Monday, September 30, 2013

Asia-Pacific Military Aviation News roundup: 30 Sept 2013

F-22A Raptor of the 525th Fighter Squadron

The F-22 folks at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have devised a concept to rapidly deploy a contingent of four F-22s - supported by a C-17 - to any forward location and having the fighters combat-ready at the new location within 24 hours. PS. More of my F-22 photos.

Woah. Sections of the Chinese state-controlled media have lambasted the combat capabilities of the Shenyang J-15 when operating off the carrier Liaoning. However, as the linked Defensenews article makes clear, some of the criticism does not stand up to scrutiny. And the Flanker-family's limitations when operating in a STOBAR-configured carrier is already well-known.

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