It was January 16, 1945, a day that saw the heaviest American bombing of Japanese targets in Hong Kong. Between 9am and 5pm, 154 tonnes of bombs were dropped, and hundreds of thousands of machine gun rounds were fired.Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 10:09am
China has signed an agreement with Russia to buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and four Lada-class submarines in its biggest weapons purchase from Moscow in a decade, state media reported.27 Mar 2013 - 2:00am 6 comments
Rumours that dozens of the single-seat aircraft were buried in 1945 by Britain, the former colonial power in what was then Burma, had excited military history enthusiasts.17 Feb 2013 - 5:44am
Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near the disputed Diaoyu islands, which Japan calls the Senkakus, a Japanese Defence Ministry spokesman said.7 Jan 2013 - 6:28am
A preliminary deal for the sale of 24 advanced Russian Su-35 jet fighters to the People's Liberation Army indicates the technological hurdles China faces in developing its own J-20, especially in terms of engine technology, military analysts say.7 Dec 2012 - 4:29am
A Chinese fighter jet crashed in a southern Chinese city of Shantou on Tuesday, sparking a fire that injured at least four people, reports said.4 Dec 2012 - 9:45pm
The People's Liberation Army had successfully conducted the first landing tests of the J-15 fighter jet on its sole aircraft carrier, Xinhua said yesterday.26 Nov 2012 - 1:29pm
China's indigenous carrier-based fighter, the J-15, has completed landing tests on the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, state media reported yesterday.22 Nov 2012 - 4:54am
Aircraft enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of the nation's state-of-the-art military aircraft are out in force in Zhuhai this week as it hosts the nation's largest air show, which opened yesterday and lasts until Sunday.14 Nov 2012 - 4:35am
The mainland's latest military devices are on display at an air show in Zhuhai
The mainland's top-secret J-10 fighter plane made its much-awaited public debut yesterday in a six-minute aerial display that is set to be the highlight of this year's Air Show China in Zhuhai .6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
The J-10 multi-role fighter involves a significant amount of new military technology and puts the Chinese aviation industry on par with the best in the world, its developer says.5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Top-secret jet stars in display of gear aimed at overseas arms buyers
The mainland's top-secret J-10 fighter plane made its much-awaited public debut yesterday in a six- minute aerial display that is set to be the highlight of this year's Air Show China in Zhuhai .5 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
First phase (August 18-19): Strategic discussions in Vladivostok, Russia
Second phase (August 20-22): Transport and deployment of troops on the Shandong Peninsula. Organisation of co-ordinated actions involving 14 ships, 50 Russian and Chinese aircraft, and the midair refuelling of Chinese Su-30 interceptors by a Russian tanker26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The mainland's air attack and defence capabilities have been boosted by a consignment of advanced Russian fighters.
The Moscow-based Sukhoi Design Bureau confirmed the Su-30 MKK jets were delivered last month.
But in line with a confidentiality clause in its contract with China, a bureau official declined to say how many aircraft were involved.22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am
The initial design work for an advanced stealth fighter is finished, according to the London-based Jane's Defence Weekly.
Conceptual design work on two advanced variants of the PLA air force's J-10A fighter had been completed by the Chengdu No 611 Institute, a mainland aviation source was quoted as saying in the latest edition of the journal.3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am