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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China Tests Fired Its New DF-31B ICBM

China conducted the first launch test of its new DF-31B road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of targeting the North American continent, at the Wuzhai test facility in the central China,US Media Reported. The United States is monitoring China’s military modernization, said Cynthia O Smith, spokeswoman for the Pentagon. She did not give any details regarding the Chinese missile test. Non-government ...

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China’s Airborne Radar System (AWACS) is Most Advanced Radar System in the World

Hong Kong military commentator Leung Guo-liang says China’s airborne early warning and control system is the world’s most advanced radar system. Leung, deputy editor of Hong Kong’s China-leaning magazine the Mirror, said the radar’s role in large-scale air battles has become increasingly important for coordinating aircraft. Wang Xiaomo, one of the developers behind China’s airborne early warning and control system, ...

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US Navy Commissions New Amphibious Assault Ship, USS America (LHA-6)

The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, is being commissioned into service Saturday in San Francisco, Calif. The ship is equipped with a fuel-efficient hybrid electric propulsion system and additional aviation spaces, including an enlarged hangar deck, realigned and expanded aviation maintenance facilities and increased space for aircraft parts, support equipment and aviation fuel. USS America (LHA-6) ...

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China’s Carriers May Carry Modified J-20 Stealth Fighter

China is likely to complete the construction of its second and third aircraft carriers with the ability to carry J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighters, although a carrier-friendly model may need to be designed first, reports the PLA-run China National Defense News. China’s domestic aircraft carriers will look very similar to the Liaoning, the country’s first aircraft carrier bought from Ukraine and ...

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China’s Naval Modernization: The Implications of Seapower

This month, the heads of the world’s navies and coast guards converged on the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, for the International Seapower Symposium (ISS). ISS assembles distinguished international naval leaders to enhance common bonds of friendship and to discuss challenges and opportunities, this time under the theme of “Global Solutions to Common Maritime Challenges.” This was the ...

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China’s Radar Technology Could Nullify US Stealth Jets

Developments in China’s anti-stealth technology could soon render the stealth capabilities of America’s F-22 fighter jets and Europe’s Neuron unmanned combat air vehicles obsolete. On display at the 9th China International Defence Electronics Exhibition in Beijing in May was China’s DWLOO2 passive radar, which is said to have a range of 500 kilometers and can cover the entire air space ...

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China Needs Single-Hulled Submarines: Chinese Expert

The single-hull submarine is much more suitable for the combat environment China faces today than the double-hull submarines currently used by the PLA Navy, said Ma Ling, an expert in submarine development. PLA Navy Type 094 double-hull Submarine The double-hull submarine’s numerous ballast chambers make it harder to sink than its single-hulled cousin. In addition, the double-hull can endure more ...

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