the US was in Afghanistan for 20 years and in Vietnam for 11 years = 31 / 2 = 15 years, 6 months.
so i guess the US guarantee in a conflict is only good for 15 years, 6 months.
so the US allies can only hope that the war doesn't last that long
i told you that the US was going to create a Defense alliance against China.
and the USA is going to add a whole Fleet to Australia. with a AF command.
Japan is going to be the next country to join this alliance. then ROK, Singapore and yes Taiwan.
Japan has already stated they will not...
in the near future what the anti China alliance will look like.
Japan/ROK/US 7th Fleet combined forces
1 Nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier (CVN)
2 Aircraft Carriers (CVS) these will be ready in the near future. +ROK is building one soon.
2 Helicopter Carriers (CVH)
9 Guided Missile Cruisers...
Japan, ROK, Australia, NZ, USA & Taiwan will sign and create a NATO like Defense pact. at some point in the future. all of them will officially recognize Taiwan as a Nation. and other NATO & EU nations will do the same.
Marketing to who.
NK can't afford it
Russia can't afford build T-14, barely can afford the SU-57 in limited production.
China don't need it. will likely buy a few just to reverse engineer anything they don't already have.
Iran can afford it. but can't maintain it.
India see China comment...
it completed it's 1st 5 days shake down cruise.
it will likely be commissioned in 2022.
this is a big step forward for India.
and this ship wasn't created to counter Pakistan. but in response to China & the USA...
I have to agree.
it doesn't seem possible to make a cheap Stealth Fighter, as part of the stealth is not only it shape. but also the stealth material it is made out of. it takes a lot to maintain that and it cost a lot.
Russia only going to make like 80 SU57. and it is struggling to makes...
Poland will likely be buying 232 Brand new M1A2 SEP V3 tanks.
i guess they going with this over buying more Leopard 2A6 or even A7s.
this will allow them to be able to get the M1A2 SEP V4 upgrade when it comes out.
But cost wise and logistically it would have been smarter to buy Leopard...
man this program is moving slow and has issue.
they have had working test planes since 2009. it is now 2021 and they are still working out the bugs.
it took 9 years for the F22, F35B & J20 to enter full combat operational status, 10 for F35A, 13 years for the F35C.
at this rate it going to...
yet the US army is able to have a 100% volunteer force. while russia still can't recruit enough volunteers and still needs 33% of it forces to be draftees. and they are only draftees for 1 years. which means they are almost just wasting time. they don't even make good reserve soldiers. because...