Raptor Killer: Could Russia’s S-500 Shootdown an F-22 Stealth Fighter?

We take a look. 

by Zachary Keck (The National Interest)

Once deployed, the S-500 is expected to be networked with these existing systems to provide an integrated defense system.

Russian state media have begun leaking some information about the country’s next-generation air and missile defense system, the S-500.… Continues

China’s Navy Has Arrived (And the U.S. Navy Should Be Worried)

Beijing is trying to close some critical gaps.

by Stratfor Worldview (The National Interest)

All fitted out, China’s second-ever aircraft carrier — and the first built entirely in China — is set to sail for sea trials. The construction of the aircraft carrier represents a significant milestone in China’s steady rise as a major naval power.… Continues