Chinese Military Developments

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Could not find a thread on this and seeing how important future Chinese military developments are to Pakistan thought it would be a good idea.

 

I will kick off with the launch of their second carrier. Looks beautiful!

 

China launches aircraft carrier, boosting military presence

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-39715228

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I posted it in this thread:

 

 

Perhaps there is a need for a new thread. Definitely an important development.

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I posted it in this thread:

 

 

Perhaps there is a need for a new thread. Definitely an important development.

 

My bad yaar, I did not search that part of the forum

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http://www.atimes.com/article/china-just-took-lead-quantum-space-race/

China just took the lead in the quantum space race

n Thursday, a team of Chinese scientists released findings from a breakthrough study that makes China the indisputable leader in the field of quantum communication, an achievement that could be of immense strategic importance.

The study, led by Pan Jianwei and published in Science magazine, successfully demonstrated the ability to distribute entangled photons across unprecedented distances, from space to earth, opening the door for the practical application of cutting-edge, ultra-secure communication.

In the wake of China’s milestone, some in the scientific community outside of China are eager for their own governments to play catch up in the quantum space race.

Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has pushed his government to launch a quantum satellite of its own, telling Science that this test “shows that China is making the right decisions, […] I’m personally convinced that the internet of the future will be based on these quantum principles.”

Until now, entanglement distribution has only been achieved across a physical separation of less than 100 km, limited by the photon loss in channels such as optical fibers, which increases exponentially with the length of the channel. This test, set in motion when China launched a specialized quantum satellite dubbed Micius last year, was able to distribute the entanglement photons across a distance of more than 1,200 km.

The space-based approach offers a key advantage in achieving the longer distance transmission as most of the photons’ path is through the vacuum of space, with turbulence largely occurring only within the lower 10 km of the atmosphere. In order to exploit this advantage, the scientists used a laser-based entangled-photon source especially resistant to disturbance.

This achievement is a huge step towards the practical application on a global scale of a theoretically unhackable encryption method called quantum key distribution.

Encryption methods used today are nearly, but not completely, impossible to hack, but with more advanced computing power the forms of encoding that protect information sent online will become more and more vulnerable. Quantum key distribution, however, is unique in that any measurement of the transmission by an eavesdropper disturbs the transmission, thereby alerting the parties sending information.

It will take a while to go from what this team of scientists accomplished to the widespread practical application, but they are moving at a fast pace in the right direction. According to Pan, the lead physicist on the study, China’s National Space Science Center will launch additional satellites with stronger and cleaner laser beams detectable even when the sun is shining.

“In the next five years we plan to launch some really practical quantum satellites,” Pan said, speaking to Science.

 

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Well, its not much more expensive than Su-30.  Cheaper than Rafale.
China Offers FC-31 Stealth Fighter At Half the Price of US F-35- Paris Air Show 2017
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09:51 AM, June 20, 2017
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China launched the global marketing of its FC-31 stealth fighter jet that costs about US$70 million, about half the price of the Lockheed Martin F-35, at Paris Air Show 2017.

"We expect that the plane's price will be around $70 million, about half that of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II from the US, which is the only fifth-generation fighter jet available on the market from the US, which only sells it to allies." Fu Qianshao, an aircraft expert with the PLA Air Force was quoted as saying by China Daily Tuesday.

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has displayed a model of the FC-31 on display at the 52nd International Paris Air Show, held at at Paris-Le Bourget Airport.

China decided to tap the well-advanced countries’ military aircraft market with the domestically developed FC-31 stealth fighter jet, the plane's chief designer Lin Peng of AVIC's subsidiary Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute said.

“The FC-31 has received a lot of attention from potential foreign buyers.” he said Monday. This has been the first time the aircraft firm brought its latest stealth fighter jet to a Western air show and the second time for the FC-31 to be shown at a foreign exhibition. The first was at the 14th Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates in November 2015.

"We will strive to use the fifth-generation combat plane to seize some share in the military aircraft market of developed nations," Lin said.

FC-31's appearance in Paris is intended to showoff China's capabilities in the research and development of advanced military aircraft.

The intention is to enable major buyers to know more about the plane so they can communicate "in-depth" with AVIC about the fighter jet,

Though the FC-31 is not yet in production, the firm believes that the external features of the plane is likely to generate interest that could lead to sales.

The air show is also a suitable occasion for the Chinese stealth fighter jet to compete with its counterparts, the designer added.

The FC-31 was unveiled in October 2012 as a twin-engine, radar-evading fighter jet. At that time, the first prototype had made its maiden flight, becoming the country's second fifth-generation fighter jet following the J-20, which made its first flight in January 2011. The People's Liberation Army Air Force has begun to receive deliveries of the J-20.

Lin said the FC-31 features high survivability, a low radar signature, supreme electronic countermeasures, high information capacity, situation awareness and beyond-visual-range combat capability.

The aircraft has a large weapon bay and several external hard points that are capable of carrying Chinese-or foreign-made air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons, he said.

Specifications from AVIC show the FC-31 has a maximum takeoff weight of 25 metric tons, a combat range of 1,200 km and a top speed of Mach 1.8, or 2,205 kilometers per hour. It can carry 8 metric tons of weapons and has a designed service life of up to 30 years.

Li Yuhai, deputy general manager of AVIC, said earlier that AVIC plans to use the FC-31 to "put an end to some nations' monopolies on the fifth-generation fighter jet" and this plane "is able to compete with any other aircraft of its kind".

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Wing Loong II, Weighing in at 4,200 kg (9.260 lb.), the Wing Loong II is able to carry a maximum payload of around 480 kg. Chinese-indigenous weapons, including the YJ-9E anti-ship missile, the Blue Arrow 7, TL-2 and AG-300 air-to-ground missiles and the LS-9 small-diameter bomb.

KSA has ordered 350 of these after US refused Reaper.

 

 

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