VR Headsets put PLANAF Pilots into 3D. sunmingchi via lt.cjdby.net
Despite looking like a LAN party, the 3D headsets are actually for adding reality to desktop pilot training.
3D VR Piloting
Tianhe 2 Corridor
A look down one of the corridors in the giant room housing the Tianhe 2, which has a processing power of 33.86 petaflops (double that of its nearest competitor, the Oak Ridge Lab's Titan).
Combined Taskforce. Xinhua News Agency
Four PLAN warships lead the formation followed by two Russian Navy warships in the background (they can be distinguished by their dark grey paint schemes). Sailing in a single integrated column at high speeds in live fire exercises requires trusted joint communications and control capability between the two navies.
Joint Sea Drill 2014
Chinese Marines Board USS Port Royal. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham, USN
Chinese Marines board the USS Port Royal, one of America's Aegis Cruisers. RIMPAC 2014 includes bilateral exercises on boarding ships on the high seas for inspection and other actions.
055 Test Rig, Front View. buffomp via lt.cjdby.net
A closer view of the 055 test rig shows that the sensor and communications array panels on the integrated mast remain empty, while the H/PJ-38 turret and Type 1130 CIWS are almost certainly mockups meant to simulate radar returns, given the lack of loading and turning mechanisms beneath the deck.
Tank Dressage. RIA Novosti
Four T-72B tanks "dance" around a 2S19 howitzer at the opening ceremonies of the 2nd Tank Biathlon.
2014 Tank Biathalon
JF-12 Hypersonic Wind Tunnel. Xinhua News Agency
The JF-12 Hypersonic Wind Tunnel began operations in March 2014. It is the world's largest hypersonic wind tunnel, capable of achieving speeds of Mach 5 to Mach 9.
Da Gou. hswz at cjdby.net
This photo from a robotics expo in August 2014 shows a four legged "robot mule" developed by NORINCO, which is similar to the U.S.'s LS3 robot.
This new Chinese exoskeleton is both strong and agile enough to support its wearer engaging in high side kicking, flexibility is a key requirement for infantry power armor.
2015 in Flight. Andreas Rupprecht at China Defense Forum
2015 made its first flight on December 19, 2014. At this point in the J-20's development, the design is essentially fixed, though the AL-31 engines are likely to be swapped for more powerful Chinese WS-15 turbofans by 2019.
Mianyang Laser. www.fyjs.cn
A Chinese scientific laser fires into deep space, providing a 90km high reference point for calibrating the Thirty Meter Telescope during construction.