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  • China Can See Your F-22 or F-35 (As In They Claim They Can Track Stealth Fighters)

    Michael Peck

    Technology, Asia

    Is that even possible?

    Wu Jianqi, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, told Chinese media that his team has solved this dilemma.

    China claims to have developed a special radar that can detect stealth aircraft.

    In addition, it also functions as a fire control radar that can guide missiles toward stealthy jets like the F-35.

    “Meter wave radar can be deployed on vehicles, on land and warships, creating a dense web that...


  • Forget the F-22 or F-35: Is the F-15 Eagle Undefeated in Combat?

    Tom Cooper

    Security, Americas

    Or not?

    Any source citing “Syrian MiG-25Ps” is of dubious quality.

    According to official releases from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force, the F-15 Eagle has a clear-cut win-to-loss ratio of 104 to zero. But in fact, opposing air forces have claimed, in nearly a dozen cases, to have shot down the iconic, twin-engine fighter.

    All the claims have one thing in common. The claimants were never able to provide any evidence for their supposed victories.

    The earliest report...


  • How to Guarantee What Comes After the F-35 and F-22 Is Unstoppable

    Michael Peck

    Security,

    All that it would take. 

    CSBA sees the keys to successful future airpower as being penetration and survivability. If an aircraft can’t penetrate a barrier of enemy interceptors and surface-to-air missiles, then it cannot accomplish its mission. “To have the degree of freedom to operate in the battlespace is going to be so important,” Gunzinger emphasized.

    The scenario goes like this: In 2030, Russia invades the Baltic States. As the U.S. sends forces to Europe, China...