CCTV News footage shows that the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronics Technology (NRIET) KLJ-7A is undergoing tests with the China Flight Test Establishment’s 711 unit.
Revealed at Air Show China 2016, the NRIET KLJ-7A is a proposed AESA radar for the JF-17 Block-III, which is to be the JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter’s most significant upgrade. The JF-17 is the mainstay fighter of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and is co-produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Continue reading
Pakistan has rejected China’s demand for the use of the Renminbi or Chinese yuan in the Gwadar Free Zone under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. India’s western neighbour has argued that such a move would compromise its economic sovereignty and conveyed its final position to the Chinese in a Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on Monday in Islamabad, as reported by The Express Tribune.
The report said the SOM was held a day before the seventh Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting. JCC is the CPEC’s highest decision-making authority. Continue reading
SOURCE: OUTLOOK INDIA
China’s next-generation multi-nuclear warhead intercontinental ballistic missile with a proclaimed ability to hit targets “anywhere in the world” may be inducted into the PLA early next year, a media report said on Monday.
The new missile — the Dongfeng-41 — also has a speed of more than Mach 10 and can use decoy devices and chaff to pierce its way through the enemy’s missile warning and defence systems. Continue reading
SOURCE: SPUTNIK NEWS
Russia’s A-100, the most advanced airborne early warning and control aircraft (or AWACS), made its maiden flight, the press service of the Vega concern, which creates equipment for the “flying radar” has announced.
The A-100 first flight test was aimed at checking its aerodynamic characteristics, the performance of avionics and part of the equipment of the radio engineering complex. Continue reading
SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
The UN General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights.
The resolution, co-sponsored by 75 countries was adopted on Thursday without a vote in the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues, reports Dawn news. Continue reading
A news report on the Chinese CCMF channel has revealed a glimpse of a top-secret JF-12 hypersonic wind-tunnel in which prospective – and presumably military – hypersonic aircraft are being tested.
Aerodynamic tunnels are commonly used to test the properties of machines prior to full scale production. In the case of aircraft that tend to be big and expensive, small models of new plane designs are positioned in wind tunnels to reveal how the new craft withstand high winds. Continue reading
Baloch leaders have announced to conduct a meeting aimed at promoting unity and cooperation for the independence of Balochistan.
Top Baloch nationalist leader and chief of the pro-independence party, the BRP, Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti said in a statement that a meeting of all Baloch political leaders including Nawab Mehran Marri, Mir Javed Mengal, Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri, Sardar Bakhtiyar Khan Domki and Waja Hammal Haider is due in near future. Continue reading
SOURCE: AIN ONLINE
Although it has appeared at previous Dubai Air Shows over the past 25 years, this year will see the debut of the current-day variant of the Sukhoi Su-35 Super Flanker. This Su-35, however, is not the same aircraft that originally flew at the show in the 1990s. It is a completely different version of the aircraft, and the same configuration that is being delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).
More than one source told AIN that the purchase will be made official during this year’s Dubai Air Show, and that the Gulf state wants “more than one” squadron of the aircraft, with a total of “more than 10 aircraft.” However, exact numbers and other details may be known only once the official announcement is made. Continue reading
SOURCE: LIVE TRADING NEWS
The European Space Agency (ESA) has already narrowed down the possible crash sites for the Chinese ‘Tiangong-1’ space station, including several European nations, which is due to meet its fiery end early in 2018.
The agency will lead an international campaign comprised of a total of 13 space agencies from around the world to track the Chinese space station which has begun its terminal descent towards Earth. The majority of the spacecraft is expected to burn up on reentry to Earth’s atmosphere, according to a press release by the ESA. Continue reading
Neighbours say when three men kicked down the doors and burgled the home of a North Korean diplomat in Islamabad last month, it took them more than three hours to lug out their booty: thousands of bottles of Scotch whisky, beer and French wine.
The robbers came prepared. Police and witnesses said they brought three cars and a small truck to plunder Hyon Ki Yong’s trove of alcoholic drinks, which is worth more than $150,000 on the black market in a country where it is illegal for Muslims to consume alcohol. Continue reading
Baloch leaders Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti and Nawab Mehran Marri have announced a global campaign to end the genocide of their people in Pakistan.
Releasing a joint statement both said that the Pakistani civilian administration and security forces have not put a stop to their inhuman atrocities in Balochistan and added that this victimization of their people is being intensified with each passing day. Continue reading
SOURCE: PAKISTAN TODAY
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that civil-military relations in Pakistan were evolving, adding that it was nothing to be worried about as it’s an evolving relationship in every democracy.
He was speaking at London School of Economics as part of LSE Future of Pakistan Conference. Regarding Pakistan’s relations with India, the prime minister said that the relations between the two countries cannot improve until the Kashmir issue is resolved. Continue reading
Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encouraging them to promote a good image.
China formally opened the base in August on the same day as the People’s Liberation Army marked its 90th birthday. It is China’s first overseas naval base, although Beijing officially describes it as a logistics facility. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China’s “string of pearls” military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Continue reading
SOURCE: Hindustan Times
Pakistan on Friday mourned the death of Dina Wadia, the only daughter of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who passed away in New York at the age of 98, though some in the country were unaware that the Father of the Nation had any offspring.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi conveyed condolences on behalf of the people to Dina’s family, said a statement from the Foreign Office. Wadia’s son, businessman Nusli Wadia, was informed of “the sadness of the Pakistani nation” on the demise of his mother, who was “greatly respected and admired”. Continue reading
SOURCE : The National Interest
A senior Russian official has suggested that the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA could be upgraded to become a “6th generation” fighter. However, it is not clear what a “6th generation” fighter would mean in the Russian context.
The United States Air Force and the United States Navy are both looking at what they might need for their next-generation fighter aircraft, but the aside from some general top-level characteristics, those future requirements remain undefined. Given that the Russians have yet to field an operational fifth-generation aircraft, it remains unclear what Moscow conceives as a so-called sixth generation fighter. Continue reading