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Is China Rethinking the Shenyang J-31 Fighter?
November 13, 2018

Is China Rethinking the Shenyang J-31 Fighter?

By Robert Farley
The Chinese military has been lukewarm about the J-31, concerned that its performance did not merit domestic acquisition.

F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
May 01, 2018

F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options

By Robert Farley
Getting there won't be easy, but an updated F-22 is, in theory, a formidable concept.
China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines
February 13, 2018

China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines

By Ankit Panda
The J-20 fighter is using an improved variant of the WS-10 engine in use on China's fourth-generation J-10 and J-11 fighters.

Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?
September 23, 2017

Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?

By Robert Farley
Will concern over technology transfer scuttle another aviation deal for India?

South Korean Air Force Receives New Bunker Busting Cruise Missiles
October 17, 2016

South Korean Air Force Receives New Bunker Busting Cruise Missiles

By Ankit Panda
South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagle fighters will have another card up their sleeve.

Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies
January 29, 2016

Japan's Fearsome World War II-Era 'Zero' Fighter Takes to the Skies

By Ankit Panda
Plus, U.S. officials revise their opinion on North Korea's nuclear test, India steps up cyber cooperation, and more. Links.

Meet Chengdu's Ace Fighter Designer
January 20, 2016

Meet Chengdu's Ace Fighter Designer

By Benjamin David Baker
Yang Wei might be an unfamiliar name to most observers, but his aircraft, and his underlying philosophy towards designing them, isn't.
Revealed: Why Sri Lanka Backed Off the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder
January 11, 2016

Revealed: Why Sri Lanka Backed Off the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder

By Ankit Panda
Did India play a part in scuttling a JF-17 deal between Sri Lanka and Pakistan?

A False Start for Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder?
January 09, 2016

A False Start for Sino-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder?

By Benjamin David Baker
Malaysia publically declares that it is not considering the JF-17. How come?

Who Will Win Asia's Fifth-Generation Fighter Race?
December 01, 2015

Who Will Win Asia's Fifth-Generation Fighter Race?

By Benjamin David Baker
China, Japan, South Korea and India are all developing advanced aircraft. How and why is this happening?

Watch Out, F-35: Korea May Have an Ace Up Its Sleeve
October 23, 2015

Watch Out, F-35: Korea May Have an Ace Up Its Sleeve

By Robert Farley
Will the European defense industry profit from the United States' refusal to share sensitive technology with Seoul?
For the First Time Since the B-17, America Might Have a Bomber Designed for Asia
September 11, 2015

For the First Time Since the B-17, America Might Have a Bomber Designed for Asia

By Robert Farley
The LRS-B could turn out to be the bomber that gives Washington the edge it needs in the Asia-Pacific.

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