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China Shows Armed UAV Designs In Zhuhai Air Show

Between 40 and 50 unmanned air vehicle models were on display atAirshow China in Zhuhai in mid-November, including fixed- androtary-wing designs. While most of the systems appear to be aimed atintelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications, severalwere depicted carrying missiles.

Among the more notable armed mock-ups were thoseon view at the stands of AVIC and the China Aerospace and ScienceCorporation (COSIC). However, with officials from both organisationsunavailable to comment on the projects, their stage of development - ordeployment - is uncertain.

AVIC's Pterodactyl appears to be all butidentical to the General Atomics Predator A, complete with a V tail, alarge nose with an under-slung sensor dome and two missiles similar toLockheed Martin's AGM-114 Hellfire. AVIC says the design has "medium tolong endurance," but fails to provide specifics.


Perhaps the most visually striking armed UAV on show was COSIC'sCH-3, which has its wings mounted toward the rear of its fuselage andlarge forward canards with control surfaces.

Data displayed by the company claims a maximum take-off weight of 640kg(1,410lb), a top speed of 220kt (407km/h) and an endurance of 12h, witha communications radius of 108nm (200km). The CH-3 can also carry twoprecision-guided air-to-surface weapons.

COSIC also exhibited a larger design with what appeared to beanti-ship missiles, with the system potentially similar to the NorthropGrumman RQ-4 Global Hawk.


A diagram showed the WJ-600 scanning a large area of ocean andproviding a data nexus for weapons platforms including aircraft, ships,submarines and shore-based missile batteries. The UAV was also depicteddestroying a helicopter and a ground target with its missiles.

ASN Technology displayed a model of its ASN-229A armed UAV, withthis also carrying two Hellfire-type weapons. The design has a bulbousnose, under-fuselage sensor dome and a twin-tail configuration.


The display model featured a skid landing gear, but the type could alsobe launched with a rocket booster and recovered by parachute. ASN saysthe design has a maximum take-off weight of 800kg including a 100kgmission payload, and a mission endurance of 20h.

The company, which claims to produce 90% of China's UAVs, says the model is close to entering service.

"The ASN-229A is still in its testing phase, but we expect it to beready by the end of next year," says an industry source, who adds:"China is investing significant resources in its UAV programmes."

Further evidence of the nation's interest inunmanned systems was widespread, with several designs bearing a closeresemblance to Western and Israeli designs.

These included COSIC's 6.5kg hand-launched CH-802, reminiscent ofAeroVironment's legacy Pointer, and AVIC's Night Eagle, which sharescommon design features with the Australian-developed Aerosonde series.

In the rotorcraft sector, an unmanned development named the V750 wason show. With a rotor diameter of 7.24m (23.7ft), this has a 750kgmaximum take-off weight including an 80kg mission payload and areported service ceiling of 9,840ft.

 Also on display was a V-tailed non-military design dubbed the SL-200.


This was shown with three smoke pipes installed under each wing, withthese intended to generate artificial precipitation. Exhibit materialsays the 180kg design could be flown to an altitude of 19,700ft.

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Russia Offers Il-476 Aircrafts to China

Russia will offer China the new military cargo plane IlyushinIl-476, which will be produced in Ulyanovsk, head of theRosoboronexport department on exports of special property and servicesSergei Kornev told reporters at Airshow China 2010 on Wednesday.

He leads the Rosoboronexport delegation at the show.

Il-476 is a new generation plane with profound modernization. We will offer this plane to our Chinese partners,” he said.

He confirmed the complete delivery of D-30KP engines for the Il-76.

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China Requests AL-117S Engine And S-400 System From Russia

China has made a request for the purchase of Russian aircraft enginesAL-117S and advanced anti-aircraft missile system s-400, writes onTuesday newspaper "vedomosti", referring to the official MOD and asource close to the "Rosoboronexport.

After the visit of Russian Defense Minister Anatoly serdyukov in China,held two weeks ago, a new package of proposals in the field of Chinesemilitary-technical cooperation has been reached. The Chinese side madea petition for the purchase of aircraft engines 117S (modernisedversion of the engine AL-31F, designed for the Su-35) and advancedanti-aircraft missile system S-400.

The russian side is ready to hold talks about the 117S purchase. Butthe export of S-400 systems is only possible after 2017, because ofproduction limits, and because they have to enter service with Russiafirst.

This year, State by State banks and State guarantee funds the creditbuilding three new factories of AA "Almaz-antei"-a new production plantin St. Petersburg, Obukhiv, new production on the basis of the NizhniyNovgorod engineering plant in Nizhny Novgorod and plant "Avitek inKirov. If these plans are implemented, then the order of China may befullfilled after 2017, said an official of the Ministry of Defense.

On Tuesday in Beijing has 15 meeting of the Russian-ChineseIntergovernmental Commission on military and technical cooperation,which was received by the Minister of defence of the RussianFederation. Serdyukov, together with the Vice-President of the CentralMilitary Council, PRC-Gen. Th Bosûn signed a Protocol defining thefuture direction of development of relations between the two countriesin the military and technical sphere. First of all, it is theimplementation of contracts for the supply of spare parts for airdefence systems, aviation and naval technology and the development ofproducts for the Chinese side through development.

