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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... Party magazine has revealed concerns expressed by President Xi Jinping during his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier in August. Xi's visit to the ship was widely covered ... and was handed over to the Chinese navy in September 2012 as an "aircraft carrier training platform". In November it sailed for the first time in battle formation with warships in the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420471/xi-jinping-told-aircraft-carrier-captain-build-combat-readiness-official
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China hails first test of hypersonic nuclear missile carrier

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:20am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com US no longer only one with Mach 10 glider that can outfox defences and deliver nuclear warhead China hails test of hypersonic missile carrier China has flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of penet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1405784/china-hails-first-test-hypersonic-nuclear-missile-carrier
  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier Liaoning successfully completes South China Sea trials

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:30pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China’s first aircraft carrier has successfully completed sea trials in the South China Sea, state media reported. The Liaoning returned to port on Wednesday after a 37-day voyage, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Citing an unnamed naval source, Xinhua said the aircraft carrier tested its combat system and conducted a formation practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1395761/chinas-first-aircraft-carrier-liaoning-successfully-completes-south-china
  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    China sends aircraft to patrol air defence identification zone

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:22pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... aircraft to patrol its air defence identification zone yesterday and said such missions would become regular events, raising tensions with countries that refuse to recognise the zone. Japan ... no resistance from Beijing. Late on Tuesday the US sent two B-52 bombers over the zone. Air force spokesman Colonel Shen Jinke said China sent a KJ-2000 early warning aircraft and several Sukhoi Su-30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1367859/china-sends-aircraft-patrol-air-defence-identification-zone
  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Russia hands over much delayed aircraft carrier to India

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow India receives refitted Russian carrier Russia handed over a US$2.3 billion aircraft carrier to India yesterday after years of delays, extending the South Asian ... It has been renamed INS Vikramaditya. A recent upgrade means that the carrier, originally designed to carry Yak-38 vertical take-off aircraft, can carry Mig-29K fighter jets. It can carry up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1358192/russia-hands-over-much-delayed-aircraft-carrier-india
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    Diaoyus-linked Chinese military airplane crashes during training mission

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 06:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Aircraft was reportedly part of PLA navy's East China Sea fleet A Chinese navy plane crashed on a training mission over the eastern coastal province ... Xinhua said the plane belonged to the navy’s East China Sea fleet while the military news channel of the Sina website quoted sources as saying the aircraft was a fighter-bomber JH-7 “Flying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526800/diaoyus-linked-chinese-military-airplane-crashes-during-training-mission
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping sends signal to neighbours with high-profile tour of Liaoning aircraft carrier

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by CARY HUANG; TEDDY NG

    ... Cary Huang and Teddy Ng President greets sailors and commends flight crews at Dalian base Xi tours aircraft carrier Liaoning President Xi Jinping has paid his first visit to the country's sole aircraft carrier - a trip that analysts said was designed to send a strong message to regional rivals. Xi's inspection tour of the Liaoning in Dalian followed a series of naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1300839/president-xi-jinping-tours-liaoning-aircraft-carrier
  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Drones used for monitoring airspace in the Taiwan Strait for possible missile strikes Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy ... In 1996, the US sent two aircraft carrier battle groups to waters near the island after the People’s Liberation Army lobbed missiles into the sea to try to deter Taiwanese from voting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553309/taiwan-starts-sending-drones-spy-mainland-chinas-military
  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Carrier commander spoke to US ship captain after near collision

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:10pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Liaoning commander had 'professional' conversation with Cowpens counterpart following close call between carrier escort and US cruiser Ship captains spoke after near miss The captain of aircraft carrier Liaoning had a brief, "professional" conversation with the commanding officer of the USS Cowpens after the near collision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1384040/carrier-commander-spoke-us-ship-captain-after-near-collision
  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Post-quake rescue operations expose China's military aircraft weaknesses

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Military enthusiasts are disappointed China relies on US and Russian aircraft in post-earthquake operations rather than home-made hardware Quake rescue ... rescue aircraft. Military analysts said domestic-made rescue helicopters lack the ability to carry heavy loads and are less capable at handling extreme weather conditions. Some chalk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221758/post-quake-rescue-operations-expose-chinas-military-aircraft-weaknesses

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