China’s FM-2000 Short-Range Air Defense System: A Real Threat?

Or just another Russian copy? 

by Mark EpiskoposThe National Interest

The 2018 Zhuhai Airshow, held from November 6-11, was headlined by China’s latest demonstrations of its flagship J-10B and J-20 jet fighters. But throughout the show, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) displayed scores of military gear ranging from self-propelled howitzers to all-terrain vehicles(ATVs).… read the full article

Gordon Chang: Is China Gearing Up To Invade Taiwan?

Xi Jinping is appealing to nationalism in the face of mounting challenges back home—and it could spell trouble for Taipei and Washington.

By Gordon G. Chang — The National Interest

Xi Jinping, in his first speech in 2019 , told Taiwan it had no choice but to become part of China.… read the full article

The biggest jet engines ever seen are set to roar on Boeing’s 777X

The biggest jet engines ever seen are now hanging from the longest wings on any Boeing plane. Ahead of the new 777X jet’s rollout, Boeing offered a first look at its jaw-dropping GE-9X engines inside its Everett assembly plant.

The world’s biggest jet engine, the GE-9X, hanging from the longest wing on any Boeing plane.
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Nearby galaxy is hurtling towards Milky Way on collision course which could wipe out life on Earth

A nearby galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way (Image: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

By Sarah Knapton — The Telegraph

A neighboring galaxy is hurtling towards the Milky Way on a collision course which could shift Earth outside the Goldilocks zone, making it too hot or too cold for life, scientists have warned.… read the full article