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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...
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Synthetic Battlefield

Rapid advances in training, including gaming, are cutting costs while honing a wide range of soldiering skills. Synthetic training seeks to bring together live, virtual,...
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...
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China’s New High Mobility Truck Artillery

A Light Combined Arms Brigade of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA)72d Army Group live-fire tactical exercise recently covered by China’s Central Television (CCTV)...
Beihang UAS DTI

Thai Army acquires UAV training system from China, expands local training

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has awarded Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developer Beihang UAS Technology Company a contract worth approximately 95.5 million baht...
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China’s new Commando Helicopter

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled its latest type of transport helicopter, the Aviocopter Z-8L. The new 15-ton class helicopter is expected to...
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China advances hypersonic propulsion technologies

A Beijing-based research institute run by the national Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has claimed a successful ground test of a scramjet engine that...
Type 15 light tank

Y-20 takes two Type 15 tanks

Each Xi’an Y-20 strategic airlifter can carry two of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Type 15 light tanks or a Type 99A main battle...
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Renewing the Assault

Lessons learned from recent conflicts has seen a greater focus on modularity and ambidextrous customisation of small arms, as well as reducing weight and...
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China Broadens Cyber Options

China is prepared to use its burgeoning cyber capabilities for industrial espionage, trans-national harassment, national defence and as a support to military operations. In its...

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