We know that a lot of top US military types have lost their passion for the F-35 light attack bomber. A recent report from the Pentagon’s Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments put it this way: [It] will not be able to operate effectively or efficiently against anti-access/aerial-denial (A2AD) weapons and doctrine being developed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The F-35’s Very Huge and Obvious Achilles’ Heel
Recent images of two Chinese stealth fighters, the J-20 that appeared almost two years ago and the J-21 that surfaced this past week, have stymied American observers. No one knows how advanced these aircraft may be. They look like carbon copies of America’s top stealth fighter, the F-22 (no, not the dog F-35 the U.S. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: How Much American Stealth Technology Does China Already Have?
According to Wired.com’s “Danger Room” China has not one but two stealth fighters.
It’s been almost two years since China revealed the Chengdu J-20 stealth warplane. Now rival Shenyang has apparently produced its own stealth fighter, designated J-21.
It’s unclear whether Beijing intends to compete the J-20 against the J-21 for a single acquisition program. . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: So Where’s Our Stealth Fighter