Details of the Tianlei 500 were released on state broadcaster CCTV. Photo: Handout
Details of the Tianlei 500 were released on state broadcaster CCTV. Photo: Handout

Chinese state broadcaster reveals details of new airborne weapon Tianlei 500 as tensions simmer with Taiwan

  • Precision-guided munitions dispenser and air-to-surface missile featured on defence programme
  • Analyst calls it ‘one of the most important advanced weapons for the Chinese military right now’

Details of the Tianlei 500 were released on state broadcaster CCTV. Photo: Handout
Details of the Tianlei 500 were released on state broadcaster CCTV. Photo: Handout
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