Tagged: Stealth

Did China steal F22 Plans?

Happy Friday, everyone. This is absolutely your pic of the week. You’re looking at the Heads Up Display on China’s J-20 stealth fighter. This is the first time we’ve seen the J-20’s holographic HUD up close. (The jet shown is the second J-20 test jet, number 2002. You can tell because 2002’s pitot tube sticks straight out of the front of the nose, while 2001’s sits further back on the radome.)  (more…)


Well, this is interesting. Former Pentagon senior policy analyst F. Michael Maloof claims there might be a lot more of those stealthy Black Hawk helicopters  – the kind famoulsy used in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year — out there than has previously been reported. The best part of his claim; the U.S. isn’t the only nation to operate them.

Photo’s from Britain’s “The Daily Mail” newspaper may have just revealed a very very big clue as to how the Seal Team was able to penetrate Pakistani airspace with out tipping off their air defense and warning systems.  At first it was thought maybe the RQ-170 (Beast of Kandahar) had helped JAM Pakistani air defense networks.

But the recent wreckage photo’s seem to point to a new stealthy version of a helicopter.  The tail rotor section that the PAF is quickly cleaning up and covering with security blankets does not appear to be that of a MH-60.  If this is so, then the Pakistani’s may have just scored a major tech coop and boost.  More details I’m sure will arise on this subject over time.  Photo’s have now popped up in the Daily Mail, and the Wall Street Journal.  Blogger Steve Trimble spotted this and pointed it out first in his BLOG on May 3.

Sources: The Daily Mail, WSJ, Defensetech, FlightGlobal