Pakistan said China will transfer the U.S. F-10 production technology (Figure)
Pakistan created the Pakistan Air Force F-10 aircraft publicity Figure
LONDON Dec. 18, 2007: Jamestown Foundation China Brief Dec. 16 published an article entitled “J-10: a new cornerstone of Sino-Pakistani defense cooperation “article. The article said that China and Pakistan has produced in the field of high-tech defense established a strong partnership. The formation of this relationship from the two deep military and strategic cooperation, but it also reflects the rapid development of China’s defense production capabilities, as well as budding Pakistan defense relationship. This bilateral relationship is the recent performance of the Chinese Government has agreed to sell Pakistan 36 J-10B fighter jet. As we all know, J-10 is China’s most advanced arsenal of weapons systems in the world, and Pakistan will become the first buyer of this aircraft. This 36 fighter jets to be delivered, the Pakistan Air Force will set up two fighter squadrons, which further enhance their combat effectiveness. It is believed that the J-10 contracts worth $ 1.4 billion, China’s annual $ 2 billion in weapons sales accounted for 70%. In addition, China will also transfer to Pakistan J-10 fighter production technology.
J-10 sales to become the epitome of the strategic alliance
The article said that this aircraft reflects the bilateral strategic alliance deal of depth. In fact, some reports indicate that Pakistan actually want to buy 150 J-10 fighter jets, the total value of $ 6.0 billion. However, the Pakistani Government says these reports are too exaggerated. Although Pakistan has not yet announced the deal, but Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was confirmed on November 23, “Pakistan is on the procurement of J-10 fighters to consult the matter with China.” In 2006, the U.S. F-16 fighter purchase plan failed, Pakistan turned to China seeking to buy J-10 fighters. In the same year, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in his visit to China, the Chinese government on the matter and has consulted, and that laid the foundation for the success of the transaction.
J-10 is the third generation of Chinese-made fighter jets, by the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Group built. However, some observers think that J-10 is China’s fourth-generation fighters. “China Briefing” has previously published an article saying: “J-10 and Israel ‘lion’ fighter similar to the performance of the global scope is equipped with some of the U.S. Air Force F-16C par.” J-10 fighters research and development work began in the mid-1980s, four years ago finally fielded the PLA Air Force. Aviation experts will be listed in which fighters F-16, the Swedish “Gripen” fighter jets and other small under. In addition, the “Indians” reported that China is developing its fourth-generation jet fighters. The paper currently has the fourth-generation fighters countries only the United States – F-22. However, aviation experts believe that the fifth-generation F-22 jet fighter. Proud of the PLA Air Force Deputy Commander Lieutenant He said: “The next eight years or 10 years, China will have their own fourth-generation fighters.” He added, China’s fourth-generation fighter’s performance will “catch up or exceed the existing similar jet fighters. ”
article said that China is on the Pakistani fighter pilot training to enable them to control the fourth-generation fighters. To achieve this purpose, January 16, China delivered to Pakistan eight K-8P jet trainer. According to an official statement said, K-8P trainer enhance the Pakistan Air Force pilot training base, and to “challenge them to a more smooth transition of the fourth-generation fighter aircraft to provide an effective platform.” K-8P is a Sino-Pakistani joint research and development of advanced jet trainer. The aircraft has been fitted out in the Pakistan Air Force Academy. At that time, the Chinese delegation and senior officials of the Pakistan Air Force trainer attended the handover ceremony.
China to sell J-10 fighters in Pakistan’s move reflected its strategic alliance between Pakistan and the depth. Pakistan, China will be the first to receive this country’s most advanced fighter, which shows that China-Pakistan strategic partnership of China’s convinced. However, defense analysts is that these arms sales to the world to convey an important message that China’s “defense capabilities are increasing rapidly.” Sino-Pakistani military relationship has been continued for more than 43 years, the relationship began in 1966, when China provided to Pakistan F-6 fighters, have since succeeded in providing to Pakistan, such as FT5, A5, F-7P, F- 7PG and K-8 and other aircraft.
