Category Archives: China Rising

CHINA’S J-20 IN ITS NEW MISSIONIZED CONFIGURATION

                                              The testers at Chengdu are making some progress on their mammoth J-20 fighter. It looks like the … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20 MISSILE RAIL PHOTO UPDATE

Pictures show a dummy PL-10, or an early derivative of this missile, mounted on the J-20′s unique rail system. The PL-10 is somewhat analogous to the ASRAAM, so we are in the short/intermediate┬árange here (2000ft-20+miles very roughly speaking depending on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE AIR COMBAT UPDATE: J-20′S WACKY RAILS & TERMINATOR FLANKERS

A couple things here I want to approach. First off, as predicted here months ago (with the help of my readers) the J-20′s is going through weapons bay trials, which will inevitably lead up to some type of test launch. … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE MILITARY AVIATION DEVELOPMENTS

JH-7 JAM SESSION: It looks like the “Flying Leopard” is taking on a new role as escort jammer. It is well-known that China has taken note of other nations who have used electronic warfare to even the playing field against … Read the rest of this entry

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AS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS SITE AS A THREAT FOR YEARS: CHINA’S CONVERTED SURPLUS FIGHTER DRONE FORCE EYEBALLED FROM SPACE

                In many of my posts on China, their emerging hardware and their military strategy in the region as a whole, I have discussed some “unconventional” tactics that the Chinese military has developed … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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PHOTO EVIDENCE: CHINA BUILDING A HEAVY LIFT C-17 LIKE TRANSPORT

                                      The Chinese dragon continues to spread its wings, this time in the form of an indigenous heavy transport aircraft that has … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA JOINS THE ELITE FIXED WING AIRCRAFT CARRIER CLUB

As I discussed in my last post about China’s ongoing quest for aerospace parity with the west and naval power projection capability, the J-15 would be seen on-board the Liaoning much sooner than many thought. Some experts projections of the … Read the rest of this entry

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CHINA FLIES BLACKHAWKS? COULD A STEALTH MODIFICATION BE IN THEIR FUTURE?

24 well equipped UH-60/S-70C Blackhawks were bought by China from the US in the mid 1980′s with another on the books 100 as options. After the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 the EU and US imposed an arms embargo on … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA RISING: SHENYANG J-21 / J-31 / F-60 FIRST FLIGHT (UPADTED WITH NEW PICTURES!)

UPDATE! NEW PICTURES-                                                                           … Read the rest of this entry

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J-20: Now With Missionized Avionics!

          New pics and video are coming out of China depicting the J-20 with panels popped and what looks like a functioning radome attached. There is also a spot above the radome that may be a … Read the rest of this entry

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FAST HISTORY: LOCKHEED’S DIVERTERLESS SUPERSONIC INLET TESTBED F-16

                Before there was the mound like intake bulges and racked intake cowlings seen on the American F-35 and Chinese J-20, JF-17, J-10 and J-31, there was Lockheed’s Diverterless Supersonic Intake F-16 testbed. … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINESE TAKE OUT: THE RED DRAGON’S GROWING AIR COMBAT CAPABILITY IN PICTURES

I snooped around some of the forums and grabbed some cool shots that showcase some of the amazing military aviation developments in China… The mighty SU-30MKK sitting alert complete with wingtip mounted active jamming pods:           … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA DOES NOT SIT IDLE DEVELOPING THEIR CARRIER OPERATIONS KNOWLEDGE

Alert5.com posted these two pictures of a J-15 already conducting low approaches on China’s newly commissioned first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. China has moved at lightning speed regarding other major military programs of the last decade and I do not … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: July 20th, 2012

THE SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER, NOW WHAT? The 30,000+ troop surge ordered by the Obama Administration almost two years ago has concluded amongst increasingly daring attacks on coalition troops and assets by Taliban forces in the region. With the … Read the rest of this entry

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