Category Archives: military

Asia’s growing market for OPV’s and UAV’s – Wendell Minnick

Tight defense budgets in Europe and the US, and the need for increased naval patrol in Asia shows a growing market for offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and UAV’s, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

New US law focuses on China’s underground nuclear facilities – Wendell Minnick

A Pentagon authorization, turned into law on January 2, suggest to use traditional and nuclear options against China’s underground facilities for storing nuclear weapons, defense expert Wendell Minnick writes in Defense News.

Would China kill with its drones? – Wendell Minnick

There is no sign China will use its drones to kill, although the US is offering her a perfect excuse to do so, tells defense specialist Wendell Minnick in the Turkish Weekly. The new international weapon race.

The costs of Taiwan’s early warning radar – Wendell Minnick

The Pentagon has increased costs for Taiwan’s early warning radar (EWR), causing much uproar among the island’s legislators, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

The mistakes by US defense analysts – Wendell Minnick

After so many remarkable introductions of new Chinese weaponry, including two new stealth fighters and an aircraft carrier, defense analyst Wendell Minnick from Taiwan wonders in Defense News why so few of his US colleagues do get get China right.

China’s UAV’s get teeth – Wendell Minnick

Zhuhai’s airshow showed that China’s UAV’s getting mature, since their first appearance in 1996, writes defense specialist Wendell Minnick in Defense News. One possible target: aircraft carriers.

China’s military industrial revolution – Wendell Minnick

Are you still planning to buy overpriced military JSF fighters and other equipment in the US? Perhaps you should have a look first in China, writes Military analyst Wendell Minnick, who attended the Zhuhai ninth biennial Airshow China, in Defense News.

China’s weapon industry advances internationally – Wendell Minnick

New international deals for the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) were some of the surprises military expert Wendell Minnick discovered at the Zhuhai ninth biennial China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, he writes in Defense News.

China prepares fighters for aircraft carrier – Wendell Minnick

The launch of China’s first aircraft carrier last month bewildered military analysts, as the ship was not able to receive aircrafts. But the navy is now preparing the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark fighter for future landing on the carrier, writes defense specialist Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Aircraft carrier divides military analysts – Wendell Minnick

It looks like an aircraft carrier, it has been an aircraft carrier in the past, but when the recently launched Liaoning cannot let planes land or leave, is it perhaps only a helicopter carrier? Military analysts are heavily divided, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News.