US commanders say 5th-gen fighters will be ‘critical’ in a war. Here’s how F-35s and F-22s stack up to Russia’s and China’s best jets.

Benjamin BrimelowTue, May 4, 2021, 8:28 AM·8 min read The US’s newest fifth-generation fighter, the F-35, is again under fire from Congress. Despite lawmakers’ displeasure with it, US military commanders say the jet is indispensable. The commanders all see Russia’s and China’s fifth-generation fighters as major concerns. The F-35’s cost Read more…


China and Russia’s military arsenals are terrifying in scale – but how would they perform in combat?

Peel away the euphemisms, and Britain’s Integrated Review of defence and security policy identified two global adversaries: Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Both countries have invested heavily in their own military modernisation over the past few decades. But they have different priorities, and present radically different challenges. China has Read more…

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