Skip to comments.Stealth-Espionage Claims Disputed in China
Posted on 01/29/2011 10:45:28 PM PST by Red Steel
BEIJINGChinese military experts disputed that China obtained secret U.S. technology to develop its new stealth fighter, saying the country relied on homegrown innovation to produce a plane that has drawn new international attention to its military advances.
Speculation that China obtained U.S. stealth technology has been circulating since aviation experts noted that the J-20 stealth-fighter prototype looked like a larger version of the U.S. F-22 Raptor, currently the world's only fully operational stealth fighter. The twin-engine J-20 made its first public test flight two weeks ago during a visit to China by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
On Sunday, the Associated Press quoted Balkan military officials saying China likely learned some of its stealth technology from pieces its agents obtained of the wreckage of a U.S. F-117 shot down by a Serbian antiaircraft missile during the 1999 Kosovo war. The F-117 Nighthawk was the first U.S. stealth fighter.
Then, on on Monday, a former U.S. B-2 stealth bomber engineer, Noshir Gowadia was sentenced by a U.S. court in Hawaii to 32 years in prison for selling stealth-missile technology, with potential applications on fighter jets, to China. Mr. Gowadia's son, Ashton Gowadia, said his father plans to appeal.
The elder Mr. Gowadia moved from India to the U.S. for postgraduate work in the 1960s and became a U.S. citizen about a decade later.He helped to design the B-2 propulsion system when he worked at Northrop Corp., now known as Northrop Grumman Corp., in 1968 to 1986. He was arrested in 2005. A federal jury in Honolulu found that he pocketed about $110,000 to help China design a cruise-missile exhaust nozzle that would give off less heat, letting it evade infrared radar detection and U.S. heat-seeking missiles.
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I know what you're thinking, but it's not true. I invented Rubik's cube last week, totally independent of Rubik.
And the Flying Tigers were Chinese.
The liars said the same thing about the W88 warhead.
High tech companies need engineers, we do not graduate anywhere near enough - 60,000 or so a few years back and declining. China for one graduates many times that many every year.
-——we do not graduate anywhere near enough -——
Obama spoke of Sputnik having no clue about which he spoke. The influence of Sputnik convinced me and many, many of my classmates to be engineers. We transformed America. We transformed much of the world.
Not only are our engineering schools heavily populated with Asians, the faculties are heavily Asian as well. The Asian migration will ba a counter to the Mexican unwashed.
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