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  • Pentagon report highlights China's airpower development


    A US Department of Defence report has underlined China’s determination to develop its airpower capabilities.


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  • Chengdu J-20 could enter service by 2018


    The stealthy Chengdu J-20 fighter could enter operational service by early 2018 and join a rapidly improving Chinese...


  • PICTURES: Chinese air force bomber blitzes river ice


    Images have emerged showing a Chinese air force H-6 bomber performing an unusual bombing mission against river ice ...


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  • Pentagon report highlights China's airpower development

    News | 06 Jun 2014 08:11 | Greg Waldron

    A US Department of Defence report has underlined China’s determination to develop its airpower capabilities.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pentagon-report-highlights-Chinas-airpower-development-400146/
  • Chengdu J-20 could enter service by 2018

    News | 18 May 2012 20:13 | Dave Majumdar

    The stealthy Chengdu J-20 fighter could enter operational service by early 2018 and join a rapidly improving Chinese military armed with long-range strike...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Chengdu-J-20-could-enter-service-by-2018-372082/
  • PICTURES: Chinese air force bomber blitzes river ice

    News | 29 Mar 2011 13:33 | Craig Hoyle

    Images have emerged showing a Chinese air force H-6 bomber performing an unusual bombing mission against river ice ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Chinese-air-force-bomber-blitzes-river-ice-354890/
  • Iraq accused of chemical warfare conversions

    News | 05 Nov 2002 00:00

    <p>Iraq has converted some of its Dassault Mirage F1 and Tupolev Tu-16 Badgers to carry chemical warfare agents, says the latest assessment by Israel's intelligence services. According to the assessment, Iraq has 30 operational Mirage F1s and a few Tu-16s and these have been modified to launch chemical warfare attacks on Israel as a response to a US attack. Previously the largest weapons-of-mass-destruction threat to Israel from Iraq was tactical ballistic missiles.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iraq-accused-of-chemical-warfare-conversions-157103/
  • 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 airbornehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Missing-The-Link-156794/
  • Three in one

    News | 25 Jun 2001 23:00

    <p>As Russia's top engine-making trio merge to form NPO Saturn, a fifth-generation engine is its top priority</p> <p>Vladimir Karnozov / Moscow</p> <p>Creating an internationally competitive fifth-generation engine is arguably the most critical aspect of developing Russia's next generation fighter. The aircraft is needed to secure Russia's position on the international combat aircraft market. And once the upcoming merger of Russia's three wealthiest engine makers is completed, creating the fifth-generation engine will be the trio's top priority, says Victor Chepkin, the man selected to head the soon-to-be formed company. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=5748' /></p> <p>Rybinsk Motors, A Lyulka-Saturn and Ufa Engine Building Association (UMPO) are amalgamating into a new company to be known as the Saturn Scientific Industrial Association (NPO Saturn), a process expected to take about six months. The merger, announced in April after three years of talks, will result ihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Three-in-one-132433/