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Why is China Developing a New J-11 Variant?
April 20, 2019

Why is China Developing a New J-11 Variant?

By Abraham Ait
Next generation technologies on the J-11D likely to surpass Russia’s Su-35

Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization
September 21, 2018

Less Visible Aspects of Chinese Military Modernization

By Shahryar Pasandideh
Besides new equipment, we need to pay attention to how China is upgrading old systems.
Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes
February 28, 2017

Japan Doubles Number of Fighter Jets Used for Intercepting Chinese Warplanes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan increased the number of jets deployed for scrambles against foreign airplanes from two to four.

Christmas Day Gift: China Received 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
December 27, 2016

Christmas Day Gift: China Received 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The four combat aircraft were reportedly delivered on Christmas Day.

China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
October 28, 2016

China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Beijing slammed Japan’s air force for scrambling jets and locking radars on to Chinese military aircraft.

Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea
July 06, 2016

Chinese and Japanese Fighter Jets Come Close to Dogfight in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese aircraft purportedly used fire-control radars to lock onto two PLAAF warplanes flying over the East China Sea.

Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015
April 26, 2016

Japan's Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The number of sorties flown to ward off Chinese intrusions into Japan’s airspace has risen substantially.
China and Pakistan Air Forces Launch Joint Training Exercise
April 12, 2016

China and Pakistan Air Forces Launch Joint Training Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The joint training exercise was launched this Saturday and is slated to run until April 30.

Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea
February 01, 2016

Japan Forms New Air Wing to Fend off China’s Advances in East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Tokyo has recently doubled the number of fighter jets stationed at Okinawa's Naha Air Base.

China Displays New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter
November 10, 2015

China Displays New 5th Generation Stealth Fighter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Beijing showcased its first stealth fighter jet at this year’s Dubai Air Show.

China’s Air Force Can Now Launch Long-Range, Precision Strikes
October 15, 2015

China’s Air Force Can Now Launch Long-Range, Precision Strikes

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Beijing’s bomber fleet is able to strike distant targets with precision ammunition, according to Chinese media.
US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China
August 15, 2015

US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force is trying to deepen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

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