China Releases Footage of DF-26 Launch

China Releases Footage of DF-26 Launch

On January 23, China Central Television (CCTV) released footage of the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) launching two DF-26 IRBMs in a live-fire exercise. Chinese missile experts suggested the…

Taiwanese Navy Video Shows Hsiung Feng III Sea Launch

Taiwanese Navy Video Shows Hsiung Feng III Sea Launch

On January 1, the Taiwanese Navy released a promotional video entitled “Toward 2019,” showing the first public footage of its Hsiung Feng III antiship missile launching from a Tuo Chiang-class…

China Conducts BMD Test with S-400

China Conducts BMD Test with S-400

Reports in late December suggest China conducted its first ballistic intercept test of the Russian-made S-400 Triumf (SA-21 “Growler”) in November at an undisclosed location. The S-400 reportedly intercepted a…

China Flight Tests New JL-3 SLBM

China Flight Tests New JL-3 SLBM

On November 24, China’s Navy conducted its first flight test of the JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The test took place in the Bohai Sea and, according to one report,…

China Completes Development of AR-1B Missile

China Completes Development of AR-1B Missile

On November 13, IHS Jane’s reported that the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has completed development of its AR-1B precision missile. During Airshow China 2018, a CASC spokesperson…

Image Confirms Chinese Ground-Launched YJ-12 ASCM

Image Confirms Chinese Ground-Launched YJ-12 ASCM

An image released online in early November appears to show a ground-launched version of China’s YJ-12 antiship cruise missile. The missile is paired with a five-axle TEL, similar to that…

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

China Unveils New Antiship Ballistic Missile at Air Show

On November 6, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited (CASIC) unveiled its new short-range hypersonic antiship ballistic missile, called CM-401, at the Zhuhai Air Show. The weapon system was…

China Test Fires HD-1 Supersonic Cruise Missile

China Test Fires HD-1 Supersonic Cruise Missile

On October 15, China’s Guangdong Hongda Mining Company test fired its new HD-1 supersonic cruise missile nicknamed “aircraft carrier killer” in a discreet location in Northern China. According to a…

China’s PLANAF Acquires New H-6J Bomber

China’s PLANAF Acquires New H-6J Bomber

Satellite imagery taken on September 7 of Guiping-Mengshu People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) air base reportedly shows that China has acquired at least four Xian H-6J bombers. Currently,…