighted?



Y-20 2nd Prototype sighted
Y-20 2nd Prototype sighted

Export Potential OF Chinese YiLong Drone


Chinese YiLong Drone
Chinese Yi Long Drone

Chinese YiLong Drone
Chinese Yi Long Drone



China's DF-15C Ballistic Missile Can Carry Bunker Buster Bomb

China's DF-15C short-range ballistic missile, equipped with a deep-penetration warhead or  bunker buster bomb, would be able to damage or destroy underground command and  control facilities in Taiwan and other security partners of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, according to "The Weapon", a military weapons magazine operated by China North Industries Group Corporation, a state-run company that manufactures military vehicles.
Photos of the DF-15C were first revealed on Chinese internet in 2006. "The Weapon" reported that the DF-15C, with a warhead between 2-2.5 meters in length, has the largest warhead section compared to other missiles in the PLA's arsenal.

China's DF-15C Bunker Buster Missile
China's DF-15C Bunker Buster Missile

Like Vietnam and Iraq, the militaries of Taiwan, Japan and South Korea rely on underground structures to shield their primary command and control facilities, the report said. The DF-15C can be used by the Second Artillery Corps, the PLA's strategic missile detachment command, to take out enemy command and control centers in a potential conflict.

China To Develop Heavy-Duty Armed Attack Helicopters After WZ-10

The development of Chinese  armed  attack helicopters as represented by the WZ-10 and WZ-19 which continues to draw foreign attention. Du Wenlong, a  Chinese military expert, responded to media questions by saying that WZ-10 was only a starting point and that China would go on to develop heavy-duty armed attack helicopters. 

When asked where the development of Chinese armed helicopters stands currently, Du Wenlong said that China's WZ-10 and WZ-19 should be seen as a revolution in Chinese armed helicopters for special purposes. Although we have had armed helicopters in the past, they were for general service. For example, the WZ-9 could serve as a transport and an attack helicopter, and also as a platform for other air missions. However, since the WZ-9 was based on upgrading a general armed helicopter, it could not meet special demands in such areas as attack, protection and electronics. 



WZ-10 Attack Helicopter
WZ-10 Attack Helicopter


Du Wenlong said that the WZ-10 displayed at the air show had impressed them very deeply. WZ-10 has a very narrow fuselage. Its reflective surface and therefore its vulnerability to attack would be relatively smaller. The probability of successfully hitting it with weaponry in a counter-attack would be relatively low. In addition, WZ-10 can carry a payload of 8 guided missiles. While the counter party’s ground targets might be rock solid against an infantry attack, they could not withstand a single blow from this armed helicopter. 



China Developed AESA RADAR For J-11B


J-11B Fitted  With AESA Radar
J-11B Fitted  With AESA Radar

J-11B Fitted  With AESA Radar
J-11B Fitted  With AESA Radar




China Has Upgraded J-11B with AESA radar (most likely the same AESA Radar seen on the J-15 and J-16).

China 's State Television(CCTV) Said: J-11B radar has 1760 T/R modules, has a search range of 450 km against 1 m^2 target and 250 km against a 0.1 m^2 target.

China To Continue Rapid Development OF Attack Helicopters


China will continue to develop attack helicopters to build on the success of the WZ-10 and WZ-19 unveiled last year, said Du Wenlong, a military analyst from Beijing, in a interview with the People's Daily Online, the official website of the state-run People's Daily.
The WZ-10 and WZ-19 — China's first generation of indigenous attack helicopters — were designed by the Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation and Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation, according to Du. He said that the PLA's Z-9 helicopters can be modified to become attack helicopters, but the WZ-10 and WZ-19 mark a milestone in the country's aircraft development.
The expert said that there are still room for improvements, however. Equipped with eight missiles, Du said that the WZ-10 is able to destroy all of its targets on the ground, but it is still unable to fight against other helicopters in aerial combat. In addition, he added that current PLA helicopters would not be able to defeat the AH-1W helicopters used by Taiwan's ROC Army without the cover provided by fixed-wing aircraft.

WZ-19 Attack Helicopter
WZ-19 Attack Helicopter

US AH-64D in China?



Images have surfaced on the Chinese Internet of what seems to be an actual AH-64D Apache or a real-size copy of the worlds most famous attack chopper.

The helicopter, on a truck, seems to be in the process of being moved even if it is at least strange that it is not hidden below a protective covering, as happened for other mysterious choppers spotted on the move in China.

