China has been seen advancement in its military field and has been emerging as one of the most powerful military units in the world. The last year 2017, it acquired J-20 fighter jets developed by state-run Chengdu Aerospace Corp. and named an aircraft carrier made by the government’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Chinese President Xi Jinping is moving towards strong military command, so that it is able to reach the long-distance limit.
Like the last year, this year too Chinese military should follow the advancement. Hardware points and technological sophistication with the spending power of China’s state-owned defence contractors.
As per the analyst forecast and reports published in the journal, China will move ahead in the following homemade military equipment this year too like the last year.
1. In the field of Super Satellites:
Last year in December, the official News Agency Xinhua reported that the southern province of Hainan’s government remote sensing institute will launch 10 satellites over the near seas from 2019 to 2021. This will help in detecting and analyzing each pixel in an image or detect processes. While the others telecast only three-dimensional images of landscapes. The new technology will effectively monitor the other countries’ work on the 500 tiny islets’ South China Sea and surrounding waters.
Jonathan Spangler, director of the South China Sea Think Tank in Taipei, “If China is collecting data they don’t have to share with other countries, then that’s a strategic advantage.”
Though it is not confirmed who will make the satellite, speculations are higher that DBSat, 11 years old exclusive domestic operator of China will probably get the opportunity to develop these satellites.
2. In the field of Aircraft Carrier:
South China Morning Post reports China acquired its first homemade carrier in April and now Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group is to make another carrier this year. The state-owned Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group was founded in the year 1865 and it is under the China State Shipbuilding Corporation of gaining profit for state firm with revenue more than $3 billion in 2016.
The carrier includes technicians of major port cities Shanghai and Dalian. Their vessel will be able to move more than 80,000 tons and it is more than China’s oldest carrier Russian-made Liaoning.
3. In the field of Guided Missile Destroyer:
Collin Koh, a maritime security research companion at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore anticipated that the nation will start using a 10,000 ton guided missile destroyer. The report suggests that China Shipbuilding Corp. presented $750 million, the 180-metre long vessel in Shanghai last year. The cost of this vessel is less than Arleigh Burke Flight IIA ships which were created by America.
About the Chinese destroyers, Koh stated, “not long after its commissioning, the ship would start to appear in the training exercises we see taking place often in the Western Pacific open seas, and in the South China Sea.”
The shipyard is building a new model in Dalian and Shanghai, called 055, the military intelligence website Southfront.org. According to Koh, China State Ship Building Corp. is also leading this project.
4. In the field of Jet Fighters:
About eight years ago, the military analyst and U.S. intelligence official predicted that China would come out with close fighter capability to the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 developed by Lockheed Martin in 2018. As of now, no planes of China are flying in the sky but the creation of its J-20 already made the atmosphere at stake. When China will look for the company to make the planes, it can’t ignore the parent company of J-20 which is Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China has a portfolio of military aircraft including trainers, drones, helicopters and other fighters. This corporation is also state-run with more than 1,900 subsidiaries registered till 2014 and made the profit of $2.2 billion on revenue of $59.3 billion, this has been reported by the government’s National Audit report.