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China Develops Its Own Homegrown Servers Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

A Chinese company has developed the country’s first homegrown servers, built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology. China’s Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon, has developed a series of four servers using the Loongson 3B processor, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday. “Servers are crucial applications in a country’s ...

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Shanghai Shipyard To Build Second Chinese Designed Aircraft Carrier

China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Chinese Internet, said Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier. When completed, the carrier and another under construction in Dalian will give the PLA Navy two fully functioning, battle-ready aircraft carriers. The recently completed Liaoning, the refitted former ...

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India Grounds Its Sukhoi-30MKI Fleet

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30MKI fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way. The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force crashed near Pune, raising questions about the safety record of the fighter. With the IAF operating close to 200 twin-engine Su-30MKIs, ...

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Russian Submarine Amur 1650 To Be Sold To China

A new Russian submarine design called the Amur 1650 is going to be sold to China, with Vladimir Putin hoping that Russia’s economic recession may be averted partially by making deals with the Chinese In a related report  the Russian military successfully tested a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from the Russian nuclear submarine the Vladimir Monomakh. The U.S. ...

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Turkey Announced First 5 ATAK T129 Choppers Ready For Combat

The Turkish General Staff has announced that the first five attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopters have been added to its arsenal during a presentation of the choppers to the press.    ATAK T129 choppers The first five choppers were presented to the public at the Land Forces Aviation Command located in Güvercinlik Military Airport in Ankara. Speaking to the press ...

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India’s Delayed FGFA Deal May Get The Focus During Putin’s India Visit

India and Russia may finally settle on a number of delayed defense deals including the Fifth Generational Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India this December.Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit in July where both leaders reportedly agreed that the $30 billion program to build 200 jets should move ...

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J-10B To Start Its Combat Service With PLAAF

China will begin to equip the PLA Air Force with J-10B, the upgraded version of J-10 and J-10A fighters designed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation, Moscow’s Russian News Agency reported on Oct. 16.The J-10B fighter is equipped with active electronically scanned array radar (AESA), which its prodecessors do not. It also has new generation avionics, a diverterless supersonic inlet and ...

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Rafale Fighters India is Buying Can’t Match Chinese Fighters

The French Rafale Fighter aircraft that India is planning to buy, in what is being billed as the largest defence purchase by the country – “will be swatted like mosquitos in an August night,” says Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin. Mr Kadadin also claimed that Sukhoi-27 –  aircraft manufactured in Russia that are supplied to China’s People’s Liberation Army ...

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China’s Warships Perfect Fit For Russian Navy, Says Russia’s National Defense Magazine

The August issue of Russia’s National Defense Magazine has advised the country to buy warships from China to compensate for its own weakness in shipbuilding and to strengthen Russia’s power in the Asia-Pacific region. China’s Type 054A frigate may be an ideal option for Russia, the report said. With debate sparked by the suspension of a French delivery of two ...

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