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US General: The US Air Force does not yet have time for the modernization carried out in China and the Russian Federation

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The Chinese and Russian Air Forces are dangerous potential adversaries, and they must be taken seriously, RIA News Statement by Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Mark Welch at hearings in the US House of Representatives.


F-35A Lightning II

“We do not keep up with the technological development of this type. But we will have the best combat technology if we can continue the implementation of the three largest modernization programs, ”said Welsh.

“The three modernization programs mentioned by the US Air Force General are projects from Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman - this is a strategic KC-46 transport aircraft, a fifth-generation fighter F-35 and a strategic bomber B-21,” explained The National Interest.

According to the general, “The US Air Force now has a couple of thousand more planes than China, but by 2030, the Chinese air force will at least reduce the gap if Beijing continues to build aircraft at the same pace as now.”

The magazine also notes that “it’s not just the number of aircraft, but also their quality - the Chinese Air Force is replenished with completely new fighters like Chengdu J-20 or Shenyang J-31”, in addition, the Chinese “import modern Russian fighters, for example, Su-35 "Sukhoi Design Bureau".

“China will have a lot of technology that surpasses what we had before. And the Russians are going the same way, ”says Welsh.

He draws attention to the fact that the Russians, unlike the Chinese, "pay more attention to the modernization of strategic forces."

“They (the Russian Air Force) are demonstrating means that they haven’t shown to us before - cruise missiles, some new airplanes that dropped bombs for the first time under combat conditions. We can observe how this works, ”the general said.

“They are strong in the air and are determined to become even better,” he added.
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  1. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 3 March 2016 18: 38
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    translation from politically correct language. "Give me more money" laughing divorce for taxpayers ....
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 3 March 2016 18: 40
      +5
      US General: The US Air Force does not yet have time for the modernization carried out in China and the Russian Federation

      Yes, and she won’t have time. Too many 3,14s are in the aero ministry of defense! laughing
      1. MARK
        MARK 3 March 2016 18: 44
        +6
        They are searching stubbornly who will fight with them for Russia ... They are afraid of us!
        1. Pravdarm
          Pravdarm 3 March 2016 18: 53
          +7
          Yes, it's just that the sawers demand: "Increase the power of the bablosucker !!!"
          Statement by Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Mark Welch at hearings in the US House of Representatives.
          And then we are so poor that
          do not keep up with the modernization carried out in China and the Russian Federation
          crying crying crying
          1. Baikonur
            Baikonur 3 March 2016 21: 30
            +1
            US Air Force not yet in time
            Ha!
            So - Who did not have time, he did not crouch!
            Greetings from Syria, USA! soldier
        2. cniza
          cniza 3 March 2016 18: 54
          +6
          They want more money, but we are strong in the spirit of this they do not understand.
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      2. demchuk.ig
        demchuk.ig 3 March 2016 18: 53
        +9
        Quote: GSH-18
        US General: The US Air Force does not yet have time for the modernization carried out in China and the Russian Federation

        Yes, and she won’t have time. Too many 3,14s are in the aero ministry of defense! laughing

        In any case, America is very strong and you don’t need to discount it, you definitely won’t throw it with earflaps!
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 3 March 2016 19: 14
          +5
          Quote: demchuk.ig
          In any case, America is very strong and you don’t need to discount it, you definitely won’t throw it with earflaps!

          That's right. But as Comrade Sukhov-Vostok used to say, a delicate matter! And we in Syria are teaching this shelupon from Nata and because of a puddle, how to deal with such matters. And the Euro-vassals see it all, and they have vague doubts - have they given themselves up to that? ... lol It's only the beginning!
        2. gergi
          gergi 3 March 2016 21: 07
          0
          America will be killed by corruption, which is the greatest in the world. By this indicator, they are truly leaders.
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 3 March 2016 18: 43
      10
      Quote: Russian quilted jacket
      translation from politically correct language. "Give more money" divorce for taxpayers ....

      This is exactly as long as mattress mattresses still surpass us and China in quantity. And cutting dough is an eternal topic in all countries.
      1. TEA
        TEA 3 March 2016 18: 54
        11
        The United States is not afraid of modernizing the Army and Navy of Russia ... Our fighting spirit and sense of justice, here is their fear! An example of how ISIS was forced by small forces to scatter in different directions from Syria! (In the Caucasus, too) Where are their AUGs that terrify countries in the 90s?
      2. gergi
        gergi 3 March 2016 21: 11
        0
        They counted the planes, but forgot to count the missiles that will shoot down these planes? They have pilots who agree to fly where our rockets fly, the Americans have not yet given birth.
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 3 March 2016 18: 52
      +2
      Quote: Russian quilted jacket
      translation from politically correct language. "Give me more money" laughing divorce for taxpayers ....

