Reputation of Chinese weapons to the arms market in a competitive sales campaign launched
Japanese media said that China exports to African countries are struggling to J-11 fighter
LONDON Dec. 18, 2007: U.S. 17, Jamestown Foundation article said, with weapons production capability and technology continuous improvement of the Chinese military in the world along with rising sales, the impact of the global arms market. China’s arms sales to further enhance its international diplomatic influence.
push into China’s arms exports Russia’s backyard
article said that in 2009, because China is bound to be more proactive foreign policy, the position in the international financial system , large-scale investment in other countries – especially for energy assets investment and procurement – a memorable year. In addition, China’s impact on the global arms market has proved that China’s self-confidence. China’s international image as an arms exporter is increasing evidence of its defense industry’s progress, and now China has started to address more complex challenges, and strive for foreign customers to produce high-quality military systems, and perhaps soon after, began to other post-Soviet countries sell Chinese-made weapons.
article that China’s rise as a major arms exporter of Russian weapons in large part be attributed to the success of localization efforts, and Moscow since the 1990s from the sale of military technology to China. Russian-made weapons, China’s domestic long-standing efforts, rooted in practical experience in China years ago and a systematic policy – the policy aimed to improve the level and quality of domestic weapons technology, to reduce dependence on foreign supplies. That is why China’s progress in the arms market, greatly damaged Russia’s interests – in recent years, Russian-made weapons and technology in popular areas of the original, the Chinese military has become increasingly competitive.
this is quite naturally upset the Russian arms dealer, but Moscow still insist on maintaining good Sino-Russian relations, even if the future of the Russian arms sales to China will be far less than in the past. Therefore, China is a result of Russian-made weapons and domestic policy of punishment, or punished by the extent of the problem is still unknown. In this way, China in the international arms market, even in the backyard of Russia, called the CIS, Russia is becoming a direct competitor.
article stressed that Chinese arms sales offensive in the range of global. In Africa, China or to allow those who can sell to China’s national oil and gas extraction (eg Sudan). Obviously, the Chinese version of Russian-made weapons are being used in Africa to compete with Russia. For example, according to reports in Japan, China is making significant efforts of African countries to export J-11 fighter. In South America, Russia will be here as an important future markets, hoping to increase market share in the region – China began to offer the region a competitive weapon systems. By 2010, when China will deliver six Venezuela K-8 “Kara Kunlun Mountains’ primary jet trainer or light attack aircraft, also offers Ecuador $ 52 million loan to each other as E Air Force aircraft procurement . In early 2009, Ecuador and China signed a $ 60 million contract to purchase the Chinese air defense radars; This is the first time in fifteen years China sourcing.
the Middle East can best embody China’s arms exports offensive
perhaps, that best reflect the Middle East arms sales to China’s active attitude – here, China will At the same time compete with the United States and Russia. According to Russian news agencies reported that, because Iran has no hope to obtain advanced Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, the Tehran government will turn its attention to China’s recent market the HQ-9 surface-to (export name for the FD-2000 ). It is reported that, HQ-9 surface-integration of S-300 from Russia and the U.S. MIM-104 “Patriot” missile technology. It uses a Russian missile system, “Solid rocket, aerodynamic, aerodynamic spoiler and launcher technology, and some search and guidance system.” HQ-9 surface-aircraft target range is 7-125 km far lower than Russia’s S-300PMU1 missile attack range 150 km; on-ground missile target range of 7-50 km, shooting high as 1-18 km; cruise missile with a range of 7-15 km, shooting high as 0.025 km ; 7-25 km against ballistic missile targets, shooting 2-15 km high.
article said, is similar to other countries as Russia, Egypt, also tired of the customer’s quality of Russian weapons, began turning to China’s military. Moreover, China has announced it will work with Russia and the United States anti-aircraft missiles on the Turkish market tickets to compete. China has also sold to the South and Southeast Asia weapons and technology, especially for Pakistan. China is to strengthen India’s arms race, and compete with Russia in the southeast. It is noteworthy that China’s recent sale to Pakistan 36 F-10 fighter, may eventually sell 150 to Pakistan this aircraft. This is for China to prove market power in Pakistan is China’s confidence in the global arms market the best proof.
Therefore, China Aviation Industry Corporation will become Russia’s Sukhoi and MiG aircraft in Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Eastern Europe’s competitors, this competition will eventually be extended to African helicopter market. At the same time, it will launch its domestic Pakistani JF-17 fighter – which Russian planes to copy the technology developed by China. Obviously, Pakistan, China to sell or transfer such as RPG rocket launchers, PK-10 assault guns, howitzers and anti-tank rockets and other acts of the Russian defense technology has caused the Russian official dissatisfaction.
In addition, the deal between Pakistan also has an important geopolitical significance. First, China has been worried about India’s military strength and political status of the rise of the Beijing government intends to restrain India through Pakistan. This reflects China’s long-term arms sales policy. Secondly, it also shows that China will not let a negative attitude towards the United States to challenge its influence in Pakistan. As the “India Times” reported it: “China is eager to reduce U.S. influence in Pakistan, making it easier to deal with India. Recently, the Washington government to increase economic assistance to Pakistan’s decision, in some extent for the countermeasures taken by China. ” “Now, China is trying to sell Pakistan the advanced jet fighter, the Beijing government in Pakistan to restore the impact is more important is that China willing to share advanced technology with Pakistan, and U.S. suppliers are often reluctant to do so . ” According to Pakistani media reports, in addition to currently be bought J-10, the Pakistani government would also like to purchase a large number of fighters from China. This will be a Pakistani official trade known as the China-Pakistan relations fighter milestone “.
help enhance China’s arms exports foreign influence
Finally, the article pointed out that these arms and their range suggest China is indeed intended to be Russia’s permanent competitors, and ultimately with the United States and Europe have equal shares in the international arms market. In addition to reducing their exports, it seems nothing can stop China’s domestic Russian the process of arms control, even if Russia is willing to bear heavy losses to stop arms sales to China, Chinese companies continue to improve for the stop upgrading its existing weapons systems, but also too late. Moreover, Chinese weapons systems lower price point, and also promised to provide political and financial assistance, which for some countries with very attractive Iran’s case also suggests that if China occupied Iranian weapons to replace the Russian market, Iran’s foreign policy orientation that will be turned to Moscow to Beijing. As for Turkey, surface-market competition (due to Iran’s growing missile capability, Turkey, the urgency of purchasing anti-aircraft missiles also will increase) also showed that in some cases, Russia is lower than China’s competitiveness in other words, China’s international arms arena However, its performance is beginning to expand arms sales policy. (Compiled: Spring)