Bradley Perrett

Bradley
Perrett
Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Bradley Perrett, based in Beijing, covers China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian who has lived in China since 2004.

 

Before joining Aviation Week in 2006 he was a macroeconomics, politics and aerospace journalist with Reuters. Perrett holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Macquarie University, Sydney.

 

Articles
Japan Floats Out, Names Fourth Helicopter Carrier 
Shipbuilder Japan Marine United has floated Japan’s fourth helicopter carrier out of the construction dock, with entry into service due in 2017.
Hainan Airlines Plans Sydney Services 
The carrier—China’s fourth largest—proposes to operate each of those routes with Airbus A330s flying twice weekly, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.
Airbus, KHI Question FHI-Bell Selection For UH-X 
Airbus is publicly questioning Japan’s choice of the Bell 412 to fulfill the Japanese army’s UH-X utility helicopter requirement, contrasting its offer of an all-new helicopter with the venerable age of the selected type.
KHI, Airbus Question FHI-Bell Selection For UH-X 
Airbus is publicly questioning Japan’s choice of the Bell 412 to fulfill the Japanese army’s UH-X utility helicopter requirement, contrasting its offer of an all-new helicopter with the venerable age of the selected type.
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Boeing: Chinese LCCs To Take More Narrowbodies 
Growth in international travel—already much faster than the rate of expansion in the domestic market—will accelerate, the manufacturer says.
Long March 5 Development Complete 
Development of China’s forthcoming heavy space launcher, Long March 5, is complete, according to the agency chiefly responsible for the project.
Japan Working On Anti-Stealth Missile Guidance  6
Japanese missile engineers aim to shorten engagement times and deal with stealthy aircraft by working out where maneuvers will take the targets
Analysts Fret Over Sino-Japanese War Risk 
If a provocation led to unplanned violence between Japan and China, leaders may struggle to control nationalist pressure for escalation. Technical factors, especially the vulnerability of ISR systems, would also be destabilizing.
Focused On China, Japan Expands Sigint Stations 
Japan probably has the third or fourth largest sigint establishment in the world, ranking behind the U.S. and Britain but possibly ahead of Russia and China, say Australian researchers.
Japan Looks For Answers To Rising Chinese Strength  4
Tokyo’s defense focus shifts, but budget pressures and a pacific population stand in the way of new needs
Distant Islands Central To Japanese Defense Strategy  11
Japanese islands stand between China and free access to the Pacific. So Tokyo is concentrating on defending them.
Japan’s Sigint Establishment Among Largest 
Japan is operating probably the world’s third or fourth largest radio signals intelligence (sigint) establishment, ranking behind the U.S. and Britain but maybe not Russia and China, Australian researchers say in a new report on the subject.
Japan Equipping F-2 With Sniper Pod 
Lockheed Martin says Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has contracted it to integrate the Sniper electro-optical system with the F-2.
Hainan Airlines Plans New Push In Shanghai Market 
With this strategy, Hainan Airlines evidently aims to fill market demand it calculates as being unserved by Shanghai-based China Eastern, which has been slow in expanding its international business.
BAE Takes Over Support Of RAAF Hawks 
Since BAE has performed overhauls on the 33 aircraft since delivering them to the RAAF between 1999 and 2001, the new contract with the defense department means it will be responsible for all maintenance of the aircraft.
 

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