Russia Will Have Robots in This Year's Victory Day Parade

It was probably just a matter of time before the Russians started showing off their unmanned military systems.

On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year’s military parade in Moscow, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will feature new and advanced weaponry.

The F-35 Can Now Send Target Data to Aircraft Carriers

F-35 officials with the Joint Program Office explain that the F-35 has identified and transmitted targets to ground weapons, such as artillery and rockets, in recent exercises as well. This scenario, one senior official said, specifically happened during ongoing multi-domain battle exercises in the Pacific.

The Pentagon’s F-35 has conducted test attack missions in tandem with other aircraft, surface ships and ground weapons as part of its maturation as both a multi-role fighter and aerial “node” or sensor system able to acquire and relay target information.

70 Percent of Taiwanese Will Fight If China Invades, Survey Finds

Perhaps Beijing’s breaches of Taiwan’s sea and air borders in intermittent circumnavigations since 2017 are to blame for widespread antagonism among Taiwanese, particular young people, observers with the pro-independence think-tank noted.

One of Beijing’s favorite platitudes on the issue of Taiwan is that “blood is thicker than water.” When reporting Taiwan affairs, mainland papers are mandated to report the “fact” that the island’s politics have been hijacked by a small bunch of obstinate separatists and that the mainstay of society is pro-unification.

Japan Wants a 'Superior' F-22, F-35 Hybrid Jet to Fight Russia and China

Japan’s goal to develop its own stealth fighter was motivated in part by Washington’s previous refusal to sell the F-22. The new development would be a major shift, as the F-22 is still said to be considered the world’s best air superiority fighter.

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin is drawing up a proposal to offer Japan a stealth fighter that combines the designs of the F-35 Lighting II and the export-banned F-22 Raptor, it was reported Friday.

China's First Homemade Carrier Is Preparing for War

The Beijing-based Global Times has said the first locally made carrier, not yet christened, is likely to be ready for combat “within two years” after its expected delivery to the navy by the end of this year.

Photos and video clips appearing online since Monday morning confirm that China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has started its maiden voyage.

The date of the launch was no surprise – Monday is the day the People’s Liberation Army Navy was established.