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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Blog Updates and Article Schedule

As frequent readers have noticed, the volume of articles being published in recent months has declined substantially. I have been in the process of applying for graduate schools and studying for the GRE exam. Thankfully, I will be able to resume posting articles as normal in about a week. The next article will be on the state of China's fighter radar technology.

During the research process on the J-31’s avionics, it became apparent that very few credible, verifiable, and non-speculative English based source materials existed on the subject of PLA fighter radars. Basic information, such the proper name or designation of a radar system is utilized by a particular fighter often varies between sources; performance figures associated with domestically produced radars is even harder to verify. This upcoming article's intent was to compile a wide variety of information on currently used PLA fighter radars in conjunction with expected future developments in Chinese actively scanned electronic array (AESA) radars. Furthermore, the current “Threat Analysis of Foreign Stealth Fighters: Part I Chengdu J-20” is largely dated with respect to developments with the J-20’s avionics suite and this article subsequently provides more up-to-date information on the J-20’s AESA.    

Once the Chinese fighter radar article has been published, I plan to begin work on an article which will list defense related proposals for Taiwan as well as Part II of the J-31 article. In the mean time, the articles below are worth reading. Feel free to let me know if you have any comments or suggestions and thank you for your patience.