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US influence doesn’t allow China to have its own fighter

China's aviation industry has a problem: it has two stealth fighters of its own, developed in-house, but the associated engine is still lacking. With the purchase of the Ukrainian company Motor Sitsch, the Chinese wanted to change that. But the deal failed.

Germany may send its own warship to the Indo-Pacific region

Germany's decision may constitute a fundamental challenge to the current line of Chinese policy, which was based on the effective behind-the-scenes discouragement of European countries' authorities from showing political and military activity, for example, in the context of disputes in the South China Sea.

Japan and US unite against China and Russia

The governments of Japan and the United States will work together to prepare a missile detection and tracking system using numerous small satellites. They will be launched into an orbit with an altitude of 300-1000 kilometers.

Guam vs. China: how Washington will protect a Pacific Island

The United States is discussing the possibility of deploying the Aegis Ashore air defense / missile defense system installed in Japan on the island of Guam. At the same time, Tokyo has recently abandoned the use of this system, questioning its effectiveness.

Beijing could use military force to annex Taiwan to China

The Beijing authorities are striving for a peaceful way to reunite Taiwan with the mainland, but do not exclude force methods. This was stated by the chief of the Joint Staff of the Central Military Council of the PRC, General Li Zocheng

China is interested of Su-57 fighter jet and purchase is possible

BEIJING, (BM) - Chief designer at China’s Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute Wang Yongqing in a recent interview with Chinese media praised the design of Russia’s new Su-57 next generation fighter - a fighter which the Chinese People's Liberation Army is expected to order for its Air Force or its Navy in the near future, learned

China and Russia are the main threat, US counterintelligence said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia and China are on the list of threats presented in the new US counterintelligence strategy for 2020-2022. The document was published by the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

US wants to invite China to arms control talks

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China should be part of the new arms control agreements, said Kay Bailey Hutchinson, US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the speech of the Permanent Representative to the Heritage Foundation in Washington. China may

Russia delivered the second set of S-400 defense systems to China

BEIJING, (BM) - Russia has completed the delivery by sea to China of the second regimental set of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing a military-diplomatic source. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: After the S-400, China Buys

A new ‘carrier killer’ ballistic missile on service in Chinese Air force

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s ‘Modern Ships’ publication in November revealed artwork of a large new anti ship ballistic missile which is set to be integrated onto the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new H-6N medium weight tactical bomber - the latest iteration of the H-6 design which, in response to a growing and often hostile Western naval presence

China may refuse to acquire Russian S-500 air defense systems

BEIJING, (BM) - Chinese edition of Sohu announced Beijing’s possible refusal to acquire the latest Russian air defense systems S-500, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting Glas.ru Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: China Has Discovered the Unique Ability of Russian S-500 Missile

Hostile underwater drones are spying China

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The secretive world of naval underwater surveys rarely breaks the surface. Now recent events are briefly shining a light into the darkness. In the Adriatic, a Croatian fishing vessel caught one of the U.S. Navy’s undersea sensor systems last week. That mysterious object has largely been explained. Read more: Military and

China warns US not to abuse military power in the Middle East

BEIJING, (BM) - Recent risky military actions by the United States are leading to an escalation of tension in the Middle East, China is urging the United States not to abuse military force, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RIA Novosti. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

Chinese air defense systems intercepted F-35s in Iraqi airspace, sources said

BEIJING, (BM) - In connection with the appearance in China of Syria long-range Chinese radars (up to 450 kilometers - approx.ed.), The information publication Sina announced that the main reason for deploying JYL-1 and J-27VHF radars here was the need to protect Russian air defense systems S -300 and S-400 air defense systems from possible attacks

China tested a missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States

BEIJING, (BM) - A submarine of the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China has tested a ballistic missile, which can reach anywhere in the United States. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing a source in the Pentagon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China already has the world’s second-largest aircraft carrier The

China already has the world’s second-largest aircraft carrier

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has commissioned its second aircraft carrier into active frontline service - the Type 001A Class warship ‘Shandong.’, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Russia’s Aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” caught fire in Murmansk (video) The commissioning took place 19 months

The new precision Chinese DF-41 ballistic missile system could devastate Taiwan

BEIJING, (BM) - While failing to make headlines as larger and more strategic Chinese weapons systems have, the DF-41 ballistic missile being a prime example, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new PCL191 rocket artillery system is nevertheless a potentially game changing platform for the country’s military capabilities. Dubbed by state media

