“Air power may either end war or end civilization.”

Major world powers are competing for aerospace dominance. China, Russia and the United States are designing and developing next-generation bombers; France and India are each considering developing weapons capable of hypersonic speed; and the United Kingdom is presently arming its Royal Air Force with the Meteor air-to-air missile, which its manufacturer touts as being able to neutralize fighter jets, drones and cruise missiles.

Winston Churchill’s words from a speech in March 1933 may prove just as true today.

Chris Martin is the managing editor for Defense News. His interests include Sino-U.S. affairs, cybersecurity, foreign policy and his yorkie Willow.

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