A team of 193 Chinese designers have developed and conducted prototype testing of a new turbofan engine meant for Carrier-based stealth fighters.
"The engine could be related to China's medium-sized twin-engine stealth aircraft FC-31, which could become China's next generation aircraft carrier-based fighter jet," Wei Dongxu, a military expert told Global Times.
The team from Gas Turbine Research Institute under the state-owned Aero Engine Corporation of China will receive a provincial award during China's Youth Day on May 4, according to a statement released by the government of Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province, on its WeChat account on Monday.
It took the development team one year to design the engine. Prototype of the engine underwent testing in six months. The engine is one of several major aero engine projects of the country, the statement said.
"Advanced turbofan engines are difficult to develop, especially the manufacturing of fan blades, which must be built to resist very high temperatures and pressure," Wei added.
However, according to Wei, the new engine must still undergo considerable amount of testing under different situations, before it is confirmed reliable and enters mass production.
This turbofan engine is likely to be used on China's stealth fighter jets in the future, Weihutang, a column affiliated with China Central Television, reported on Tuesday.
Russia has completed deliveries of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole fighters to China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). "The delivery of those platforms to the People's Republic of China has been completed,"
China has unveiled an armed amphibious drone boat which can lead an invasion and can operate as part of a swarm of drones including airborne UAVs. Named "Marine Lizard," the drone is developed by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)
The United States has sailed its USS Wasp amphibious warship with F-35 aircraft, near Scarborough Shoal, a strategic reef claimed by Beijing, Manila and Taipei. Filipino fishermen near the reef that lies just 230 km (140 miles) from the Philippine coast spotted the massive US vessel on Tuesday, according to ABS-CBN News
Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC), China state-owned civil and military plane manufacturer plans to set up a plant in the European country of Croatia. AVIC makes several civilian airplanes and has big plans to get into the global market for single and double aisle airliners challenging the traditional dominance of Airbus and Boeing
China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning has been deployed for combat duty following modifications and intensive training exercises, the vessel's executive officer revealed amid the celebrations of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary. The modifications carried out since August 2018 include upgraded arresting cables that will provide a larger buffer capacity when aircraft lands and also extends the cables' life, China Central Television (CCTV) reported
China plans to have a fleet of 8 Type 055 destroyers, its most powerful naval vessel which was showcased during the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navys 70th anniversary on Tuesday in Qingdao. While four have been built, four more are planned to be constructed, state media reported
Airbus has delivered H215 heavy twin-engine utility helicopter to Chinas State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC). The H215 will join the companys existing fleet of 15 Airbus helicopters, comprised of H125s, an H120 and an H225
As China and the United States battle to control 5 G networks, US intelligence has claimed that Chinese state agencies have funded Huawei, one of the worlds leading telecom technology firms. US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has accused Huawei of receiving funding from Chinas National Security Commission, the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, British newspaper The Times reported Saturday, citing a source
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