Chinese defense industry shut down following coronavirus outbreak

Beyond the health aspects, epidemics are historically recognized for their undeniable economic impact. If the contaminations themselves put workers out of action until they are cured (in the best of cases), the more or less generalized quarantine systems contribute even more companies to slow down or temporarily stop their activity. Today, in China, the defense sector is of course not spared by this phenomenon caused by the recent coronavirus epidemic, the evolution of which still seems uncertain to say the least. The French press did not fail to report the shutdown of the –civilian– Airbus assembly line in Tianjin, near Beijing. He…

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China develops magnetic plasma gun with potential range greater than 100 km

According to information released by the state site GlobalTimes.cn, and taken up by the ArmyRecognition site, China has undertaken the design of a new type of cannon, halfway between the traditional powder cannon and the Rail Gun: the magnetic plasma cannon. For this, the Chinese authorities have launched a vast consultation aimed at collecting project proposals for the experimentation of a new type of artillery system, using a plasma encapsulated in a magnetic field, very significantly reducing the mechanical constraints that are apply between the barrel tube and the shell when firing the propellant charge. According to the tests that would have…

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The first Chinese Rail Gun will enter service in 2025

According to a report by the American intelligence services, revealed by the CNBC site, Chinese naval units will have their first Electric Cannon in 2025. According to the site, the work carried out by China in this area was noted as early as 2011, and the first tests took place in 2014. It seems that the test phase, especially on naval units, will end in 2023. In all likelihood, based on this schedule, the next series of Type055 heavy destroyers will therefore be on the based on a modified version of it (type 055A?), capable of producing sufficient electrical energy to implement this…

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The return to favor of the naval artillery

Since the beginning of the 90s, and the advent of precision-guided missiles, naval artillery had gradually lost its predominance in the design of combat ships. The number of rooms had already been reduced in previous years to their minimum portions, it was then the turn of the power of the rooms to decrease. While 5-inch (127 mm) pieces were the reference standard of the 80s, we saw the appearance of smaller calibers, such as 3-inch (76mm), and even 2-inch (57mm), on major surface combat units. In France, the…

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Rail Gun, hypersonic missile, quantum radar ... China and Russia, the big Bluff?

Since the early 2010s, announcements of new technologies with military potential by China and Russia have followed one another, to the point that sometimes it can be estimated that the West no longer has the technological advantage that was during the Cold War at the heart of its defense strategy. But many voices are raised to question the veracity of these announcements, leaving the doubt of a great bluff. In a decade, Russia and China have shown real voluntarism in terms of the Defense program, with so-called 5th generation J-20 and Su-57 aircraft, new generation T-14 armored vehicles, etc.

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