Electronic Engine Control software was exported to China without a proper license.
For those observers of China’s aggressive efforts to modernize its armed forces, it certainly did not come as any surprise that the country sought foreign technology for use in the development of its
Z-10 attack helicopter. Recent high profile projects, such as the completion and launch of China’s first aircraft carrier in 2011 – the refurbished Soviet-era Varyag – and a number of other defense projects have [...]
Dong-A Ilbo: #ROK military source says S. Korea trying to locate several #DPRK subs unseen since leaving bases on N. Korean east coast.
South Korea is tracking three to four North Korean submarines that disappeared after recently leaving two bases on the east coast, a South Korean military source said Wednesday.
The source said the submarines are presumed to be of the 370-ton class that the South Korean military has been unable [...]
Dec. 8: Satellite image shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag sailing in the Yellow Sea.
DENVER – DigitalGlobe Inc., a commercial satellite company, said Wednesday that it took a photograph of China’s first aircraft carrier during a sea trial in the Yellow Sea, off the Chinese coast.
The Pentagon did not confirm the image, but Stephen Wood, the satellite company’s director, said he’s confident about the Dec. 8 photograph due to the carrier’s location.
Although China insists [...]
NYT reports: “The photos of the carrier, the Varyag, which China bought from the Ukraine in 1998, appeared Wednesday on the Web site of Xinhua, the state news agency. It was the first time that Xinhua had given visual evidence of the carrier project, which is widely seen as a linchpin of China’s military modernization and naval ambitions. The carrier is being rebuilt [...]