This week I had the opportunity to report from the LangkawiInternational Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. Owing to horrendously slow Internet – this resortisland is just not set up for thousands of business visitors toting data hungrysmart phones and PCs – I was unable to tweet, let alone post video and imagesto the DEW Line. The […]
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I came across a decent news video of the Xian Y-20. It appears to have been shot at different times before the aircraft started touting its new black paint scheme a few weeks back. I don’t speak Mandarin, so I asked my colleague Mavis Toh (a keen observer of the ARJ21 and C919 programmes) to […]
After yesterday’s China Daily story quoting Xian Y-20 design chief Tang Jun (also spelled Tang Changhong) about the type’s export potential, the Ministry of National Defence has published another China Daily story based on his comments. The exuberant headline says it all: “Confidence sky-high over jumbo cargo plane.” “The country’s first jumbo airfreighter is set […]
Flightglobal’s Singapore-based reporter Greg Waldron has joined existing contributors Craig Hoyle and Dave Majumdar on The DEW Line, and will be bringing us his take on the defence topics making headlines in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to filing here, Greg will also continue to post on non-defence topics on our Asian Skies blog.