PLA air operations in westpac region


silentlurker

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“We wouldn’t even play the current version of the F-35,” Hinote said. “It wouldn’t be worth it. … Every fighter that rolls off the line today is a fighter that we wouldn’t even bother putting into these scenarios.”

Pretty damning given the number of F-35s today. Anyways I suggest we stop before someone bonks us for off-topic.
 

plawolf

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You should read the article first before posting it . The exercise use weapon that does not exist today or will be in the future in other word using "vaporware" excerpt

Furthermore, the air force that fought in the simulated conflict isn’t one that exists today, nor is it one the service is seemingly on a path to realize. While legacy planes like the B-52 bomber and newer ones like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter played a role, many key technologies featured during the exercise are not in production or even planned for development by the service.
It’s more like, in order to not loose in yet another war game , the USAF used cheat codes to mod in super weapons, and even then they only managed a draw.
 

Bellum_Romanum

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You should read the article first before posting it . The exercise use weapon that does not exist today or will be in the future in other word using "vaporware" excerpt

Furthermore, the air force that fought in the simulated conflict isn’t one that exists today, nor is it one the service is seemingly on a path to realize. While legacy planes like the B-52 bomber and newer ones like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter played a role, many key technologies featured during the exercise are not in production or even planned for development by the service.
Finished reading the article and my impression from it is basically a laundry lists of what the service needs in order to supposedly win or as the article described it, "a phyric victory." All the toys listed work on a presumption that in 2030 China's own military forces and procurement programs are all in stasis meaning that whatever is known today is essentially the same level of forces and structures a decade later . I mean seriously? Who talks and thinks like this?
 

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