Air Force colonel, said the British Typhoon fighter strength to deal with the Chinese J-20 (Figure)
Data Figure: British Royal Navy a new two-seat Typhoon fighter data for: the spread of the network F-20 fighter Air China flight map
to go to Bangalore, India newspaper correspondent Qiu Yongzheng
2 10, “Global Times” correspondent went to India in Bangalore, Air Force Base, Iraq, hang card, on-site experience of high-tech U.S. military exports to India after sanctions are lifted, the fierce competition for India’s future national arms white-hot market, the degree of its military aviation industry in India to understand the actual situation of development, and advanced military-industrial Europe still wary of China’s state of mind.
Bangalore Air Show, the degree of popular cars from nine infested parking lot and line up to buy tickets at least a half hour can be seen, from the Air Force Base Gate 1 to the scene on both sides of a hall Walk side of the display of the “air show in Bangalore will become the best in Asia” slogan is also the host of the air show to see the satisfaction.
when the “Global Times” reporter entered the base of the door, coincided with Europe’s “Typhoon” fighter to wear market and the low altitude over. In the next 5 hours interview time, in addition to the Indian Air Force flight demonstration team and the occasional appearance of civil aircraft, the Iraqi Air Force Base, Hangzhou card all over Europe and America is full of advanced fighter aircraft flyby, but after the ear-piercing roar. EDS technical marketing manager la Suba – Reddy told this correspondent, said: “Although I do not pull participated in a 1996 air show in Bangalore to present the previous, but never so much as the advanced fighter performances. “According to” Global Times “reporter in the air show site to incomplete statistics, the actual aircraft carrying the Swedish exhibitors have brought Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter planes, Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet , C-17 transport aircraft, Lockheed – Martin F-16, Britain, France and Italy four European countries together to create the “Typhoon” aircraft, the Russian MiG-35, are hot on the air show. As Raytheon’s electronic warfare system and the missile is carrying all the same size with real physical model of the exhibition.
with the previous air show in Bangalore, “mediocre” compared to the air show to the “Global Times” reporter deepest impression on three points:
The first is the world’s most famous military Almost all companies carry a “hard goods” exhibition. Since the United States late last year announced the lifting of sanctions against India’s high-tech military technology, the Bangalore air show with the “qualitative change.” “Global Times” reporter noted that in the five indoor exhibition halls, the U.S. occupation of the company almost a separate exhibition hall, all well-known U.S. military-industrial collective appearance. The most notable is one of the booths set up by the U.S. Department of Defense, which shows all existing high-tech U.S. weapons, and an Air Force major, each taken great pains to explain in detail the Indian officials. Boeing, Lockheed – Martin Booth on the high simulation prototype, the body spray is actually a sign of the Indian Air Force. “Wall Street Journal,” 10 as “Top Gun over in India to reproduce” in the title that the U.S. aircraft air show in India is undoubtedly the largest foreign pavilion lineup, the United States not only selling aircraft in India, but also by the Bangalore U.S. military strength over the show. U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roman Meyer told “The Wall Street Journal” visit, the United States to bring the F-16 and F/A-18 fighters compared to two excellent birds, that which gives the U.S. high-tech and extraordinary high-altitude flight capabilities. For the air show, Boeing for the first time, “International –
F/A-18 Super Hornet” in front of the public exposure, performance relative to the “Super Hornet” a comprehensive manner. U.S. F-16 and F/A-18 fighter jets are flying during the actual performances, and a flight three days, C-17 and C-130 transport plane to fly here is the actual flight demonstrations, and F-35 and F- 22 Although there is no physical machine to the scene, but Lockheed – Martin and Boeing, etc. have said that they are not only prepared to sell the most advanced fighters to India, also agreed to transfer technology or can be hidden with the development of new aircraft technology. Europe “Typhoon” fighter senior Marco – Villa Rio – Bona Li in “Global Times” reporter interview bluntly said: “Our fighters are on the Bangalore air show the most advanced aircraft I do not know than the U.S. F-16 advanced many times. “He also stressed:” Our radar and missiles against fighter F-22 no problem. “
these military enterprises was so hard, India, the local English media, “India Today” web version 9 of the report said 63 countries worldwide more than 600 vendors gathered at the Bangalore air show that day on, their goals are the same, that is to be in India market share in aviation. In order to give domestic manufacturers extra points in the contest, many senior government officials but also specifically to help out, including the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, the Swedish Ministry of Defense and a deputy defense minister of Germany.
Bangalore Air Show to the “Global Times” reporter of the second impression is that India’s military aviation industry has become a system, but the maturity and independence from the real early days. “Global Times” reporter in the hall can see that India’s military aviation industry companies figure, but also many advanced products on display, especially the different types of UAVs like the Hollywood science fiction movies in general. However, when the reporter to Indian companies to verify the development of unmanned aerial vehicles and equipment such progress, they quite frankly: “We are the majority of these UAVs are still experimental and testing phase, the troops from the real still early.”
by India as a “national pride” and “brilliant” fighter is the biggest highlight of this air show, it’s a static display and flight performance has attracted so many enthusiastic applause from the audience in India. Indian Air Defense R & D Bureau chief scientist Adjei – Villa in the “Global Times” reporter, proudly said: “This is the first aircraft designed in India, and in the coming months will test for self-built aircraft carrier with a naval version of the ‘brilliant’ fighters. “When a reporter asked,” brilliant “degree of localization of aircraft technology in India, he admits:” A lot of technology is not really Indian. “Villa also revealed that the Indian Air Force intends to equipped with 40 “brilliant” fighters. The reporter also asked people to visit the air show in India and experts are worried that large-scale purchases of foreign military aircraft will impact on the local R & D capacity, they all say: “This is not in conflict, we believe that through the purchase of advanced foreign aircraft, learning their technology, India’s military aviation technology will progress. “
beware of psychology outside of China is still a very serious newspaper reporter in Bangalore air show this another great experience. Before explicitly rejected from the Chinese delegation to Bangalore Air Show, as well as China correspondent reported that the Air Show to the final agreement, the Indian government’s handling of very short, and that 9 first arrived on the scene of two permanent air show India, China correspondent fundamental can not enter, they finally held in the Indian Foreign Secretary of Defense press conference, the Chinese reporters ask questions directly, are allowed to enter. The reporter arrived at Bangalore is at 4:00 on the 10th, the morning when the official exhibitors only as a tourist to enter the exhibition.
However, let the reporter comfort that, including the Indian Air Force, senior officials of the Indian military institutions in the interview with this reporter showed a very candid interview. Indian Air Force officials Anda Mu accept the “Global Times” reporter, said frankly: “We are also from newspapers and magazines have recently seen a lot of China reported a successful test flight F -20, very concerned.” However, he declined to Chinese F -20 compared with the Indian fighter comment. Touches Europe, “Typhoon” fighter senior Marco – Villa Rio – Bona Li in “Global Times” reporter, said confidently: “Our radar and missile lock and deal with the Chinese F -20 certainly not the problem, including the F-35 deal with the United States are alone. “” Typhoon “fighter chief test pilot, a British Royal Air Force colonel also told the reporter expressed the same view. As the U.S. Raytheon Company booth, an unnamed representative of very frankly told this reporter: “I can not accept any of your interview, can not provide any information, including public information can not, which causes you is aware of. “
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