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  • China Teases Its H-20 Stealth Bomber and Trolls Northrop Grumman At The Same Time

    05/08/2018 9:00:53 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 8, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    The state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China, or AVIC, may have given a first look at the long-rumored H-20 stealth bomber in a promotional video that apes Northrop Grumman’s famous Superbowl ad teasing what is now known as the B-21 Raider. The clip, which highlights the consortium’s various civil and military products, as well as those from its subsidiaries, has a number of other significant nods to the country’s strategic aviation capabilities, past and present. China Defense Online posted a copy of the video, which combines file footage with slick computer-generated graphics, online on May 8, 2018. Though the presentation...
  • It’s Euthanasia by Stealth, Whatever Cdl. Nichols Calls It

    05/05/2018 7:54:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 5, 2018 | Church Militant
    Neo-Marxist Rudi Dutschke's "long march through the institutions of power" has reached the Roman Catholic College of Cardinals. Cardinal Joseph Tobin welcomes openly gay Catholics to Holy Mass in his cathedral. Cardinal Walter Kasper supports giving Holy Communion to couples living in adultery. Cardinal Reinhard Marx protests against the crucifix being displayed in government buildings and endorses blessings for same-sex couples. Cardinal Jozef de Kesel declares that gay sexual experience should be a possibility in the Church. Cardinal Blase Cupich promotes a "New Paradigm" for Catholic morality and argues that active gays can receive Holy Communion if their conscience permits. Cardinal Vincent Nichols is the latest recruit to the ranks of the men in red....
  • No, The Su-57 Isn't 'Junk:' Six Features We like On Russia's New Fighter

    05/01/2018 1:23:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    The Drive ^ | APRIL30, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Russia’s 5th generation fighter aircraft, formerly known as the T-50 and now officially named the Su-57, has been in the news a lot lately. India’s decision to finally walk away from the joint program could be a catastrophic blow to the jet’s future, which followed an abortive deployment to war-torn Syria late last February. Russia’s inability to afford decent sized production lots of the new jets and the aircraft’s ongoing engine saga also have taken their toll on the program. And above all else, the aircraft’s degree of low-observability (stealthiness) has long been in question, as it lacked many of...
  • China tests stealth ‘invisibility cloaks’ on regular fighter jets

    04/25/2018 8:51:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 | Stephen Chen
    China is testing an “invisibility cloak” on non-stealth military jets to help them evade radar detection, according to scientists involved in the project. If successful, the technology could quickly boost the combat strength of the jets, the researchers say. But others say the technology was difficult to mass produce, limited to a small range of radar bandwidths and would need to be combined with other devices to be truly effective. The technology involves the use of a “metamaterial”, a fabricated layer comprising microscopic structures similar to integrated circuits. The metamaterial can alter the way radio waves bounce off its surface...
  • Is This China’s Stealth Bomber?

    04/16/2018 8:57:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Apr 10, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    China’s most prestigious aviation magazine has published an artist’s depictions of the Chinese Air Force’s next-generation heavy strategic bomber. The stealth bomber, known as JH-XX to aviation watchers, is a sleek, twin-engine aircraft quite different from U.S. stealth bomber designs. The Pentagon believes the plane will be capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Artist images of the the JH-XX appeared on the cover of the May 2018 issue of Aviation Knowledge magazine. Aviation Knowledge is the oldest and most popular aviation magazine in China. Founded in 1958, it is published by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has ties...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis and the eternal destiny of souls

    04/04/2018 11:05:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Corrissondenza Romana via google translate ^ | April 4,2018 | Roberto de Mattei
    Stampa la Notizia 04 April 2018 - 14:27 Pope Francis and the eternal destiny of souls (by Roberto de Mattei ) The end of the Church is the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Salvation from what? From eternal damnation, which is the destiny that awaits men who die in mortal sin. For the salvation of men Our Lord offered his Redemptive Passion. Our Lady reminded [them] at Fatima: the first secret communicated to the three shepherds, that of July 13, 1917, opens with the terrifying vision of the sea of ​​fire in hell. If it had not...
  • Report: Israeli Stealth Fighters Fly over Iran

