Police in Va. chase stolen armored personnel carrier 60 miles

  1. Police in Va. chase stolen armored personnel carrier 60 miles  CBS News
  2. US police arrest soldier after stolen armoured vehicle chase  BBC News
  3. Soldier steals armored vehicle, takes it on two-hour ride in Virginia: police  Reuters
  4. Stolen armored personnel carrier stopped after joyride through R – NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side  WWBT NBC12 News
  5. Man who led police on chase in stolen armored personnel carrier was arrested in downtown Richmond  Richmond.com
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Armored personnel carrier taken from military base in Virginia

  1. Armored personnel carrier taken from military base in Virginia  Los Angeles Times
  2. Police in Va. chase stolen armored personnel carrier 60 miles  CBS News
  3. US police arrest soldier after stolen armoured vehicle chase  BBC News
  4. Stolen armored personnel carrier stopped after joyride through Richmond city  WWBT NBC12 News
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Armored personnel carrier taken from military base in Virginia, chased through streets of Richmond

  1. Armored personnel carrier taken from military base in Virginia, chased through streets of Richmond  Washington Post
  2. Cops stun, bust driver who took armored military vehicle from Virginia’s Fort Pickett out for spin  New York Daily News
  3. Virginia police chased stolen armored personnel carrier through Richmond  CNN
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Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drills

Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drillsChinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country’s first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of military muscle as Beijing’s pushes to modernize its armed forces. Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning, the official paper said, citing a video posted by China’s navy. China has ambitious plans to overhaul its armed forces as it ramps up its presence in the disputed South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan, an island China considers its own.


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China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as Beijing ramps up its maritime might

China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials as Beijing ramps up its maritime mightChina’s first home-built aircraft carrier began sea trials on Sunday, a major step for Beijing as it ramps up its military might. The carrier will be the second to enter the Chinese navy, and comes as Beijing seeks to modernise its armed forces. The ship, which is known only as “Type 001A”, set out for the trials from the north-eastern port of Dalian, where it was built The trail was to “test the reliability and stability of the carrier’s power system and other equipment,” Xinhua news agency said “Construction on the carrier has been carried out as planned since it was launched in April last year, and equipment debugging, outfitting and mooring tests have been completed to make it ready for the trial mission at sea,” it added, citing sources. Images posted by Chinese media online showed the huge carrier not far from its dock, apparently setting off for trials with smaller vessels. China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier departs Dalian Credit: Reuters China’s military has been updated and modernised since Chinese president Xi Jinping assumed power five years ago. The carrier, which is not expected to enter service until 2020, is the latest milestone in China’s military development, and comes as Beijing is asserting itself in the strategic waters of the South China Sea, and against Taiwan. Steve Tsang, director of the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said: “This is clearly a landmark development, particularly in demonstrating the ambition and intention of the Chinese Government under Xi Jinping.    “Aircraft carriers are for power projection and for domination, and this is just the first of several more indigenous carriers.    “The world should take notice of Xi’s determination ‘to make China great again’.” The country’s first carrier, the Liaoning, was bought second-hand from Ukraine in 1998, refitted in China, and commissioned in 2012. Both Chinese aircraft carriers have similar “ski jump” ramps, and closely resemble Soviet style vessels. They will “not pose major challenges” to the “US domination of the sea lanes”, Prof Tsang told The Telegraph.   The US’s 11 vessels are nuclear powered and have far superior technology, including catapult systems for launching aircraft.   Prof Tsang added: “But for the rest of China’s neighbours, the new carrier based doctrine of the People’s Liberation Army is frightening, as none of them can remotely match China’s new naval capabilities.”


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First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state media

First China-made aircraft carrier starts sea trials: state mediaChina’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier started sea trials Sunday, state media said, a landmark in Beijing’s ambitious plans to modernise its navy as the Asian giant presses its claims in disputed regional waters. The carrier, known only as “Type 001A”, set out for the trials from a port in northeastern China at around 6.45 am (2245 GMT Saturday), according to state broadcaster CCTV. Footage aired by CCTV showed the imposing ship accompanied by several smaller military craft leaving a wharf and heading out to sea under grey skies.


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