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Fighter Aircraft

Discovery of US plane wreck sheds light on one of Hong Kong's darkest days

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 to buy Lada-class subs, Su-35 fighters from Russia

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

Sponsor of search for buried Spitfires in Myanmar pulls out

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 scrambles eight fighter jets to intercept Chinese plane near Diaoyus

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

PLA signs preliminary deal for 24 Russian Su-35 jet fighters

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

Four injured as fighter jet crashes in Shantou

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

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier completes test-landing of jets

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

Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests

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

Model of newest fighter jet on display at Zhuhai air show

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

Secret fighter plane revealed to public

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