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
New Chinese Launchers Delayed, Moon Rocket Planned 
Delays in current launcher development are not deterring Chinese space industry managers from planning a Moon rocket. They aim to put a rover on Mars around 2020, too.
China’s Fractured Government Seen Raising Maritime Risks 
Contrary to a common view among western analysts, China is not carefully executing a comprehensive plan to establish its control over disputed waters, says analyst Linda Jakobson of the Lowy Institute in Sydney.
China’s Fractured Government Seen Raising Maritime Risks 
Contrary to a common view among western analysts, China is not carefully executing a comprehensive plan to establish its control over disputed waters, says analyst Linda Jakobson of the Lowy Institute in Sydney.
Boeing Still Interested In South Korea’s KF-X 12
Boeing confirms it remains interested in South Korea’s KF-X fighter program but declines to say directly whether it is considering a development based on its Advanced Super Hornet.
Air China Plans Six New Long-Haul Routes For 2015 
The draft 2015 schedule includes raising the frequency of the Los Angeles-Beijing service to 21flights a week from the current 14—that is, to three times a day from two.
Australian-Built Submarine Estimated At $2.9 Billion Each 
The figure is even higher than an estimate in 2009 by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) that many people in the Australian defense sector have thought so pricey as to be scarcely believable.
Boeing Still Interested In South Korea’s KF-X 
"Boeing looks forward to understanding the Republic of Korea’s plans regarding how and when they intend to implement the program," says a spokeswoman for the company. "If we decide to formally participate, we will consider our entire portfolio of strike fighter capabilities."
New Chinese Launcher Family Further Delayed 
Development of the next Chinese space launcher family has slipped again, with its two smaller members likely to fly next year while engineers work on a 2016 first flight for the largest and most urgently needed.
Canberra Calls In Foreigners To Fix Destroyer Program 
Australia will appoint a team of up to 40 warship-building specialists from foreign companies to improve the performance of the ailing Hobart Class destroyer program.
China Plans Mars Rover, 2030 Test of Moon Rocket 
The Chinese space industry plans to use its forthcoming Long March 5 launcher to send a rover to Mars around 2020 while engineers separately prepare to test a vastly larger super-heavy rocket, Long March 9, for a manned Moon mission 10 years later.
 
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