Tag Archives: PLAAF

China plans to resurrect The World’s Largest Plane by restarting Antonov AN-225 ‘Mriya’ production

The World’s largest plane will soon be resurrected. China will sign a deal with Ukraine to breathe new life into the Soviet-era manufacturing program for the production of the AN-225, which is a strategic, airlift cargo aircraft designed in the Soviet Union in the late 80s by Antonov Design Bureau. With a maximum payload of 250 tons for cargo, the ...

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Is China afraid of BrahMos? A case of India flexing its military muscle or is it a defensive strategy?

Amid rising tensions in North East India, in the disputed area between China and India, New Delhi has taken a bold step of deploying its most advanced supersonic cruise missile, the “BrahMos” along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. This is part of efforts by the Indian Government to beef up self-defence capabilities and increase military infrastructure in the region, but ...

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5 Insane weapons of Chinese Air Force (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) That Will Give You The Shivers

China’s air superiority is rapidly mobilizing in the light of modernization of Chinese fighter jets, cargo planes, stealth aircraft, missiles and launch vehicles. Reports suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) currently has approximately 3,000 operational aircraft, nearly 600 of which are considered modern. Recent flights of prototypes of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter, an aircraft more advanced ...

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Xian Y-20 Specification & Technical Data

Officially unveiled in 2006, the Xian Y-20 code-named “Kunpeng” is a large military transport aircraft developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, a part of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. It is being built for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force under assistance from Russia and Ukraine.The aircraft is named Kunpeng after the mythical bird of ancient China that can ...

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China bans export of Chengdu J-20

The Chengdu J-20 is a stealth, twin – engine, fifth generation fighter aircraft which is being produced by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20’s first appearance was made on 11 January 2011 after which six prototypes were produced with various modifications. The latest two prototypes of the J-20 are equipped with ...

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Chengdu J-10B soon to be handed over to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force

J-10B fighter upgraded version of the J-10A model will be the most advanced military aircraft China has developed on its own. Produced by the Chengdu Aviation Corporation the J-10B has an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, integrated jamming rods, IRST sensor, diverterless supersonic intake (DSI), and an uprated AL-31FN Series III turbofan engine. These upgrades increase the J-10B’s power, ...

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Guizhou Soar Eagle

The Guizhou Soar Eagle, popularly known as ‘Soar Dragon’, is a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle(UAV). Designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Co-operation and constructed by Guizhou Aircraft Industry, its intended purpose it to serve with the People’s Liberation Army Air force(PLAAF). The Soar Dragon was first displayed to the public as a model during the Zuhai Air Show in 2006. As ...

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Xian Y-20 a Chinese large military transport aircraft

Xian Y-20 is a large military transport aircraft being developed by the Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. The advanced long-range carrier is being developed to serve the military modernization drive. The Y-20 prototype is powered by four Russian D30 series turbofan engines and the production aircraft will sport the WS-20 engines. Cargo is ...

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Noshir Gowadia father of Chinese stealth technology

First, there were lots of news and rumors that China is probably developing a secret stealth bomber like B-2 Spirit and then came the rumors that China might be into a development of stealth fighters in the class of F-22 Raptor. Later, on December 2010, the world sees the first pictures of what seemed to be a Chinese stealth fighter ...

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Indian Air Force Maintaining strategic equilibrium

Indian Air Force faces two possible threats in the future in the form of Pakistan Air Force in the North West and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force breathing down its neck at the nation’s North Eastern boundary. PAF although a significantly smaller threat when compared to PLAAF is nevertheless a threat. PLAAF on the other hand enjoys numerical superiority ...

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