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Modified J-20 Stealth Fighter Prepares For Maiden Flight

A modified version of the People’s Liberation Army’s Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter has been spotted preparing for what will presumably be its maiden flight. The report said images of a modified prototype of the J-20, manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation, emerged on Feb. 20 showing the aircraft taxiing. Analysis of the photographs suggests that the jet has been modified ...

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China Developing World’s Most Accurate Cruise Missiles

China has begun developing the world’s most accurate cruise missiles with the ability to hit targets in Japan as well as US military bases, according to a recent report published by the Washington-based Project 2049 Institute. In the article titled China’s Evolving Reconnaissance-Strike Capabilities, author Ian Easton claims that after many years of efforts, China has acquired a considerable amount ...

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First Mass Produce J-16 Conducts Test Flight

China’s first mass production J-16 fighter  conducted its first test flight recently. J-16 Conducts Test Flight  The difference between the mass production J-16 and the prototype aircraft with the serial number aircraft is that the former does not have an airspeed tube. Meanwhile, it is possible that units of PLA Air Force or Navy Air Force may already be equipped ...

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Russia To Develop Light-Class Fighter Jet

Russia will soon start developing a prototype of an advanced lightweight fighter jet to supplement fifth-generation T-50 aircraft, a top government official said Wednesday. The new aircraft is expected to be cheaper to produce and easier to maintain, but should also possess combat capabilities and performance characteristics comparable with those of heavy-class aircraft. “The development of a light-class fighter has ...

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Russian Air Force To Receives New Stealth Fighter Prototype

 A new advanced fighter jet prototype has been delivered to the Russian Air Force for testing, the manufacturer said Friday. The first T-50 “stealth” fighter had been delivered to a military airfield in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region for test flights, the Sukhoi company said in a statement. The chief air force commander, Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, said in December that ...

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The Current Status of JF-17 Thunder Project

As PAC starts the production of second block of JF-17, it’s good to take a look at where the project is right now. I won’t go over the history of the project, since that can be found online or any of the many forums. At this point, PAF remains the only operator of JF-17. They have finished the production of ...

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China’s Navy better than Soviet but still has weaknesses

Ronald O’Rourke, a specialist in naval affairs, has claimed in a report to the US Congress that China’s navy has better capability to carry out an anti-access or area-denial strategy than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, while the Pentagon has said the PLA Navy still has two major weaknesses to overcome, reports the Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao. ...

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Pakistan’s Nuclear Submarine Development Analysis

Pakistan’s Defence forces , specially Pakistan’s Navy has been quite vocal of arrival of Russian Nuclear powered submarine to Indian shore. Pakistan Navy chief has already told US Defence Magazine that arrival of Russian Nuclear powered submarine and India’s own Indigenous development ,will have adverse effect on its operational capability in Indian ocean . and also mentioned that Pakistani navy ...

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