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I highly doubt china has any plans In the near future or the even moderate future for a war with a major power. Not even Russia wants it with the US or china.
originally posted by: boomer135
The thing that most concerns me about the Chinese stealing the F-35 data is if they got the information on sensor fusing and other sensetive parts of the aircraft.
originally posted by: bjarneorn
originally posted by: Aloysius the Gaul
BS Russian propaganda should always be balanced with western propaganda:
Actually, it *IS* correct ... this is one of the "under the board deals", that lead to the self inflicted collapse of the Soviet Union and the "stand down" of arms, in Yougoslavia.
NATO is the one, who is the aggressor ... always has.
If we are talking about steeling trade secrets then the USA is number one and used the tame excuse of fighting terrorists as a reason to spy on the world whilst steeling all the information they could which really pissed Germany off.
The trouble with tanks is jets can take them out if they are in the open and the trouble with jets is they are always out in the open and China will have surface to air rockets that they can make for a fraction of the cost that it took to build a F-35
These type of jets need major engine rebuilds after a few days of flying and the cost to take out a 4X4 jeep and its AA Gun that's worth about $50,000 ends up costing $250,000 for the flight and $20,000 for the missile to do the job.
Wars are not won like this
You know what, I'll agree with this. Cause by your calculations you were rooting for Japan or even Germany in WW2 and they both lost...
originally posted by: VirusGuard
a reply to: boomer135
don't need a source about engines being rebuilt after a few days flying on modern fighters because I have been involved in this work to some degree but not on f-35 so please feel free to do your own research if you think I am wrong.
The F119 and F135 have a Mean Time Between Failures of over 25,000 flight hours for some components
originally posted by: andy06shake
China pretty much owns a significant proportion of American debt. They don't need to go to war with America never mind anyone else.
One instance of the engine's durability was a module brought for servicing after ingesting a landing gear safety pin. On inspection, the engine still spun freely with only one, small compressor blade missing.
"And that missing blade was only a little bit bigger than my thumbnail," Mr. Green said. "If the on-board computer hadn't notified the pilot, I think that engine still would have flown."
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: thebozeian
The J-31 is designed as an export fighter. The J-20 will be their indigenous use aircraft. The J-31 is their version of the F-35, designed for outside nations that can't afford, or can't get access to the F-35 to buy.