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War Drones (2/25)

War Drones is Drone Dossier’s roundup of new stories related to military drones. See the roundup below.


Stealth-Killer: How Russia or China Could Crush America’s F-35 or F-22 Raptor

Dave Majumdar February 20, 2017

With a missile warhead large enough, the range resolution does not have to be precise. For example, the now antiquated S-75 Dvina—known in NATO parlance as the SA-2 Guideline—has a 440-pound warhead with a lethal radius of more than 100 feet. 914 more words

F-22 Raptor power displayed at Joint Base Langley–Eustis

A U.S. Air force F-22 Raptor jumps into the air in less than 1000 feet of rollout as it heads into an air power demonstration at Langley Air Force base early Friday, February 3, 2017. 70 more words

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China to Make 500 J-20Bs with Homegrown Powerful WS-15 Vector Engines

Taiwan’s official Central News Agency says in its report on December 24 that China will build 500 J-20B, more than the future total number of other fifth-generation fighter jets in Asian Pacific. 497 more words

The Pentagon Should File for a Divorce From the F-35

Sometimes Saying “Goodbye” Is the Hardest…

The Pentagon is in a terrible marriage. The horrible relationship has been allowed to go on for over twenty years. 2,323 more words


U.S. Air Force chief warns America desperately needs 30,000 more active duty service members

  • Air Force needs to grow from 317,00 active duty members to 350,000, chief says
  • General David Goldfein warns that the planned growth to 321,000 isn’t enough…
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America’s F-35 fighter jet vs China’s J-20: which is better, cheaper, stealthier?

lthough few details are known about China’s most advanced fighter under development, it is assumed it will cost much less than its US equivalent

By Kristin Huang… 1,488 more words