China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) test flew ‘Waverider’ hypersonic flight vehicle Sky star-2 in the northwest test range on Friday morning, Sputnik reported.
The hypersonic vehicle said to have successfully separated from its launch vehicle, autonomous flight and engaged itself in high-altitude manoeuvring during its ten minute flight.
Waveriders are a hypersonic aircraft design using the shock waves generated by their own flight as a lifting surface to improve their lift-to-drag ratio. It carries a coinventional or nuclear payload using the immense kinetic energy unleashed by their flight to destroy their targets evading existing or prospective countermeasures.
China has donated four patrol boats to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of its US$14-million grant to help Manilas modernization efforts. In a statement, Navy spokesman Commodore Jonathan Zata was quoted as saying by Manila Bulletin that the four units of patrol boats came with 30 units of Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher (40MM) with corresponding ammunition
China will reportedly test the newly acquired Russia-made S-400 Air Defence Systems for the first time next month, TASS reports Friday. "It is planned that in late July-early August the unit of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, which underwent training in Russia, will carry out the firing against a simulated ballistic target at a Chinese firing ground," a military and diplomatic source was quoted as saying by the Russian media outlet
China has signed a certificate accepting the first batch of Russia-made S-400 Air Defence Systems which were delivered to Beijing in May this year. "Last week, an acceptance certificate was signed for the first batch of S-400 systems that was delivered from Russia by sea in May 2018
China plans to gift a Naval Frigate to Sri Lanka as part of their mutual military trust, a Chinese official said Tuesday. Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei of the Chinese Embassy speaking at a reception held at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo today to mark the 91st Anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army said,“this year China will continue to provide various training courses for the Sri Lankan tri-forces, to complete building a Chinese-funded auditorium complex at the Sri Lanka Military Academy, and make preparations to hand over a gift frigate to the Sri Lanka Navy,” ...
The United States National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, approved by President Trump earlier this week, has made China livid for setting the US military on a path of "long-term strategic competition with China," while at the same has received praise from Taiwan for US military support in its confrontation with Beijing. "We resolutely oppose any country having any forms of formal and military exchanges with Taiwan, this stance has been consistent and clear," he said
Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) naval vessels from three theatre commands have tested missile interceptions during the recently conducted air defense and anti-missile live-fire exercises in the East China Sea. The exercises were aimed at extending air defense from land to sea to bring a greater guarantee of national security, the
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