Sat Feb 4, 2017, 05:51 AM
RATFINK_5.0 (10,288 posts)
Uh-oh. China developing own military industry to compete w/ Boeing & Lockheed.
Military observers believe the ultimate goal of the commission is aimed at cultivating defence manufacturers in China similar to Lockheed Martin and Boeing in the United States.
World's a changing.
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Uh-oh. China developing own military industry to compete w/ Boeing & Lockheed. (Original post)
Response to DDKick (Reply #2)
Sat Feb 4, 2017, 08:46 AM
Gunslinger201 (24,011 posts)
3. Imitation, The sincerest form of flattery
I suppose Aerodynamicists and Aeronautical Engineers will tell us that stealth dictates the angles of flight control surfaces and its just the way the numbers crunch out
but still, the resemblance is uncanny
Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Original post)
Sat Feb 4, 2017, 09:17 AM
Troll2 (11,118 posts)
4. Their aircraft designs have different objectives
Sink aircraft carriers and escort ships.
Shoot down electronic warfare and tanker aircraft.
So the emphasis is on long range penetration and long range missiles to move through fighter defenses and to kill those targets far off shore. Once that is done, the short range fighter aircraft of the US are ineffective.