Monthly Archives: November 2022

Pentagon Predicts Chinese Nuclear Arsenal Could Quintuple in Size By 2035: Hypersonics Provide Strong Edge

A Pentagon estimate publisher on November 29 has projected that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s arsenal of nuclear weapons will reach 1500 warheads by 2035, up from a current estimate of around 350 warheads. A “dramatically accelerated pace” of nuclear development was predicted, although

Will America Send Patriot Air Defence Systems to Ukraine? Deliveries May Bring Major Risks For Modest Gain

The United States is reportedly considering transferring Patriot air defence systems to the Ukrainian Military, which would mark an unprecedented provision of long range air defence systems to the war torn country as its ability to sustain a war effort against Russian is increasingly brought to

America’s $9 Billion Zumwalt Destroyer Completes First Operational Deployment: Costly New Upgrades Proposed

The U.S. Navy’s sole operational Zumwalt Class destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, has completed its first operational deployment with the Pacific Fleet, which concluded on November 10 three months after its departure on August 1. The destroyer is one of just three of its class to have been built, with

China’s J-16 Heavyweight Fighter Continues to Dwarf Russian Cousin Su-35 in Production: Tenth Brigade Now Operational

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has inducted its tenth batch of J-16 heavyweight fighter jets into frontline service, with the first clear images of aircraft with Batch 10 construction numbers appearing in the final week of November – namely fighter no. 1013. The tenth batch appears to

Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Conduct 13 Hour Flight Along NATO’s Northern Frontier: MiG-31s Fly Escort

On November 25 two Russian Air Force Tu-160 intercontinental range strategic bombers were reported to have been deployed for a 13 hour flight over international waters over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, with the Defence Ministry reporting: “Two Tu-160 long-range strategic bombers carried out a

Turkey Isn’t Nearly Advanced Enough to Develop a 5th Gen Fighter: Don’t Expect Much From the TF-X

On November 23 the first images of prototypes in production for Turkey’s TF-X fighter program were released, raising questions regarding the future of development and resurfacing longstanding concerns regarding its viability. Developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries, a firm with no experience in