naval aviation

Medium: This War Game is a Warning to China

My second article at Medium, “This War Game is a Warning to China“, is now up. Have at it. Apologies for the late posting, I was on vacation in the Midwest.

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China Wants More (and Bigger) Aircraft Carriers

China Wants More (and Bigger) Aircraft Carriers

  by MIKE YEO Not exactly unexpected news, but a senior officer with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy has said that China will have more than one aircraft carrier, and its next aircraft carrier(s) will be larger and carry more aircraft, including more fighters. China has recently completed the refurbishment of the Liaoning, a...

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2012: The Year of Chinese Air Power?

2012: The Year of Chinese Air Power?

2012 may be China's most impressive year when it comes to aerospace accomplishments. It shows that rapid progress and important breakthroughs are being made, and these could upset the military balance in the Asia-Pacific in the long-term.

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U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

It's a busy week for ever emerging East Asian Alliances....

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China's homegrown F-35?

China’s homegrown F-35?

Images have recently surfaced of what bloggers have alleged as the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation's (601 Institute) latest combat aircraft design.

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Japanese Cameras Catch Chinese Naval UAV Again

Japanese Cameras Catch Chinese Naval UAV Again

The Japanese MSDF once more catches a Chinese UAV in flight, but with shots of the deck, might we also learn more of the capacity of the ships carrying them?

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China's Military Jet Engine Program: Progress Report

China’s Military Jet Engine Program: Progress Report

China’s inability to domestically mass-produce modern high-performance jet engines has been a persistent Achilles heel of the Chinese military aerospace sector. Can China end its reliance on Russian-made engines?

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Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

Corruption is Rotting the PLA From Within

China's People's Liberation Army is plagued with rampant corruption that threatens to destroy it from within. "No country can defeat China," but "our own corruption can destroy us," says top PLA general.

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Regional Giants: Soviet Union, 1985 | China, 2012

Regional Giants: Soviet Union, 1985 | China, 2012

Power #1, the Soviet Union, spanned two continents for more than seven decades. It held substantial forces in the Far East to fortify against two other powers, the United States and China. The former was a superpower with a slight technological edge reliant on sea and air power combined with overseas basing, the latter heavy...

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China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Still Far From Stealthy

China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Still Far From Stealthy

The newest round of China's "leaked" J-20 Mighty Dragon photos show it performing what could be viewed as basic fighter maneuvers and suggest a degree of inflight offensive and defensive maneuverability that beats watching taxi tests.

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China Says Defense Spending Will Increase 11.2% to $110 Billion in 2012

China Says Defense Spending Will Increase 11.2% to $110 Billion in 2012

China will boost military spending by 11.2 percent this year, the government said on Sunday, unveiling Beijing's first defense budget since President Barack Obama launched a "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across the Asia-Pacific.

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China's Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s Newest Attack Helo is a Clunker

China’s PLA has finally started flying the Z19, a close cousin to the chopper used by the United States Coast Guard since 1979.

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