J-15 fighter jets will be phased out of the PLA Navy’s fleet. Photo: AP

Fresh sightings of J-35 progress on deck of China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier

The aircraft is still in the development phase and will have to be able to handle ski-jump and electromagnetic catapult systems, analyst says.

23 Feb 2024 - 9:35PM

China claims it drove off Philippine ship from disputed Scarborough Shoal

But Philippine coastguard calls this ‘inaccurate’ and says fisheries vessel is ‘actively ensuring the security of Filipino fishermen in that area’.

But Philippine coastguard calls this ‘inaccurate’ and says fisheries vessel is ‘actively ensuring the security of Filipino fishermen in that area’.

22 Feb 2024 - 2:52PM

China debuts upgraded Z-10ME attack helicopter at Singapore Airshow

Export version on display until Sunday said to feature ‘fire support’ for ground forces, and improved resistance and attack power.

Export version on display until Sunday said to feature ‘fire support’ for ground forces, and improved resistance and attack power.

21 Feb 2024 - 9:42PM

PLA sends forces to monitor US-Philippines air patrols over South China Sea

Beijing accuses Manila of ‘roping in non-regional countries’ to stir trouble in the region as allies hold second drill this month.

Beijing accuses Manila of ‘roping in non-regional countries’ to stir trouble in the region as allies hold second drill this month.

20 Feb 2024 - 5:16PM

EU sanctions on Chinese firms ‘will have little impact on Russia’s war in Ukraine’

Proposals targeting Chinese companies express ‘some degree of hostility towards China without being effective’, think tank head says.

Proposals targeting Chinese companies express ‘some degree of hostility towards China without being effective’, think tank head says.

20 Feb 2024 - 2:50PM

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Taiwan has six French-made Lafayette-class frigates bought under a 1991 deal. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s Lafayette-class frigates from France set for combat systems upgrade

Long overdue upgrade is part of Taiwanese navy’s efforts to modernise in the face of growing military pressure from Beijing, ministry source tells the Post.

19 Feb 2024 - 9:00PM

US overhauls air force to meet China challenge. Will it work?

US Air Force secretary Frank Kendall says the move is designed to ‘meet strategic challenges in a time of great power competition’.

US Air Force secretary Frank Kendall says the move is designed to ‘meet strategic challenges in a time of great power competition’.

18 Feb 2024 - 4:30PM

US military needs machine learning to blunt China in Pacific: admiral

Joint Forces commander at Pentagon event in Silicon Valley says last three years marked by ‘erosion of strategic, operational and tactical’ warnings as PLA evolves.

Joint Forces commander at Pentagon event in Silicon Valley says last three years marked by ‘erosion of strategic, operational and tactical’ warnings as PLA evolves.

17 Feb 2024 - 7:17PM

Is Beijing trying to create ‘new status quo’ by sending balloons over Taiwan?

Island’s defence ministry says 16 balloons have crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait since Friday. Analysts say it’s part of an effort to eliminate the de facto boundary and squeeze Taiwan’s air space.

Island’s defence ministry says 16 balloons have crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait since Friday. Analysts say it’s part of an effort to eliminate the de facto boundary and squeeze Taiwan’s air space.

12 Feb 2024 - 8:00PM

China displays FC-31 fighter model at Saudi defence show amid Mideast conflicts

The threat of a wider conflict could encourage nations in the region to expand their fighter jet forces but China has challenges in eroding US dominance.

The threat of a wider conflict could encourage nations in the region to expand their fighter jet forces but China has challenges in eroding US dominance.

13 Feb 2024 - 1:32PM

PLA amphibious attack on Taiwan unlikely before 2030: ex-US Navy official

Range of amphibious landing and logistics skills key to any major Taiwan attack may only come in the mid-2030s, retired US Navy intelligence officer J. Michael Dahm writes.

Range of amphibious landing and logistics skills key to any major Taiwan attack may only come in the mid-2030s, retired US Navy intelligence officer J. Michael Dahm writes.

11 Feb 2024 - 8:45PM

Taiwan spots a record 8 balloons from mainland China ahead of Lunar New Year

It is the highest daily number detected since Taipei’s defence ministry started releasing data, with two flying directly over the island.

It is the highest daily number detected since Taipei’s defence ministry started releasing data, with two flying directly over the island.

10 Feb 2024 - 2:43PM

China eyes ‘big demand’ for armed drones in Middle East amid conflicts in region

Beijing’s weapons makers show off UAVs at arms exhibition in Riyadh as demand for unmanned combat vehicles grows in Middle East, where Chinese drones have been deployed in Yemen’s civil war and Iraq.

Beijing’s weapons makers show off UAVs at arms exhibition in Riyadh as demand for unmanned combat vehicles grows in Middle East, where Chinese drones have been deployed in Yemen’s civil war and Iraq.

12 Feb 2024 - 6:18PM

US researcher Chenguang Gong arrested for stealing missile tracking tech

Gong allegedly transferred over 3,600 files from his workplace – including blueprints for sensors used to detect nuclear launches – to personal storage devices.

Gong allegedly transferred over 3,600 files from his workplace – including blueprints for sensors used to detect nuclear launches – to personal storage devices.

8 Feb 2024 - 7:09AM

Ex-Chinese defence minister’s absence from Lunar New Year list sparks questions

Wei’s successor Li Shangfu was abruptly removed from his post last year, along with a number of other senior military figures.

Wei’s successor Li Shangfu was abruptly removed from his post last year, along with a number of other senior military figures.

8 Feb 2024 - 4:34PM

Taiwan targets airbase runways for upgrades to keep jets flying under attack

The runway at the Hualien base is the first of seven to be widened under a defence ministry programme.

The runway at the Hualien base is the first of seven to be widened under a defence ministry programme.

6 Feb 2024 - 8:03PM

China, Russia and Iran to hold drills as Middle East tensions flare: admiral

Top Iranian naval official reportedly confirms joint exercise will be held before end of March as US-led coalition launches new strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Top Iranian naval official reportedly confirms joint exercise will be held before end of March as US-led coalition launches new strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

6 Feb 2024 - 5:35PM

Footage of China’s Fujian aircraft carrier offers new look at advanced catapult

State broadcaster CCTV shows the ship’s electromagnetic catapult launch system from the side of the vessel.

State broadcaster CCTV shows the ship’s electromagnetic catapult launch system from the side of the vessel.

5 Feb 2024 - 9:01PM

Fujian province steps up defence mobilisation reforms to improve war readiness

The southeastern province merges departments as part of nationwide push to boost coordination between armed forces and civilians.

The southeastern province merges departments as part of nationwide push to boost coordination between armed forces and civilians.

3 Feb 2024 - 8:32PM

Chinese officials in flurry of visits to PLA command to support war plans

Eastern Theatre Command, which is responsible for the East China Sea and Taiwan, received provincial-level party secretaries around time of Taiwan election.

Eastern Theatre Command, which is responsible for the East China Sea and Taiwan, received provincial-level party secretaries around time of Taiwan election.

2 Feb 2024 - 7:08PM