Carrier-Based Aircraft

PLA carrier's launch downplayed

Beijing yesterday attempted to downplay fears about its military might by stressing that its first aircraft carrier will be used for research and training.

Thursday, 28 July, 2011, 12:00am

'Flying shark' jet ready for its next challenge

Beijing has again let military enthusiasts publicise new PLA hardware - this time revealing that its J-15 fighter jet, which will be based on the mainland's first aircraft carrier, has passed factory tests and entered technical flight testing.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Russia keen to reopen talks on Su-33 fighter

Moscow is wooing Beijing to resume negotiations on the purchase of Su-33 fighters for future Chinese aircraft carriers after talks collapsed last year, a Macau-based military researcher with strong PLA connections says.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Challenge will be training pilots, ex-general says

Training enough pilots able to operate within limited space in all weather conditions could be one of the biggest challenges for the People's Liberation Army in its quest for an aircraft carrier, military experts say.

1 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Buccaneer cleans up on dirt this time

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Inside alley a worry for Super Hornet

For a trainer who blamed Super Hornet's Kyoto Mile Championship defeat on a wide barrier, Yoshito Yahagi wasn't exactly welcoming an inside barrier for the five-year-old in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile.

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Unarmed forces

There is a wonderful old pub in Sydney called The Hero of Waterloo. Its sandstone walls, inglenook fireplaces and horse brasses are reminders of a bygone age. Beneath its worn flagstone floor, there is a tunnel leading to the nearby docks, on the harbour foreshore.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Man of war

The 96,000-tonne aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, stands at peace in the Western Harbour anchorage, some of its 80-plus aircraft idle while sailors work on the flight deck.

8 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Squadron flies into unknown

THE Royal Air Force 28 Squadron will stage one of its last fly-pasts today to mark its 80th anniversary as it approaches the last 18 months of service before being disbanded.

The squadron, the only one in the Air Force never to have served operationally in Britain, faces an uncertain future after the change of sovereignty.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Royals lead day of mixed emotions

THE royal family yesterday relived the historic moment in 1945 when they stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the nation marked the end of the war in Europe.

9 May 1995 - 12:00am

Tension mounts on the border

PLANS to hand back Hongkong to China are in ruins; civil unrest has broken out and there is mounting hysteria.

Chinese troops mass on the border before intensive fighting breaks out and Royal Air Force Harriers are scrambled.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am