Beijing has endeavored to obtain new generation weaponry in almost all military areas, investing billions in research and in the production of new models of battleships, missiles, aircraft and submarines. Many of them are arriving for the tests or will even be responsible for next year.
The Army of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is one of the points of greatest interest in the innovations for China, in part due to the current tensions with the USA. UU For the disputed islands in the South China Sea. The last Type 001A airline, which will be commissioned in 2019, is one of the most recent additions to the Chinese fleet.
Being the first fully built airline in the country, it is still based on its predecessor Liaoning, a reformed Russian ship of the Kuznetsov class. Type 001A received an improved radar system and a redesigned hangar, capable of carrying up to 32 J-15 fighters.
Another great addition next to the Chinese navy is a Type 055 destroyer, which has been tested in tests since August 2018. Armed with guided missiles, it is believed that this 12,000-ton destroyer is one of the fiercest in the world. At this moment 3 ships of this type have already been built with 4 more on the way.
China’s underwater fleet is also awaiting the arrival of an anticipated Type 095 submarine. According to reports, this vessel was dislodged from its predecessor, the Type 093B malfunction, which was too noisy for a submarine. Reportedly, the first Type 095 began to be built earlier this year, with a total of 8 ships that were ordered.
A fifth-generation FC-31 stealth fighter has been tested and rebuilt since 2012 and is expected to finally arrive in 2019 or 2020. The FC-31 can replace the existing J-15 as the aircraft of choice for Chinese operators, as well as heavy fighters J-20.
Another future addition to the EPL’s Air Force is a strategic H-20 bomber, which will replace the decades-old H-6K long-range bomber based on the Soviet Tu-16 manufactured in the 1950s. few details about the H-20, but a video published by Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation hinted that the design of the bomber will be similar to that of the American B-2 Spirit.