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Aurora Flight Sciences Unveiled its Orion Unmanned Air System

Aurora Flight Sciences unveiled its Orion unmanned air system, ademonstrator that will stay aloft for up to five days, on 22 Novemberin Mississippi.

Orion was selected by the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) inlate August to meet the objectives of the Medium Altitude Global ISRand Communications (Magic) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration(JCTD).

The programme's goal is to demonstrate a five-day flight of the Orionat 20,000ft (6,100m) with a 453kg (1,000lb) intelligence, surveillanceand reconnaissance payload.
First flight is expected in mid-2011, the company says. Orion wasdeveloped under the sponsorship of both the AFRL and the US Army Spaceand Missile Defense Command and with Aurora private funding.

Aurora claimed victory over Lockheed Martin on Magic with Orion inSeptember. The Virginia-based company is doing most of the work on theproject from its Columbus, Mississippi, facility under the $4.7 millioncontract win.

Before the contract announcement, the company had hoped to make a firstflight with the UAV in late October 2010. However, the schedule wasslowed to enable the parties to evaluate payload options, concepts ofoperations and then grow and refine the requirements, Aurora says.

The AFRL's requirements for Magic's medium-altitude, extremepersistence aircraft are for it to remain airborne for up to 155h whilecarrying a 226kg payload at 15,000ft. The same aircraft also would beexpected to carry a 1,130kg payload for up to 80h at the same altitude,it says.

Aurora says Orion is relatively low-risk for a demonstration project.Rather than the liquid hydrogen fuel route other experimentalhigh-altitude, ultra-long endurance aircraft are following, its designis powered by the same Austro diesel engines used on Aurora's Centauroptionally piloted vehicle, based on the Diamond DA42.

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Defence Research And Development Organisation Officials Are Planning Missiles Launches Before the Year Ends

Two months after its embarrassing failure in the test firing ofnuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballisticmissile from Chandipur in Orissa, the Defence Research DevelopmentOrganisation officials are planning a slew of high-profile missilelaunches before the year ends.

On September 24, the Prithvi-II missile with amaximum range of 350 km dropped off a few seconds after it was firedfrom a mobile launcher from Integrated Test Range in Chandipur-on-seaof Orissa. DRDO so far has been silent on the failure on the missilewhich has been inducted into the Army.
DRDO sources said that on November 25, the nuclear-capable andsurface-to-surface single stage Agni-I missile would be test-fired bypersonnel of the Strategic Forces Command as part of Indian Army'suser-training exercise from Wheeler Island on Bay of Bengal. The missile was last successfully test-fired on March 28. Like Prithvi-II, Agni-I has also been inducted into the Army. Themissile which has a range of 700 km, can carry payloads weighing up to1000 kg. Agni-1, with its rail and road mobility can target most citiesin Pakistan without having to be launched from the border. Agni-I isdesigned to bridge the gap between indigenously built short-rangePrithvi, already deployed in the Army, and medium range Agni-II, thathas a range of more than 2,000 km. 
On December 2, DRDO would test-fire supersonic cruise missile Brahmosthat has a range of 290 kms. It was last tested successfully onSeptember 5.
Similarly, the 2,000 km plus range surface-to-surfacenuclear-capable missile Agni-II would be test-fired from Wheeler Islandbetween December 8 and 12. The missile was last testedsuccessfully on May 17 this year after two successive failures lastyear. The 20-metre long Agni-II is a two stage, solid-propelledballistic missile. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry apayload of 1000 kg over a distance of 2000 km. In February this year, the 3,500-km plus range Agni-III was also successfully test-fired.

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First Operational Akash missile system, Will be Delivered by March 2011

India’s first modern air defence system readying to roll off the assembly line.  Bharat Electronics (BEL) in Bangalore, will deliver operational Akashmissile system,    to the IAF by March 2011. Thisfirst Akash squadron will protect the Gwalior Air Base, where the IAFbases its Mirage-2000 fighters.
BEL will follow this up quickly with a second Akash squadron byDecember 2011, which will safeguard Lohegaon Air Base at Pune, a majorbase for the front-line Sukhoi-30MKI fighters. Meanwhile, anotherdefence public sector undertaking, Bharat Dynamics, will build six moreAkash squadrons, most of these for the IAF’s new fighter bases alongthe Sino-Indian border, including Tezpur, Bagdogra and Hasimara.

“BEL is building two Akash squadrons for Rs 1,221 crore,” saysAshwini Datta, BEL’s chairman and managing director. “The groundinfrastructure would cost another Rs 200 crore, so each squadroneffectively costs about Rs 700 crore. That is not justsignificantly cheaper than foreign procurement, but also permits bettermaintenance and allows for continuous technological improvements.”

DRDO and MoD sources say the Indian Army is close to ordering ahigh-mobility version of Akash, mounted on T-72 tanks, that can movealongside tank forces. One of the army’s three strike corps, whichattack deep into enemy territory, has no anti-aircraft “area defencesystem”; the other two strike corps are equipped with the vintageRussian SA-6, designed in the early-1960s. This makes them dangerouslyvulnerable to enemy fighters if they advance deep into enemy territory.

