Italian C-27J only 10 tons carrying capacity of the PLA’s limited appeal
Data for: Italian C-27J tactical transport aircraft
U.S. President Barack Obama to lift exports to China C-130 transport ban rumors quickly in Europe, played a “demonstration effect.” According to the United States, “Defense News” website reported on October 19, producing C-27J tactical military transport aircraft of the Italian Finmeccanica company intends to sell the aircraft to China. But the article also acknowledged that if the sale to the Chinese military transport aircraft C-27J to the Italian government must lift the ban. Of course, whether the Chinese military C-27J is also another factor.
“Defense News” reports that the Italian Finmeccanica’s President Pierre Francesco guar melon Lini said China “is what we are concerned about the country” “The United States has decided to sell to the Chinese C-130 transport aircraft, then this means we are able to sell C-27J.”
According to “Jane’s World Aircraft Yearbook,” the information said, C-27J is the United States Lockheed Martin and the Italian Finmeccanica subsidiary Alenia Space cooperation in the development of a tactical transport aircraft, September 24, 1999 first flight in Italy, based on its civilian June 2001 stereotypes. The transport aircraft formerly Alenia Space’s C-27A/G.222 transport. C-27J cargo high 2.25 m wide and 3.33 m, cargo volume of 44.1 cubic meters, maximum takeoff weight of 30 tons, maximum speed 580 km/h, a payload of 9 tons, a range of up to 4560 km, a range of even more than the C- 130. U.S. Air Force equipment, dozens of kind, in the hope that C-27J to complement the existing C-130 transport aircraft group to ensure that the latter can be used to perform more battle and strategic transport tasks.
C-27J transport aircraft with a strong short track takeoff and landing capability, and the latest U.S. military C-130J transport planes also have some roots. They use the same forward and advanced avionics systems, in addition to cargo floor, the same intensity, “Hummer” vehicle, six armored vehicles can be directly entered the cargo hold.
Although the C-27J’s relatively advanced performance, and Alenia also intends to sell the Chinese, but the C-27J in order to settle in China is still very difficult to overcome. China had allowed the sale of U.S. C-130 transport aircraft of the message was the White House denied. White House officials said recently that the United States is only permitted when the C-130 involved in disaster relief landing and refueling in China, did not lift its export ban.
According to “Defense News” that the Italian law on the export of defense, that is prohibited by law No. 185/1990 to the Chinese C-27J transport aircraft for sale. Guar melon Lini said, “Because Act No. 185, we are subject to specific restrictions, if we repeal these restrictions, China has also become a sales market, otherwise it’s just a civilian market.”
whether the Chinese military transport aircraft C-27J is also a doubt. Analysts believe that, relative to the large transport aircraft, C-27J the carrying capacity of 10 tons of the attractiveness of the Chinese military transport aircraft is very limited. Moreover, China’s aviation industry also has the capability to develop this level of transport, even if Italy is willing to sell, the Chinese military may not be willing to spend the money.
(“Global Times” October 21, 2010 No. 08 version)
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