China is likely to display 1:20 scale models of five Long March rockets at the Australian International Airshow to be held in Avalon from Tuesday to Saturday.
The Chinese rocket models will be showcased for the first time at the airshow. Along with the rockets, China will display new-generation Long March-5 and Long March-7 launch vehicles for the first time overseas, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Monday.
Long March carrier rockets are compatible with foreign satellites, said the CASC, adding that the rockets had provided commercial launch services for several countries including Laos and Belarus, Xinhua reported.
China now offers services such as exporting satellites, technology transfer, training and ground station construction.
China has plans to build its first long-term underwater observation platform in resource-rich South China Sea, where it has territorial disputes with many south-east Asian countries including Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The platform aims to observe underwater conditions in real time, The Global Times reported Monday
Chinas indigenous Wing-Loong II reconnaissance and strike multi-role endurance Unmanned Aircraft System has completed its maiden flight. The UAS made its first appearance on the runway of a highland airfield in western China before conducting a 31-minute flight Monday
The next-generation Chinese CZ-8 (Long March 8) medium-lift carrier rocket is scheduled for its first test flight by the end of 2018. The core-stage of CZ-8 will be based on CZ-7 and CZ-3A (Long March 3A) carrier rockets, the CZ-8 is expected to have two solid-propelled boosters with a diameter of 6
China has upgraded its CNS Shenzen destroyer with a vertical launch system which will enable the ship to carry a larger missile load besides changes to its superstructure intended to reduce its radar signature. Besides, its four 37-mm two-barrel anti-aircraft guns have been replaced with two close-in weapon systems, whose faster rate of fire increases the vessel's survivability against incoming missiles
Chinas home-made aircraft carrier, the Type 001A is ready for launch but it entry into service will take a further two years as the ship will be outfitted with weapons and systems before sea trials are held. State-owned China Mil website reported quoting China Central Television (CCTV) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's Type 001A class aircraft carrier's scaffold has been removed and red undercoat has been painted below the ship's waterline in Dalian, Liaoning Province
China will develop 12 types of next-generation Long March carrier rockets ranging from light to heavy types using both liquid and solid fuel by 2030. By 2030, China will develop 12 types of new-generation Long March carrier rockets, Long Lehao, chief carrier rocket designer at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, said at a conference in the 2017 World Space Week on Tuesday, chinanews
ORBCOMMs Partner Kordia has won a Multi-Year Contract from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to provide satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data used for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts. ORBCOMM, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced Friday the award of a multi-year contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) through ORBCOMMs partner Kordia Pty Ltd (Kordia)
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) has set to develop military drones that can evade radar and anti-aircraft weapons. “The company is aiming to develop a long-endurance stealth drone and a near-space drone,” said Wei Yiyin, CASIC deputy general manager and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee
China has planned to develop a new generation of rockets that can be released into space from airplanes to replace dysfunctional satellites. The rockets will be designed so that they could carry 200 kg and can rapidly replace dysfunctional satellites,
China has declassified more than 3000 national defense patents with 2346 of them released to public to promote civilian use. The patents by the National Defense Intellectual Property Office of the Equipment Development Department of Chinas Central Military Commission (CMC) were published on the PLA Weapon Equipment Acquisition Information Network (PLA-WEAIN),
China is developing hypersonic weapons that can pierce the missile defense system in Japan and China's Taiwan, as well as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system that is planned to be deployed in Republic of Korea (ROK). The development is aimed at piercing the missile defense shields of Japan and its East Asian neighbors,
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