Reputation of Chinese technical assistance developed by the British JH-7A engine (Figure)
PLA JH-7A fighter-bombers engine close-up
LONDON July 28 message: U.S. Global Strategic Network 27 reported that China recently announced a year ago, it was perfect WS9 jet engine, and restored to use this engine JH-7 fighter-bomber production. JH-7 bomber entered service a decade ago, there were only 100 produced. The reason why the subsequent stagnation of production, because of its design needs to use English-style engine bay 202 (the Spey 202), the engine due to Western trade embargo on China to stop the output. However, manufacturers continued to secretly Rolls Royce engine parts exports to China, and provide technical assistance.
China is supposed to reverse-engineer the Bay 202 (the Spey 202) engine, but without success. As a result, China reached an agreement with Rolls-Royce, began in the late 1990s, the Chinese version of the design and production Spey 202 (the Spey 202). China has been trying to get the British engine manufacturer official production license in order to improve the JH-7A bombers, but the Western trade embargo prevents the program.
Then China began to open and Rolls-Royce and Snecma (Snecma) approached the company to discuss the technical aspects of the engine to resume imports in order to force through a move to open up the EU ban. Meanwhile, the Chinese trying to buy second-hand from anywhere in the Bay 202 (the Spey 202) engine. Clearly, China has secretly from Rolls-Royce plc for technical support, the successful development of Bay 202 (the Spey 202) generic version engine.
JH-7A bomber weight 28 tons, twin-engine launch, 12.9 m/40 feet of wing. While the power is still insufficient, but it can carry 9 tons of explosives, missiles or extra fuel. Today, through equipment, smart bombs and air-missiles, bombers Chinese JH-7A has become more powerful. JH-7 bombers, most of the naval forces with the Chinese, the model has a combat radius of 900 km, can carry four KD-88 missiles with the capacity to attack Taiwan or port blocking. China expected to re-150 JH-7 bombers, and equip more powerful engine and electronic systems in the engine with the necessary technology, China will obviously start immediately the implementation of the plan. (Compiled: Spring)