The Akash – developed by the DRDO, in partnership with BEL, under theIntegrated Guided Missile Development Programme – is a sophisticatedamalgam of systems working in concert. The heart of the Akash is amobile Rohini radar, which can detect an aircraft when it is 120kilometres (km) away; automatically, a coded electronic interrogatorascertains whether this is an IAF aircraft, or a civilian airliner.With the target identified, the Rohini radar alerts the Akash squadronheadquarters, which then controls the engagement.

As the enemy fighter races in at about 15 km per minute, the task ofshooting it down is allocated through a secure digital link to one ofthe squadron’s two missile “flights”, which are normally about 25 kmaway, to cover the maximum area. The designated Flight Control Centrelocks its sophisticated 3D phased-array radar onto the enemy fighterand calculates the launch parameters for an Akash missile to shoot downthe target at its maximum range of 25 km.

Meanwhile, the flight’s four Akash launchers raise their missiles tothe launch positions and swivel automatically towards the incomingaircraft. At the calculated time of launch, the Flight Control Centreelectronically passes a launch order to one of its four launchers. Anaudio signal starts beeping and the missile operator presses the launchbutton, which is quaintly labelled “MARO”. A “ripple” of two missilesroars off the launcher, seconds apart, to increase the chances of ahit. The 3D radar guides the missiles throughout their flight, homingthem onto the enemy aircraft. The DRDO claims that a two-missile“ripple” will destroy an enemy fighter 98 per cent of the time.

The dangerous shortage of India’s air defence resources has been known  for some time, but can only now be publiclyrevealed, with the induction of the Akash remedying the situation. Thenumber of installations that need protection – each is termed aVulnerable Area (VA) or a Vulnerable Point (VP), depending upon howlarge it is – has steadily increased. In a letter written on December4, 2002, to the MoD, the IAF’s Air Marshal Raghu Rajan pointed out thata study by the military’s apex Chiefs of Staff Committee, ordered bythe Cabinet Secretariat, had identified 101 Indian VAs/VPs in 1983.That went up to 122 in 1992; to 133 in 1997; and is now understood tobe well above 150.

Without the anti-aircraft resources needed to protect these VAs/VPs,the outdated Pechora missiles, which began service in 1974 with adesignated life of nine years, have been granted repeated extensions.The Russian manufacturers extended the life to 15 years; when theyrefused any further extensions, the DRDO extended it unilaterally to 21years. By 2004, only 30 Pechora units of the 60 originally importedwere still in service.

On January 15, 2003, the IAF boss, Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy,wrote to the MoD saying that 60 per cent of India’s VAs/VPs could nolonger be provided anti-aircraft protection. The IAF’s top officerwrote: “By 2004… terminal defence of VA/VPs would be only notional… Weneed to import minimal number of systems to meet our national defenceneeds.”

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Chinese PLAN Aircraft Carrier Varyag Latest Update

This is a shot of the Sea Eagle radar on top of Varyag Chinese Aircraft Carrier.

The other thing we can see is wide installations of Type 730 CIWSand HQ-10 (Chinese version of SeaRAM) on Varyag. They are installed inthe 4 locations that Kashtan and AK-630 used to be installed on AdmiralK class. 

In each of those locations, the 2 Kashtan + 1 AK-630 (maybe 2 AK-630 ina couple of spots) are now replaced by 1 Type 730, 1 HQ-10 and 1mysterious installation (appears to be some kind multi-purpose rocketlauncher for decoy purpose).

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India Fast-Tracking New Troop Formations In North-East For China

With China's "assertive" behaviour showing no signs of abating, Indiais fast-tracking new troop formations for the North-East. Apart fromthe two new infantry divisions, this includes the interestingexperiment of new Arunachal and Sikkim Scouts battalions.

Defence ministry officials said the two fresh infantry mountaindivisions, with 1,260 officers and 35,011 soldiers, should be"fully-operational with specialised equipment" by next year. Similarly,the first battalion of Arunachal Scouts will be up and running by May2011. 

While the new 56 Division has its HQ in Zakama (Nagaland) under theDimapur-based 3 Corps, the 71 Division at Missamari (Assam) falls inthe operational command of the Tezpur-based 4 Corps. Both the newformations are primarily tasked with the defence of Arunachal Pradesh.

"The two divisions are now virtually in place, with officers andsoldiers already being posted for them. They are in process of gettingnew equipment, which includes armoured personnel carriers and lighthowitzers," said an official.

While this conventional troop-building continues, the experiment ofArunachal Scouts is also underway with the training of its firstbattalion beginning at Assam Regimental Centre at Shillong earlier thismonth.

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Indian Advanced Medum Combat Aircraft MCA

India has embarked upon an ambitious project to indigenously design anddevelop a fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) by2017.

The government released Rs. 100 crore last month to the Bangalore-basedAeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which will spearhead theproject, to prepare feasibility studies in 18 months. The ADA is anautonomous organisation under the Ministry of Defence.

