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« on: January 06, 2011, 01:59:31 PM »
China builds stealth fighter



China 'leaks' sneak peek of first stealth aircraft going for a test run
By Daily Mail Reporter

Aircraft is larger than expected 'pointing to long range and heavy weapon loads'
Photo comes one week after news Chinese military is developing missile that can sink an aircraft carrier
Aviation experts believe China may have started testing a new stealth aircraft - putting it well ahead of Western predictions that a revamped air force would not be ready for take-off for another decade. 
Photographs of the J-20 taking high-speed taxi tests at an airfield have appeared on several websites, fuelling speculation that Beijing is not particularly concerned about keeping its latest weapon under wraps - at least unofficially.
The plane photos surfaced just one week after a U.S. naval commander warned that China is stepping up testing on a space missile that could sink American aircraft carriers in the Pacific.
Fears that China will challenge America's naval ...........


more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344115/J-20-stealth-fighter-China-leaks-sneak-peek-latest-aircraft-test-run.html

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 02:24:59 PM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 11:03:25 PM »
To say that they built one is disingenious, unless is a model lol

That will take another 15 years before they could use dat

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 11:25:21 PM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards
I cant beleive I just read that .Did you really post that .

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 12:18:03 AM »
True, in I Robot the robots started actin up in 2035.  Watch allyuh self!

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 12:27:53 AM »
I'm more worried about skynet coming online

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 10:41:52 AM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards
I cant beleive I just read that .Did you really post that .

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 11:02:08 AM »
LOL looks like a f35. typical Chinese knockoff  :devil:
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 12:29:02 PM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards
I cant beleive I just read that .Did you really post that .

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 12:50:24 PM »
I'm more worried about skynet coming online

LOL looks like a f35. typical Chinese knockoff  :devil:

LOL...

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Allyuh ease up Controversial man, lol  Ah think (hope) he mean unmanned warcraft... and not R2-D2 and dem flying plane lol

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 01:20:22 PM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards
I cant beleive I just read that .Did you really post that .

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wham ,just cool man .done wuk miller time now .

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 09:17:33 AM »
LOL looks like a f35. typical Chinese knockoff  :devil:

Hahah..Breds when I see the star on the tail all I could picture is the fuselage bending in ah tight g and the canopy popping out and flying off because the damn thing is a snap on with plastic hinges.

Serious thing though....China is not playing.
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2011, 11:26:28 AM »
Chinese J-20 Logs First Flight

Jan 11, 2011
By Bradley Perrett perrett@aviationweek.com
BEIJING

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awx/2011/01/11/awx_01_11_2011_p0-281508.xml&headline=Chinese%20J-20%20Logs%20First%20Flight


The Chinese fighter test aircraft, unofficially called J-20, has completed its first flight.

Photos of the J-20 flying show it remaining in a tight pattern with its undercarriage extended.

A two-seat J-10 fighter acted as chase plane for the J-20 during the flight, which has been awaited since the big fighter began taxi tests at Chengdu in December (Aerospace DAILY, Jan. 4).

An observer posting reports of proceedings to the Global Times, apparently from the fence at Avic’s Chengdu facility, said the aircraft began moving at 12:50:08 local time (04:50:08 GMT), noting a second later the aircraft was “accelerating” and at 12:50:16 “flying.” The landing was reported 18 min. later.

The events mean the J-20 (or J-XX since the official designation has not been released) completed its first flight at about 1 p.m. on a date written in Chinese notation as 11.1.11. There may be symbolism to the timing since a Chinese saying “yi fei chong tian” begins with the character for “one” and means something like “charge straight into the sky.”

The flight also occurred during a visit to China by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who says Chinese President Hu Jintao confirmed the first flight to him in talks.

Two passenger aircraft, one a Boeing 737, arrived at the Chengdu facility less than an hour before the J-20’s takeoff, presumably carrying important officials.

It is unclear whether the J-20 is a prototype or only a technology demonstrator.

The stealthy aircraft is not the only advanced combat aircraft program underway in China though. The deputy chief of the air force, He Weirong, said in November 2009 that in 2017-19 China would field a “fourth-generation” fighter, which in China means an aircraft of F-22-like technology. He was not referring to the J-20, however, because a month later a prominent news report in English quoted the air force as saying that the 2017-19 fighter would be an improved J-10.

It is quite possible that the improved J-10 could refer to supercruise capability, since the Chinese navy has said that it needs a supercrusing aircraft.

The Chengdu plant that built the J-20 is part of the Avic combat aircraft division, Avic Defense.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 01:05:07 PM »
I'm more worried about skynet coming online

LOL looks like a f35. typical Chinese knockoff  :devil:

LOL...

