World’s largest amphibious aircraft-maiden flight takes off

World’s largest amphibious aircraft-maiden flight takes off

Everyday we hear about multiple breeds of air borne vehicles being rolled out or are in the experimental phase. Latest is the China’s homegrown AG600 which is the world’s largest amphibious aircraft which is also known as ‘Kunlong’. This aircraft took its maiden flight on Sunday (24th Dec 2017) from Jinwan Airport in China’s Guangdong province. With a wingspan of 38.8 metres (127ft) and powered by four turboprop engines, the aircraft is capable of carrying 50 people and can stay airborne for 12 hours. It can take off from conventional…

Fighter drills by China’s aircraft carrier

Fighter drills by China’s aircraft carrier

Tension is increasing between Beijing and Washington over China’s attitude in South China Sea. But does China care? As per state run Xinhua news agency China carried out training and testing mission involving several destroyers and frigates including F-15 fighter jet. And several sea and fire drills were also carried out. The training was conducted under leadership of Wu Shengli, Commander of People’s Liberation Army Navy. China even had heated discussion with USA elect President Donald Trump over One China policy and is now doing this exercise to publicize that…