      That's it ......... not a single word can be trusted, especially an American general.
      You’ll open any press release, annotation, an American plane, an American rocket, there’s just half of the patriotic nonsense and then the general opened up ....................
    4. rpek32
      rpek32 3 March 2016 19: 00
      +2
      very funny given the fact that the leading country for the money that pour into the military-industrial complex and the army laughing
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 March 2016 19: 05
        +5
        Quote: rpek32
        very funny given the fact that the leading country for the money that pour into the military-industrial complex and the army laughing


        Money can’t buy a victory, only in spirit, justice and truth, which is motivation and good technology.
        1. Kasym
          Kasym 3 March 2016 19: 13
          +2
          U.S. high-ranking officers have one goal: to get more money out of Congress. And all these scarecrows are aimed only at this.
          They will announce, for example, Lesotho (the dwarf state in southern Africa) as the axis of evil and begin to frighten their people, who cannot even find this country on the map. hi
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      3. bk316
        bk316 3 March 2016 21: 17
        +2
        Money is known to be few.
        Here that is characteristic (if the translation is accurate), he not says "give more dough, we will do more and better quality" he says "give more dough, then we can somehow do what we were going to do, otherwise kirdyk"

        They began to frighten Russian warriors, continued to frighten their allies, and now they frighten their congressmen.
    5. GSH-18
      GSH-18 3 March 2016 19: 09
      0
      Sequestration of the US bablosos is very uncomfortable with this audience laughing
    6. vodolaz
      vodolaz 3 March 2016 20: 21
      +1
      First, they set up a bunch of countries on themselves, and then they started to howl that everything was bad and potential opponents were intensely rearming. And the pace of cutting the dough and the buildings of the existing lightings generally do not lend themselves to a reasonable explanation: to swell 400 billion and get a fighter-bomber with a bunch of problems, which also needs to be protected, otherwise it will be knocked down by retarded Russian fighters of the 4th generation.
    7. Maksus
      Maksus 3 March 2016 21: 22
      0
      Wait, wait - it's clear with the Penguin, he’ll eat a lot more dough. With B-21, too, everything is clear, it will be a super-cut. But what kind of money do they need to repaint the Boeing-767 in gray ???
    8. akribos
      akribos 3 March 2016 22: 21
      +2
      Behind? Yes, we would be so behind, it would not be bad. However, not everything comes down to cutting money. In the USA, they look at the prospect, and the prospect is a mighty China. And indeed, in order not to lose global superiority, America needs to invest more and more money. On the other hand, America ceases to be a global forge, although financial, it still remains and in order to remain a financial hegemon and needs an army. Financiers will not place their fixed capital in a vulnerable state. Remember England, there was no fleet, money flowed to New York. China, however, has already distinctly become the smithy of the planet and will not give up its role in the near future, and there is no one to claim. Gradually technologically catch up with Germany and the United States, has almost caught up. At the moment when this happens and China becomes a producer of modern technologies in the energy sector, metal processing, engine building, it will cease to need outside help. At this moment, we will see that no one will be able to dictate the conditions to him by military or economic means, and possibly the financial establishment, will begin to flow smoothly from across the ocean to China. USA, then hard times await. Regarding Russia, I do not think that in America they seriously perceive the threat from Moscow. Everyone understands that Russia pursues its regional interests and wants to return to its original, historical borders, this is a normal process, due to many factors. Washington simply wants to narrow these borders, and of course to change the leadership. All this leads to the growth of American preferences in Europe, at the same time it is given to understand Germany and France, where their place is. In general, the United States, in view of its great potential, managed to reconfigure Europe, prepare the moral ground for deploying its missile defense bases in Europe, sell its weapons to Europe, forced the Europeans to fork out for the military budget, forced to withdraw capital from Russia. In any case, we personally win back my opinion for China, because Russia is the key to China, and while our leadership has close relations with China, the attacks on Russia continue. I would like to see more participation and understanding from China. And then we are for everyone, but for us no one. On the other hand, if you think about how China’s hegemony could result for us? All the same, a huge joint border, a sparsely populated Far East, the absence of extensive supply lines, moreover, Russia last year signed relief and facilitating agreements allowing the Chinese to be in the Far East. All this in the future cannot but alarm, and this is not a distant future, a maximum of 20 years. And then it is possible to conclude that the dominance of the United States in the Far East, this is perhaps not quite a minus. I calculate that now the best situation for Russia and the United States is strong and China is not as weak as before, a counterweight is obtained. I wish it were so. Sincerely.
  2. svetoruss
    svetoruss 3 March 2016 18: 40
    +2
    “They (the Russian Air Force) are demonstrating means that they haven’t shown to us before - cruise missiles, some new airplanes that dropped bombs for the first time under combat conditions. We can observe how this works, ”the general said.
    After being raptured by his own exclusivity, an exceptional bodun came laughing
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 3 March 2016 18: 53
      +2
      Quote: svetoruss
      After being raptured by his own exclusivity, an exceptional bodun came