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Allyuh ease up Controversial man, lol  Ah think (hope) he mean unmanned warcraft... and not R2-D2 and dem flying plane lol

 ;D allyuh didn't know bill gates next initiative is heavy investment in home robots? AI is growing at a rapid rate, people will be having home robots in their houses by 2030 and by 2050 the robots will be able to think for themselves bc of AI. no joke 8)

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011, 01:27:43 PM »
I'm more worried about skynet coming online

LOL looks like a f35. typical Chinese knockoff  :devil:

LOL...

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Allyuh ease up Controversial man, lol  Ah think (hope) he mean unmanned warcraft... and not R2-D2 and dem flying plane lol

 ;D allyuh didn't know bill gates next initiative is heavy investment in home robots? AI is growing at a rapid rate, people will be having home robots in their houses by 2030 and by 2050 the robots will be able to think for themselves bc of AI. no joke 8)

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Re: China builds stealth fighter
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 07:22:35 PM »
China building their first stealth fighter, while the US building stealth drones...

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-drone-warfare-20110111,0,4325330.story


New generation of unmanned spy planes is being tested
Three drones being flown in the coming weeks are speedier, stealthier and higher-flying.

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times

January 11, 2011
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An experimental spy plane with a wingspan almost the size of a Boeing 747's took to the skies over the Mojave Desert last week in a secret test flight that may herald a new era in modern warfare with robotic planes flying higher, faster and with more firepower.

The massive Global Observer built by AeroVironment Inc. of Monrovia is capable of flying for days at a stratosphere-skimming 65,000 feet, out of range of most antiaircraft missiles. The plane is built to survey 280,000 square miles — an area larger than Afghanistan — at a single glance. That would give the Pentagon an "unblinking eye" over the war zone and offer a cheaper and more effective alternative to spy satellites watching from outer space.

The estimated $30-million robotic aircraft is one of three revolutionary drones being tested in coming weeks at Edwards Air Force Base.

Another is the bat-winged X-47B drone built by Northrop Grumman Corp., which could carry laser-guided bombs and be launched from an aircraft carrier. The third is Boeing Co.'s Phantom Ray drone that could slip behind enemy lines to knock out radar installations, clearing the way for fighters and bombers.

These aircraft would represent a major technological advance over the Predator and Reaper drones that the Obama administration has deployed as a central element of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan. Unlike most of the current fleet of more than 7,000 drones, the new remotely piloted planes will have jet engines and the ability to evade enemy radar.

"We are looking at the next generation of unmanned systems," said Phil Finnegan, an aerospace expert with Teal Group, a research firm. "As the U.S. looks at potential future conflicts, there needs to be more capable systems."

Finnegan pointed out that propeller-driven Predator and Reaper drones are not fast or stealthy enough to thread through antiaircraft missile batteries. Boeing's Phantom Ray and Northrop's X-47B, by comparison, "can enter contested air space, attack the enemy, and leave without detection on a radar screen," he said.

The Global Observer that was tested last week is designed for reconnaissance and would not carry weapons. But it would greatly extend the surveillance capabilities of drones.

Current spy planes can stay airborne for only about 30 hours. The Global Observer is designed to beat that mark several times over, flying up to a week at a time, and company officials say it may be ready to go into service by year's end.

The drone is designed to do the work that so far has been done by satellites, including relaying communications between military units and spotting missiles as they are launched.

On Thursday, the Global Observer performed its first test demonstrating its ability to use liquid hydrogen as fuel. The drone circled above Edwards at about 3,000 feet above ground level in a four-hour test, according to AeroVironment executives, who plan to announce the achievement Tuesday.

"This is a paradigm shift from capabilities that have come before," said AeroVironment Chairman and Chief Executive Timothy E. Conver. "It's so radically different that it's hard for people to wrap their minds around it."

AeroVironment was founded in 1971 and has built several lightweight aircraft over the years. It is now the largest provider to the U.S. military of small, hand-launched drones that soldiers use to see over hills or around other obstructions.

The Global Observer was built under a Pentagon demonstration program by 150 engineers and technicians at a company production facility in Simi Valley.

If AeroVironment lands a big production contract, it would be a major boost for Southern California's drone industry. That industry employs an estimated 10,000 people, fueled by at least $20 billion in Pentagon spending since 2001, with additional billions from the CIA and Congress.

The Pentagon has increasingly focused on drones because they reduce the risk of American casualties and because they can be operated for a fraction of the cost of piloted aircraft.

That has been a benefit to Southern California's aerospace industry, which has a hand in most of the drones being developed.

Century City-based Northrop is building the X-47B drone at Plant 42 in Palmdale under a $635.8-million contract awarded by the Navy in 2007.

Currently, combat drones are controlled remotely by a human pilot. With the X-47B, which resembles a miniature version of the B-2 stealth bomber, a human pilot designs a flight path and sends it on its way; a computer program would guide it from a ship to target and back.

