Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chinese J-10C spotted carrying 5th Generation Missiles...

Pic and story via Chinese Military Review (here).

Head over to CMR to read his take on these missiles but they appear to be much larger than the missiles they're replacing.

Isn't it interesting?  The US hasn't developed a new air to air missile in a few decades.  Admittedly it's done a few upgrades of the AIM-120 but I wonder if that's gonna be enough.

Could placing all our eggs in the stealth basket come back to haunt us? Will advances in missiles, AESA, and electronic warfare end up making that one advantage irrelevant?  The US Navy seems to think so.  If they're right then the USAF and USMC are screwed...not to mention the nation.

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