TITLE

Mind the Gap

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2010, Vol. 136 Issue 12, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the prospects of the U.S. Air Force. It is stated that in the worst-case scenarios the U.S. could put up about 850 of its 1,700 fifth-generation fighters against China in 2025. It is also stated that threats of Chinese air, missile, and submarine would force the air carriers to operate at greater distance from the Taiwan Strait. It is noted that sufficient numbers of advanced aircrafts are required to reach the combat zone from distant military bases.
ACCESSION #
56518321

 

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