British Foreign Secretary William Hague has blocked an attempt by his opposite number within the E.U. to establish a permanent European “Operational HQ” that could have power over British troops. The “OHQ” idea was pushed by E.U. Foreign High Representative Baroness Ashton and would involve civilian and military officials specializing in crisis-management. OHQ would have control over “European battle groups,” which could include British servicemen.
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Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up
For more than 20 years, the U.S. Air Force had a world monopoly on radar-evading technology — and with it, a huge advantage over any rival. Several generations of stealth fighters and bombers, from the earliest F-117s to the 1990s-vintage B-2s and today’s F-22s, have helped win wars, take down regimes and exert U.S. influence across the globe.
by DAVID AXE It’s an arms race Beijing claims it doesn’t want, Russia can’t afford, the United States believes it can’t afford and Japan probably isn’t prepared for on its own. All the same, the intensifying competition to build radar-evading jet fighters has had a powerful effect on the politics, industry and military forces of [...]
It was dubbed by some defence analysts as a “game-changer.” Earlier this year, Russia’s newest fighter aircraft rolled down a runway in the country’s Far East for its 47-minute debut flight.
So Russia’s got a new stealth fighter: the long-delayed, much-ballyhooed T-50, built by Sukhoi. Bill Sweetman, the godfather of U.S. aviation reporters, describes the T-50 as an improved version of the 1990s-vintage Su-30 Flanker, rather than as a Russian F-22.