Welcome to ATS vanguard.
As you will see in your time here at ATS, its not all about patriotic americans.
I think we have patriots represented from every continent on this planet except Africa maybe.
The trick is not letting your patriotism get the best of your common sense.
It leads to complacency.
But from what I've watched here at ATS, most get a fine balance between the two after they spend sometime on ATS.
Those who can't, well they just get frustrated and leave eventually. I hope you're one of the former.
First off, its better to refrain from statements like 'chinese equipment is junk' because its doesn't do much for your maturity projection.That's
important if you want your posts to count for something in the minds of others.
We're all mature minds here on the Weaps and a/c fora.
I believe that the F-35 and esp the F-22 are phenomenal pieces of equipment.
Having said that, I also believe that there are current operational units around the world that are competitive to the F-35 that we read about
The Typhoon, Su-30/35, and even the Rafale(don't shoot me for this
) are some that come to mind. There's enough documentation on these fora that
hold information on these comparisions.
Finally when we talk about a competitor to the venerable F-22:
Yes the J-XX and the PAK-FA are the best prospects.
I am not sure what stage of development the J-XX is in, but the PAK-FA is supposed to be in the prototype construction phase with the first flying
unit due next year.