    03/29/2018 2:44:13 PM PDT · by noiseman · 53 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/29/18 | YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,JPOST.COM STAFF
    Two IAF F-35 Adir fighter jets entered Iranian airspace undetected, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.
  • Did Russia Just Send Su-57 Stealth Fighters to Syria? (Updated)

    02/22/2018 12:14:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Drive ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joseph Trevithick
    Unverified pictures and video footage has begun to circulate on social media purporting to show a pair of Russian Su-57 fighters, also known as the PAK FA and T-50, touching down at the country's Khmeimim air base in Syria's Latakia province. The Kremlin has already used the Syrian conflict as an excuse to demonstrate new and advanced weaponry and even if this video turns out to not show operations in Syria, it is likely only a matter of time before the aircraft touch down in the country.
  • The un-American cabal [six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force”]

    02/02/2018 10:30:44 PM PST · by TBP · 128 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | James A. Lyons
    While the discredited FBI lead counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, discussed forming a “secret society” which they now claim was a joke, there is a Sept. 20, 2017, article in True Pundit which describes how six U.S. intelligence agencies formed a “Stealth Task Force” headed by CIA Director John Brennan to run the unauthorized surveillance on Trump associates and possibly against Mr. Trump himself. According to the article, after being denied two FISA court warrants applications, this group used the British spy element, headed by Robert Hannigan, embedded at NSA, Ft. George Meade, Md....
  • Why America’s stealth jet forces should fear China’s new unarmed eye in the sky

    01/24/2018 8:52:09 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 24 January, 2018 | Kristin Huang
    China is developing a surveillance plane designed to be launched from the country’s newest aircraft carrier and fitted with a radar system to spot enemy stealth jets, military observers say. State media confirmed for the first time on Monday that China was building its first carrier-borne early-warning plane called the KJ-600. The announcement comes as the United States has deployed F-35 stealth jets to bases in Japan and other parts of the Asia-Pacific over the last year, challenging China’s air defences in the region. Chinese military observers said the KJ-600 would be fitted with an advanced active electronically scanned array,...
  • Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Is Doomed to Fail

    12/11/2017 10:11:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 11, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    Westerns analysts have concluded that Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter is unlikely to enter operational service before 2027. Postponements, cost-overruns and research and development-related problems mar the project. This should come as no surprise. The Su-57 program was never really viable. Back in early 2006, Russian president Vladimir Putin integrated all of Russia’s aviation companies into a single, state-owned holding — the United Aircraft-building Corporation. Over the time, UAC absorbed more than 20 aviation companies, and re-organized these into four aircraft-manufacturing divisions. One for combat aircraft, one for military transport aircraft, one for civilian aircraft and one for aircraft...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • India Might Finally Terminate Their Stealth Fighter Program With Russia

    10/20/2017 8:28:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    A new report by Defense News states that India is extremely unhappy with Russia's supposed 5th generation fighter—better known as the T-50, or by its new production name the Su-57—that will act as the base for the sputtering FGFA cooperative fighter program between the two countries. The news comes after years of squabbling over the program, usually characterized by credible reports of the Indian Air Force's dismay with the qualities of the Russian aircraft. Now it seems as if the Indians want out of the program—which aimed for at least a 108 airframe production run—once and for all. Such a...
  • Boeing Might Include Stealthy Features on Overhauled US Navy Super Hornets

    10/19/2017 8:30:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | OCTOBER 19, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Boeing has disclosed that the expected service life extension program for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornets could include stealth features and improved avionics and mission systems in addition to a more general airframe overhaul. This more comprehensive update would not only keep the aircraft safely flying at least until 2040, but could potentially make them a capable, but low-cost alternative in many scenarios compared to the service’s up-coming F-35C Joint Strike Fighters or any future sixth generation design. On Oct. 17, 2017, Mark Sears, director of Boeing’s Super Hornet service life modification (SLM) division, told Aviation Week that the...
  • China commissions J-20 stealth fighter into military service

