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Russian Air Force Took Delivery Of The Third A-50U AWACS Aircraft

Russian air forces took delivery of the third upgraded A-50U AWACS aircraft. “A-50U aircraft was handed over to the Russian Air Force at the airfield of Beriev Aircraft Company (Taganrog). Beriev Aircraft Company is the part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The aircraft has been inspected by the crew and it will perform ferry flight from Taganrog to its home ...

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Russia Offers Brazil Joint Development Of PAK-FA Stealth Fighter

Russia plans to offer Brazil joint development of the fifth-generation combat aircraft, the Sukhoi T-50, according to Alexander Fomin, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation. The proposal is reportedly in support of an unsolicited offer by Sukhoi whose Su-35 fighter was taken off Brazil’s shortlist for its F-X2 tender for the purchase of 36 fighter jets worth ...

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Putin Approved the Sale Of S-400 Triumf SAM System to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in principle to the sale of anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 to China, the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source close to the Kremlin. At the same time director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin confirmed that negotiations for the supply complexes China are ongoing. The decision to sell the complexes was made in ...

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Israeli Defense and Technology Firms Demand Gov’t Ease Limits On Arms Exports To China

Defense and technology firms in Israel have recently requested that the government ease restrictions on exports of military equipment to China. A source from the Israeli defense industry says that weapon manufacturers in Israel had already gained support from the prime minister’s office as well as the economic and foreign ministries since it is the policy of the nation to expand ...

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Russia May Sell China New Advanced Kalina-class Submarine Technology

Russia is developing a new advanced  Kalina submarine class and may sell them to China, according to reports in Russia’s media. Last week, the head of Russia’s Navy, Adm. Viktor Chirkov, announced that Russia would build new fifth-generation submarines dubbed the Kalina-class. “Russia is currently designing a fifth-generation conventional submarine, dubbed Project Kalina, which will be fitted with an air-independent propulsion ...

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China To Have Nuclear Missiles On Subs Soon: US admiral

China for the first time will likely have subs equipped with long-range nuclear missiles later this year, part of an increasingly potent submarine fleet, a top US officer said Tuesday, The head of US Pacific Command, Admiral Samuel Locklear, said the latest class of Chinese subs would be armed with a new ballistic missile with an estimated range of 4,000 ...

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J-31/F-60 or Project 310?

As we’ve seen the J-20 project proceed to the pre-production prototype stage, Project 310 (Shenyang AC’s 5th gen design) is continuing its flight testing. Although, I and many other have called it J-31, it really hasn’t become an official PLAAF project yet, so it has no J designation Many have called it the J-21 project, because they expect it to ...

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US Says F-35 Secrets Showing Up in China’s Stealth Fighter

A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber spying against the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took place in 2007 under what U.S. intelligence agencies codenamed Operation Byzantine ...

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Improved J-20 Ready For First Test Flight

Images emerged on 20 February of a modified prototype Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 fifth-generation fighter undertaking high-speed taxi runs. These taxi runs are presumably prior to its maiden flight and suggest it may be a pre-production variant slated for formal testing by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Photographs of the prototype first appeared on Chinese military web ...

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