Chinese scientists are reportedly developing a new solid fuel rocket which could be launched from country’s first domestically made jumbo air freighter, the Yun-20.
According to experts at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), they are developing a new solid fuel rocket which could be launched by the Yun-20 in flight, sending a 100-kg load into near-earth orbit, Global Times reports citing a report by China Central Television (CCTV) Monday. The report did not provide any more details on it.
Military expert, Wang Mingliang, was quoted as saying that the Yun-20 will likely carry drones in the future as well. It's anticipated that the Yun-20 could be refitted as refueling plane carrying over 90 tons of fuel, as well as airborne early warning aircraft with larger radar and a cabin for passengers.
China is likely to make use of its home grown engine for its J-20 fighter jets replacing the Russian AL-31F engines. "It is necessary for the J-20 to use homemade engines
China has started a training program to prepare a new generation of pilots to fly the J-20 jet fighter and Yun-20 transport aircraft. More than a thousand new cadets have been inducted into China's Air Force Aviation University
China's largest domestically-developed transport aircraft, the Y-20, recently conducted its first joint airdrop training. In a post on People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's Sina Weibo on Tuesday, AF spokesperson Shen Jinke said the Y-20, which joined the air force in July 2016 and was displayed at the grand military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the PLA in July 2017, has started actual combat training
China has begun operating at least five domestically-developed heavy transport aircraft, the Y-20 in West China recently, Global Times reports citing experts from news portal guancha.cn on Wednesday
The People's Liberation Army air force (PLA-AF) will cooperate with five Chinese companies to upgrade civil-military logistics integration, according to an agreement between the companies and the PLA air force logistics department. The five companies are SF Express, China Railway Express, China Postal Express & Logistics, Deppon Logistics and JD Logistics
A Chinese-made military transport plane, said to be a low-price competitor to the Boeing C-17, made a test flight with a 'record number of passengers'. The passengers were all members of an Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) Y-20 development group, state-owned Global Times reported today without mentioning the number of 'passengers' or for what reason the feat is called a record
The Chinese stealth fighter jets will be capable of remotely controlling drones via satellite in the coming five years. Chinese fighters J-20 and J-31 will be capable of mobilizing the drones for battle by serving as their control platforms, Xu Yongling, a retired PLA chief test pilot and an expert at the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics was quoted as saying at a recent defense seminar, Cankaoxiaoxi newspaper reported
China's most powerful military body Central Military Commission (CMC) signed military equipment procurement agreements with 13 agencies on Tuesday, Xinhua reports. The CMC published bidding information on its weapon procurement website this April in a bid to open the country's defense sector to enterprises and boost competition
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