The mangled myths dogging the Joint Strike Fighter | The Strategist


We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the latest Russian and Chinese systems and how they’re going to eat our lunch. I’ve always been skeptical, mainly because their systems are closer to vaporware than operational, unlike ours. It seems I may have good reason for my skepticism.


A lot of espionage and “reverse espionage”.


This means the J-15 Flying Shark aircraft that take off from the Liaoning or the Type 001A can’t carry as much fuel or as many bombs as the US’s carrier-based planes can. This greatly limits their range and effectiveness in combat.

In 2014, the Liaoning experienced unexpected power failures while at sea.

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