“The 2006 budget calls for three submarines, five destroyers and nine landing ships. It also proposes eliminating one of the Navy's 12 aircraft
carriers. Overall, Bush is proposing to increase the Pentagon's budget by $19 billion, to $419 billion next year. The budget calls for buying fewer
planes, ships and submarines in favor of spending more on counter terrorism.”
Source - story.news.yahoo.com...
So, with America putting less money into its Air Force and China actually putting more money into its Air and Navy, what do you see for the future of
China’s Air Force?
I know that at this moment America will have dominance, especially with the B-2 Stealth Bomber and the F-22 Raptor, but…if it is buying less and
spending less money on research will China catch up?
What do you think they’ll be interested in building? A mass of ‘cannon fodder’ style Air Craft or going and learning about Stealth Technology?
Especially with the possibility they have
Also, if Russia could possibly have access to the F-117A Stealth Fighter and be working on reverse engineering their systems to target it and
replicate it? But would they sell this to China, like they do a lot of other things?
Just wondering on peoples views on the fact;
A) America are reducing their budget in ‘key areas’.
B) China increasing their budget.
C) Will we ever see a time where America looses air dominance and possible Naval dominance?
D) Will Russia and China begin to become a lot more co-operative on technology?
E) in turn will this become a lot more problematic for India (the region around it) Taiwan and Japan’s peaceful ideology?
[edit on 18-2-2005 by Odium]