Digital Desk, New Delhi. China’s military displayed some of its most advanced weapons and equipment during the country’s biggest air show recently concluded.
Air Show China was held in the southern city of Zhuhai after a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. The six-day event showcased China’s domestic aviation and space technologies amid growing strategic rivalry in the Asia Pacific.
The air show attracted nearly 40 countries and nearly 700 exhibitors online and offline exhibition sites signed more than $12.5 billion in cooperation agreements and a deal with 159 aircraft of various types claimed by China.
China showed off its military prowess and its space ambitions with more than 100 aircraft registered for display, including next-generation crew rockets and heavy-lift launch vehicles.
The entire lineage of Land, Sea and Sky Weapon Systems, from stealth aircraft, missiles to rockets, were on display.
In addition, the Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet, the J-20, also took part in the full display, while the J-16D military aircraft designed to counter enemy air-defense systems and equipped with signal jammers and missiles also made their debut. Of.
The Global Times reported that a new generation of H-20 stealth bombers also debuted. The J-16D has two large electronic warfare pods on its wings, which will be used to intercept and jam hostile electronic equipment, including radar and communication systems.
It also gets a new avionics system and domestically manufactured engines. The flying display featured some of the products China is looking to export, including the AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, designed for firefighting and sea-rescue roles.
The Zhuhai-built AG600 Kunlong was also included as the largest representative of the force. The AG600 on-site flight demonstration fully demonstrated the powerful fire fighting capability.
A new line of drone products named Feihong, which includes an unmanned helicopter, missiles and a new generation stealth drone, will make its debut at the show.
The Wing Loong 2, an armed drone similar to the American MQ-9 Reaper, has already been sold to customers including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, as China competes against Western rivals to increase military exports.
The report states that more than 50 large-scale practical products have also been included and about 500 state-of-the-art products are involved in physical demonstration.
Focusing on network security, digital services, defense electronics and other business areas of the latest innovation achievements, the exhibition featured radars, long-range UAVs, surveillance systems, emergency communications command vehicles and other key equipment.
For the first time, Chinese ships displayed models of warships and underwater weapons, from aircraft carriers to submarines.
According to the report, a range of radar systems were demonstrated, including the Low Altitude Surveillance Radar, which can simultaneously detect and track low-altitude cruise missiles, combat, small and medium-sized and micro-small UAVs, Which has high detection power and multi-tasking capability.
During this time the new Mobile UHF Anti-Stealth Air Defense Warning Radar made its debut.
It has been 25 years since the first season was held in 1996 and thus the China International Aerospace Expo (Zhuhai Air Show).