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  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    China finally signs AHL contract

    29th August 2019

    China and Russia, after a long passage of time, have finally signed a commercial contract to jointly develop the Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL) helicopter, a ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Chinese shipbuilder launches ‘combat-ready’ JARI USV

    23rd August 2019

    The No. 716 Research Institute of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) launched a long-awaited USV on 21 August, according to an announcement on the ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Hybrid UAV spotted on Chinese warship

    15th March 2019

    On 26 February, an image emerged of a UAV taking off from the stern flight deck of a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 052C ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Chinese FL-1 UCAV makes maiden flight

    23rd January 2019

    Yet another Chinese MALE UCAV has taken to the air, with the FL-1 successfully achieving its maiden flight from Pucheng Neifu Airport in Shaanxi Province, ...

  • MTSN - Training/Simulation

    ADECS 2019: Asia has taste for Russian and Chinese trainers

    22nd January 2019

    The Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force received its first Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced jet trainer (AJT) from Russia on 20 December, and three more have ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    EDEX 2018: Egypt eyes JF-17 Thunder Block 3s

    5th December 2018

    The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) is currently reviewing the progress of the PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder.  At EDEX 2018 in Cairo, Shephard has learnt that representatives ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Norinco drives hard for AFV and artillery exports

    14th November 2018

    Norinco, China’s giant conglomerate that produces AFVs for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), exhibited a wide array of vehicles at Airshow China 2018, and this ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    China parades stunning array of UAVs at Zhuhai

    14th November 2018

    Military UAVs and UCAVs featured prominently at Airshow China 2018, held in Zhuhai from 6-11 November, and. What follows is a round-up of military UAV ...

  • RH - Rotorhub

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: AHL contract continues to lag

    12th November 2018

    After 23 rounds of bilateral talks so far, China and Russia are still to sign a contract to launch production of the Advanced Heavy-lift Helicopter ...

  • NWI - Naval Warfare

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: New ballistic anti-ship missile showcased

    12th November 2018

    A new anti-ship missile, yet another from China, impressed with its characteristics at Airshow China 2018. What is more, this CM-401 ballistic missile is available ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Wing Loong II now serves in PLA

    10th November 2018

    The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) exhibited a Wing Loong II UCAV at its outdoor display area at Airshow China 2018, therefore confirming that ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    China steps up drone race with stealth aircraft

    9th November 2018

    China is unleashing stealth drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles onto world markets, racing to catch up to US technology and adding to ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Naval air defence gun becomes a landlubber

    9th November 2018

    Attracting attention on the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) stand at Airshow China 2018 was a large JRVG-1 self-propelled 76mm gun weapon system mounted on ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Giant UAVs take shape in China

    9th November 2018

    China’s ambitions know no end in the realm of UAVs, it seems, with plans for the world’s largest unmanned aircraft and a large troop/cargo-carrying type ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Poly recycles PLA equipment for export

    9th November 2018

    The amorphous Chinese entity known as Poly Technologies highlighted its status as authorised reseller of decommissioned People’s Liberation Army (PLA) equipment at Zhuhai Air Show ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Air-to-surface missiles

    LD-10

    The Chinese LD-10 anti-radiation missile was unveiled at the Zhuhai Air Show in 2012.

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    FL-71

    The FL-71 (Fei Long-2  or Flying Dragon-2)) is a supersonic unmanned transportation platform designed by ZT Guide Control. The design was presented at Airshow China ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    AV500W

    The AV500W unmanned helicopter, developed by AVIC's Helicopter R&D; Institute, was unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2016. It was reported that the platform ...

  • Commercial UAS - rotary-wing

    T333

    The T333 is a coaxial dual-rotor UAV. It is an upgrade to the TD220 unmanned helicopter and was displayed for the first time at the ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Mysterious Bee

    The Mysterious Bee hybrid fixed-wing/quadcopter UAV was unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow 2016. It is designed to operate from ships, small islands, mountainous areas and ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F100J

    Awing-F100J is the latest UAV from Tianjin-based Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology and was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China for the first time ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-H100J

    The Awing-H100J is a rotary-wing UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The Awing-H100J was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F20

    The Awing-F20 is a fixed-wing UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The platform was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...

  • Commercial - USVs, Military - USVs

    SeaFly-01

    The SeaFly-01 USV, developed by Beijing Sifang Automation, was showcased at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China in November 2016. Phase one tests of the ...

  • Air-to-surface missiles

    CM-502KG

    The CM-502KG is a Chinese air to surface missile. It is a variant of the CM-502G similar in size to the AR-1. It has more ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    FL-2

    The FL-2 (Feilong-2 or Flying Dragon-2) is a multirole high-subsonic unmanned transportation platform under development by ZT Guide Control. 

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Harrier

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China displayed the Harrier MALE UAV at the Zhuhai Airshow in November 2012. The platform is believed to be in Chinese ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Harrier III

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China is developing the Harrier III, which it described at the Zhuhai Airshow 2012 as a medium/high-altitude, medium-speed and long-endurance general UAV ...

  • Commercial UAS - rotary-wing

    TD220

    The TD220 is an electric, coaxial dual-rotor UAV with ATOL capabilities. The aircraft, which was showcased at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, is designed to carry ...

  • Commercial UAS - fixed-wing

    Awing-F8E

    The Awing-F8E is a small UAV designed by Quadrant Space (Tianjin) Technology. The UAV was displayed at the 11th Zhuhai Airshow in China, alongside other ...