Yes we do want America to be great again. And yes we do think Donald Trump's commitment to a strong America, which he outlined on Wednesday, April 27th in an important foreign policy speech, makes great sense. But no we do not agree with the Washington Times that wants to restart production of the F-22 to demonstrate that America's greatness is at hand. Moreover the malady is spreading: now the Wall Street Journal is beating the same drum, aiming perhaps to fleece America.
The greatest modern air battle after the 1973 Yom Kippur war was the air battle over the Bekaa Valley in 1982. The outcome of that battle still influences strategic planning and weapons development in the United States and in Russia. One development that is critical to US programs isBeyond Visual Range (BVR) attack, which is the core idea of the F-22 and the F-35 “stealth” fighters. Likewise the Russians also drew important conclusions which they are now implementing in new a
When you think airpower most of the time you think the United States. That’s because in recent decades the United States has produced the best fighter planes in the world such as the F-15 and F-16. But is the American star fading and, if so, what about the Russians? American air dominance is due to the best airframes and engines, advances in radar and the design of air to air missiles. To make US fighter planes even more formidable, the US created the first true stealth air