Is the Chinese J-20 Stealth fighter Jet which made its world debut at last week’s Air Show China 2016 inspired by the MiG 1.44, a project most likely abandoned in favour of the PAK-FA stealth aircraft which is under advanced development?
On the face of it this does not seem likely. The only prototype of the fifth-generation MiG 1.44 aircraft has been put in cold storage in the hangar of Gromov Flight Research Institute near Moscow, Izvestiya reported in a 2013 report. The fifth generation MiG project started in the 1990s and the prototype may not contain many of the material and electronics that go into making a stealth jet.
Then again, the Chinese project has been in the making for nearly a decade now with earliest reports of the Aviation Industries’ Corporation of China (AVIC) Stealth program coming since the mid-2000s.
Pakistan has procured supplies from China for its nuclear and missile programs, according to a new report by experts at Kings College of London. “The scale of Islamabads procurement of sensitive material from Beijing is “so substantial that it must be concluded that the Chinese state is either complicit in supplying Pakistans programmes, or negligent in its control over state-owned enterprises,” the report, Pakistans strategic nuclear and missile industries prepared by Project Alpha of the Centre for Science and Security Studies at Kings College stated
China is developing a civil variant of its Y-20 heavy strategic transport aircraft, the Y-20F-100, to boost its civilian sector. Designers at the Aviation Industry Corp of China are doing preliminary research on the Y-20F-100 and they will redesign the airframe and cargo loading system, China Daily reports citing a statement issued by the State-owned defense technology giant
Chinas cyber security law is set to take effect in June 2017 to counter hacking and terrorism threats. The legislation is an "objective need" of China as a major internet power, a parliament official said
China unveiled its CM-302 supersonic missile for international export and says it is the ‘best anti-ship cruise missile in the world. Lyu Xiaoge, spokesman for China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp touted CM-30 as better than the available supersonic anti-ship missile of the likes of the Indo-Russian BrahMos missile, and Russian SSN-26 Strobile
Russias T-50 PAKFA fifth-generation stealth fighter is about to undergo flight testing by military pilots for the first time. The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) said on January 6 that it would take delivery this year of five of the aircraft that have been flight-tested by Sukhoi at the Gromov Flight Research Institute (LII) in Zhukovsky,
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