Its not easy to guess how Beijing put their hands on the helicopter.



AH-64D in China
AH-64D in China

Turkey FD-2000 Defense Missile Deal IS A Victory For China


NATO has expressed serious concern over Turkey's decision to purchase the FD-2000 Missile Defense System from China — the export version of China's HQ-9 surface-to-air missile — from a Chinese firm, citing that the system would not be compatible with those of Turkey's other NATO allies. However, the sale symbolizes a victory for China's defense industry even if it does not go through, reported by the International Media Organizations.
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen requested Turkey to reconsider the purchase of the FD-2000  saying he expects Turkey to choose a system that is compatible with those of other allies. Some observers claim that the US and NATO are in fact  seriously concerned over the deal because China may be able to steal critical information if the FD-2000 is able to be connected with the US-built Patriot air defense missiles deployed to the Turkish border with Syria.

FD-2000 Air Defense Missile System
FD-2000 Air Defense Missile System
Others believe that whether of not Turkey will halt the US$3.4 billion missile defense deal and comply to the NATO request, it still marks a victory for Chinese defense industry. The Chinese weapons system was chosen above the US Patriot system, Russia's S-300 and the European Aster 30. Meanwhile, the FD-2000 is expected to become a popular choice for developing nations which are not NATO members with its cheaper price and technology transfer. The Chinese defense industry will now be able to use the indirect support of NATO member Turkey to expand into the overseas market the International Media Organizations said.

USAF Chief of Staff Gets a Close Lookup OF J-10 Fighter


USAF Chief of Staff in China
USAF Chief of Staff in China

USAF Chief of Staff With J-10
USAF Chief of Staff With J-10

China's ICBM Interceptor System In Development


China's Second Artillery Corps, the strategic missile force of China's People's Liberation Army, is seeking to develop new exo-atmospheric interceptors based on advance early reconnaissance satellite system, over-the-horizon active phased array radar and missiles like the HQ-19 and HQ-26 to defend the country against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles, reports the Moscow-based magazine.
China's new early reconnaissance satellite system will be able track an incoming missile attack launched from anywhere in the world to give the PLA 25-30 minutes to respond to an ICBM attack and 10-20 minutes for submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
 The Second Artillery Corps already has a timetable for the development of this new satellite system and it will only be a matter of time for the PLA to deploy it. In addition to the early reconnaissance satellite system, China will also rely on over-the-horizon active phased array radar will also be used to direct air defense missiles to intercept targets outside the atmosphere.

PLA Navy Preparing Counter Strategy Against US, Japanese Submarines


The challenge of facing US and Japanese submarines operating within disputed territorial waters, the People's Liberation Army Navy is preparing for a three-dimensional anti-submarine system consisted of aircraft, surface combat vessels and submarines, according to the Chinese Internet.
Meanwhile, the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force plans to increase the number of its submarines from 16 to 22 by 2021. Using Soryu-class diesel-electric submarines as an example, the paper stated that the size of the new Japanese submarines will become larger. As the first class of Japanese submarines to be equipped with air-independent propulsion system, the Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine can operate under water for nearly two weeks.
The Soryu-class is also much more powerful than its predecessors, the Harushio and Narushio-class submarines, as it is equipped with Type 89 torpedoes and UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Even though Japan is not permitted under its constitution to have its own nuclear-powered submarine, conventional submarines like the Soryu-class are already a dangerous threat to China's maritime communication lines, the paper said, adding that Japanese submarines have a longer patrol range and more powerful weapons systems.

 Gaoxin-6 anti-submarine aircraft
 Gaoxin-6 anti-submarine aircraft

In addition, the United States is deploying more submarines to the Asia-Pacific region. At the US military base in Yokosuka, there are between five and six submarines under the command of the Seventh Fleet. Next year, the US will deploy four more nuclear-powered submarines to Guam, while strategic targets in China are in range of the 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles equipped by a single Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.
To counter Chinese submarines in a potential conflict, Japan recently purchased 70 P-1 jet planes from Kawasaki Heavy Industries to replace its US-built P-3C jet. The delivery of the first two P-1 aircraft to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force took place on Mar. 26. In addition to fixed-wing aircraft, the country's new helicopter carrier, the Izumo, is able to carry 14 SH-60K anti-submarine helicopters into battle.

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