China has completed development of its fourth-generation nuclear submarines and other high-tech weapons, according to Tan Zuojun, vice governor of Liaoning Province and former general manager of China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
Compared with older submarines, the fourth-generation submarine features high performance and low noise and will differ significantly in offensive power, possessing both anti-submarine capabilities and also strong potential for anti-ship action and attacks on land-based targets. In addition, the Chinese submarine will have low noise output, a key indicator for measuring a modern nuclear submarine's underwater survival capacity, as well as its ability to remain hidden during maneuvers, or undetected while launching an attack, according to People’s Daily Online.
However, it’s unclear when the submarine will enter service.
Taiwan's Air Force to be equipped with “smart” munitions before the year end likely to be used against any Chinese invasion, according to the local media report. The new weaponry, developed under a project codenamed “Wan Chien”, is scheduled to be carried by dozens of Taiwans fighter jets
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China's fourth-generation stealth fighter, the J-31 "Falcon Hawk", has carried out more than three sets of trial flights since August at a rapidly increasing frequency, according to the People's Daily Online. Although similar to the fourth-generation stealth F-35 fighter, the J-31's overall aerodynamic design and stealth appearance is not so identical with J-20, which has a higher degree of exposure
Chinas first aircraft carrier the Liaoning will be joined by several others soon, according to a Ministry of National Defence spokesman. China will comprehensively consider the development of aircraft carriers in accordance with the needs of national defense and military building, spokesman Yang Yujun said
The Chinese military on Monday said the first ingenuously developed military attack helicopter WZ-10 has launched its first air-to-air missile successfully intercepting low-altitude targets. The WZ-10, meaning "armed helicopter", carried out the launch during a live-fire drill involving army aviation troops of the People's Liberation Army in the eastern waters off south China's Guangdong Province last week, Xinhua news agency reported today
Chinas first aircraft carrier “Liaoning Ship” will undergo scientific research tests and training for the third time this year. Previously, the “Liaoning Ship” organized maritime weaponry and equipment tests and berthed at a naval port in Qingdao in late-February this year
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has received an unspecified nuclear submarine from the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC). The handing over could have taken place anytime in the last five years since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2012
China has decommissioned its first nuclear-powered submarine, Long March 1 (Han Class SSN 401) after more than 40 years of service in the military, the People's Liberation Army(PLA) Daily reported Tuesday. The submarine's nuclear devices have been properly disposed of and scientists have decontaminated the warehouse where nuclear items were stored during the past 40 years
China is planning to build worlds first 10,000-ton class marine surveillance ship under a contract worth over $46 million. The contract awarded to China Ship-building Industry Corporation, includes the construction of another 4,000-ton surveillance ship
The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China spent a chunk of last year showcasing its new advanced weapons, bagging major arms deals and plans to accelerate its arms development this year. In September, Turkey began contract negotiations with the China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC), which is under US sanctions for selling arms and missile technology to Iran and Syria
China has tested its first stealth combat drone, a "Sharp Sword" unmanned aircraft, state media said Friday, citing online photos of an aircraft resembling a shrunken US B2 bomber and hailing the advance toward Western-level technology. "The successful flight shows the nation has again narrowed the air-power disparity between itself and Western nations," the China Daily newspaper said, adding the flight made China the "fourth power
Chinas FD-2000 missile defense system beat out competitors Raytheons Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T to win the Turkish contract last week. Defenseworld
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