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New missiles to give China’s fighters an edge?

I’m no expert on Chinese defence, or on the trustworthiness of the various websites that cover Chinese defence, but there is an interesting analysis on two possible new Chinese air-to-air missiles by Richard Fisher at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, which describes itself as a think-tank on security issues. China’s AIM-9X-class short-range AAM? (from […]

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Blue Thunder? – China’s Z-10 attack helicopter

China-watching website sinodefence.com has posted perhaps the clearest picture yet of China’s Z-10 attack helicopter. The site says the Z-10 first flew in 2003 and is expected to enter service in 2008-9. Changhe Z-10 (sinodefence.com photos) The Changhe-built Z-10 looks to be in the same class as the Agusta A129, Denel Rooivalk and Eurocopter Tiger. […]

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Where does CSeries fit in Chinese puzzle?

What does Bombardier’s tie-up with China’s AVIC I on development a stretched version of the ARJ21 regional jet mean for the CSeries? Good news – perhaps. By linking with the Chinese on the 105-seat ARJ21-900, the Canadian manufacturer could buy itself time to do a better job its own 110- to 130-seat airliner. It also […]

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