Chen Hu: U.S. to sell F-35 fighters to vigorously expand its sphere of influence (Figure)
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Editor’s note: According to the U.S., “Defense News” website on October 8 reported that the Israeli government officially announced that Israel will purchase the first batch of 20 U.S. Air Force configuration of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Israel will become the first non-equipped F-35 partner countries.
for Israel, with F-35 mean? Why the United States eager to sell F-35? Advanced fighter in the world distribution of what? This week, “Chen Hu Troops” with you to pay attention to this great single from the arms.
Israel, the first batch of 20 F-35 will be delivered in 2015, total contract value is $ 2.75 billion, including engines, simulators, and some spare parts, maintenance services, according to the actual sale of fighter The price point of view, is probably close to $ 100 million.
buy or not buy, Israel “involuntarily”
should be said that the United States in sales of F-35 fighter is very hard for. United States, “Defense News” website reported that there is this sentence: After eight years in the political color rather assessment and negotiations, the Israeli government officially announced the news. In other words, Israel decided to order the arms before, a long-term assessment, and had repeated negotiations with the United States.
In fact, Israel was initially a little “look down” F-35′s. Israeli government initially put the export wind, said the current equipment, the F-16 and F-15 is sufficient, no F-35. Why now suddenly “fade”?
we found that in order to determine that less than a month ago, the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a called “the biggest ever arms orders,” the order to include the most advanced U.S. F-15E fighter . Many people are in the discussion: Why can the United States and Saudi Arabia to sign such a large arms orders? U.S. to sell F-15E Saudi primary objective? Many people think that America’s main purpose is to make money. In fact, in the sales process, also includes the United States to sell F-35 as a strategy: the F-15 sold to Saudi Arabia, is to make Israel feel the performance of Arab countries have the same fighter. How to do it? Only buy more advanced fighters. As a result, Saudi Arabia signed a large single-lever arms to Israel to buy F-35 determination. Soon, we see Israel announced an order for F-35 news.
can be said that the United States in order to obtain the order, had put enormous effort.
advanced aircraft market and the world strategic pattern
Recently, we also see that the U.S. market in sales of advanced fighter aircraft, has begun serving his own advanced fighter aircraft took out. Not long ago, sources said, India should invest about 120 billion dollars to purchase a number of advanced fighters. Bidding models, including the United States on the Lockheed Martin F-16 and Boeing’s latest model of the F-18E “Super Hornet” fighter. It can be seen, the United States in the future F-35 effort and take the market up and down the various strategies.
Looking back, F-35 fighter Five is the most advanced, such an “emperor daughter mentality,” things, why Americans use so much power to sell out? F-35 sales in the future what the results? Of course, F-35 competition in the market and future market is the most direct result of “money”, that is, the future of the F-35 production and sales will become an important driver of U.S. economic driving force. In addition there is an important factor, that is, the market share of advanced fighters to some extent, a sphere of influence and power division of the world strategic situation.
the last century, sixties and seventies, the main U.S. fighter F-4 “Phantom” from the eighties, it became the main fighter F-15 and F-16. Then in the “ghost” of age, should be said that the U.S. F-4 share the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft market share, and this aircraft became the NATO allies and NATO cooperation in the standard fighter. F-4 went to which countries, implies that these countries are U.S. allies, or allies. Similarly, F-16 as well. As long as the sale of advanced fighter planes to see which regions and countries, it means that the U.S. sphere of influence has penetrated into the region.
in “Phantom” era, when the Soviet Union is the main fighter plane MiG-21, MiG and say, “Phantom” fighter in the world’s advanced state of the market in equal shares. At the same time period, there are third-party forces in the world, that is France. France’s iconic aircraft is at Mirage-3, there were a lot of third world countries are used with the Mirage-3.
the 1980s, F-16, a dominant, selling well. Soviet Union (Russia) Su-series aircraft with the main part of maintaining its traditional markets. While France has the Mirage 2000, Mirage-2000 in the market, but the possession of and have been very different compared to the Mirage -3.
After the Cold War, the United States as a party to win the so-called F-35 can be said that the situation facing the market is unprecedented optimism. U.S. F-35 is for export only one type of fifth generation fighter aircraft with stealth performance; Russia is similar to the fighter T-50, is still in the paper and the test phase, the market is still a considerable distance of time; and Europe has been completely in the direction of another state: Europe now have two types of advanced aircraft, a model was jointly developed by European countries of the European -2000, another type of the French developed the “gust”, the two fighters are so-called four- generation of half-planes, that is, Europe is not Five fighters. Regardless of the “gust” or European -2000, in the degree of market share currently is not optimistic. Even before it could lose possession of the traditional market: even the development of Europe-2000 United Kingdom, but also to get the F-35 orders.
other words, F-35 to enter the market and volume sales, if we use a world map to re-stain the F-35, we will see, greatly expanding the U.S. sphere of influence. At the same time, Russia and Europe are shrinking sphere of influence. Can predict the future we are likely to see a F-35 era. Here, we can understand why the U.S. is committed to building generations of advanced fighter aircraft, why the United States under such a big effort, with so many means to promote its advanced fighter aircraft. As a result, the market share from the share of advanced aircraft changes, we can also see the world’s big powers rise and fall pattern.