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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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  • ANALYSIS: What future for China's air power?

    News | 04 Nov 2014 11:09 | Greg Waldron

    Airshow China 2014 will offer a glimpse into the future of Chinese airpower, but it will likely raise more questions than it answershttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-What-future-for-Chinas-air-power-404107/
  • 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/