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Picture of Chinese Reconnaissance Drone Revealed

Picture of Chinese Reconnaissance Drone Revealed

A Chinese website on Monday provided the first picture of the country’s homegrown unmanned aerial vehicle, called “Xianglong.” Although a small model appeared at the 2006 China Air Show before completion, it is the first time the unmanned aircraft itself […]


China’s Aircraft Carrier Is A Highly Vulnerable Extravagance

China’s Aircraft Carrier Is A Highly Vulnerable Extravagance

It has been more than twenty years since the U.S. Navy had a major naval vessel as a target in the event of war. In the 1970s and 1980s the Soviet Navy produced a series of major surface combatants to […]


Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Asia on maritime crash course: Australia think-tank

Nationalism and hunger for resources are stoking maritime disputes in Indo-Pacific Asia, with China showing “troubling signs of assertiveness at sea”, an Australian think-tank warned Tuesday. The Lowy Institute foreign policy group said there had been an “upsurge in confrontation […]


Taiwan supersonic missile test flops

Taiwan supersonic missile test flops

Taiwan’s defence ministry on Tuesday confirmed reports that a new supersonic anti-ship missile had missed its target during a routine naval drill, in the latest in a series of setbacks. Analysts say the Hsiung Feng (Brave Wind) III missile, designed […]


Taiwan upgrades fighter jets

Taiwan upgrades fighter jets

Taiwan will this week receive its first batch of a fleet of Indigenous Defensive Fighters upgraded as part as part of a $587 million dollar project to beef up air defences, officials said Sunday. An unspecified number of the domestically-manufactured […]


NATO defends air war, Italy urges end to Libya conflict

NATO defends air war, Italy urges end to Libya conflict

NATO defended the credibility of its air war in Libya after a bomb misfired killing civilians, while Italy called Wednesday for an immediate halt to hostilities to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. On the diplomatic front, China said on […]


China: Libya opposition important dialogue partner

China: Libya opposition important dialogue partner

China said Wednesday it recognized Libya’s rebel opposition as an “important dialogue partner”, in a further sign of Beijing’s willingness to get more deeply engaged in the Libyan conflict. The praise for Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) came in a […]


First China aircraft carrier sea trial next week

First China aircraft carrier sea trial next week

China’s first aircraft carrier, Varyag — a remodeled Soviet-era vessel — will go on sea trials next week, a report said Tuesday, amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea. China’s top military official reportedly confirmed earlier this month that […]


China’s 5th Gen fighter ‘a showoff’

China’s 5th Gen fighter ‘a showoff’

China’s fifth-generation fighter program is more for effect than substance, Russia’s leading aircraft maker said on Monday. China carried out its first test-flight of a fifth-generation stealth fighter in January. “It was more a demonstration than a real program,” Mikhail […]


 
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