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Defence Briefing

— Global


Chine beefs up its air force again, and India builds a strike force to ready itself for Himalayan border disputes.

China, Drones, India, Israel, Military, USA, helicopter

Finding its wings


The Beijing government likes to surprise the world with its latest military developments. Take this summer when China finally revealed its first aircraft carrier, a retrofitted Russian warship, or earlier in the year when it tested its first domestically developed stealth fighter.

In typical Communist Party-fashion, the civilian and military mix seamlessly, and heavy investment in China’s aerospace sector over the past decade is beginning to bear fruit for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Defence…


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