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Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.
China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
November 20, 2017
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Japan scrambled fighter jets in response.
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
Pakistan Navy to Purchase Frigates from China
October 09, 2017
Pakistan Navy to Purchase Frigates from China
Pakistan’s former naval chief Muhammad Zakaullah said contracts have been signed to acquire frigates from China.
Pakistan Navy to Purchase Frigates from China
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
July 15, 2017
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
China flew six H-6K bombers through the Miyako Strait. Japan scrambled its fighter jets in response.
China Flies 6 Heavy Long-Range Bombers Near Japan
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
November 26, 2016
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted a similar fly-through in September.
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
September 13, 2016
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
Beijing will tout its two indigenous military aviation platforms at the 2016 Zhuhai airshow.
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
China's Military May Almost Have 3000 Aircraft, But What About Everyone Else?
May 20, 2016
China's Military May Almost Have 3000 Aircraft, But What About Everyone Else?
Raw numbers tell part of the story of national air power.
China's Military May Almost Have 3000 Aircraft, But What About Everyone Else?
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
November 10, 2015
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
Beijing has deployed fourth-generation fighter aircraft to Woody Island in the South China Sea.
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
November 02, 2015
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
After protesting a U.S. Navy freedom of navigation patrol, the PLA flexes its airpower muscles in the South China Sea.
Chinese J-11 Fighters Exercise in the South China Sea After US Navy Patrols
China's Air Force Conducts Exercise Between Taiwan and the Philippines
March 31, 2015
China's Air Force Conducts Exercise Between Taiwan and the Philippines
The People's Liberation Army Air Force carried out a one-day exercise over the Bashi Channel.
China's Air Force Conducts Exercise Between Taiwan and the Philippines
Should China Care About the Future of Its Airpower?
July 31, 2014
Should China Care About the Future of Its Airpower?
There's little reason for China to concern itself with its air force's organization structure at this point.
Should China Care About the Future of Its Airpower?
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
April 11, 2014
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Plus, China's new Shenyang J-15 jet makes an appearance, and the U.S. Air Force's A-10 gets ready to retire.
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
October 17, 2013
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
Long subordinate to the army, the PLAAF is gaining greater autonomy while still cooperating admirably with other services.
China’s Air Force Comes of Age
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