News Listings for Shanghai Y-10

  • China to challenge big two

    News | 19 May 2008 10:00 | Nicholas Ionides

    When China's state council last year approved an ambitious plan to develop large commercial aircraft, official media boasted that it would help the country...
  • China special: Opening doors - China's growing market for aircraft

    News | 23 Oct 2006 23:00 | Leithen Francis

    On the eve of the Zhuhai air show, we look at China's growing market for aircraft and Western manufacturers' changing attitudes to co-operation
  • Missing The Link

    News | 29 Oct 2002 00:00

    <p>China aims to one day complete an integrated air-defence network. In the meantime, it is expanding its airborne early warning capability to compensate</p> <p>Nick Farina / London</p> <p>China is one of the world's largest military powers and has vast areas of land and sea to defend. Unlike neighbouring Russia, however, China has never developed an integrated air-defence system linking early-warning and tracking radars, command and control centres, weapon systems and air bases into a unified, survivable national network. As a result, there is only a rudimentary, loosely organised air-defence system to protect Beijing, major cities and high-value targets, but the system has significant shortcomings and gaps in coverage. </p> <p>Although the introduction of more modern and capable air-defence systems into the inventory of the Chinese armed forces is under way, development of a truly modern, integrated system remains a distant objective. </p> <p>The air force is pursuing an airborne