Disclosing this to reporters here on Saturday, ADA Director andProgramme Director (Combat Aircraft) P.S. Subramanyam said AMCA, whendeveloped and produced, would probably be the first medium combataircraft with 20 tonne weight in the world. Similar aircraft beingdeveloped by the United States and Russia are in the range of 30 to 35tonnes.
ADA seeks $2 bn for advanced medium combat aircraft

the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), an autonomous body under thedepartment of defence research and development, Ministry of Defence,
is seeking a $2-billion (approximately Rs 9,060 crore) fund for the development of the advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA).

“We have just started working on this fifth-generation aircraft, forwhich we had already received sanctions to the tune of Rs 100 crore.The way the government is cooperating, I am able to say that we willreceive the funding ($2 billion) in the next 18 months,” PSSubramanyam, programme director (combat aircraft) and director of ADA,told Business Standard.

The AMCA will be designed with a small radar cross-section and willfeature internal weapons and advanced electronic systems. Thetwin-engined, stealth-multirole fighter will be equipped with missileslike the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s Astra,besides stand-off and precision weapons.

The$2-billion fund will initially be utilised to develop two technologydemonstrators and seven prototypes. The first flight test is expectedto take place by 2017,” he said on the sidelines of the Aviation Conclave 2010, which concluded here on Saturday.

Stating that the AMCAs were aimed at bridging the gap between lightcombat aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Sukhoi heavy weight fighters,Subramanyam said though Russia and the United States were intodesigning of similar aircraft that weigh 30-35 tonne, the AMCA wouldweigh only 20 tonne.

Though the AMCAs were primarily beingdesigned to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Force, we arecontemplating rolling out a new variant for the Indian Navy as well,” he said, adding ADA would commence research and development on the six-generation AMCA aircraft shortly.


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Chengdu J-10 Next Variant Developing

Chengdu Aerospace’s most famous product, the J-10 fighter aircraft,made its inaugural appearance at Zhuhai’s Air Show China in 2008,offering one of the most remarkable flight displays of the event. Inthe intervening two
years, the program has made notable progress.

The J-10’s evolution mirrors that of another famous single-enginefighter aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-16 in more than one respect.

One of the F-16’s major developmental milestones was the introductionof a second, alternate engine, the F110-GE-100, which at the timeproduced 6,000 lbs more thrust than the F-100-PW-100/220 that was theaircraft’s original power plant. In the same vein, Chinese industry hasbeen hard at work to complete testing and development of the LimingAeroengine Manufacturing Corporation (LMAC) WS-10A engine.

According to Chinese news reports, the WS-10A has been flying on boardprototype aircraft of the J-10’s next block-series development, whichhas been designated as J-10B. The WS-10A will replace the SalyutAL-31FN engine, which was the aircraft’s original power plant.
Included as part of the J-10B’s configuration is an entirely new designfor the engine inlet, which has changed from the rectangularconfiguration developed for the AL-31FN to an oval-shaped inlet. Thisagain parallels the F-16’s development in which a “big mouth” inlet wasdeveloped for the aircraft to provide an increase in air flow for theenhanced thrust of the GE F110 engine.

In the modern day, however, what makes the major difference in combataircraft performance is the capability of the on-board electronicsystems. Chinese industry officials told Aviation Weel that a new lineof products is in development to replace some of the major podcontainer systems in use now on the J-10 and other aircraft.

Most notable here is the CETC KG300G electronic warfare pod, which willbe redesigned in a new variant that expands the frequency bandwidths itcan cover. Also in development is a new-generation activeelectronically scanned array (AESA) radar that would replace theaircraft’s current mechanically-steered array. “AESA radars are a majorimprovement for any fighter aircraft,” said one Chinese designer, “inthat it provides a significant increase in reliability and radarperformance.”

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Japan To Beef Up Maritime Defense

Japan will massively reinforce its maritime defense because it feelsthreatened by China's expanding military power amid a territorialdispute over the Senkaku (or Diaoyu) Islands.

Tokyo is expectedto revise its defense white paper for the first time in six years,including deploying troops on Yonaguni Island, close to Taiwan, andlifting a ban on weapons exports, the South China Morning Port reportedon Sunday.

The white paper, which is expected to be released nextmonth, will announce a plan to reinforce troops on islands that stretchsouthwest between the Japanese mainland and Taiwan. It will alsoinclude deployment of commando troops on Yonaguni Island, Japan'swesternmost island southwest of the Senkaku Islands, and theconstruction of military facilities on four or five nearby islands, theHong Kong daily said.

The white paper will pave the way forJapanese munitions manufacturers to participate in joint armsdevelopment programs with the U.S., Australian, Indian and Koreanfirms, and loosen restrictions on weapons exports.

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Chinese new BP-12A Weapon System

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Indian Secret 'K' Missile Family K-4 And K-15

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JF-17 For Export

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China-Made Aircraft Engine Has Started Mass Production

China-made aircraft engine has started mass production of three generations of an annual output of 100-made J-11B fighter aircraft has been using domestic” Taihang“high-thrust turbofan engine. the Zhuhai air show appearance in thelast row is too large thrust turbofan engine.

