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Must Read: report about China fighter development strategies

China’s fighter upgrading  tends to draw either the scorn of overseas commentators (‘they still can’t build engines’) or fear (‘by 2020 the J-20 will dominate the skies over the Himalayas’). A recent report by the Institute for National Strategic Studies – ‘Buy, Build, or Steal: China’s Quest for Advanced Military Aviation Technologies’ – outlines the […]

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“Here comes the shot…splashed three!”

Just days after I spotted Top Gun footage in the promotional video for China’s FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle advanced jet trainer, news broke that CCTV recently used air combat footage from Top Gun in a video about the J-10.What eighties movie will be next? Iron Eagle, Air Wolf, and Blue Thunder should all be in the […]

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