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Must read: Chinese Aerospace Power, Emerging Maritime Roles

For readers with a more than passing interest in Asia Pacific military affairs, Chinese Aerospace Power, Emerging Maritime Roles is the book for you.  Edited by China defence experts Andrew Erickson and Lyle Goldstein, the book is a series of essays and papers about China’s capabilities and possible intentions in regard to the use of […]

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Surprise! That China Su-35 deal is on hold

I was amused to read the Ria Novosti report that the China SukhoiSu-35 deal is in trouble. Apparently the Russians want to sell China a large numberof aircraft, while China would prefer just a handful. And so an impasse ensues. “We have been promoting the Su-35fighter on the Chinese market,” Rosoboronexport deputy chief ViktorKomardin is […]

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TADTE: UCAVs and carrier killers

Quite enjoying the world of Taiwan military aviation on show atthe Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE, which everyonepronounces as ‘TATE’). The most striking thing by far is the belligerent videos andimages the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense has on display. A video in the stand of Chung-Shan Institute of  Science and Technology (above) […]

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Must read: Rand’s view on PLAAF vs. Taiwan

The implications of a bust up between China and Taiwanare almost too harrowing to contemplate, especially if the United States and Japan were drawn in. The world’sinter-connected economy would collapse as the world entered the great unknown. Thehuman toll could be horrendous.Nonetheless, Chinais dead serious about getting Taiwanback, and force will remain very much on […]

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