One of the things that makes technology exciting is that on a long enough timeline, it takes concepts, ideas, and devices and transforms them from magic, to innovative, to advanced, to common knowledge. The Chinese invented gunpowder, which gave birth to the fire lance, and later the cannon. The first cannons used on the [...]
The Chengdu J-20 preparing to undergo flight testing.
Last week, the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Chengdu completed its first test flight of its new J-20 fighter, China’s first entry into the Stealth Fighter category. This momentous event has occurred far sooner than most analysts were expecting, and serves as an effective bit of sabre-rattling, [...]