China will debut the Y-20 heavy air freighter and other advanced aircraft and weaponry this November at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China.
"There will be more than 120 aircraft from 39 countries and regions at this year's Airshow, including the popular Airbus A380 and [China's] J-10 fighter," He Ningka, mayor of Zhuhai, in Guangdong Province, host city of the Airshow, told reporters at a Tuesday press conference. "Besides, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China will present its Y-20, FC-1 fighter planes and the Leadair AG300 business aircraft," said He. The FD2000 air-defense missile and C601 anti-ship missile will be presented at the show.
As first-time sponsors for Airshow China, China North Industries Group Corporation and China South Industries Group Corporation will also display ground force weaponry, including Red Arrow-8 anti-tank missiles, according to vice presidents from the two groups, according to Global Times.
First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has performed demo flights on location for its major Chinese customer AVIC, which signed a framework agreement with CybAero this summer with an order value of SEK 700-800 million. The news comes only days after Swedish Defence Minister Karin Enström has demanded an explanation from the general director of the state-run FOI defence research institute, over an alleged weapon's co-operation with China, according to Radio Sweden
China has unveiled an advanced fighter concept (AFC) model made by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) at the 15th Beijing Aviation Exhibition yesterday in Beijing. The AFC model is a multi-purpose advanced fighter designed to meet the demand of this kind of fighter in the future international arms trading, according to reports
AVIC Aviation Techniques (a subsidiary of state-owned AVIC) is steadily becoming the face of Chinas military industrial growth. With its 10 subsidiaries and two listed companies, the company is responsible for R&D, pre-research, sales, services, manufacture, maintenance and cooperation of UAV, fighter and guided weapons
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
Chinas AVIC announced Thursday that it will launch an upgraded version of the domestically-developed Wing Loong UAS family in 2018, local media reports. The new modernized Wing Loong ID UAV will conduct its maiden flight and enter the market in 2018, Xinhua reports quoting AVIC delegates at the Wing Loong UAS Development Conference on Thursday
Chinese military transport aircraft Yun-9 is ready for combat mission following the completion of exercises involving the aircraft in the South China Sea. The Yun-9, a medium sized tactical transport plane is now able to undertake combat missions after a fleet of the transport aircraft finished training in the South China Sea, Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) announced Saturday on its official WeChat account, various media reported
Aviation Industry Corp of China has unveiled its new unmanned armed helicopter, AV500W at the fourth China Helicopter Expo that opened on Thursday in Tianjin. The AV500W unmanned autonomous helicopter developed and produced at the AVIC Helicopter Research and Development Institute has a maximum takeoff weight of 450 kilograms, a maximum speed of 170 kilometers per hour and a flight ceiling of 4,000 meters,
China and Pakistan may soon sell fighter jets developed jointly to an unidentified Middle Eastern country, Bloomberg reported today. The report says that they are in advanced talks with the country to make its first foreign purchase
Thales and Shanghai AVIC (SAVIC) today announced that they are partnering to provide joint solutions to the Chinese helicopter market. Thales will bring its latest certified helicopter avionics know-how and technologies, while SAVIC will bring local expertise of systems integration, software development, and customer support and through-life services
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