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Indian AF Did Not Detect PLAAF J-20

In April 2018 the Indian Air Force held its largest exercise ever, flying 11,000 sorties of all kinds over 11-days. The exercise generated some excitement when the IAF said it had detected a Chinese J-20 stealth fighter over Tibet at long range. The affair is discussed at length by Stephen Bryen who has impressive academic credentials and government experience. The …

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Re-Thinking the F-35

About 2 years ago, I had a conversation with a flag officer who was involved with the F-35 program. We discussed the negative reputation it has with the public. I have alluded to this conversation over the years and warned that the piling on hate over the F-35 has gone way off into insanity. What the flag told me, and …

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How Tomahawks Work

US sea based cruise missiles have been in the news lately. And I figured I would take this opportunity to show the full flight profile of them. The media is showing the ship board launches, but once they get some speed and deploy their control surfaces, they in essence operate like an airplane. A 400mph airplane. And that number is …

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Trump’s 12 Carrier Navy: Money Well Spent?

Trump has come out and endorsed a 12 carrier Navy. For those wondering a 12 Carrier navy is considered the comfortable minimum number of carriers we need to function carrier battle groups around the world; considering work ups, deployments and maintenance. While I am glad to hear that Trump wishes to expand the Navy, I’m not so sure I’m down …