Su-30’s radars have repeatedly detected Chinese stealth fighter aircraft J-20

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Chinese military experts, commenting on the well-known statements of their Indian neighbors that the Su-30MKI radars have repeatedly detected stealth fighter aircraft J-20 PLA, are trying to find an explanation of the situation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: China Has Begun to Promote Its Own 4++

China Has Begun to Promote Its Own 4++ Generation Fighter for Export

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s Aviation Industry Corporation has begun to promote the J-10C ‘4++ Generation’ single engine light fighter for export, the first time the country has offered such an advanced platform to overseas clients, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: China Has Conducted Test of the Latest

Joint Naval Exercise Has Been Started Between Russia, China and RSA

CAPE TAWN, (BM) - The crew of the missile cruiser "Marshal Ustinov" took part in the opening of the first joint naval exercises of the ships of Russia, South Africa and China "Mosi", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the press service of the Northern Fleet (SF) statement. Read more: Russia’s Iskander-M Missile Systems Strike Enemy

China is Selling Drones Capable of Taking Life with Little or No Human Oversight

WASINGTON, (BM) - China is exporting drones that it advertises as having lethal autonomy to the Middle East, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting defense One. Read more: Chinese Hypersonic UAV is a Bad News for US Navy – Military Watch Analysis It’s the first time that a senior Defense official

China, India, Turkey, Algeria and Myanmar as a potential Buyers of Russia’s Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) - US media outlet The National Interest, which focuses on the global defence industry, has come up with a short list of five nations that are more likely to buy Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet, the Su-57, as the aircraft is about to be delivered to the Russian Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet is Cheaper Than the Chinese J-20

BEIJING, (BM) - The Chinese media have concluded that mass production American fighter F-35 led to the fact that the Chinese J-20 is now the more expensive fifth generation aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China Showcased the Largest J-20 Stealth Fighter Jets Formation Recall that in China believe that today only the

China Has Unveiled New ‘Solar Dragon’ Drones and Deploys Them Near North Korea

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed a sizeable continent of advanced new drones, known as the Soar Dragon or Xianglong, near the North Korean border in Liaoning province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: After the S-400, China Buys Russia`s S-500 Missile Defence System The deployment comes amid

After the S-400, China Buys Russia`s S-500 Missile Defence System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China may become the first and main foreign buyer of the S-500 Prometey (Prometheus) air defence system once sales abroad begin, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch Magazine. “While China has made significant progress in developing its own indigenous air defence systems with platforms such as the HQ-9B,

China Has Developed a New Hypersonic Weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 in typical fashion – with a military parade. Some of the new weapons on display that day provide cause for serious concern among U.S. policymakers. Read more: Russia Successfully Tests the Hypersonic Missile “Avangard”. The U.S.:

Russia Exports Military Knowhow to China

TOKYO, (BM) - Russo-Chinese relations continue to improve as both countries’ ties with the United States have grown increasingly strained. Moscow and Beijing describe their bilateral relationship as a “strategic partnership,” constantly adding new adjectives to emphasize its evolving strength. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has insisted it

China Unveils Its Own Z-20F Seahawk Helicopter (Photos)

BEIJING, (BM) - China is world-renowned for its ability to steal foreign intellectual property, reverse engineer it, and to quickly produce something similar. In fact, this relationship between espionage, design, and production has helped catapult the People's Liberation Army into a place where America's technological superiority is no longer

China Claims It Can Find and Track the F-22 or F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - If China really did have such a powerful radar, it would be a game-changer. In addition, it also functions as a fire control radar that can guide missiles toward stealthy jets like the F-35. “Meter wave radar can be deployed on vehicles, on land and warships, creating a dense web that gives hostile stealth aircraft nowhere to

Russia Isn’t Happy That China Stole Jet Fighter Design

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn't seem too broken up about it. Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia's Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled "Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Based

A Nuclear Strike From Beijing to Washington in 30 Minutes if China Uses DF-41

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled a number of new pieces of high end hardware during a large scale parade in Tiananmen Square. Alongside new DF-17 hypersonic tactical missiles, WZ-8 hypersonic surveillance drones and Gongji-11

Chinese Hypersonic UAV is a Bad News for US Navy – Military Watch Analysis

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) introduced a number of new models of promising military equipment during a large-scale parade on Tiananmen Square, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the end of the Chinese civil war. Military Watch believes that despite the fact

China Unveils Its Military Power – (Photos)

BEIJING, (BM) - The grand military parade, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the founding of the PRC, was full of not only the slender lines of the Chinese military, but also the latest models of military equipment, which have no analogues in the world, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Follow us everywhere and at any time.

