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  • 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
  • China’s new aircraft carrier suggests a powerful navy in the works

     Full article and graphics:https://www.popsci.com/china-new-aircraft-carrier-type-001aType 001A is the PLAN's first aircraft carrier built in China.TYPE 001AThe Type 001A aircraft carrier, launched on April 26, 2017 in Dalian, China, is an improved variant of the Soviet designed Kuznetsov class.Wechat via Andreas RupprechtAfter some four years of
  • China's first robot cargo spaceship just went into orbit

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-first-robot-cargo-spaceship-tianzhou-1Tianzhou 1 is expected to be China's most prolific spacecraft.The Tianzhou 1, one of the world's largest unmanned spacecraft, can carry six tons of supply and two tons of transferable fuel to space stations. It's also got unassisted docking