Ain't Life Just Fucking Grand
- The three Communist officers, armed with cameras, took a stroll around an exhibit hall of new American weapons and technology.
- Idiots!!!! Hell, why not invite ISIS, North Korea and Iran to take the tour?
ORLANDO, Fla. (Defense One) — Three People’s Liberation Army Air Force officers crashed an U.S. Air Force conference here this week, raising eyebrows from military officers and defense executives alike.
A senior U.S. military official and two defense executives confirmed the presence of the Chinese officers who were in uniform Thursday but in plain clothes Friday.
The trio walked around the large exposition hall at the conference hotel near Disney World snapping pictures of military gear and models of drones and other aircraft, some of the military’s most advanced weapons.
While no classified information is on display, defense firms oftentimes show off their latest prototypes and most advanced military equipment. This year, Boeing featured a new helicopter it wants the Air Force to buy to guard its nuclear missile fields, Northrop Grumman had a model of a new ICBM, and Lockheed Martin and Raytheon showed off models of new aircraft missiles.
Firms sometimes display more sensitive or proprietary technology inside of trailers or secure conference rooms guided by security officers.
One American executive said that the Chinese officers inquired about the specifics of one of the company’s communication systems. The American official did not provide any details.
This week’s Air Warfare Symposium — hosted by the Air Force Association — is open to the public. A ticket costs $1,025, plus an additional $180 to attend a welcome reception widely attended by senior military officials and defense executives.
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