In 1956 by a small high-temperature materials , to the current annualincome of nearly 3 million, Steel Research Gaona (300 034) has becomethe field of high temperature alloys the most advanced technology,production types, one of the most complete. Currently, the companyachieved more than 20% per year steady growth, but to the world-classhigh-temperature alloy business forward, Steel Research Gaona is on theupstream and downstream enterprises in the search for goals, hopesthrough mergers and acquisitions to achieve leapfrog development.Recently, high-sodium, general manager of Iron and Steel ResearchZhaoming Han for the first time to face the media, about the company inthe field of high-temperature alloy development and growth process.

“the old” national mission GEM Enterprises

Steel Institute was established in 2002 with high sodium,high-temperature materials by Steel Institute and IAS Powder MetallurgyResearch Center’s core quality assets through the merger, the actualcontroller is the SASAC, mainly engaged in high-temperature aerospacealloy materials development, production and sales of its predecessor,steel, high temperature materials IAS was created in 1956. From initialplanning to the Main Board listing, the listing was changed to smallplates, to take aim, GEM, until December 2009 was successfully listedon the GEM, after 54 years of ups and downs, steel, called the GEMresearch in high-sodium the oldest listed companies.

different origin, different natural doomed mission. As aerospacematerials supply chain in an important one, is satisfied that thebusiness of Iron and Steel Research has been involved in the highnational strategic interests. “We must complete the task of the State,but also have benefits.” Zhao Minghan repeatedly emphasized that thecompany assumed the national mission.

According to reports, in our third generation fighter engine has a tonof multiple, involving a total of multiple components, including anindispensable component is satisfied by the high production of Iron andSteel Research. the part before the country can not produce, but as itinvolves military secrets, not to sell abroad in China, R & Dcomponent of the task falls on the study of high steel satisfied, thecompany ultimately fail in their mission. At present, only the steel ofthis study can produce parts with high sodium. The beginning of theproduction only a few kilograms per year for one or two engines, to2007, the part needs a sudden heavy volume, you need to supply morethan 60 copies, 2008,2009 demand is reached in more than 100 copies .companies to raise emergency funds, the equipment, but production linesare qualified construction period and production of modulation requiresa long process.

in the next three years, from the material under the Task Force membersto put a lot of energy, 3 years, there is little rest. Also, becausethe state approved the project takes time, Steel Research Gaona firstDianqian independent research and development on their own. Hard workpays off in 2009, the company’s shipments to the state expectedproduction to meet the user requirements.

“Company executives are working to shareholders. Iron and SteelResearch Gaona state-owned enterprises, the former shareholders of thestate, materials related to national defense and national security, theState must be responsible, this is a mission; Now the company listed onthe GEM, raising funds of 5.5 billion, our net assets have more than 8million into a shareholder which also joined the ordinary investors,they voted the money, we have for they are responsible, can not bediscounted, This is another mission. “Zhao Minghan words full of senseof mission and responsibility.

civilian proportion will be raised to 70%

steel research products with high sodium current is casting hightemperature alloys, wrought superalloy products and new hightemperature alloys, The company has a casting capacity of 920 tonshigh-temperature alloys, wrought superalloy 150 tons, 15 tons of newhigh-temperature alloys. Iron and Steel Research Gaona 2009 revenue ofnearly 3 billion, 60% of the products for aerospace customers.

in the company’s revenue structure, the military accounted for 60%, 40%civilian. Zhao Minghan that military products is very important, demandis very stable, to bring stability to the company’s sales revenue andnet profit; Moreover, the field of aerospace materials company which isone of the industries supported by the state, the future will benefitfrom the China Aviation The rapid development of aerospace and asubstantial investment. But the disadvantages are also obvious thatthere are limits on the scale of a year’s demand is only so much growthcan not be too large, and the company’s growing scale of productiondoes not match. If you rely solely on the military market, the Iron andSteel Research development of high rate of satisfaction in the comingyears will surely be affected, while the broad market areas of thedevelopment of civilian space for Iron and Steel Research Gaona seehope.

Steel Research Gaona listed on the GEM funds raised will be mainly forthe aerospace and deformation temperature of powder metal products,aerospace aluminum with a titanium metal products, new high-temperaturesolid self-lubricating composite materials and products , casting hightemperature alloys high-quality precision casting, vacuum casting andhigh temperature alloys, master alloys level projects. In addition tothe new system to meet the aerospace materials and equipment needs, thecompany will open up car engine with turbocharger turbine superalloyprecision castings, and chemical industry and automotive engine valvecasting parts precision casting, and other civilian market. Clearly, inaddition to consolidating the basis for the field of aerospacematerials, steel, high-sodium has been increased research in thecivilian areas of expansion.

Zhao Minghan evangelism, fund-raising project of this company by leapsand bounds is an important step in the development of the company toenhance market competitiveness and long-term development of greatsignificance, in 2014, the production of several major projects , thecompany will increase the proportion of civilian share of revenues to70%, while the military will drop to 30%.

He particularly the future of automotive products, high hopes, becausethe demand for automotive turbocharger to a rate of 30% per year. Thisis a greater demand for high-temperature alloys market worldwide in theneeds of the turbocharger turbine more than 900 million pieces of 2tons of material each year the domestic market demand, and growingevery year, this study of high steel satisfied that the development ofexpansion has great appeal. But the whole industry a bit confusing,quite a mixed bag, some small township enterprises do, the quality isuneven.

