Tag Archives: Wendell Minnick

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 beats neighbors on destroyers – Wendell Minnick

China builds up its military power and will set another record, now for phased-array radar-equipped destroyers. By 2018 it will outnumbers its largest competitor in the region, Japan, 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.

Another military export product: the CX-1 missile – Wendell Minnick

China showed off yet another military product at the recent Zhuhai Airshow, the CX-1 missile, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. The supersonic anti-ship cruise missile is ready for export to America’s friends and foes alike, with potential markets including Iran, Pakistan and African and South American countries.

Developing an anti-stealth radar – Wendell Minnick

An anti-stealth radar, able to spot intruding stealth fighters, is yet another military industry where China is making inroads, reports defense analyst Wendell Minnick from the Zhuhai China Airshow for Defense News.

China´s nukes: a threat within 10 years – Wendell Minnick

China´s nuclear weapons are getting better and more powerful, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News. He cites a US congressional report, warning for the Chinese power to threaten US forces within 10 years.

For sale: China´s new cruise missile – Wendell Minnick

Some might be focused on China´s growth as a military power, just along comes its ability to sell weaponry on the international market. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick notes in Defense News a new cruise missile in its arsenal.

China´s alternative for Lockheed´s F-35 – Wendell Minnick

Many countries struggle with the replacement of their F-16´s, and have a hard time to pay for Lockheed´s F-35 or JSF. China´s showed its J-31 fighter, meant to offer a cheaper equivalent, writes defense analyst Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

China to show off stealthy J-31 fighter – Wendell Minnick

At the Zhuhai airshow next week China is showing its stealthy fighter J-31, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick in Defense News. “This will be the first public demonstration of the twin-engine J-31.”

More Taiwanese military selling secrets to China – Wendell Minnick

Defense analyst Wendell Minnick identifies one of the driving forces in rising Chinese espionage on Taiwan: a growing number of Taiwanese military see not future, and try to make some money by selling secrets to China, he writes in Defense News.