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Pakistan’s Chief of Army Visits China
Bilateral Relations

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Visits China

Pakistan’s Chief of the Army visits China to hold meetings with the leadership of the People’s Liberation Army to discuss the future of military cooperation.

Pakistan to Receive 56 SH-15 Self-Propelled Howitzers
Land

Pakistan to Receive 56 SH-15 Self-Propelled Howitzers

The Pakistan Army will receive the second batch of ordered 236 SH-15 Self-Propelled Howitzers.

China has Started Offering the Type 052D Destroyer for Export
Navy / Maritime

China has Started Offering the Type 052D Destroyer for Export

According to reports, a first-of-its-kind export variant of the Chinese-made Type 052D destroyer has been developed to service markets in other countries. Although China has become a significant exporter of surface warships, such as the Type 054A frigates and Adhafer Class corvettes, which were respectively sold to Pakistan and Algeria, the destroyer type has yet to be released for export at this time.

SIPRI Published 2022 Arms Trade Report: U.S. Dominates Arms Trade
Country

SIPRI Published 2022 Arms Trade Report: U.S. Dominates Arms Trade

SIPRI published its global arms trade report for 2022. The report indicates increased arms imports to Europe while US domination increases.

China is Developing a New Indigenous Helicopter
Air

China is Developing a New Indigenous Helicopter

China is making its new helicopter, and Chinese helicopter designers are planning to accelerate its development, according to political advisor Wu Ximing, who is also the designer of the Z-10 attack helicopter, shortly before the ongoing annual Two Sessions.

China Constructs Secret Facility for Military Vessels
Navy / Maritime Space Bilateral Relations Sensors

China Constructs Secret Facility for Military Vessels

Virginia-based geospatial intelligence company BlackSky claimed the construction of a secret naval facility for military vessels on the coast of Cambodia.

UAE Orders Norinco AR3 Launchers
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

UAE Orders Norinco AR3 Launchers

The UAE announced at IDEX that it had awarded Chinese defence company Norinco a contract for AR3 multiple rocket/missile launchers worth $ 245 million.

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes
Country Bilateral Relations

World Assisting Turkiye After Earthquakes

A state of emergency was declared in the region due to two major earthquakes in Turkiye on February 6, 2023, which affected ten provinces. Death toll from earthquake rises to 6,957 with 38,224 injured Turkiye. The World Health Organisation declared a “Level 3 Emergency”. Level 3 stands for the highest emergency, WHO’s agency-wide assets are called upon to be mobilised.

F-22 Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon
Air E/W Bilateral Relations

F-22 Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon

A U.S. Air Force fighter shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon. This marks the F-22 Raptor’s first enemy air platform kill.

AVIC Publishes Next-Generation Aircraft Concept
Air

AVIC Publishes Next-Generation Aircraft Concept

China accelerates modern aircraft studies. State-owned AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) published a next-generation concept.

Japan intercepts Chinese UAV with F-15J
Air Unmanned Systems

Japan intercepts Chinese UAV with F-15J

Japanese Defence Ministry revealed that it detected a Chinese WZ-7 drone very active in the airspace of the East China Sea from morning to noon.

First Two Chinese LHDs Operational
Navy / Maritime

First Two Chinese LHDs Operational

China is rapidly expanding its naval power. According to the international media,Hainan (31) and Guangxi (32), of Type 075 Class LHDs are declared operational.

China Displays Mach 7 hypersonic UAV
Air Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

China Displays Mach 7 hypersonic UAV

China displays MD-22 hypersonic drone mock-up at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Zhuhai Airshow.

China’s Dog Fight UAV Unveiled
Air Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

China’s Dog Fight UAV Unveiled

Chinese Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) has prepared a new UAV, Wing Loong 3. The new Armed UAV may carry PL-10 air-to-air missiles.