Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging

By ANDREW SOERGEL | Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.

Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner than they’d like.… Continues

F-35 Is Old: Russia Could Turn Its Su-57 Into a 6th Generation Stealth Monster

Here’s how. 

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

Russia could turn its first fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, into a sixth-generation fighter the former head of the Russian Aerospace Force, chief Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev recently told TASS.

“This is actually a splendid plane and it can embrace both fifth-and sixth-generation features.… Continues

Aerial Face-off: Russia’s Su-57 vs. America’s F-15C Eagle (Who Wins?)

Who wins?

by Dave Majumdar | The National Interest

Close in at the merge, if the Su-57s survive the initial AMRAAM volley, the surviving F-15Cs would be at somewhat of disadvantage against the extraordinarily maneuverable Russian fighters. However, the F-15C community has a lot of practice flying against the extremely maneuverable F-22s, and while they are disadvantaged, Eagle pilots do win dogfights against the Raptor on some occasions.Continues

China Likely Tested Missiles That Can Kill Aircraft Carriers in the South China Sea

What does that mean for Asia? America’s allies? How can Washington push back? 

by James Holmes | The National Interest

Earlier this week China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force most likely tested a DF-21D or DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missile—sometimes know as “carrier-killers”—in the South China Sea.… Continues

Is China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter a Ripoff of Russian Technology?

What we know.

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

TASS, Russia’s leading state news agency, echoed Sputnik in noting that a number of J-20’s currently run on the AL-31F engine and that the J-20 shares a distinctive “duck-like” aerodynamic design with the MiG-1.44, but stopped just short of claiming that the Chinese directly consulted the Russian fighter’s design in building the J-20.Continues