US Stealth Jets Conduct Bombing Drill In Philippine And East China Sea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Stealth Jets Conduct Bombing Drill In Philippine And East China Sea

F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter jets with the fixed-wing detachment of Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducted a bombing exercise from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Philippine and East China Seas, Jan. 26 through Feb. 6, according to a press release by the US Indo-Pacific Command.
F35B releases smart bombs above the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 3, 2019.
During the exercise, fifth-generation combat aircraft were armed with Sidewinder missiles and precision-guided munitions.

“We conducted these missions by launching from the USS Wasp, engaging role-player adversary aircraft, striking simulated targets with internally and externally mounted precision guided munitions, returning to the Wasp, and recovering via a vertical landing – a niche capability of the F-35B,” Lieutenant Colonel Michael Rountree, the F-35B detachment officer-in-charge aboard the USS Wasp. “This was the first time that this level of training has been performed by an operationally-deployed F-35B detachment with the 31st [Marine Expeditionary Unit].”

The exercise marks the first time that the F-35B jet performed bombing runs in the Indo-Pacific region, "demonstrating an increase in lethality and integrated amphibious capability," according to Col. Robert Brodie, commanding officer of the 31st MEU.

“The combination of stealth tactics and fully-loaded strike aircraft increases the lethality of the F-35B, enabling greater contribution and combat effectiveness by the Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Team,” said Brodie, a career F/A-18 Hornet pilot. “The formidable and versatile capability of the F-35B provides a premier platform to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force’s ability to own the fight in the dynamic and evolving Indo-Pacific environment.”

The purpose of the drill could be a clear warning shot to China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, a note of caution here; yes, the US military has some very sophisticated fighting aircraft; however, the Chinese are spending far less than does the US government, and getting a better "bang" for their weaponry bucks. Consider the following article from CNN, dated 30 January, 2019:

Chinese New Weapons: Fact, or Fiction?!?

IF you take a look at the individual pieces of weaponry, and see how frequently the analyst says "plausible", in terms of what capabilities the Chinese have right now, they have really upped their game, in the weaponry delivery department.

It seems, however, our military designers are stuck on those technologies which were successful in bringing the conclusion of World War II, rather than the futuristic weapons we would need to be successful, in fighting and winning World War III.

This has got to start to change, and immediately.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I would love to see war become so morally stigmatized, that it never happens again; however, as an economic realist, and understanding just how much money is made in war, at all levels, I have to conclude that there will another global dust-up, most probably generated by the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika.

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