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China Conducts Land-Based Missile Interception Test

China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, “achieved the preset goal”, according to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense. Military authorities provided no other information about the operation. China has already successfully completed two mid-course land-based missile interception tests, ...

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China May Become First Foreign Country To Buy S-400 Anti-Aircraft Systems

Chief of Russian presidential staff Sergei Ivanov said it was possible that China would become the first foreign country to buy long- and medium-range anti-aircraft defense missile systems S-400 Triumf, but this may take several years. “Chances that China will be the first foreign purchaser are big,” Ivanov told reporters, recalling that Russian army had already received first air defense ...

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Russia Completes Delivery of 52 Mi-171E Helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China’s Poly Technologies, the final consignment of a contract for 48 helicopters signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012. In total under the original contract and a follow-on agreement the Chinese company has received 52 helicopters. “The successful completion ...

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China Does Not Fear India’s Agni Missiles

China has well and truly cemented its position in the ‘star wars’ era. Gordon Arthur explains why. Sometime in the next few months, India will conduct the first canister-based trial of its blue-ribbon intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni-V, at Wheeler Island. Able to reach targets anywhere in China thanks to its 5,500 km range, this missile is hugely important to ...

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Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats

Last Wednesday night, as he stood on a hilltop outside the Israeli town of Sderot and watched the bombardment of Gaza on the plain below, a Danish newspaper reporter snapped an iPhone photo of about a dozen locals who cheered on their military from plastic chairs while eating popcorn. Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza Allan Sørensen, a veteran Middle ...

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Russian Air Forces Took Delivery OF New Su-30SM Fighter Jets

 Three multi-role Su-30SM fighters performed ferry flight to their home base – Domna airfield located in Eastern Military District (Zabaykalsky Krai), press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense reports. Su-30SM Fighter Jets The jets were ferried from the plant of Irkut Corporation by the pilots of Russian air forces, who have already passed a retraining course. The first Su-30SM aircraft was ...

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China To Have 1,500 Fourth Generational Fighter Jets by 2020

China To Have 1,500 Fourth Generational Fighter Jets by 2020 estimates of China’s future combat aircraft fleet size and composition that are larger – and more specific – than those offered in the annual China Military Power reports published by the US Department of Defense. The latest Pentagon report issued on 5 June 2014 sounded an alarm about China air ...

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JF-17s Block 2 Under Construction In Pakistan

Production of the first two of 50 JF-17’s Block 2  on order by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is now well under way at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, with the first expected to fly by the end of the year. The Block 2 JF-17 has several capability increases over the Block 1s, but the main boost to the PAF as well ...

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Russia, China To Combine Efforts In Satellite Battle With US

Russia and China are likely to sign a cooperation pact regarding ground operation stations for Russia’s GLONASS satellite and China’s Beidou satellite, citing Sergei Savelyev, deputy head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Savelyev said that Russia expects an agreement with China, which will allow the countries to build three ground operational stations in each other’s territory, with the number ...

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