“With our technology, the company the industry leader to do this noproblem.” Zhaoming Han admitted that the company is consideringexpanding production scale. Iron and Steel Research Gaona turbochargerturbine superalloy materials used in the traditional technology will beimproved so that higher material quality and production efficiency,material costs will also come down, the end product life will belonger. He said the company’s products with high quality and low costadvantage to expand their market strategies have been identified andwill consider a number of professional sales companies for productpromotion.

supreme alternative incentives

compare alternative is satisfied that the current high steel researchonly not implemented the GEM equity incentive company. Although the eraof knowledge economy has jealously guard the high-tech talent, butmaking the rich GEM vigorous myth has nothing to do with them.

“in the existing conditions, to one person too much money out of thereward is not realistic, but the Iron and Steel Research Gaona’ve triedeverything, including the company the highest possible treatment, andthe spirit of national honor award. “The policy and institutionalconstraints, Zhaoming Han did not express much worry. The actualcontrol of the company are the SASAC, the annual selection of theadvanced level of individuals, companies and technical personnel haswon many honors, which is priceless. He sighed, “like us to doresearch, more attention to the embodiment of human values, we areworking to the state, such a lofty national pride not everyone hasaccess to, is paramount.”

in the “alternative incentive” under the effect of lack of incentivestock options and Steel Institute did not give the development ofhigh-sodium bring too much of the past. From 1985 to now, 20 years,inclusive of high-performance steel research steadily rising, there isno decline in the year before. This allows Zhao Minghan proud.

talk to him: “The company is growing very strong, emboldened enough,operation, and all for a common purpose, and the year exceeded targetsevery year. In the GEM in the horizontal comparison, Iron and SteelResearch The annual performance of high growth and satisfaction is nottoo prominent, but the longitudinal comparison, the company has beendeveloping, on a small step each year, and is a world-class enterprisesinto the high-temperature alloys. “

Nevertheless, Bound system inevitably led to the loss of a number oftechnical staff. For long-term development and ambitious future goals,high-sodium is bound to face Iron and Steel Research radicalinstitutional change.

Zhaoming Han admitted that the company to the outside world theimpression that the incentive system in place, and strong enough, thecore technical staff lack of enthusiasm. This year’s shareholdermeeting, shareholder proposals to solve the company has seniormanagement and core technical staff of the equity incentive problem,the company has recognized this problem and is actively working withmajor shareholders, communication and consultation with competentauthorities to seek practical and concrete solutions. The main problemfacing the program is the exercise price and conditions of vestingconditions set too high, employees will feel that is true, ofenthusiasm, given the low and pass the examination and approval.Although the dilemma, a specific implementation plan has not yet beenestablished, there is no specific timetable, but Zhaoming Han said theconfidence to produce a satisfactory answer to everyone.

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Chinese Air Force New UAV Design

During the Airshow China here at Zhuhai, Avic Defense and one of thecountry's aeronautics academic institutions, launched a competitionwith the Chinese air force for new UAV designs. The prize is to beawarded next year and to spur some innovative thinking.

On one of the Chinese CD handouts were a couple of concept drawings.Where they are from or what they represent is unclear, but they arenonetheless entertaining.

And with China already working on its J-10 follow-on, here's somefodder for speculation (the airframe, below, actually looks very littlelike what China's 5th Gen Fighter is believed to look like, let's justcall it the 6th Gen concept.

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Sino-Singapore Joint Military Exercise

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) & The People's Liberation Army ofChina are participating in a counter-terrorism training exercise fromThursday to Nov 26.

This is the second time the training exercise between the two countries has taken place.

About 60 personnel from each side are taking part in Cooperation 2010,which focuses on counter-terrorism security operations for majorinternational events.

The nine-day exercise consists of seminars, planning exercises and response drills.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on Friday, Brig-Gen Teo Jing Siongfrom the SAF said: 'Singapore welcomes China's continued defenceexchanges and interactions with our region at the bilateral andmultilateral levels, which would help foster cooperation and betterunderstanding between regional militaries.'

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Sri Lanka Buying Al-Khalid Tanks from Pakistan

Enhanced defence cooperation between Pakistan andSri Lanka is likely to be finalised during Pakistani President Asif AliZardari’s three-day official visit to Sri Lanka, later this month.

Diplomatic and government sources said that there was a wide scope forenhanced military ties between the two nations and it would be exploredduring talks between Zardari and his Sri Lankan counterpart, PresidentMahinda Rajapaksa.

"With the defeat of the Liberation Tigers ofTamil Eelam (LTTE), the nature as well as scope of defence cooperationis bound to change somewhat, but in a broader sense it would includemilitary training, intelligence sharing, arms supplies, etc.

Pakistan has already proposed a futuristic defencecooperation agreement. As one of the largest suppliers of high-techmilitary equipment, Pakistan played an important role in assisting SriLanka defeat the LTTE," source said.

Pakistan is said to have the largest conventional arms and ordnancefacility, which provides several varieties of armaments for export.These include infantry weapons, anti-aircraft and artillery ammunition,tank and aircraft ammunition, rockets and aerial bombs.

