Are metamaterials the way of the future?
Metamaterials clearly are promising and, over time, could wind their way into various countries’ warplane-production. But they are not revolutionary.
Chinese scientists claim they have developed a new kind of material for making aircraft less detectable by radar.
(This first appeared two months ago.)
But the development probably is not the breakthrough that some observers claim it is.
Prof. Luo Xiangang and colleagues at the...
Security, Middle East
Top of the line or down in the dirt?
Key point: The F-35 might not be as maneuverable as you think
Security, North America
Who is King of the skies?
Key point: The F-35 can't match the F-22 as an air superiority fighter, and it was never meant to.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—which is built in three versions—recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy will soon join the ranks of JSF operators with the F-35C carrier variant, which is scheduled to become operational later this...