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  1. manqiangrexue
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    What Plawolf said on the F-14 with the USN, plus that Russia doesn't have a catapult carrier, so heavier jets can't utilize their full carrying capacity. The French don't have a choice other than Rafale.

    BVR fights are determined by radar and bigger jets carry bigger, more powerful radars as well as larger long range air-to-air missiles which may not fit into the bays of smaller stealth fighters. To improve the efficiency of your engine is no trivial matter at all. The science of jet engines is one of the most difficult crown gems of science known to man and improving engine efficiency is likely a challenge more scientifically difficult than making the entire rest of the carrier with the entire air-wing on top! If you can do that, you might as well improve the efficiency of your high thrust engines on your large fighters and give them far longer legs rather than a smaller boost to your smaller fighters
     
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    Seems like it was simply fate that these nations ended up fielding Medium weight naval fighters. I'm still not sure about the whole J20-atop-a-carrier thing.
     
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    What are those radars on the right? Looks a bit like the 'Kolchuga' system - Link

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    May serve a similar electronic warfare function but it looks nothing like Kolchuga. Cannot look any more different. Alas all radar and ESM share similar traits like antennas but even the number, type, and positioning of antennas between the two are different. I suppose they're both truck mounted and mobile?
     
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    @Interstellar

    Sir, can you ID the following radars? What are the designations? o_O

    Thanks a million in advance

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    @Interstellar
    Another one,
    This radar (anti-stealth?) seems to have been exported to Pakistan (pic 1) along with the HGR-106. The unknown type does not look like the JY-50, HK-JM2 or the older JY-27. Photos of this type appeared 10-15 years ago, but never found out the designation.

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    and now noticed the tweet https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/1115894687490105345
    People's Daily, China‏Verified account @PDChina 10h10 hours ago




    PLA fighter jets flying across the Taiwan Strait is a regular training arrangement, said a State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Wed, in response to Taiwan authorities’ claim on March 31 that the move was "provocative and damaging the cross-strait status quo."

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    China has every right and then some. Taiwan may consider a nuclear test IF it is serious about all the independence / sovereignty demands it makes to tickle the west. Or becoming a full vassal , giving military control over to US & co. I really don't know what would be the "status quo" by 2040. Hope the Taiwanese choose wisely. I do not have much hope for taiwanese tech industry either. Troubling times ahead for the rebellious island.
     
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