"The X-47B represents game-changing technology that will allow American forces to project combat power from longer distances without putting humans in harm's way," said Paul Meyer, general manager of Northrop's Advanced Programs & Technology division.

Boeing's Phantom Ray is being built in St. Louis with engineering support from its Phantom Works facilities in Huntington Beach. The company does not have a contract; it is developing the drone at its own expense.

These aircraft may be several years away from service, but defense industry analysts say there is little doubt that they represent the wave of the future.

"We're entering an era that's similar to the jet age for aviation," said defense expert Peter W. Singer, author of "Wired for War," a book about robotic warfare. "These are capabilities that have never been fielded. The tests will point us in the direction of where we head next."

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011, 10:16:23 AM »
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2011, 10:17:33 AM »
China buildin Thunderbird 2?
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 10:50:36 AM »
Dias all I have to say.......................

skynet comin
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 11:14:31 AM »
Dias all I have to say.......................

skynet comin

it already here , made by BAE systems

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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2013, 12:07:54 PM »
ramping it up for 2020, by 2030 the home robot market will be the most lucrative in the world and robot wars will follow about 2 decades afterwards

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China to send 'duck army' to help Pakistan fight locusts
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China to send 'duck army' to help Pakistan fight locusts
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BEIJING (AP) — China is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

The legion of locust-eating waterfowl will be sent from the eastern province of Zhejiang following the earlier dispatch of a team of Chinese experts to Pakistan to advise on a response to the infestation that is being called the worst in 20 years, the Ningbo Evening News said.

China deployed ducks, whose natural diet includes insects, to fight a similar infestation in its northwestern region of Xinjiang two decades ago, reportedly with considerable effectiveness. Their use is both much less expensive and environmentally damaging than the use of pesticides, the paper quoted Zhejiang Provioncial Institute of Agricultural Technology researcher Lu Lizhi as saying.

Ducks are also more suited to the task than other poultry, such as chickens, Lu said.

“Ducks like to stay in a group, so they're easier to manage than chickens,” he said. A duck is also capable of eating more than 200 locusts per day, compared to just 70 for a chicken, Lu said. “They have three-times the combat capability,” he added.

Calls to the provincial government press office seeking confirmation of the report rang unanswered Thursday and a number provided for the publicity department at the agricultural sciences institute was constantly engaged.

Pakistan was invaded by the locust swarm last year, which proceeded to lay waste to the country's cotton crop and is now menacing the wheat harvest.

Army of 100,000 Chinese Ducks Ready to Fight Locust Swarms
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(Bloomberg) -- Chinese duck platoons are waiting to be deployed to neighboring Pakistan to fight a swarm of crop-eating pests that threaten regional food security.

At least 100,000 ducks are expected to be sent to Pakistan as early as the second half of this year to combat a desert locust outbreak, according to Lu Lizhi, a senior researcher with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The ducks are “biological weapons” and can be more effective than pesticide, said Lu, who is in charge of the project in tandem with a university in Pakistan.

“One duck is able to eat more than 200 locusts a day,” Lu said in a telephone interview on Thursday, citing results of experiments to test the ducks’ searching and predation capabilities.

A trial will start in China’s western region of Xinjiang later this year before the ducks are sent to Pakistan, Lu said.

Swarms of desert locusts have been spreading through countries from eastern Africa to South Asia, destroying crops and pastures at a voracious pace. The pest plague, together with unseasonal rain and a scourge of low quality seeds, has hit major crops in Pakistan’s largest producing regions, weighing on its already fragile economy. And it has also migrated into India.

It will be crucial for China, which shares a land border with Pakistan and India, to prevent an invasion. However, China does have some shield in the form of the Himalaya mountains that stand as a barrier between the Indian subcontinent and the Plateau of Tibet.

A group of Chinese agricultural experts visited Pakistan this week to help control the locust outbreaks as the plague moves eastwards, according to a report posted on the website of China’s consulate-general in Karachi.

In other unusual tactics, Pakistan’s government urged its citizens to eat locusts too. People should take advantage of the situation and barbecue locusts or make a curry, according to a local newspaper report.

To gauge how serious a locust attack can be, look to Africa. The cost of fighting desert locusts in the continent’s east has doubled to $128 million, with more countries being affected each day, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said. The situation remains extremely alarming in the Horn of Africa, while there has been a significant movement of swarms over the Arabian Peninsula that reached both sides of the Persian Gulf, the FAO said in its latest locust watch report.

(Updates with Pakistan report in 8th paragraph)

--With assistance from Faseeh Mangi.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alfred Cang in Singapore at acang@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alexander Kwiatkowski at akwiatkowsk2@bloomberg.net, Anna Kitanaka, Ainslie Chandler.

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