Daily Archives: June 6, 2012
Which country has the largest and best-equipped military? Which country has the most nuclearweapons and the world’s biggest military budget? And which country is involved in the mostwars at present? Those were the questions posed by a think tank, the … Continue reading
DEFENCE Minister Stephen Smith has urged China to be more open about its military capabilities and strategic doctrine. Speaking in Beijing, Mr Smith sought to assuage Chinese concerns over Australia’s strategic stance towards China. The move follows revelations that a … Continue reading
Russia and China have pledged to give priority to development of bilateral ties and to oppose foreign intervention in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China Tuesday for a three-day visit expected to focus on the Middle East, energy … Continue reading
An air projection for plateau camping training conducted by the Air Force of theChinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was unveiled at 05:00 on May 29, 2012 at anairport in the hinterland of central China. A total of 5 military and civil airplanes weremobilized for this air projection mission from the hinterland of central China to the snow-covered plateau. The wheeled equipment including command vehicles, communication vehicles and fieldambulances were slowly moving into the cabin of a transport aircraft. At the same time, 10-odd aviation containers were pushed along a slide way into the cabin of anothertransport aircraft to be locked and fixed. On the other side of the apron, the fully-armed airborne troops quickly boarded a civilpassenger plane in 3 echelons under the guidance of the local flight attendants. At 07:00, the military and civil transport airplanes fully loaded with airborne troops andequipment took off in turn. On the plane, a person in charge of the LogisticsDepartment of the PLA Air Force said that the PLA started air transport of recruits tothe plateau with the help of civil aviation transport strength since 1987, greatlyupgrading PLA’s strategic projection capability. This plateau camping training willfurther temper the remote-mobile-combat capability of the airborne troops.
Airbus (Tianjin) Final Assembly Co Ltd, Airbus SAS’ only final assembly line outside Europe, said it is ready for customers from outside China, three years ahead of schedule. The monthly output of the final assembly line, also known as FALC, … Continue reading