An attitude prevalent in Chinese military and political circles is that the United States lacks the will to come to the aid of its Pacific allies in the face of Chinese aggression, despite it possessing advanced military technology like stealth fighters, said Gordon Chang, author and China expert. In contrast, the Chinese may say they have the will, but the coming demise of the Chinese economy will prevent them from acquiring the sophisticated military equipment, like stealth fighters, that they desire to check the United States, said Chang during his Nov. 21 speech at AFA’s Pacific Air & Space Symposium in Los Angeles. “I do believe that the Chinese economy is pretty much at an end and they will not be able to afford their ambitions, whether it is a stealth fighter, or going to the moon, or you name it,” he said. Despite the “very sophisticated-looking” military aircraft emerging in China, the Chinese “have yet to be able to produce a jet engine, so they are now reliant on the Russians to do so, and I think they probably will remain that way,” he said.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…