Category Archives: military

China builds airstrip in South China Sea – Wendell Minnick

China is building up its military capacity in the South China Sea by constructing an airstrip at the Fiery Cross Reef, reports defense analyst Wendell Minnick based on regional media reports, in Defense News.

Next: China deal on Russian fighters – Wendell Minnick

After the massive gas deal between China and Russia, both countries are now working on a deal on Russian fighters and surface-to-air missiles. But it is not yet a done deal, explains defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

China´s military industry pushes for deals – Wendell Minnick

China´s manufacturers of military equipment have a huge delegation at the Defense Services Asia exhibition at Kuala Lumpur, notes defense expert Wendell Minnick at the Defense News. Ten companies “pushing wares as diverse as armored vests, missiles and submarines”.

China confidently pushes export of targeting pods – Wendell Minnick

China was again present with fighter jet targeting pods at the Singapore Airshow in February, showing new confidence in its military export products, notes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Japan documents intrusion by Chinese military aircraft – Wendell Minnick

The Japanese ministry of defense (MoD) has launched a website documenting intrusions by Chinese military aircraft in the East China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. China´s activities have increased rapidly, the website says.

China´s fighter jet is mainly cheap – Wendell Minnick

China is trying to sell its L-15 fighter jet internationally at the Singapore airshow, but mainly competes with Russia, tells Defense analyst Wendell Minnick at CNN. “Minnick says the models on display pale in comparison with those of the U.S.”

Taiwan’s early warning radar watches China – Wendell Minnick

The most powerful early warning radar (EWR) is based on Taiwan, and admired by everybody apart from China, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

The tactics behind China’s new airspace rules – Wendell Minnick

China’s announcement to set up a defense identification zone over disputed waters in the East China Sea caught the US off guard, both was sino-US military relations had improved greatly, and it was the weekend before Thanksgiving. A known tactic, tells defense analyst Wendell Minnick in the VOA.

The facts on the China Air Defense Zone – Wendell Minnick

China’s Ministry of Defense shocked the international community by setting up an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) including the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islets and started air patrols. In the Defense News military expert Wendell Minnick gets all the facts together as far as we know them.

China starts industrial production UAV’s – Wendell Minnick

Near Beijing China will set up a major commercial production hub for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), defense analyst Wendell Minnick reports in Defense News.