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The Guizhou WZ-7 'Xianglong' is the Chinese air force's most capable unmanned reconnaissance asset, and is being used for strategic surveillance of potential territorial hotspots.

Bigger, Further, Better

Where China is growing its unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, nations across Asia Pacific are finding budgets too for these more strategic assets. Military forces are...
The Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) hypersonic weapon was displayed to the public for the first time 1 October 2019 during the National Day Parade in Beijing.

China’s Hypersonic Testing Surge

Although China is downplaying its hypersonic testing, recent demonstrations are showing an increase in missile maturity. On 27 October the chairman of the US Joint...
CH-10 VTOL UAV

China’s CASC to push tiltrotor UAV development in Tazhou

State-owned defence prime China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced on 21 January that it is planning to build a larger prototype of...
South Korean president Moon Jae-in

Asian Air Force Modernisation

Regional tensions have forced the pace for regional air forces to buy new capability or update legacy platforms. The increasing prospects of a peer-on-peer...
China launched a new group of triplet satellites for the Chuangxin-5 (CX-5) constellation on 26 October, 2020. Launched under the name Yaogan, the three satellites were orbited by a Chang Zheng-2C launch vehicle from the LC-3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. (NASA).

China ‘Boldly Goes’ for Space Independence

While China’s rapid progress as a major player in space technology and capability is undeniable, the ‘achilles heel’ to its next step may be...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...
Chengdu-J-20

China readies to flex latest indigenous defence technologies in Zhuhai

State-owned and private Chinese defence and aerospace companies are set to showcase their latest platforms and technologies at the biennial China International Aviation and...
Beihang-UAS

UAVs Over the Maritime Horizon

Maritime patrolling with UAVs has becoming the norm, allowing manned missions to be dedicated to more mission specific tasks. Airborne maritime operations such as anti-submarine...
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CASC resumes UAV production and testing amid ongoing COVID-19 battle

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has resumed production and flight testing of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) following a brief stoppage to...
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China rapidly advancing hypersonic weapons technology

A top US military official has claimed that China is developing an intercontinental range hypersonic weapons, which could challenge the ability of US detection...

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