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World’s largest amphibious aircraft AG600 tested by China
China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernisation programme.China has stepped up research on advanced military equipment as it adopts a more aggressive policy to territorial disputes in places such as the disputed the South China Sea, rattling nerves in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States.
China’s Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has spent almost eight years developing the aircraft, which is roughly the size of a Boeing Co 737 and is designed to carry out marine rescues and battle forest fires.China is in the midst of a massive military modernization programme, ranging from testing anti-satellite missiles to building stealth fighters and the country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier, to add to an existing one bought from Ukraine.
President: Xi Jinping
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