A high-profile part of China’s ongoing military modernisation is the J-20, the country’s first stealth fighter jet. The J-20, likely based on stolen US designs, looks a lot like the US Air Force’s F-22, but appearance isn’t the only similarity between the two fifth-generation fighters. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
US, UK, and Israeli F-35s joined forces for the first time over the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday. While there are a number of countries participating in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, these three countries are the only ones to have sent their stealth fifth-generation fighters into […]
China says it has developed an over-the-horizon maritime early warning radar that can detect stealth aircraft beyond visual range. Liu Yongtan, the team leader for the radar project, told Chinese media that the radar emits high-frequency electromagnetic waves with long wavelengths and wide beams that stealth assets are not protected […]
A TV network run by the Russian government recently published two interesting videos of Su-57 stealth fighters. The first video shows two Su-57s landing at the same time, and the second shows four Su-57s flying in close formation before one performs a flat spin. A TV network run by the […]
China plans to use the J-31 stealth fighter for its air force and navy, according to a recent report from Aviation Week. The J-31, which is China’s second stealth fighter after the J-20, is “being developed for domestic military service under government contract,” Aviation Week reported, citing an official source. […]
The US Air Force retired the F-117 Nighthawk, its first stealth aircraft, in 2008. But F-117s have been spotted in flight numerous times in the following years. The Air Force said in 2014 the plane was in “flyable storage,” but in 2017 it began phasing it out for good. On […]
Australia just took delivery of three fifth-generation F35A warplanes from Lockheed Martin. And not just regular F35As. They’re the first jets given to a program partner outside the US that have Block 3F capability unlocked. Here’s what that means, according to Australia’s Minister for Defence Marise Payne: It is great […]
Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter made its maiden flight with its new Izdelie-30 engine last week. But the engine will not be ready until 2025, and the Su-57 will not be ready for serial production until 2027. The Su-57’s slow production appears to be caused at least in part to budgetary […]
Business Insider spoke with a F-22 Raptor squadron commander, Col. Jason Hinds, at Langley Air Force Base. We asked Hinds about his thoughts on Russia’s new Su-57 stealth fighter. “I’m not concerned,” he said. After watching an F-22 Raptor twist and turn last week during an impressive demonstration at Langley […]
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