Beijing’s Bid to Dominate Asia is a Far Greater Threat Than Anything Tehran Can Do

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Trump administration is right to respond cautiously to last week’s Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia. As the U.S. protects its interests in the Middle East, it must not allow its military focus to be wrested away from Asia. The threat from Iran pales in comparison to that from China. Iran’s economy is less than 1/20th the

China Sells Armed Drones in Europe, Serbia is the End User

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbia’s military will receive Chinese-built armed drones in the coming months, marking the first time Chinese remotely piloted aircraft have been sold to a European country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Stars and Stripes. Serbia will take delivery of nine Chengdu Pterodactyl-1 drones within six months, with a

China Showcased the Largest J-20 Stealth Fighter Jets Formation

BEIJIN, (BM) - The People’s Liberation Army Air Force for the first time showcased seven J-20 stealth fighter jets, the largest J-20 formation ever publicly shown, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Asia Timers. Leading experts to say China’s military is already operating a considerable number of J-20s, which could achieve regional aerial

Chinese Soldiers Have Completed the S-400`s Training Course in Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) - About 100 military servicemen from the Chinese People's Liberation Army who will maintain the second regiment set of the S-400 missile systems have completed a training course in Russia to use the systems and returned to China, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: A German Journalist Called the Russian Missile

China’s Military is Holding Exercises This Week in Waters Near Taiwan

BEIJING (BM) - China’s military is holding exercises this week in waters near Taiwan, China’s maritime safety agency said days after Beijing reiterated it was ready to fight if there was any move towards independence for the self-ruled island, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Japan News The agency did not say when the exercises would

China Turns Out To Be a Participant in the F-35 Production

LONDON, (BM) - The British company Exception PCB, which manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the F-35 fighter aircraft, has been owned by the Chinese company Shenzhen Fastprint since 2013, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Sky News TV channel raised the question of the acceptability of the use of electronic components that are

China’s Navy, Along With Thailand’s One, Launched a Joint Training Exercise

ZHANJIANG, People's Republic of China (BulgarianMilitary.com) - China's Navy, along with Thailand's one, launched a joint training exercise at a military port in Zhanjiang, in South China's Guangdong Province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Navy Recognition. During the week, Chinese and Thai naval forces will exercise shooting,

China May Declare Its First Stealthy J-20 Fighter This Year

NEW YORK, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - China may declare its first stealth fighter operational this year as it also develops long-range bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Bloomberg. Read more: China Already Has 24 Russian Su-35 Fighters. Indonesia Is Expecting Its Su-35 This Year

Russia and China to Develop a Next-Generation Heavy-lift Helicopter Together

BANGALORE, India (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Today, on the sidelines of the exhibition Aero India 2019, Viktor Kladov acting as the Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy at the Russian state-owned corporation Rostec revealed to reporters that Russia and China were about to sign an agreement on the creation of a new generation

China Successfully Completes Trials of the Russian S-400s

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Today (10th January), a military-diplomatic source, quoted by the Russian news agency TASS, reported that China had conducted a second successful test of firing the S-400 Triumf bought from Russia, and thus completed the trials of the air defence missile system, learned

First Sea Training for the China-Made J-20 Stealth Fighter

BEIJING (China), May 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images The Air Force of China announced on 9th May 2018 that the homemade J-20 stealth fighter has participated in sea training for the first time, reported Defense News. According to the stated by the spokesman of the Air Force, Senior Col. Shen Jinke, the…

The Chinese Rocket Force Has Been Boosted

BEIJING (the People's Republic of China), April 27, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, 26th April 2018, a spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Defence revealed that the rocket force of the country has been boosted by deploying of the Chinese advanced intermediate-range ballistic missile…

Chinese Stealth Goes Operational, Carrier Program and Export Initiatives Accelerate

(Source: Tom Demerly) China Has Emerged as a Preeminent Global Strategic Super Power: What Does It Mean? During the past five years China’s defense programs have not accelerated, they have increased by multiples into segments the Chinese had not previously been involved in. The introduction of a developmental aircraft carrier program, the…

Rumors of New Generation Chinese Fighting Vehicle Explode After Photo Appears

Early in February an image was posted on Chinese website CJBDY showing a newly designed front-end frame and possibly an unmanned turret for what could be a prototype infantry fighting vehicle, IHS Jane’s reported. The authenticity of the picture has not been verified. If the reports are true, the prototype would likely replace the China North…