Moreover, with both high-level exchanges between the defense sector to start, continue to strengthen Sino-Pakistani relations. In October, China National Defense Industry Office (SASTIND) the Secretary seeking Chen’s hair led a delegation to visit Pakistan, China’s national defense. Chen demand made to visit Gilani, two in the JF-17, “Khalid” tanks, F-22 frigates, airborne warning and control systems, aircraft and naval vessels and other cooperation projects were discussed. Chinese delegation, including missile technology from the company – China Poly Technology Co., Ltd. and China Aviation Industry Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation and China North Industries Corporation representative.
article said, with the United Nations anti-Pakistan project increasing their cooperation in the aviation industry has also reached the millennium summit. Bilateral defense co-production sector is the mainstay of Pakistan in Pakistan Kamra Air Consortium (PAC), which is responsible for maintenance, assembly, manufacture of fighter and training aircraft. Pakistan International Airlines consortium known as the world’s third largest assembly plant. Initially, the joint is in China with the help of the Pakistan Air Force modified the Chinese fighter created, which involved the aircraft system, including the Shenyang F-6 (now retired), Nanchang A-5 and F- 7 fighters, the Shenyang FT-5 and FT-6 trainer jet. Pakistan International Airlines of the Commonwealth under the radar and avionics manufacturers Kamla (KARF), responsible for assembling and repair of airborne and ground-based radar systems, electronic and avionics. To obtain ISO-9002 certified Kamla radar and avionics manufacturer has been acquired for the Pakistan Air Force Chengdu F-7P interceptor fleet has been upgraded. Moreover, as time goes by, the Commonwealth of Pakistan International Airlines has been extended to aircraft manufacturing, and in the 1980s set up a dedicated manufacturing unit – Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF). Hongdu Aviation Industry Group and China jointly designed and developed the K-8 “Kalakunlun” (Karakoram) (ie Hongdu JL-8) advanced jet trainer, the aircraft manufacturer has a reputation in the region. However, the aircraft manufacturer’s flagship project comes as Pakistan co-production of JF-17 “Lightning” fighter, this section by the aircraft manufacturer with the Chengdu Aircraft Industry joint manufacturing.
Pakistan Air Force fielded 350 JF-17 fighter replacement active
recent years, China and Pakistan are committed to joint production of JF-17 “Lightning” multi-role fighter, and agreed them as the U.S. F-16 “Fighting Falcon” (Fighting Falcon) light fighter alternatives. November 23, Pakistan’s first local production of JF-17 fighter aircraft finally succeeded in off the assembly line, along with “Long live Pakistan-China friendship,” the chants, the Pakistan Air Consortium it over to the Pakistan Air Force.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan Army Chief of Staff and the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Luo Zhaohui and other political dignitaries attended the handover ceremony. During a speech Luo Zhaohui said: “China hopes to further expand defense cooperation with Pakistan.” At present, the Pakistan Air Force has a 10 JF-17 fighter jets, these aircraft are manufactured in China. JF-17 project launched in 1992, when China has promised to transfer the production technology for which the joint production of aircraft. In 1999, the Pakistan sanctions by the United States after the project was discontinued, but would have to be restarted in 2001.
2003 年 9 3, manufactured in China JF-17 prototype made its first flight. Pakistan Air Force claims, equipped with glass cockpit and modern avionics JF-17 fighter with any comparable. JF-17 fighter jet for the light, equipped with a turbo fan engine, advanced flight controls and the most advanced weapons delivery systems. As a supersonic aircraft, JF-17 speeds of up to 1.6 times the speed of sound, and the aircraft’s air refueling capability to make it more “outstanding.” Pakistan in 2010 the formation of a JF-17 fighter squadron. In this regard, Pakistan Air Force chief of staff revealed to the media said, JF-17 will help “replace the existing Pakistan Air Force fighter groups, including the F-7, A-5 and all the ‘Phantom’ fighter.” Eventually, Pakistan will be fitted out 350 JF-17, in order to completely replace its outdated fleet of aircraft.
