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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
Taiwan Pushes For Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets
May 03, 2017
Taiwan Pushes For Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets
Taiwan will officially declare its intention to procure the fifth generation fighter jet this summer.
Taiwan Pushes For Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets
Why Selling F-35s to Taiwan Is a Terrible Idea
April 07, 2017
Why Selling F-35s to Taiwan Is a Terrible Idea
Taiwan would be better off investing its limited resources in advanced surface-to-air missile systems.
Why Selling F-35s to Taiwan Is a Terrible Idea
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China returns to the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
February 08, 2017
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
Ten aircraft will be delivered this year, followed by another ten in 2018.
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
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
The four combat aircraft were reportedly delivered on Christmas Day.
Christmas Day Gift: China Received 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
December 15, 2016
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
The four fighter jets will be transferred to China by December 25, according to a Russian defense industry official.
China Will Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
November 01, 2016
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
The Chengdu J-20 will become the People's Liberation Army Air Force's next major stealth fighter.
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
September 17, 2016
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
A Sino-Russian contract for 24 Su-35 combat aircraft was signed in November 2015.
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
China Confirms Development of New Long-Range Bomber
September 07, 2016
China Confirms Development of New Long-Range Bomber
The head of the PLA Air Force recently confirmed Chinese intentions to design and produce a new long-range bomber.
China Confirms Development of New Long-Range Bomber
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
March 07, 2016
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
What does China hope to achieve with the current round of military reforms?
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
Confirmed: China Buys 24 Advanced Fighter Jets From Russia
November 20, 2015
Confirmed: China Buys 24 Advanced Fighter Jets From Russia
With a $2 billion contract, China becomes the first foreign buyer of the Russian Sukhoi Su-35.
Confirmed: China Buys 24 Advanced Fighter Jets From Russia
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
Beijing’s bomber fleet is able to strike distant targets with precision ammunition, according to Chinese media.
China’s Air Force Can Now Launch Long-Range, Precision Strikes
China Wants to Develop a New Long-Range Strategic Bomber
July 13, 2015
China Wants to Develop a New Long-Range Strategic Bomber
Can China’s aviation industry deliver?
China Wants to Develop a New Long-Range Strategic Bomber
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
June 05, 2015
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
China is becoming “more willing and able” to stake and defend its interests overseas.
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
Why China’s Air Force Needs Russia's SU-35
June 01, 2015
Why China’s Air Force Needs Russia's SU-35
The PLAAF has a growing fighter fleet, but it needs help on one critical component.
Why China’s Air Force Needs Russia's SU-35
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