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Beyond China's J-20 Stealth Fighter
September 20, 2019

Beyond China's J-20 Stealth Fighter

By Rick Joe
Is a carrierborne FC-31 in the works? And what about Chinese 6th generation prospects?

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Today and Into the 2020s
August 16, 2019

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Today and Into the 2020s

By Rick Joe
What's the current status of the J-20 and what may lie in the stealth fighter’s future going into the 2020s?
The Significance of the First Ever China-Russia Strategic Bomber Patrol
July 25, 2019

The Significance of the First Ever China-Russia Strategic Bomber Patrol

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The impact of the recent flight of four nuclear-capable bombers on regional strategic stability in East Asia should not be underestimated.

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region
July 23, 2019

China, Russia Conduct First Ever Joint Strategic Bomber Patrol Flights in Indo-Pacific Region

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan scrambled fighter jets to escort the bombers, while South Korean aircraft fired warning shots against a Russian plane that reportedly violated the country's airspace.

Russia Offers China Another Batch of Su-35 Fighter Jets
June 27, 2019

Russia Offers China Another Batch of Su-35 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia has offered to sell another batch of Su-35 fighter aircraft to China.

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
May 17, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures

By Rick Joe
A look at Taiwan's military force posture and procurement amid advances in capability by China's PLA.

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft
May 02, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
981 out of 999 scrambles were conducted against Chinese and Russian military aircraft.
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
April 19, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains

By Rick Joe
What would be the role of China's missile and naval forces in an invasion of Taiwan?

Russia Completes Delivery of 24 Su-35 Fighter Jets to China
April 17, 2019

Russia Completes Delivery of 24 Su-35 Fighter Jets to China

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China is the first foreign buyer of the Russian-made Su-35 fighter jet.

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
April 16, 2019

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
April 03, 2019

Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain

By Rick Joe
How would the PLA use its air power in a Taiwan invasion in a late 2019 time frame?
Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea
April 02, 2019

Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force aircraft conducted another incursion into the Miyako Strait on April 1.

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