Tuesday, February 22, 2011

China's naval fleet off to 8th anti-piracy mission

China is keeping a continued presence in Middle East.


Family members wave goodbye to the sailors and Chinese naval officers who have been sent out to the Gulf of Aden for the anti-piracy mission in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 21, 2011. Missile destroyers "Wenzhou" and "Ma'anshan", backbone warships of the eighth Chinese naval fleet, heading for the Gulf of Aden, will meet with the supply ship of "Qiandaohu" to conduct anti-piracy mission.


Sailors sent out to the Gulf of Aden for the eighth anti-piracy mission wave goodbye aboard a missile frigate in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 21, 2011.


China's navy officers sent out to the Gulf of Aden for the eighth anti-piracy mission wave goodbye aboard a missile destroyer in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 21, 2011.


Missile destroyers "Wenzhou" and "Ma'anshan" are ready to set sail to the Gulf of Aden at an East China's port in Zhejiang province, Feb 21, 2011.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

China tests unmanned orbital spacecraft



China has successfully tested its first orbital unmanned spacecraft capable of staying in the outer space for at least 270 days and dealing with various defense tasks, including the destruction of communication satellites.

This Chinese robotic space plane will most certainly challenge US air force’s X-37B unmanned spacecraft that performed its first mission last year. This elusive spacecraft is capable of striking any target on Earth at any time and cannot be tracked down using the existing ABM means.

http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/01/17/39969873.html