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  • 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
  • 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