China Xiaolong fighter with a strong competitive advantage of Sri Lanka orders
data plan: Farnborough Xiaolong aircraft static display
Data Figure: Russian MiG-29 fighter technology is more mature.
According to the Russian military news network reported October 26, Canada, “Chinese and Asian Defense” magazine recently quoted the Sri Lanka Air Force sources as saying the Sri Lankan government is studying the procurement the possibility of the Russian fighter. And China’s JF-17 “Fierce Dragon” fighter is alternative models.
reported that the Sri Lankan Government is prepared to purchase a number of new fighters, the current Sri Lankan Defense Ministry is actively considering two procurement program, in Russia’s MiG-29 and China’s JF-17 fighters to choose . Sri Lanka Air Force source said: “China has already provided us with the JF-17 material, the Air Force also hopes to get from the Russian MiG-29 for more detailed data.” Sri Lanka Air Force is currently equipped with Chinese-made K- 8 trainer aircraft, the planned procurement of new fighter will be used to replace still serving in the domestic J-7M. MiG-21 as an imitation, this model has significantly lagged behind.
Some analysts pointed out, compared with the F-7 series aircraft, JF-17′s performance is more advanced, and has been equipped with the Pakistan Air Force. Earlier this year, held at Pakistan Air Force’s high standards – 2010 “military exercises, JF-17 have had wonderful performances. Pakistani air force pilots using missiles, bombs and other ammunition accurately hit the” enemy targets “to demonstrate the aircraft’s combat effectiveness and good performance, access to the full house cheering. Not long ago, the two Pakistan Air Force JF-17 fighters participated in the British air show, this “demonstration effect” so that it has a strong competitive advantage however, MiG-29′s competitiveness also not be underestimated, the aircraft’s technology is more mature.
had also reported that Russia has been actively competing in the arms market in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka ready to provide 10 year $ 300 million loan earmarked for purchasing Russian military equipment, including Mi-17 transport helicopters. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)