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Unmanned Vehicles

PLA develops unmanned road vehicle

China’s Military Transportation University has developed a third-generation unmanned road vehicle with technology that could eventually be implemented for civilian-use, the army’s PLA Daily reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013, 5:38pm

Pakistan secretly developing drones: sources

Pakistan is secretly racing to develop its own armed drones, having been frustrated with US refusals to provide the aircraft, but is struggling in its initial tests with a lack of precision munitions and advanced targeting technology.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

PLA ships seen testing drones in Pacific Ocean

Japan says more Chinese naval ships have been seen near Okinawa, with some staging drills involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) able to carry missiles and conduct surveillance that analysts say is crucial for China to expand its maritime power.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

India's missile test raises the stakes

India's successful test of a missile capable of nuclear strikes on Beijing and Shanghai and deep into Europe has hardly raised pulses anywhere - except in India, which increasingly views its neighbour China as a greater long-range strategic threat than its arch-rival Pakistan.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Carrier killer' missile may give China powerful edge

While PLA chief Chen Bingde's remarks about China's aircraft carrier development hogged attention during the visit by his US counterpart this week, it was his confirmation that the military is developing a missile able to hit carriers that has caused a stir.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Japan rejects PLA offer of robots to handle disaster at nuclear plant

An offer by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to send robots designed to handle nuclear accidents to Japan has been turned down because Tokyo does not want help from the Chinese military.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

PLA carrier-killer missile nearly ready, says US

China's anti-ship ballistic missile - a long-feared weapon known as the 'carrier killer' - is close to operational, according to a senior US military official.

The commander of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Robert Willard, made the remark in Tokyo this week. He said the US would not be deterred from deploying vessels in the region because of the missile.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Fears grow that PLA may test 'carrier killer'

Whenever China conducts military exercises or tests, the growing band of foreign analysts charting its modernisation wonder whether it will launch the game-changer - the so-called 'aircraft-carrier killer' that no nation has yet tested.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

PLA 1,000km range for air ops

The People's Liberation Army has set a goal of being able to conduct air campaigns within 1,000 kilometres of China's borders by the end of the year and extending the range to 3,000km by 2030, a US think tank says.

5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Battle of underwater robots

An annual competition is calling on young people to come up with innovative ideas using their science and engineering knowledge.

23 Dec 2009 - 12:00am