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…

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…

Vice President Mike Pence

Pence: Russia, China Seeking to Reduce US Military Effectiveness Through Anti-Satellite Technology

Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech at the meeting of the National Space Council on Thursday that Russia and China are seeking anti-satellite technology to reduce the effectiveness of the U.S. military. “According to the U.S. intelligence community, Russia and China are pursuing a full-range of anti-satellite technology to reduce U.S. military effectiveness,…

Right elevation drawing of Musashi as she appeared in 1942

Japan’s Huge World War II Battleships Were Monsters (And Almost Impossible to Sink)

Over the years, a variety of reports of turned up on the expected successor classes to Yamato. The next iteration would have been slightly larger, slightly more heavily armored, and would have carried six twenty-inch guns in three twin turrets, probably with roughly the same speed and range as Yamato. Designs for these ships were…