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New Airborne AESA Radars from China
LKF601E, an airborne FCS AESA radar from the Chinese Aviation Industry Cooperation (AVIC) was unveiled at the AirshowChina event. The new radar is designed for new and upgraded platforms such as the JF-17 and FTC-2000G ‘export fighters’. uses a 3GHz bandwidth at the X-band, provides detection of fighter-sized targets at 170 km, tracks up to 15 targets simultaneously and engages four with air/air missiles. The radar also supports air/ground modes, with one-meter SAR resolution and terrain mapping at 300 km. Searching targets at sea, the radar can detect large targets from 200 km.
China Establishes Aero-Engine Conglomerate
China is setting up a conglomerate that will merge three aircraft engine manufacturers. The move is expected to improve China's indigenous design and manufacturing of aircraft and aero-propulsion systems. Though one of the biggest aviation markets, the country is still heavily reliant on imported engines for military and commercial aviation.
Following Myanmar, Pakistan is Eager to Sell More JF-17s
Colombo is likely to drop its plan to buy 10 new JF-17 fighter jets from Pakistan, following intensive Indian pressure to drop the deal, that would have cost $400 million.
Air Attack – Old and New
The Wing Loong I and Y-6M bomber, displayed with their air attack weapons side by side at Airshow China exhibition in Zhuhai.
Rostec Corporation and the Chinese aviation corporation AVIC have signed a...
Russian Rostec Corporation and the Chinese industrial aviation corporation AVIC have reached an agreement regarding strategic cooperation between the two companies, Addressing future joint...
China wants Swedish robo copters
Swedish CybAero lands order to deliver 70 systems of unmanned helicopters to China, over seven years, under a deal worth over US$100 Million
A New Stealth Fighter Unveiled in China
China has unofficially unveiled another stealth fighter. This aircraft, externally resembling the Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor, could be the F-60, an export version of a AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Corporation developed 'fourth generation' fighter.
China’s 5th Generation Fighter Exposed
See our latest post for more news on the J-20 Reports coming form internet sites in China have published images of a large, stealth-like aircraft that, if...