F-35 Simply Unable to Attack Chinese Homeland


Supercomputers play a vital role in the design, development and analysis of almost all modern weapons systems, said a report by the National Security Agency-Energy Department based on an assessment of China’s new supercomputer called the TaihuLight. Photo by: David Mercer

Some people boast F-35’s network function to share information with other F-35s and believe F-35s can penetrate China’s air defense by J-20 that is designed to dominate Chinese airspace. I have pointed out in my previous post that for J-20 network with its ground command center is much more important as there is China’s supercomputer there to analyze information not only from J-20s but also China’s ground and navy’s air defense system and give instruction to J-20s to hit F-35s before F-35s have enough time to analyze the information from their network.

F-35’s computer is but a child’s toy compared with the supercomputer in China’s ground command center.

Now, US military expert Bill Gertz’s article “Chinese supercomputers threaten U.S. security” on May 3, not only confirms my opinion but even quotes a recent report of joint National Security Agency-Energy Department study as saying, “China is eclipsing the United States in developing high-speed supercomputers used to build advanced weapons, and the loss of American leadership in the field poses a threat to U.S. national security.”

Now, its Chinese supercomputers that threaten the US instead F-35s threatening China!

Why?

“Supercomputers play a ‘vital role’ in the design, development and analysis of almost all modern weapons systems, including nuclear weapons, cyberwarfare capabilities, ships, aircraft, communications security, missile defense, precision-strike capabilities and hypersonic weapons, the report said.”

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Washington Times’ report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/3/china-supercomputers-threaten-us-security/.

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7 Comments on “F-35 Simply Unable to Attack Chinese Homeland”

  1. Joseph says:

    The F-35 does not need a fancy computer to attack another country. It needs bigger fuel tanks to reach target. Simple.

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    • Fre Okin says:

      F35 is a big joke. It is a scheme to enrich the US military industrial complex.

      First of all it need F22 as cover in order to be useful in attacking China. The F22 and F35’s also need aerial tankers to reach Chinese coastline. At most F35’s, F22’s may try to hit Chinese coastal cities after arriving midway of China’s 200 NM EEZ waters, fire some long range missiles and quickly turn back.

      China will definitely watch very very closely the number of F35’s and F22’s in Okinawa as this is the only place near enough to make a quick hit and run. The more numbers there, the more China is ready to preempt in 15 min probably, making F35’s unable to take off.

      Meanwhile they most likely have no airbase to return to, all the nearest runways in Okinawa and other allies locations will probably be taken out by Chinese ballistic missiles. They will all have to crash into the sea or nearest island.

      Really, F35 is for less capable adversaries in Asia and European theater against other countries. Against China, the whole aerial armada of F35’s and the supporting cast will be on a kamikaze mission.

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  2. Fre Okin says:

    China have a much better chance of detecting F22 and F35 by loading up the Divine Eagle with supercomputer hardware and the VHF radar. Of course the Divine Eagle is still in the early stage of development but once operational, it will be very useful to sniff out US stealth jets from much further away given the onboard supercomputer which will improve the accuracy and range of stealth detection.

    Think of the Divine Eagle or even the Yuan Meng aerostat as a flying supercomputer in a small package like a flying weather forecasting supercomputer with greater accuracy and range than before. The Divine Eagle loaded with supercomputer will be able to crunch massive amount of data very quickly and will make US stealth advantage disappear. The big unknown currently is whether the duration of flight is sufficient as well as the massive energy the supercomputer use is practical to turn the flying supercomputer variant into useful stealth detection strategy.

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    • anon says:

      It is fantasy to package super computers on a drone. They are room sized configurations.

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      • chankaiyee2 says:

        So far it is impossible for an aircraft to generate enough electricity for a supercomputer.

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      • Fre Okin says:

        Just for reference. China could do something quite close. Small supercomputer good enough for this very specialized crunching of air turbulence, heat, light, electromagnetic disturbance etc Chinese sensors choose to direct to sniff out anomalies hinting of stealth jets in the area. It is like a specialized astronomy equipment hunting for stealth jets instead of stars. Top down hunting less air density, better chance of gazing far and less ‘noise’ along the search path.

        “A team of Dutch scientists has built a supercomputer the size of four pizza boxes. The Little Green Machine II has the computing power of 10,000 PCs and will be used by researchers in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. The computer is based at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and developed with help from IBM.”

        “Our design is very compact. You could transport it with a carrier bicycle. Besides that we only use about 1% of the electricity of a similar large supercomputer.”

        Four pizza boxes probably not going to use a tremendous amount of energy even for a less efficient Chinese version.

        Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-smallest-dutch-supercomputer.html

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  3. Steve says:

    Great Post

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