      Including cold sweat, tremors and fear for your life! Their exclusivity probably only lies in their exceptional love for their asses!
  3. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 3 March 2016 18: 42
    0
    Saw more, General!
  4. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 3 March 2016 18: 44
    0
    They have an epidemic, babos to us, babos!
  5. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 3 March 2016 18: 49
    +1
    “We do not keep up with the technological development of this type. But we will have the best combat technology if we can continue the implementation of the three largest modernization programs, ”said Welsh.
    new songs about the main thing - money, money, money GIVE !!!!! as if we were, that the Chinese are only dreaming of how to start a war with the USA and NATO.
  6. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 3 March 2016 18: 54
    +2
    Here it is. We created the super-latest, most sympathetic, invisible flying iron of the 35th model, well, it’s just gold, not a plane, and during this time the most terrible Chinese and the nightmarish Putin overtook us. But the armchair is not a fountain yet, and the little helmet is too heavy for 60 kg carts ... A couple of billions is pure for a beer, well, then, of course, further. No, this pepelats became a monument even before the first take-off.
  7. PKK
    PKK 3 March 2016 18: 55
    +1
    They would give this general a printing press for a year, then he would definitely defeat everyone.
  8. shimus
    shimus 3 March 2016 19: 00
    +2
    But this situation confirms the saying:
    "My wallet is full, but my head is empty !!!" - just about the USA!
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 3 March 2016 19: 17
      +1
      Quote: shimus
      But this situation confirms the saying:
      "My wallet is full, but my head is empty !!!" - just about the USA!


      Here they recently had one of the "architects" of creating a mess on the planet, a surprisingly clever idea expressed about the elections: "Previously we had one party with brains, but no money; the other was with money, but no brains. Now two without money and without brains - so what's the difference? " ...
  9. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 3 March 2016 19: 03
    0
    yes the orcs only reach the beginning that's what the lack of brains means
  10. molyr
    molyr 3 March 2016 19: 06
    0
    the budget for the f-35 engine was immediately classified, which would not have been inconvenient for cutting such
  11. afrikanez
    afrikanez 3 March 2016 19: 11
    +1
    “They are strong in the air and determined to become even better.”
    We are not only strong but also bloodthirsty! Let the devils be afraid of us like fire. laughing A joke of course, but nonetheless.
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 3 March 2016 22: 53
      0
      Quote: afrikanez
      Let the devils be afraid of us like fire.


      Striped devils are Airborne Forces and Marines. These are really devils for enemies. And these mattresses, how can a mattress be a hell? To steal, snatch, kill from the quiet, put on a rug and screw up urgently - here it is, their element, and their students are the same - Ukrainians. Although, the Ukrainians are something ancient ... And then who learned to do dirty tricks from whom? Worthy partners are America and dill, well, in the sense of tolerance.
  12. Sultan Babai
    Sultan Babai 3 March 2016 19: 13
    +2
    They really think we are stupid in a campaign: “They are strong in the air and are determined to become even better,” he added. And what did they think we would sit and watch as they arm themselves with fifth-generation airplanes?
  13. Altona
    Altona 3 March 2016 19: 16
    +2
    The general, in general, then signed in the complete impotence of the US Air Force in front of China and Russia. Yes, the numbers of the US Air Force and their useful idiots are higher. YET STILL! BUT! All US strategies in the use of the Air Force are either exhausted or stumped. The development of advanced air defense systems leaves the US aviation no chance of hooliganism against Russia with impunity, the stealth venture has crashed into a new generation of powerful all-range radars. The drone attack also rests on the means of electronic warfare and cyber defense, they stupidly put them wherever they want, and "the brain is turned off." So "they have no methods against Kostya Saprykin" in the form they are now presented.

