China unveiled its advanced air defense system, the HongQi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile, during a prime-time news bulletin Wednesday.
The missile was shown being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target.
"It is expected to protect warships against rockets over a limited area and can be used alongside “area defense system”, Global Times newspaper said Thursday.
The Hongqi-10, whose export version is known as FL-3000N, has been installed on some of China's most advanced warships including the 1,300-tonne Type 056 frigates and 7,000-tonne Type 052D destroyers, according to Chinese media.
China conducted a mid-course land-based missile interception test, which its Ministry of National Defense said was conducted within China's territory and “achieved its preset goal.” The type of missile used in the test or target was not mentioned in several reports published in Chinas state-controlled media
China's central military authority has reportedly “issued guidelines to enhance management of military information and severely crack down on illegal online activities involving military affairs”. According to PLA Daily, a military newspaper, the circular was issued by the Central Military Commission (CMC) to strengthen military information security of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police
Chinas military has reportedly conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles. The test of a new DF-31B missile was conducted Sept
China recently tested what is believed to be the WS-10 (Taihang) and WS-15 (Emei) engines which the carrier-borne aircraft J-15 and the stealth fighter J-20 are likely to be equipped it. Test Flight Center of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) successfully completed the first takeoff-and-landing test flight of the fighter planes recently on the plateau in Qinghai province, the Voice of China reported
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