CHINA TOPIX

Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Fast and furious

Russia and China Claim to be Ahead of US in Developing Hypersonic Missiles

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Russia is searching for new materials to develop its hypersonic weapons.

Flying Mushroom

Russia Claims New Beriev A-100 AWACS can Detect US F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters

Russian state-controlled media said the "next-generation operational-tactical aircraft" cited by Gen. Shoigu refers to the F-22 and the F-35.

Ready for PLAN

US Navy LRASM can Start Sinking Chinese Warships from Long Range by 2019

LRASM can be launched at a target PLAN warship from as far away as 370 kilometers.

100 years?

Stephen Hawking says Humans Risk Extinction in 100 Years Unless They Colonize Mars or Another Planet

"Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years."

EMALS

Indian Navy Gets US Go-ahead to Deploy EMALS and AAG on its New Supercarrier

EMALS launches carrier-based aircraft from an aircraft catapult using a linear motor drive instead of the conventional steam piston drive.

Visibly invisible

US F-22, F-35 Stealth Fighters Evade Detection with Device that Makes Them Visible to Russian Radar

This device increases the radar cross section (RCS) of the F-22.

New weapon

French Army Receives First Deliveries of HK416F, its New Standard Assault Rifle

Some 5,000 rifles are to be delivered in this year; half by 2022 with the order being fulfilled by 2028.

Robots

PLAAF Fighter Pilots Still Don’t Fight like Real Fighter Pilots

PLAAF alleges it now encourages "freestyle fighting," which is apparently PLAAF-speak for dogfighting.

Second aircraft carrier

China’s New Aircraft Carrier, CNS Shandong, Only Suitable for Coastal Patrols, Says Russia

The Russians also claim that "without Russian engineering the vessel would never have been built."

Cheaper

Vector-R Rocket will Launch Small Satellites for Only $1.5 Million

Launches of the Vector-R are scheduled to begin in 2018 with Vector-H launches to follow in 2019.

Tired

US Special Operations Command is Being Exhausted by the Relentless War on Terror

"I think the concerns that we have mostly are in readiness across the force."

F-35B-ready

US Navy Launches USS Tripoli Small Carrier that can Launch F-35B Stealth Jets

The F-35B is the short/vertical take-off and landing (SVTOL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.

Wow!

World’s Most Luxurious Train, and Most Expensive Train Ride, Opens in Japan

A ticket costs from $2,860 to $10,000, depending on the itinerary.

Joint ops

New Indian Armed Forces Warfighting Doctrine Emphasizes Joint Operations; Use of Space and Cyberspace

It addresses the lack of military synergy among the three armed services.

Make in India

Tavor AR; Galil Sniper Rifles to be Made in India by New Joint Venture

"We would be offering all the types of weapons required by the (Indian) armed forces."

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