- Jan 12, 2020
Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, told CNN: "We have never had this many Raptors deployed together in the Pacific Air Forces area of operations."Possibly 300 J-20 with WS-15 by 2026!
Experts fear China will blast the United States off the top spot to become the world's top economic and military power within the next decade.
Defense analyst Carl Schuster said: "The Pacific Air Force is demonstrating that it can deploy as many or more fifth-generation aircraft into the theater on short notice than (China) currently has in its entire inventory."
Normal deployments feature six to 12 of the jets, Schuster said.
America has around 180 F-22s; China has up to 24 fifth-generation fighters.
Former Australian air force officer Peter Layton said: "The US is actively practicing the deployments it will make if there is a major crisis or war.
"The US is taking China very seriously and is developing its force posture and training its forces to be able to quickly move into position."
THE US Air Force is set to send dozens of F-22 Raptor fighter jets to the Pacific as tensions with China escalate. Around 25 of the aircraft will head to Guam and Tinian islands later this month in…