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China stealth combat jet videos pose defence questions

China stealth combat jet videos pose defence questions

An email from Air Power Australia earlier today links to a series of You Tubes of China’s Chengdu J-20 fifth generation stealth jet which raises a whole set of questions for defence experts to consider. Most of those questions are better discussed elsewhere, but there are broader matters of public policy that ought to be […]

Air Power Analysis: Russian counter-stealth radar undermines JSF assumptions

Air Power Analysis: Russian counter-stealth radar undermines JSF assumptions

New analysis at Air Power Australia covers the new Russian counter-stealth radar carried in the leading edges of the Flanker wing and operating at the 1-2 GHz L-band frequency which bypasses the 8-16 GHz optimised stealth in the Joint Strike Fighter. Translation: The complacency, inertia, massive spending and spin doctoring that characterise the multi-national JSF […]

How the Joint Strike Fighter and Dreamliner 787 programs are compromised by similar project management failures

How the Joint Strike Fighter and Dreamliner 787 programs are compromised by similar project management failures

While many of Australia’s defence commentators are in the US witnessing the roll out of the country’s first F/A-18F Block 2 Super Hornet, which is the metaphorical equivalent of unveiling a Polish cavalry rider and horse on the eve of WW II, the Boeing 787 is emulating the JSF program as being a screw up. […]

Why Air Power Australia is an important addition to the Plane Talking blog roll

Why Air Power Australia is an important addition to the Plane Talking blog roll

Crikey and its blogs report on things that the established media often ignores or misunderstands or wraps up in the obscure language of managerial or administrative english. This is a criticism that has also been made of Plane Talking, for its non-coverage of defence aerospace issues. It is a valid criticism. The independent Air Power […]