Sunday, September 16, 2012

China Surprises With New Stealth Fighter (Peaceful Rise)

The internet is abuzz with talk about a new advanced stealth fighter revealed in China:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-new-fighter-aircraft-emerges-in-china-376526/

The new J-21 appears to be almost a hybrid of the American F-22 and F-35 fighters, both of which are the most advanced in the US arsenal. The engines appear to be the Russian RD-93, and there is speculation that the aircraft's design looks to be carrier-capable. India of course has no way to match it, other than to wait for the Russian PAKFA, which is years away. By the time PAKFA is in India's hands, the J-21 will probably be in Pakistan's. If I were the Taiwanese, I'd go in for nukes, because China may be about to neutralize the USA's military advantage in the Eastern Pacific.


Let's practice in advance, shall we? "Not a blade of grass grows there..."

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