The Disaffected Lib: The Last Thing an F-35 Driver Will Ever Want to See

It’s no secret where the F-35 is intended to operate – in the highly-defended airspace of just two countries, China and Russia.  The F-35 and its big brother the F-22 were designed to defeat sophisticated air defences, at least what would have passed for sophisticated at the turn of the century. It’s hard to fault ...

Politics and its Discontents: An F-35 Update From The Mound Of Sound

The Mound of Sound sent along this note, followed by his guest post on the F-35: I thought an update on the F-35 would be appropriate after reading Bill Sweetman’s latest piece in Aviation Week. He writes that this warplane’s Canadian backers are desperate to convince us that we don’t need to put the F-35 ...

The Disaffected Lib: How Much American Stealth Technology Does China Already Have?

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. ...