Last three minutes of this news video shows the new jets flying to the Star Wars theme music.
Way back about a decade ago, the US and Boeing sold some jets to the Chinese military and leadership. They took the planes apart and discovered they were riddled with spy devices. I said back then, ‘China will turn to Russia and get better jets there.’ And lo and behold, they did do this and got some really spiffy jets. Meanwhile, US allies get the F35 one of the most disastrous, expensive military jets in world history.
Flight on Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft Extreme maneuverability / Полёт на истребителе Су-27 – YouTubeFly in the cockpit with the Russian pilot. Hair raising!
The upgraded D variant of China’s J-11 fighter jet, a copy of the Russian Sukhoi Su-27, has made its maiden flight, Chinese media reported. The jet reportedly has new radar and an air refueling system.
The J-11D model, which was tested in the air for the first time on Wednesday, incorporates technologies developed for the J-16 fighter jet.
It is reported to have better active phased array radar, use more composite materials in its wings and tail, and be capable of firing more advanced air-to-air missiles like PL-10 and PL-15.
The Chinese improved on the Russian model. Now on to the US: First Version of F-35s Won’t Outdo A-10 in Battlefield Capabilities | Military.com. Ouch. It carries fewer missiles and bombs and has a shorter flight time due to fuel problems. Look at how clumsy it looks compared to the viper-sleek Russian/Chinese planes.
The F-35 program began in 2001 and has since racked up nearly $400 billion in costs — one of the most expensive and troubled Defense Department acquisition programs. It has also led to a controversial plan to retire the A-10, a close air support stalwart that many believe provides crucial cover for troops on the ground.
“If F-35 aircraft are employed at night for combat, pilots will have no night vision capability available due to the restriction on using the current night vision camera,” Gilmore said in written testimony given to the House Armed Services Committee.
The F-35 Is Still FUBAR | Mother Jones: many of our allies who wanted to increase trade surpluses with the US promised to buy these pathetic planes but now are backing out.
Originally slated to cost $233 billion, the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could end up being costing more than $1.5 trillion. Which might not be so bad if the super-sophisticated next-generation jet fighter lives up to its hype. A recent report from the Defense Department’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation paints a pretty damning picture of the plane’s already well documented problems. The report makes for some pretty dense reading, but the Project on Government Oversight, a watchdog group that’s long criticized the F-35 program, has boiled down the major issues.
Teaching to the test: The blizzard of testing required on the plane’s equipment and parts isn’t exactly going well, so the program’s administrators are moving the goal posts. Test scores are improving because the stats are being “massaged” with tricks like not recounting repeated failures. Some required testing is being consolidated, eliminated, or postponed. “As a result,” POGO writes, “the squadron will be flying with an uncertified avionics system.”
To create fake global warming, climatologists are rigging the raw data and lying about nearly everything. So why not here, too? The problem with lying about military equipment is, these lies show up as raving disasters whenever a real war commences.
The NATO alliance mainly attacks poorly armed peasants and third world people. Attack Russia or China and one is definitely in for a major, deadly war that won’t end well at all.
Vaclav Klaus: the West’s lies about Russia are monstrous » Perverted history: Europeans think US army liberated continent …Russia hammered Hitler’s army destroying it so thoroughly, the Nazis had barely anything to use on the Western Front.
Russia hammered the German military with this:
My father, deep inside Germany at the end of WWII while Russia was closing in on Hitler and Berlin, was actually at one point under Katyusha rocket fire. He was in charge of getting as many German Nazi rocket scientists out and he was amazed and impressed with the Russian missiles which few Western military experts had seen close up at that point.
If a country goes bankrupt trying to run a gigantic empire that is bleeding it dry, it DIES. The US structures will fail us and if our rulers start WWIII right now, we are definitely doomed to lose. We can’t afford to fight any wars except stupid ones against disarmed dictators who are desperate to kiss our ruler’s feet or third world rock throwing peasants and tribal people whose only weapon is to spread some sort of deadly disease. Which, incidentally, has happened repeatedly in the past!
Severe cold could have shut down GDP growth in the first quarter, or there could be broader issues…The U.S. economy slowed nearly to a halt in the first three months of the year as exports plunged, oil companies slashed business and a rotten winter helped keep consumers indoors.
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