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Is the Chinese Navy Further Along With a Rail Gun Than Previously Thought?
February 04, 2018
Is the Chinese Navy Further Along With a Rail Gun Than Previously Thought?
Leaked images show what appears to be a ship-mounted rail gun on a Chinese Navy vessel.
Is the Chinese Navy Further Along With a Rail Gun Than Previously Thought?
Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
January 18, 2018
Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
China’s new aircraft carrier could embark on its maiden voyage already in February after the Chinese New Year.
Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
January 16, 2018
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
A new guided-missile stealth frigate has reportedly entered service with the North Sea Fleet.
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
January 16, 2018
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
The Japanese defense minister says the Chinese submarine spotted near the Senkaku islands was a Type 093 nuclear attack submarine.
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
January 13, 2018
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
China’s increased capability for joint operations means Taiwan must rethink the Chinese military threat.
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
January 12, 2018
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
South China Sea militarization, hypersonic weapons, Chinese oceanography, and counter A2/AD poised for major advances in 2018.
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
December 20, 2017
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) latest guided-missile frigate was launched on December 16.
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
China's Bid to Dominate the Global Submarine Export Market
December 19, 2017
China's Bid to Dominate the Global Submarine Export Market
Chinese shipbuilders will increasingly assume an export profile commensurate with their domestic capabilities.
China's Bid to Dominate the Global Submarine Export Market
China Unveils New Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Claimed to Be the World's Fastest
December 18, 2017
China Unveils New Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Claimed to Be the World's Fastest
Researchers claim the Tianxing-1 is the world's fastest unmanned surface vehicle.
China Unveils New Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Claimed to Be the World's Fastest
China's Air Force Declares Shaanxi Y-9 Transport Aircraft Operational
December 06, 2017
China's Air Force Declares Shaanxi Y-9 Transport Aircraft Operational
China's take on the C-130J Super Hercules reached operational capability.
China's Air Force Declares Shaanxi Y-9 Transport Aircraft Operational
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Use Advanced Jet Launch System
November 06, 2017
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Use Advanced Jet Launch System
A purported technological breakthrough has increased the chances that China’s new carrier will feature electromagnetic catapults.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Use Advanced Jet Launch System
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
October 16, 2017
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned.
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
Chinese, Russian Navies Hold Exercises in Sea of Japan, Okhotsk Sea
September 21, 2017
Chinese, Russian Navies Hold Exercises in Sea of Japan, Okhotsk Sea
The exercise is the second phase of the Joint Sea-2017 exercises.
Chinese, Russian Navies Hold Exercises in Sea of Japan, Okhotsk Sea
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
August 28, 2017
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
PLAN vessels practices strikes against surface ships of an unnamed "enemy" navy.
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
August 10, 2017
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
There are plenty of things we know about China under Xi Jinping -- what do we know we don't know?
The 3 Known Unknowns of Xi Jinping’s China
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
August 10, 2017
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
China’s first home-grown carrier will reportedly be inducted ahead of schedule.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
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