    09/28/2017 9:45:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | September 28, 2017
    China today announced commissioning the radar-evading J-20 stealth fighter jets into military service, giving its air force an edge in the region. The flight tests of J-20 jets are being conducted as scheduled, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence Col Wu Qian told a media briefing here. The J-20 is China's fourth-generation medium and a long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in November last year. Its introduction could add a new dimension to the India- China air force balance....
  • Russia unveils new fleet of 'invisible' supersonic fighter jets - ...

    08/14/2017 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 08-14-2017 | By Julian Robinson
    Full Title: Russia unveils new fleet of 'invisible' supersonic fighter jets - and boasts that they will be the envy of air forces around the world Russia has unveiled its new fleet of 'invisible' supersonic fighter jets, boasting that they are already the envy of air forces around the world. The £120million Sukhoi-57, which will have a top speed of 1,615 mph, is said to rival America's F-22 and China's Chengdu J-20, Kremlin officials say the fifth-generation stealth jet has been 'christened like a baby after its birth' as Su-57 and will undergo another year of testing before it enters...
  • Russia's New 5th Generation Fighter Jet Just Turned Into a Deadly 'Ship Slayer'

    05/03/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 03.05.2017
    Russia's new Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fighter jet has just been given another ability – the means to destroy surface warships. Sputnik spoke to military expert Andrei Golovatyuk to find out whether it's now appropriate to add 'ship slayer' to the fifth-generation aircraft's list of capabilities. On Wednesday, Russia's Izvestia newspaper reported that the Kh-35UE tactical cruise missile, an upgrade of the Kh-35 jet-launched subsonic anti-ship missile, has been incorporated into the Sukhoi T-50's array of potential armaments. The weapon, capable of targeting and destroying everything from landing craft to aircraft carriers, as well as ground targets, including hard points, warehouses...
  • Amoris Rumblings in the Archdiocese of Atlanta? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/28/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | April 28, 2017 | Steven O'Reill
    April 28, 2017  (Steven O’Reilly) –  Since the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL), I do not recall ever seeing an official statement by the Archdiocese of Atlanta regarding its understanding of the eighth chapter of this apostolic exhortation. To my knowledge, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory has never issued any specific communion guidelines or statements in the wake of AL, as have some other US bishops—such as Archbishop Chaput (Philadelphia) and Bishop McElroy (San Diego) — or as have other bishops around the world have done (e.g., see Poland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Germany.   All has been quiet in Atlanta—until now.  There appear to be some...
  • Warning for India: Chinese air force inducts new stealth fighter ahead of schedule

    03/13/2017 5:17:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    India Today ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ananth Krishnan
    China has put into service its fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighter that many experts say will give the PLA Air Force a massive firepower boost, state media reported on Thursday. The fighter was earlier thought to be combat ready only by 2019. But the secretive J-20 stealth fighter - a fifth-generation jet that Chinese analysts claim is on a par with the US F-22 - had entered service, an official military channel reported late on Thursday, Reuters reported. In September, Chinese social media websites showed photos of the J-20 being deployed in southwestern Sichuan province on the Tibetan plateau - not...
  • Navy's New $4 Billion Stealth Warship Breaks Down (Again)

    11/23/2016 10:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2016
    For the second time in two months, The Navy's new $4 billion stealth warship has broken down. As reports, the ripped-from-the-pages-of-a-sci-fi mag-looking USS Zumwalt is now in Panama for repairs after suffering a breakdown while passing through the Panama Canal on Monday's Hope Hodge Seck reports that a spokesman for U.S. 3rd Fleet, Cmdr. Ryan Perry, told that the commander of 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, had instructed the USS Zumwalt, the first in a new class of stealthy destroyers, to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the engineering casualty. "The timeline for...