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Hong Kong unrest a bad sign for peace in the Taiwan Strait Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 4, 2014)

I fear a possible serious loss of life and other dire consequences if the protesters can't work out their issues with their masters in Bejing.

Many in the Chinese Communist Party...

Foxy Woxy Wows Paris Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 4, 2014)

The recent use of MiG-31's as a long range escort aircraft for Russian bombers demonstrates a serious change of strategy by the Russian Air Force and again demonstrates how dangerous this fighter...

F-35Cs Will Be Deployed To Carrier, With Caveats Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 4, 2014)


The statement that "China is not going to start a war" completely ignores their behavior in the South China Sea both with the nations in the region and the US.


F135 Test Fleet Retrofits Could Start in November Commented on: 4 weeks ago (September 20, 2014)

Yes good luck to our friends in the UK who are building the new carriers around an aircraft that after 14+ years of development and the largest fighter budget in history still doesn't work.

F-35 Fire: In Search Of A Solution Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)


This is the most informative article that I've seen published to date ANYWHERE on the F-35 fire and the related technical issues stemming from what can only be described as a...

Fire Causes Friction in F-35 Test Program Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

If 14 years of development and a $400 billion dollar price-tag without a functional product constitutes "testing" in your mind it might be best to not question the intelligence of others.

Pratt & Whitney Offers Some F135 Explaining Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

Well stated! Little has been said about the obvious, if this incident had occurred a few minutes later when the F-35 was in the air the aircraft would have been lost and we might have also lost...

F-35 Blade Microcracking Began Three Weeks Prior To Engine Fire Commented on: 6 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

Let me get this straight; the same aircraft that's had numerous structural integrity issues in development, that needed to delete critical fire extinguishing systems to control weight, that's been...

Opinion: No Air Force? No Way! Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 28, 2014)

You need to take a long and good look at the massive and modern air force the Chinese are rapidly building before discounting the need for the USAF.

NavWeek: Chiming In On China Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 19, 2014)


While the Type 052/C/D Destroyers are impressive the Chinese are developing what in many China watcher circles is being called the Type 055 Cruiser.

They've built a land...

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