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Meeting between China and the US is not only about avoiding doomsday, but a show of joint leadership that can bring a troubled world to a better place.
A growing number of countries are diversifying their purchases of weapons, with many turning to China and willing to settle payments in the Chinese currency.
Simulated war game shows new US stealth bomber may fall foul of missiles using the ‘Qian Xuesen trajectory’.
China’s hi-tech, low-cost drones are increasingly popular in the Middle East, but aligning systems with dominant Western weaponry and balancing regional ties present challenges, observers say.
Deputy US Defence Secretary Kathleen Hicks says use of continuing resolutions has ‘significant consequences’.
The US Air Force is planning to build 100 of the futuristic warplanes, which will incorporate advanced materials, propulsion and stealth technology.
Bloc’s top officials confirmed to meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Qiang while concerns about Beijing subsidies and Ukraine support persist.
The visit by the August 1st Aerobatics Team will help showcase the multi-role fighters, which Egypt is reported to be interested in buying.
First such bilateral discussion since 2019 described as ‘candid and in-depth’, according to State Department readout.
Scientists in China are developing a new way to target underwater enemies and defend the country’s coastline.
The maximum recruitment age for trainee fliers has been extended to 26 – but only for men expected to finish their postgraduate studies next year.
As the trade war escalated, Washington increased pressure on Israel to limit or ban cooperation with China in research and technology, despite once cosy bilateral ties.
The discussions will be led by senior State Department official Mallory Stewart and Sun Xiaobo, head of the arms-control department at China’s foreign ministry.
Engine technology breakthrough means China can now produce military drones for a fraction of the price.
Despite its transformation, experts warn the PLA has to keep on top of the changing face of modern warfare.
Hopes for a meeting between the two presidents depend on open communication between senior officials, former Chinese envoy Cui Tiankai says.
Arrival of delegations from sworn enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan at Beijing Xiangshan Forum shows the Global South is looking at China for regional security solutions, defence expert says.
Lawmakers said time was running out to deter military action by China toward Taiwan, highlighting the need for anti-ship Harpoon and SLAM-ER missiles, both of which the US agreed years ago to sell to Taiwan.
Scientists have developed a breakthrough surface material previously thought to be impossible.
The country has the second biggest military budget in the world after the US, but Washington is taking a range of measures to maintain its advantage.
China’s focus on versatility, such as autonomous vehicles and AI-equipped weapons, is in contrast to weapons designed for asymmetrical warfare. The US also sees technology as a way to shape the parameters of a potential conflict.
Article in official PLA Daily newspaper highlights role of one of the country’s older frigates in collecting sonar data from foreign vessels.
One lightweight suicide drone can be carried and launched by an infantry soldier while another’s flapping-wing design has ‘range of uses’.
The world’s nuclear powers are boosting investment in their arsenals, with China in particular increasing its stockpile from 350 to 410 warheads.
The Type 2 aerial weapon is part of Taipei’s bid to boost its asymmetric warfare capabilities amid growing hostility from the PLA.