Category Archives: air force

Shrinking Taiwan military moonlight as China spies – Wendell Minnick

Taiwanese military increasingly spy for China, as their future in the military looks dim, as relations between Beijing and Tapei improve, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Share their information with China is one way to cash in on their knowledge.

Will China reverse engineer its Russian fighters? – Wendell Minnick

China closed a US$2 billion deal with Russia to purchase 24 Su-35 fighters. Question, looking at the rather small amount, according to defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News: will China reverse engineer the planes, like it did before.

Chinese fighters seen at Woody Island – Wendell Minnick

China is extending its grip on the South China Sea by stationing advanced J-11BH/BHS fighters on Woody Island. According to defense analyst Wendell Minnick those fighters can reach an additional 360 kilometers into the disputed area, he writes in Defense News.

Entering the Gulf Defense market – Wendell Minnick

China will make another effort to sell its military products in the region at the Dubai Airshow, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. While the Gulf market is attractive, China´s companies did not make many inroads yet.

What the US Navy can learn from the Beijing parade – Wendell Minnick

Apart from showing grandeur, the huge Beijing parade showcased also a large amount of new weaponry. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick saw some new features that should certainly get the attention of the US Navy, he writes in Defense News, 20 years after the Taiwan Strait Missile Crisis.

The complex maritime relations between China and the US – Wendell Minnick

The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.

S-400 extends China´s air defense – Wendell Minnick

A recent purchase of the S-400 air defense system by China from Russia has extended its air defense, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News, although it does not allow it to dominate the region.

Sea-plane might support China´s territorial claims – Wendell Minnick

A new sea-plane might fit nicely into China´s territorial claims in the South China Sea, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Up to now, China did not have airplanes able to go to the disputed islands.

New spy games between China and Taiwan – Wendell Minnick

Officially China and Taiwan are still at war, although hostilities are mostly verbal. Until Taiwan arrested an alleged spy from China this month, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

China buys Russian SAM installation to threaten Taiwan – Wendell Minnick

Can China´s military equipment reach Taiwan, was a key question military on the island asked themselves. After China´s purchase of 400-kilometer-range S-400 Triumf road-mobile SAM systems from Russia, that answer is “yes”, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.