British media said the People’s Liberation Army active duty fighter 3425 the world’s No. 3
Chinese Air Force has made a large number of fielded F-10 aircraft
latest British “Flight International” 14 reported to the site, compiled the “World Air Force Manual”, based on the current number of major countries have a simple aircraft introduction, that the United States, Russia, China, India, Japan, among the world’s top five active fighters, including active duty PLA total 3425 aircraft, the U.S. active duty three times the number of fighters in Russia, Asia, North America, twice the total aircraft.
Although the global economic downturn on the world of military procurement programs in some countries had a negative impact, but most important national procurement project is still moving forward as usual. Finalized this year, the first international purchase order settled Lockheed Martin Corporation – Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom three developed by the company ordered F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Reported that in the coming years, this aircraft will be obviously a leader in the field of aircraft, Lockheed Martin is expected to battle for the F-35 fighter project partners which produced over 3000 aircraft. Reported that many countries need to NATO-led operations in Afghanistan to provide support, and poor local environment is an arduous test of active-duty aircraft heritage. It is this situation that the world of new transport aircraft, helicopter gunships and special mission aircraft demand surge.
British “Flight International”, compiled this year’s “World Air Force Manual” manual collection of nearly 160 countries, more than 58,000 active-duty aircraft military aircraft, and details have been finalized or plan to purchase more than 11,000 aircraft. Among them, the U.S. armed forces in the global share of the most important military aircraft, up to 24%, and its number of active fighters is ranked second three times in Russia. The next three countries are China, India and Japan. Chinese military aircraft, the total amount of active equipment, 3425, 2380, including fighter, transport aircraft 123 sorties, 496 combat helicopters, training aircraft/helicopter 400. Allegedly, Asia reached a total of nearly 6000 aircraft, almost twice that of North America.
active fighters in Latin America have at least, most recently in the area of ??a single fighter procurement project for the procurement of 36 aircraft in Brazil’s FX-2 project, but has not yet been finalized. Although Brazil may be the time until 2010 to finalize the procurement of which fighter, but with the U.S. Boeing F/A-18E/F “Super Hornet” fighter and the Swedish Saab “Gripen” fighter competition, the French of cable “Rafale” fighter clearly the upper hand.
All three fighters have also joined the Indian medium-term multi-purpose fighter aircraft procurement project bidding. Eurofighter “Typhoon”, Lockheed Martin’s F-16 aircraft production with the Russian joint-stock companies (RSK) MiG -35 are also involved in this race at least 126 aircraft purchases. India’s technology assessment process will continue next year’s mid-term, but will not rush to make a final purchase choice.
At the same time, after years of conflict, such as Afghanistan and Iraq and other war-affected countries are also efforts to build a reliable aircraft fleet. Kabul has been the year from A Laini aerospace company received its first two modern G222 Pi transport. Also want to purchase their light aircraft, so the coalition forces to reduce Zhu’a after the Arab army to provide the ability to ensure national stability.
post-Saddam Iraq, the Air Force is also growing, the Beech Aircraft Company from the United States recently received two T-6A trainer, recently asked to create a new light and medium utility helicopter fleet .
Despite the global economic downturn has also affected the previously calm in the Gulf region, the Dubai air show poor results, but given the current active fighters in the region is only about 4000, there is room for growth, so there is still Western aircraft manufacturer’s main objective.
reported recently, including the Eurofighter “Typhoon” aircraft, the Boeing C-17 and Lockheed Martin C-130J transport aircraft, 阿莱尼亚马-based company M-346 and Pilar map Sri Lanka (Pilatus) aircraft manufacturing company, PC-21 trainer aircraft and Saab 340 turboprop aircraft to the construction of air-based early warning and control aircraft are sold and the future there will be more deals.
the current economic situation may be very difficult, but in the military field, if not in the field of new aircraft and equipment to invest sufficient funds, then there may be behind a potential enemy in the future – few have dared to take such a risk. (Compass)