Thursday, August 11, 2016

Will The F-35 Crush China's J-20 Stealth Fighter in Battle?

J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighter jet. Chinese Military Review

Dave Majumdar, National Interest: The Reason Why America's F-35 Would Crush China's J-20 Stealth Fighter in Battle

The United States Air Force would maintain an “asymmetric” advantage over potential adversaries in the Western Pacific even after the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force inducts the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter into operational service. That’s the contention of the service’s top uniformed officer—who was asked about the potential geopolitical implications of the introduction of the new Chinese warplane.

“When we apply fifth-generation technology, it’s no longer about a platform, it’s about a family of systems,” Air Force chief of staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters at the Pentagon on Aug. 10. “It’s about a network and that’s what gives us an asymmetrical advantage, so that why when I hear about an F-35 versus a J-20, it’s almost an irrelevant question.”

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WNU Editor: The author of this analysis sounds very sure of himself.

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