posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: Barnalby
I want to come out and say something here.
We do have a significant lead in technology over the Chinese and Russians. This is especially the case in stealth technology. The increasingly
apparent case the PAK-FA is really a 4th++ gen aircraft and even the Chinese admissions just demonstrate this.
You point to the fact we built the B-2 and the F-22 in the 80s and no one has matched that since. Or they are barely starting to get close. However,
consider what the Chinese were building in the 1980s vs what they are now. They have made significant progress. Impressive progress. Frakkin scary
Sure. We have made some tech wise. But the fact we have NOT replaced a lot of our equipment or maintained it as well as we ought makes for just as
big of a problem. The bill is coming due.
If we are not willing to pay for the replacement of that equipment and we are not willing to keep pushing ahead with our tech, if we get complacent,
lose that edge.
The laws of physics don't care what flag you wave. They will work for anyone.