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air forceChina's JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber

Artist drawings for China’s JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber appeared on the May 2018’s Aerospace Knowledge magazine cover. Aerospace Knowledge is China’s leading aviation magazine. The supersonic stealth bomber appears to be following Russia’s TU-160 or the US B1-B bombers. Nextbigfuture …

chinaUSA will deploy hypersonic weapons a few years after Russia and China

The US has tripled the annual funding level for hypersonic weapons compared to prior years. However, Russia appears to already be deploying hypersonic weapons as the warhead for missiles. Russia has three hypersonic weapons under development. China appears likely to …

chinaPacific command believes China controls South China Sea in all scenarios short of war

There is a 50-page transcript and report on Advance Policy Questions for Admiral Philip Davidson, USN Expected Nominee for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Command is responsible for deterring attacks against the United States and its territories, …

chinaMissiles and planes make China’s South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

chinaMissiles and planes make China's South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

geopoliticalFor the next ten years Russia will defer rail based ICBM and prioritize hypersonic missiles

Russia’s Avangard strategic silo-based hypersonic missile complex has been included in the state armament plan through 2027 instead of Rubezh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as a weapon more essential to ensure the country’s defense capability, a source in the domestic …

air forceChina has solved high altitude jet engine problems

Video of Chengdu J-10 and Shenyang J-11 jets flying low over snow-capped mountains was posted on the People’s Liberation Army’s official website on Monday. The jets are part of China’s fleet of third-generation lightweight multi-role fighter aircraft and are powered …

future weaponsSaudi Arabia leader states they would get a nuclear bomb if Iran completes one

Various reports from BBC News in 2013 and 2015, indicated that Saudi Arabia had invested in Pakistaninuclear weapons projects and believes it could obtain nuclear bombs at will. Intelligence reports indicated taht nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of …

geopoliticalUSA versus China overseas spending

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller referenced ongoing Chinese expansion in their testimonies Wednesday at the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C. China’s is increasing its military power and build new economic ties around …

chinaCheap and capable drones and missiles means foreign interventions will no longer all be low-risk

The US and its allies may never actually face China in a shooting war, but sophisticated Chinese drones, missiles and weapons systems are proliferating. The perception that you will enter a low-risk environment when intervening overseas, now needs to be …