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  • China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-stealth-fighter-new-engineRelying on Russian engines has put China at the mercy of a single, foreign supplier. That could be changing.A FLIGHT SEEN AROUND THE WORLDTwo J-20s make the public debut of China's first stealth fighter, coming low over the Zhuhai runway.dafeng cao (@xinfengcao)With
  • China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-hyperloopIf created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes.NO UPRIGHT POSITIONT-Flight's reclining seats would minimize drag by keeping the height (and hence cross section) of the capsule at a minimum.CASICHyperloops, the developing mode of transit that promises to
  • China's making major progress with its aircraft carrier tech

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-aircraft-carrier-technologySay hello to China's first catapult-equipped carrier.TYPE 002 CARRIERThis fan-made computer-generated image of the Type 002 by artist Nishikasaizoukan shows the craft's key features like catapults, J-15B fighters, and fixed-wing airborne early warning and control
  • Come see China's new hexacopters and self-detonating drones

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-new-drones-army-hexacoptersWhat the People's Liberation Army has up its sleeve.BCH-901This display at the Military Museum indicates that the 20-pound CH-901 drone, which can be used as a loitering munition, is in service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA). Behind it is a smaller recon
  • Meet KJ-600, the aircraft that could help China's navy rival America's

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/kj-600-china-planeThe airborne early warning and control plane fills a gap in China's arsenal.KJ-600The XAC KJ-600 AEW&C, when deployed on future, catapult equipped Chinese aircraft carriers, will enhance the combat effectiveness of Chinese fighters, and possibly the long-range fire of warships and
  • The PLAAF's First Steps Towards Becoming an Expeditionary Air Force

    In recent years, China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has developed nascent capabilities to carry out operations abroad. It has organized and put to use a long-distance strategic airlift unit capable of carrying out various non-war missions around Asia and as far as Africa. Fighter and other aircraft have built upon the experienced
  • AU hosts 2015 forum on PLAAF aerospace forces

    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --  Air University is hosting a forum Oct. 21 where China experts will give presentations on the current trends in China's aerospace forces, including the People's Liberation Army Air Forces. The forum is being presented by the China Aerospace Studies Institute and will be held at Squadron Officer College's Husband
  • American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/hypersonic-arms-race-china-united-statesHow China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms raceTHE FUTURE?TRCC engines mean China could fly Mach 6 airplanes—like the one shown in this fan art—that could fly anywhere in the world in under three hours. It would mean speeds and altitudes
  • This new ramjet engine could triple the range of Chinese missiles

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-new-ramjet-engine-triple-range-missilesDeadly surprises for even the most modern stealth fighters.KILLS OF THE FUTUREThis 2014 computer-generated image shows a J-31 stealth fighter launching a long-range ramjet BVRAAM (beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile).lt.cdjby.net via errymathChina's
  • China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-solar-powered-droneThe CH-T4 has already set a national flight record.CH-T4While it has a wingspan of over 130 feet, the CH-T4 only weighs about 880 pounds—with payload.China DailyMeet China's huge solar-powered drone, a 130-foot-wide machine designed to fly at more than 65,000 feet, for days
  • China and Russia are teaming up to create the next generation of jumbo jet

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-russia-develop-jumbo-jetThe C929 will compete with the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A330neo.C929This is the first official concept art of the new Sino-Russian jumbo jet, which can seat up to 280 passengers. The stretched versions can carry 350 passengers.United Aircraft CorporationChina and
  • In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/jd-com-builds-worlds-biggest-delivery-drone JD.com's robot can carry 1 ton of cargo by air.By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer May 24, 2017 JD.com is planning to test its giant tri-copter drones in a 11,500-square-mile testing zone in Shaanxi to serve farmers.JD.comJD.com, also called Jingdong, is
  • China has a new jetliner—here's what that means

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/where-chinas-new-jetliner-fits-into-its-larger-aviation-futureHow the C919 airliner fits into China's larger aviation future.C919The C919 airliner, built by the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC), had its maiden flight last week.Chinese Internet, via Andreas RupprechtOn May 5, the
  • China's air force has a new ground-attack plane

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-air-force-new-ground-attack-plane-l-15bMeet the L-15B.BL-15BThe L-15B debuted on April 28, 2017.CCTV 1The L-15B prototype attack jet made its grand debut in a ceremony last week. Fanfare—including giant red banners and uniformed PLAAF officers—suggest the People's Liberation Army Air Force
  • China's J-31 stealth fighter gets an improved prototype—and a potential future on a carrier

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/j-31-stealth-fighter-improved-prototypeMore government funding may be on the way.J-31 V2The J-31 fighter second prototype has been increasing test flights in April 2017, with rumors of more government funding and a third prototype on the way.A.Man at Sinodefence ForumThe improved J-31 stealth