"The shopping list included 22Al-Khalid tanks worth US$ 100 million and weaponry totalling about US$65 million. The inventory for the army was worth US$ 25 million and US$40 million for the Air Force. 250,000 rounds of mortar ammunitioncosting US$ 25 million and 150,000 hand grenades were also purchased.

Last year one ship weaponry loads was sent to SriLanka every 12 days to bolster the assault on the LTTE’s headquartersin Killinochchi," he said.

Talks between Zadari and Rajapaksa, would alsocover trade, investment, economic cooperation, tourism, culture andmedia, the sources said.

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PAF Wants More Chinese Systems

Pakistan is interested in buying more defense systems and equipmentfrom China, and hopes to deepen cooperation to upgrade its armedforces, a top Pakistan Air Force officer said on Wednesday.
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman told China Daily that Pakistanis evaluating, among other options, three or four Chinesesurface-to-air missiles including the advanced "HQ-18".

The missiles, with a maximum range of 100 km, can be used againstshort-range ballistic missiles, aircraft or cruise missiles, withintercepts taking place between a low-level 25 meters and an altitudeof 25 kilometers.

Suleman also said China had completed the first of four ChineseZDK-03 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft for thePakistan Air Force on Nov 13.

"The delivery to Pakistan will start in the early part of next year,"said Suleman, who is also chief of the air staff of the Pakistan AirForce.
He said the Pakistan Air Force was also looking at the option ofpurchasing Chinese engines, though any final decision will depend onthe engines' quality.

Suleman brought FC-1 (Fighter China-1) Xiaolong aircraft, an improvedversion of China's new generation fighter jet co-developed withPakistan, to the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibitionin Zhuhai.

The Pakistan Air Force is increasing production docks for the FC-1(named the JF-17 Thunder in Pakistan) from four to six, and is aimingto have about 25 aircraft assembled by the end of the year.

"It's on a very fast track, and there is no other fighter aircraftanywhere in the world," which has been produced so quickly, he said.

China and Pakistan have traditionally had close military relations, andSuleman said bringing FC-1 Xiaolong aircraft to Zhuhai is to display"solidarity with China" and "to show to the world that we have atremendous amount of respect and love for our Chinese friends".

Commenting on cooperation in military research and development, he said China and Pakistan "will continue working together".

"There is no shortage of trust and no shortage of will. There will be more projects developed successfully."
Peng Guangqian, a Beijing-based military strategist, noted Beijing'sweapons deal with Islamabad had almost no effect on the balance ofmilitary power between Pakistan & India.

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Pakistan to arm JF-17 with Chinese missiles

Pakistan has confirmed it will buy Chinese missiles and flightsystems to equip its 250 JF-17 Thunder jet fighters as it seeks todeepen military cooperation with Beijing, state media said Thursday.
Rao Qamar Suleman, Air Chief Marshal of the Pakistan Air Force, toldthe Global Times newspaper Chinese radar systems and SD-10 mid-rangehoming missiles would be used on the fighters co-developed by the twonations.

“PAF has no plans to install Western devices and weapons on theaircraft for the time being,” the newspaper quoted Suleman as saying.

Pakistan may also buy up to four Chinese surface-to-air missiles, asit seeks stronger cooperation with China to help upgrade its armedforces, Suleman told the China Daily in a separate interview.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the annual Zhuhai Air Show now under way in southern China.

Chinese defence experts played down the comments, saying anycooperation did not target any country and did not compare with dealsadopted during a visit to India this month by US President BarackObama, the China Daily said.

Pakistan had initially planned on arming its JF-17 fighters withmissiles made by French firm Thales SA in a deal reportedly worth 1.2billion euros (1.6 billion dollars).

But French officials confirmed to AFP in April the deal had been puton hold without explanation. The French daily Le Monde reported that itwas cancelled to avoid damaging relations with Pakistan’s nuclear rivalIndia.
China is a strong ally of Pakistan and Islamabad draws heavily on Beijing for its defence and infrastructure needs.

Pakistan’s air force has a fleet of Chinese aircraft, includingF-7PGs and A-5s, but also US-built F-16s and French Mirages. Themedium-tech JF-17 or Thunder jets, manufactured jointly with China, area recent addition.

Pakistan may also buy up to four Chinese surface-to-air missiles HQ-18, as itseeks stronger cooperation with China to help upgrade its armed forces,Mr Suleman told the China Daily in a separate interview.

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S-70i Black Hawk Makes Its First Flight In Poland

Sikorsky's S-70i International Black Hawk helicopter has been flown forthe first time in Poland, where the aircraft is being assembled by thecompany's PZL Mielec subsidiary.

Flown on 14 November, the aircraft is the second International BlackHawk to have undergone final assembly in Mielec. The first was shippedto the USA and performed its debut sortie from West Palm Beach, Floridaon 1 July, and is having unspecified mission equipment installed.

The programme's next two aircraft are now in final assembly in Poland,with a fifth to enter production in December and deliveries to startnext year, says Sikorsky Military Systems. Launch operator for the typewill be Saudi Arabia's ministry of internal affairs.

