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China’s medium-sized stealth fighter jet FC-31 may be deployed on future aircraft carriers

China's future aircraft carriers will see stealth warplanes on their decks, likely the medium-sized fighter jet FC-31, said Chinese military experts as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is procuring stealth parts for China's aircraft carrier-based fighter jet manufacturer. Shenyang Aircraft...

China: Plane Y-20 Conducts 1st Airdrop Drills

China's largest domestically-developed transport aircraft, the Y-20, recently conducted its first joint airdrop training with the country's airborne troops, marking another boost for China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's long-range delivery and combat capabilities, PLA air force spokesperson...

U.S. Faces Evolving, Emboldened Adversaries in Cyberspace, Officials Warn

WASHINGTON — As threats in cyberspace constantly evolve, the United States is facing adversaries that are increasingly sophisticated, capable and emboldened in that domain, top  officials told lawmakers today. The cyberspace domain has “evolved dramatically” in the eight years since...

China launches its first home-made aircraft carrier

DALIAN, April 26 (ChinaMil) -- The launching ceremony of China's second aircraft carrier was held at the Dalian Shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation(CSIC) on the morning of April 26, 2017. Gen. Fan Changlong, member of the political...

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has granted permission for a Chinese firm to set up the Middle East's first drone factory, which will manufacture hunter-killer aerial drones. The kingdom's key science and technology organisation confirmed that the factory's setup was agreed during King...

China develops new bomber: H-20

BEIJING - The Science and Technology Daily of China published an article titled Conjecture on China’s Strategic Bomber Performance on December 4, saying that China’s Air Force Commander Ma Xiaotian revealed that China is developing next-generation long-range bombers at...

Harris Says North Korea is Pacom’s Biggest Worry, Gives Report on Asia Rebalance

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2015 — North Korea and its unpredictable leader are U.S. Pacific Command’s biggest worries, Navy Adm. Harry Harris Jr. told the Military Reporters and Editors Association here yesterday. Harris, who has commanded U.S. Pacific Command since...

Afghanistan at ‘Critical Juncture’, Campbell Says

By Lisa Ferdinando ASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 — Afghanistan is at a critical juncture, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told a House panel here today. Afghan forces need to be strengthened in order to...

US Navy begins LRASM, F/A-18 integration testing

The US Navy has begun initial integration testing of its long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. The program’s flight test team conducted missile load and fit...

Record Defense Budget Eyed to Counter China’s Growing Naval Presence

The Defense Ministry will request a record 5.091 trillion yen ($41 billion) for fiscal 2016 to counter Chinese maritime advances, sources said. Tilt-rotor transport aircraft and amphibious vehicles are on the menu to strengthen surveillance capabilities by the Self-Defense Forces...
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Tawazun and MBDA to cooperate on SmartGlider development

Abu Dhabi, 22 February 2021 – Tawazun and MBDA have signed a head of terms agreement with the intent...
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