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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second hypersonic glider test fails The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to d ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China says two pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 02:35pm by AP

    ... sophisticated new surface ships and submarines. The ship is slower and smaller than US aircraft carriers and doesn’t carry as many aircraft. The Liaoning is still conducting sea trials and Chinese ...

  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 ... in the Liaoning’s trial run one of the Chinese ships accompanying it was involved in a near collision with a US Navy ship, which a Chinese media report said was down to the US ship getting too close ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first aircraft carrier set for extended sea trials

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... trials China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, will undergo a longer period of sea trials than those already conducted by the company that refitte it before it can train with planes, ... trials to verify the results of 10 trials carried out by its refitter, state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, since August. They would focus on ensuring the smooth functioning ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Joint command reform not begun, paper says

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by Raymond Li

    ... quoted an unnamed "authoritative figure" with the ministry yesterday as saying no trial project was in the works. The ministry did not respond to a fax seeking clarification ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India joins nuclear submarine-building club

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India joins nuclear sub-building club India announced yesterday that its first domestic nuclear submarine was ready for sea trials, a step before ... for the commencement of sea trials. The Indian navy put a Russian-leased nuclear submarine into service in April last year, joining China, France, the United States, Britain and Russia in the elite club ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan deploys US-made advanced early warning radar

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... an unnamed military officer as saying, speaking of the radar’s trial runs since late last year. Critics say the radar is too costly given that it will provide only an additional few minutes ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's first carrier enters service amid naval tensions

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 02:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Security Council to have an aircraft carrier, and comes as Beijing’s economic and political significance grows. Numerous sea trials of the aircraft carrier – which was previously known by China ... of the aircraft carrier, saying that it had “limited” capability following its first sea trial in August last year. The Pentagon also said the vessel was the first step towards a future fleet of carriers ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    China mourns death of engineer of Liaoning aircraft

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 11:33am by AP and Bloomberg

    ... latest round of sea trials. The landing marked the debut of the J-15 as the nation’s first generation multipurpose carrier-borne fighter jet, Xinhua said. Shenyang Aircraft, dubbed the “cradle ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Russia gets cosy again in cold war port

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... on the south-central coast for the first of six state-of-the-art Kilo diesel-electric submarines it is acquiring from Russia. Two of the subs have been built and are undergoing sea trials in the North Sea, ...




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