New Chinese Amphibian Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials

October 2, 2018 – China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft, the AG600, on Monday completed its first taxiing at high speed on the water, according to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd (CAIGA). The test at a speed of 145 kilometers per hour was carried out in the city of Jingmen of central China’s Hubei Province. CAIGA, headquartered in the southern province of Guangdong, said that the AG600, codenamed Kunlong, was in stable condition and functioned normally during the test. Designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600…

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New guided-missile frigate Suining joins PLA Navy

The commissioning, naming and flag-granting ceremony for the Type-056A frigate Suining (Hull 551) was held at a PLA Navy’s pier in southern Guangdong province on Tuesday, marking the frigate officially joined the PLA Navy’s battle sequences. The ceremony began at 10:00 am on Nov.28. Yao Guowen, deputy commander of a naval base in Guangzhou, announced the commissioning and naming order. Sun Jian, political commissar of the naval base, presented the flag and naming certificate to the new frigate. The Type-056A frigate is the new surface warship developed by China independently.…

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