"The S-70i Black Hawk programme has been executed seamlessly," saysRobert Mastronardi, the US company's S-70i senior programme manager.

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Israel To Test Arrow-3 Interceptor Missile In 2011

 Israel's new Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile interceptor Test will be performed by mid-2011.

Israel Aerospace Industries, which is developing the Arrow-3, iscurrently performing ground testing of the new missile, which willintercept incoming ballistic missiles using kinetic kill instead ofproximity warhead detonation as with the operational Arrow-2.

Israeli sources say the Arrow-3 will be the most advanced ballisticmissile interceptor in the world. They say it will be "very energetic"and have "super manoeuvrability", enabling it to change its trajectoryto engage another target that was detected after launch.

The sources say the Arrow-3 will be deployed in parallel to theArrow-2, and the type to be launched will be determined by the firecontrol system.

The need for a longer-range kinetic kill interceptor stems from the threat posed by Scud-type missiles with 400-600km (216-324nm) range that Syria deploys, and designs with a 2,000km range, like Iran's Shihab-type weapons.

The Arrow-3 will provide an additional layer in Israel's multi-layered defence system, which the nation has built to protect its territory from rockets and missiles.

Rafael's Iron Dome system has recently proved its capability to destroy salvos from short-range rockets. The company and Raytheon are also developing David's Sling, a system designed to intercept longer-range rockets like the Iranian-designed Fatah-110 by Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.

The Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 missiles will provide the upper layer, with the two planned to work separately or together to improve interception probabilities.

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Russia Ready To Sell Su-35 Fighter Jets To China

Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday it wasready to hold talks with China on the delivery of advanced Su-35fighter aircraft to the Chinese air force.

"We are ready to work with our Chinese partners to this end [Su-35deliveries]," Deputy General Director of Rosoboronexport AlexanderMikheyev said at the Airshow China 2010, which is being held onNovember 16-21 in Zhuhai.

The Su-35 Flanker-E, powered by two 117S engines with thrust vectoring,combines high maneuverability and the capability to effectively engageseveral air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguidedmissiles and weapon systems.

Russia's Sukhoi aircraft maker earlier said it planned to startdeliveries of the new aircraft, billed as "4++ generation usingfifth-generation technology," to foreign clients in 2011 and produceSu-35s over a period of 10 years up to 2020.

China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China)is the only international aerospace trade show in China that isendorsed by the Chinese central government. The biannual armsexhibition has been held in Zhuhai since 1996.

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Russia To Sell Additional RD-93 Jet Engines To China

Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport is preparing acontract for the delivery of additional RD-93 jet engines to China, asenior official from the company said on Tuesday.

Beijing concluded a $238-mln contract with Moscow in 2005 for suppliesof a 100 RD-93 engines with options for another 400 to equip its FC-1Fierce Dragon fighter jets, jointly developed with Pakistan.

"We are holding new talks with the China National Aero-TechnologyImport & Export Corporation [CATIC] on another option foradditional 100 RD-93 engines," Deputy General Director ofRosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev said at the Airshow China 2010,which is being held on November 16-21 in Zhuhai.

"We hope that this contract will be signed," Mikheyev added.

The RD-93 engines is a variant of the RD-33 engine developed to power the MiG-29 fighter jet.

The RD-93 was developed by Russia's Klimov design bureau specificallyfor the FC-1 fighter, known in Pakistan as the JF-17 Thunder.

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US Offers Israel more F-35 fighters


U.S  offers   Israel of more Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters and other military equipment in return for a 90-day settlement freeze is an offer that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "cannot refuse," the Haaretz daily said Monday.

According to media reports, U.S. President Barack Obama offered to add
20 F-35s to the 20 Israel ordered in October under a $2.75 billion contract.
The additional F-35s would give the Israeli air force a formidablestrike capability unmatched in the region, and indeed the world, thatcould deliver massive blows against an adversary, such as Iran.

"The offer by President Obama is very enticing," Haaretz commentator Amos Harel observed.

"The addition of 20 F-35s to the package discussed two months ago tipsthe balance very clearly. From Israel's point of view, it's an offerthat cannot be refused."
Israel has reportedly taken delivery of the first batch of 1,000 newU.S. 250-pound GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs it ordered in 2009. TheSDBs, manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, can be carriedby Boeing F-15s or Lockheed F-16s.
The bombs can penetrate 8 feet of concrete, making them ideal forstrikes on Hezbollah's rocket bunkers and underground command posts inLebanon.
The offer of another 30 F-35s for Israel, which will be the firstforeign state to acquire the fifth-generation fighter, could mean itwill get the jets before U.S. forces do.

Israel, along with the United Arab Emirates and India, led the worldover the last five years in the procurement of new fighter aircraft,according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace ResearchInstitute issued last week.

It said Israel bought 82 aircraft in 2005-10, mostly Lockheed MartinF-16I jets tailored for its air force, preceded by the emirates with108 and India with 115.

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China Unveiled Its Latest Predator-Reaper Like UAV--Zhuhai Air Show

These Chinese Uavs are equipped With AR-1 laser guided missiles and these are chinese attack Uavs.

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