What Would Happen If the U.S. F-15 Eagle Fought China’s J-10?

Let’s consider the odds.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Key point: It is not clear cut which fighter would win.

The Air Force is revving up electronic warfare upgrades for its F-15 fighter as a way to better protect against enemy fire and electronic attacks, service officials said.… read the full article

Russia Is Angry That China Stole and Copied Its Jet Fighter Designs

But what will they do about it?

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: China has often stolen foreign military technology but there are risks to doing so.

Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission?… read the full article

Meet Russia’s Shkval Supercavitating Torpedoes (The U.S. Has Nothing Like Them)

They move at incredible speed. 

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: A single innovation can drastically affect the military balance. 

Imagine the sudden revelation of a weapon that can suddenly go six times faster than its predecessors. The shock of such a breakthrough system would turn an entire field of warfare on its head, as potential adversaries scrambled to deploy countermeasures to a new weapon they are defenseless against.… read the full article