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Chinese military jet engine production plans exposed

24th January 2020 - 10:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Intriguing details about the production of Chinese aircraft jet engines for the next six years were exposed by a subsidiary of the Central Iron & Steel Research Institute (CISRI) in Hebei in a stock exchange filing last month. If the information is authentic, it casts significant light on Chinese plans for military aircraft production.

Given that this data from Hebei Cisri Dekai Technology Co Ltd, a subsidiary of CISRI, appeared in official stock exchange filings, it seems genuine. However, this also represents a serious breach of operational security from the notoriously secretive People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

CISRI describes itself thus:

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