In July a Chinese H-6K bomber was photographed patrolling the islands and reefs in the South China Sea

Is China a bigger threat to America than North Korea? US military says Beijing has practised bombing Guam

CHINESE jets have rehearsed bombing raids on Guam, according the US military – which now rates Beijing a bigger threat than North Korea. China’s fleet of fighters and bombers conduct a daily “aggressive campaign” of sorties close to the US Pacific territory and incursions into Japanese air space. The news comes as the US and…

Want to Make F16s in India, But Technology Transfer Not One-Way Handover, Says Lockheed Martin

Want to Make F16s in India, But Technology Transfer Not One-Way Handover, Says Lockheed Martin

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is largely dependent on MiG 21s and MiG 27s, but the Soviet-era aircraft are fast becoming obsolete and reports of malfunction are not uncommon. So bad is the condition of the MiG that it has earned the ominous epithet “Flying Coffin” and “Widow-maker”. To replace the fleet, India is set…

A flight of F-35 stealth fighters conduct a training mission in this undated photo. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK PAGE OF SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE DEBORAH LEE JAMES

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defense hack

SYDNEY, Australia — Sensitive data about Australia’s F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programs were stolen when a defense subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday. The 50-person aerospace engineering firm was compromised in July last year but the national cyber security agency, the Australian Signals…

America’s carriers

The U.S. Military’s Nightmare: Stealth, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines Are Obsolete?

First off, when it comes to America’s carriers, it should be noted that no one really knows how deadly China’s anti-ship missiles, especially at long-ranges, would be in a real firefight. For example, can Beijing find a U.S. carrier in the massive Pacific Ocean? Can they defeat American missile defenses? And as for the case…

F-22

Forget the F-22 or F-35: America’s 6th Generation Fighter Could Be Revolutionary

Maximum connectivity would mean massively increased communications and sensor technology such as having an ability to achieve real-time connectivity with satellites, other aircraft and anything that could provide relevant battlefield information.The new aircraft might also seek to develop the ability to fire hypersonic weapons, however such a development would hinge upon successful progress with yet-to-be-proven…