    PS Of course, you can ask Congress for new allocations for new child prodigies, but without a concept, this is comparable to pouring sand in the desert. It will not give anything. You can cover the F-35 with gold with the same success, it will not become much better.
  14. salad
    salad 3 March 2016 19: 30
    0
    But we will have the best combat technology if laughing give me money)))
  15. Blondy
    Blondy 3 March 2016 19: 59
    0
    Quote: GSH-18
    US General: The US Air Force does not yet have time for the modernization carried out in China and the Russian Federation

    Yes, and she won’t have time. Too many 3,14s are in the aero ministry of defense! laughing

    Slurp three times and knock on wood. You cannot compare their pace of introducing new developments with ours. The same iPhone models are updated almost twice a year. And not with our budget to compete with them in the arms race.
    1. Altona
      Altona 3 March 2016 20: 59
      0
      Quote: Blondy
      The same iPhone models are updated almost twice a year. And not with our budget to compete with them in the arms race.

      ---------------------
      So what? Are they getting much better? I am sitting at the 2011 Toshiba Satellite laptop Core-i5 2 generations with vidyuhi Nvidia 2 Giga. I look at the Yandex market, I can already buy this for 50 thousand, although I bought it for 24 thousand. I look at the analogues of my smartphone. For 2 years, nothing but the addition of the LTE range has changed. The same 13MP camera, a 4-core processor and 2 gig RAMs, 1980 * 720 screen. That's all your iPhones. Yes, there are better models, but they are in a different price segment, two and four times higher.
    2. bk316
      bk316 3 March 2016 21: 25
      +2
      Quote: Blondy
      the same iPhone models are updated almost twice a year.


      This is just an example of what cannot be done in the defense industry and what needs to be done in consumer goods.

      That is, to spend money on upgrading products, essentially changing only the nameplate with the name.
      In consumer goods, this nameplate is something the fuckers will buy together with the "modernized" device and will be happy as fuckers. And in the defense industry they will buy and will be satisfied until the first battle, and then they will simply die.
      1. Altona
        Altona 3 March 2016 21: 44
        0
        Quote: bk316
        That is, to spend money on upgrading products, essentially changing only the nameplate with the name.

        -------------------
        In principle, smartphone technologies were already implemented 10 years ago in the form of Glofish smartphones with full Windows Mobile OS. They were also with capacitive screens, only processors were thinner and memory. Well, for 10 years, something has become better, but the idea has remained basically the same.
  16. xam0
    xam0 3 March 2016 20: 15
    0
    They pour in a lot of money, but a little exhaust! Most of their "promising" developments are closed due to "not meeting the set goals" at the end of the development of all the money.
    1. MARK
      MARK 3 March 2016 20: 39
      -1
      Quote: xam0
      They pour in a lot of money, but a little exhaust! Most of their "promising" developments are closed due to "not meeting the set goals" at the end of the development of all the money.

      All the money, money, money .. And where is the enthusiasm and work "from the heart" of the USSR, after all, this is how COSMOS was built and we were the first to master it!
  17. Alex69
    Alex69 3 March 2016 20: 58
    0
    Good rating of our defense industry.
  18. Cartalon
    Cartalon 3 March 2016 22: 23
    0
    Damn, all this is good, but such a chatter of a warrior at one time led to the First World War, I hope they still just want money.
    1. avebersek
      avebersek 3 March 2016 22: 47
      0
      Of course they want. And real money will only be when they will fight. But they do not like to fight much. Love by strangers. And then clean it up.
  19. avebersek
    avebersek 3 March 2016 22: 45
    0
    Quote: Russian quilted jacket
    translation from politically correct language. "Give me more money" laughing divorce for taxpayers ....

    Yes, and how many "sleeping" nuclear bombs off the coast of America ...
  20. magician
    magician 4 March 2016 04: 08
    0
    sawed, sawed and we will cut the budget. Gold toilets in the Pentagon are already standing, it remains to bring toilet paper from the banknotes.
  21. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 4 March 2016 05: 52
    0
    A strange state-alien territory, nationality soberly not to understand, "brains" bought for money and only their own / inherited from the ancestors of bandits and convicts / to make and steal money !!! by any means. Therefore, we will never understand each other, too different mentality, there is no influx of fresh "brains" - we need money in order to buy again.