In addition, Pakistan also plans to export to developing countries of the fighters, and has reportedly received a large order. China and Pakistan are expected each year to Asia, Africa and Middle East countries export 40 JF-17 fighter. To $ 25 million price to be considered, the aircraft’s annual sales will reach $ 1 billion. It is estimated that over the next 15 years, Asia will buy this type of fighter aircraft 1000-1500. In this joint venture project in Pakistan, Pakistan will hold 58% stake in China holding 42%. In addition to aviation, China and Pakistan are areas of joint production of warships to carry out close cooperation.
with a Chinese frigate in Pakistan Navy
2004, China and Pakistan to China to Pakistan to provide $ 750 million loan to help Pakistan build 4 F-22P frigates things had been consulted. In the same year, be it a non-commercial loans (ie cost) is confirmed, the two countries began to rapidly advance the project. Now, they have extended the original agreement, the number of F-22P frigates from the 4 to 8, by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China and Pakistan, Karachi Shipyard and Machinery Works (KSEW) were constructed. F-22P frigates for each ship (the type of escort ships of China 053H3 improved) production costs of $ 175 million. This calculation, eight frigates of the total cost will reach $ 1.4 billion or so.
July 30, the first ship in China F-22P frigates – “Zur non-Carl” was already delivered to Pakistan. September, was officially installed aboard the frigate in Pakistan Navy fleet. In fact, Ahmedabad in July this year to the country shortly after the ship has participated in the Pakistan Navy SeaSpark military exercises. The initial four frigates have three manufacturing in China, one in Pakistan. “Zur non-Carl” was delivered, the other two in the Chinese-made F-22P frigates fitted out in 2010 is expected to Pakistan Navy fleet. Karachi, Pakistan, the fourth ship in the shipyard built F-22P frigates will be ready in 2013.
Pakistan Navy F-22P frigates will be referred to as a “sword” class frigate, which has the long-range surface to surface missiles (SSM) and surface to air missile (SAM), depth charges, torpedoes, the latest 76 mm gun, short-range weapon system (CIWS), sensors, electronic warfare, and advanced command and control systems. F-22P frigates of the displacement of 3,000 tons, can carry Z9EC anti-submarine helicopters. China has already delivered to Pakistan in the first two helicopters. Although the Pakistan Navy has owned the anti-submarine operations there for the “Sea King” helicopter, but it still buy Chinese Z9EC to enhance its combat capability. In addition to the construction of eight frigates, the Pakistani defense agreement also includes upgrading the shipyard in Karachi, Pakistan, in order to create a modern surface ships. F-22P frigates agreement reached by China and Pakistan on the first ship agreement, which promote high level of cooperation between the two navies, thus enhancing the ability of both the surface fleet.
Pakistan China will transfer J-10 fighter production technology
the millennium, Pakistan has been pushing the UN anti-producing defense deal . Currently, the two countries have jointly produced the most advanced weapons systems, such as JF-17 fighters and F-22P frigates. Moreover, China will be the transfer of Pakistan J-10 fighter production technology. China realized that high-tech defense industry in Pakistan has a wealth of human capital, which is like a magnet for Chinese investment in lead adsorption. Pakistan wants the occupation of Asia, Africa and the Middle East vast defense export market. At the same time, the two countries in the aviation and maritime defense system that the increasing cooperation in the field, the principle of Pakistan’s military has undergone major changes, eliminated the previous emphasis on the Army (especially ground forces), Navy and Air Force ignored the principle. In the current regional strategy in the context of a changing environment, Pakistan has recognized the air and sea defenses play a crucial role. China and Pakistan in the aviation and maritime defense of the collaboration to fully reflect their importance in this regard. (Compiled: Spring)