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Rising infections force US warship into maintenance: analysts

Following the first three confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) cases on board the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Tuesday, the figure reportedly rocketed to 25 on Thursday, as the warship is heading toward Guam. Chinese military experts said on Friday that this latest move indicates the Theodore Roosevelt has now been into a maintenance condition and decided that scheduled military missions be cancelled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 15:53:40

US sending destroyer through Taiwan Straits during pandemic a reckless move: experts

Despite eight confirmed COVID-19 cases on US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and fast increasing number in the US military across the world, the US on Wednesday reportedly sent a warship through the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/27 1:43:40

Will US aircraft carrier become next Diamond Princess?

Questions have been raised over whether there will be large-scale novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections on a deployed US warship after the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt reported three confirmed cases on Tuesday in what is believed to be the first such COVID-19 case on the deployed warship.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 21:13:45

COVID-19 to have serious impact on US military's global influence: Chinese experts

As the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) ravages the globe and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper admitted on Monday that the US military's combat readiness could be affected, Chinese military experts said on Tuesday that the US military could be dealt a huge blow and lose its influence over its allies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 23:00:52

Aircraft carrier Liaoning hosts fighter jet drills amid epidemic

The Liaoning, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's first aircraft carrier, recently set out for a voyage and hosted fighter jets carrying out takeoff and landing exercises, in an attempt to minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak on the training of more carrier-based fighter pilots, while experts said on Tuesday the carrier enjoyed success in epidemic control efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/24 18:02:22

US politicians tweet back fiercely at Chinese Foreign Ministry officials

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus Friday picked a fight with China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Twitter as more and more US politicians become involved in escalating diplomatic spats with China over the COVID-19 pandemic, which Chinese analysts assert as acts of pure political calculation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 20:43:40

Combined arms battalion becomes basic combat unit of PLA

The powerful combined arms battalion, each one including almost all types of basic military arms and professions, has now become a basic combat unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), enabling the service to react much more quickly in the fast-paced dynamic of modern warfare, gaining more advantages, experts said on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/22 20:12:29

China's JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet to be modified for aircraft carrier operation: reports

The naval version of the JL-9 Mountain Eagle trainer jet is being modified to enable it to train aircraft carrier jet pilots on an actual aircraft carrier at a time when China is in urgent need of training more aircraft carrier jet pilots, as its second carrier was just commissioned last year, reports said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/18 17:08:24

US intrusions in S.China Sea can be stopped by electromagnetic weapons: experts

Chinese military experts on Tuesday suggested the use of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons, including low-energy laser devices, in expelling US warships that have been repeatedly intruding into the South China Sea in the past week.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 18:18:38

PLA warplanes conduct rare nighttime exercises near Taiwan: reports

Warplanes of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly conducted rare nighttime exercises near the island of Taiwan on Monday, and mainland analysts on Tuesday predicted that similar drills will become more frequent if Taiwan secessionist forces remain stubborn and continue their secessionist activities.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/17 17:00:17

Chinese defense firm produces medical supplies with J-20 fighter jet technology

Chinese defense companies are making machines for medical supplies using technologies originally intended for designs and manufacfuring of advanced weapons such as J-20 stealth fighter jets to ease the shortage of face masks and protective suits amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 18:33:31

Chinese military aircraft to receive new stealth coatings

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force recently issued a new regulation ordering future aircraft to be painted with low observable coatings and standardized markings, a move aimed at giving Chinese warplanes a combat advantage as they will less likely be detected by both the naked eye and military radar.
Source: | 2020/3/16 0:54:57

US amphibious assault vessel, littoral combat ship intrude South China Sea

US warships, regardless of their large displacement and advanced technologies, are actually “paper tigers” in the South China Sea, as China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the overwhelming advantage there, military experts said on Saturday after the US once again sent naval vessels to the South China Sea days after Chinese armed forces expelled a US warship that illegally entered the waters.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/14 17:19:41

Chinese drones see rapid production despite epidemic, indicating high demand

Production of the CH-4, one of the top selling armed reconnaissance drones in the world developed by China, has now resumed as the novel coronavirus epidemic is being brought under control in the country. A workshop was seen full of drones being assembled, as analysts predicted on Thursday the CH-4 will see great demand in the international market in 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/12 15:19:03

Chinese military to procure suicide drones

The Chinese military is procuring two types of loitering munitions, also known as suicide drones, a genre of weapon that can offer a wide variety of new tactics to the troops, analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 22:13:40

Chinese forces expel US warship in Xisha Islands of S.China Sea

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday expelled a US warship that trespassed into Chinese territorial waters in the Xisha Islands of the South China Sea, and recent US naval activities in the South China Sea are a sign that the US is losing control in the region and wanted to flex its muscles to gain influence in the region, experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/11 18:10:24

China to launch 2nd amphibious assault ship soon: reports

China is reportedly set to launch its second Type 075 amphibious assault ship soon following the launch of the first one in September, leading analysts to say that China has grasped related shipbuilding technologies. The development of aircraft to be used on the ships is also progressing smoothly, they said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 21:18:40

US refuses to use hospital ships to quarantine Grand Princess passengers. Here is why.

The US Navy's state-of-the-art hospital ships can't do much to help the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) stricken Grand Princess cruise ship because they simply cannot quarantine thousands of people, experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 15:57:52