China, USA and India will compete for Asia Region Dominance in 2030s and beyond

The Lowy Institute looks at economic, cultural, military and other factors of power in Asia. They also projected the GDP in purchasing power parity and military spending and workforce levels. Those are all measures which favor emerging large population economies like China and India. Thus they project that China will surpass the US in terms …

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China’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 expects that China will build both a subsonic H-20 long-range stealth bomber like the US …

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China'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 expects that China will build both a subsonic H-20 long-range stealth bomber like the US …

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USA 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 deploy its hypersonic missile weapon in 2018 or 2019. Russia and China will be able …

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Pacific 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, possessions, and bases, to protect Americans and American interests and, in the event that deterrence …

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Missiles 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 4 billion per year on better ships and on operations to build islands. China has …

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Missiles 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 4 billion per year on better ships and on operations to build islands. China has …

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For 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 defense industry told TASS on Thursday. Russia was going to spend money on both but …

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China 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 by Russian AL-31F engines. A Shaanxi Y-9 transport aircraft was shown taking off and landing …

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Saudi 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 Saudi Arabia were being held on their behalf and sitting ready for delivery. A CBS …

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USA 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 the world. China’s recent leasing of a $1.3 billion port in Sri Lanka for the …

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