Russia says China plans to sell at least 1200 to overseas advanced fighter
China Air Force F-10 aircraft two-ship formation
LONDON November 26, 2007: 23 Russian Pravda published an article that China has used the fighter from the Russian Su -27/30 access technology, mass production of J-10, J 11 and FC-1 “Xiaolong fighters.” China plans to produce and sell at least 1,200 fighters, and well below the price of Russian fighter sale to the international market.
reported that the Russian defense industry, the export of Chinese fighter had not news. In 2003, China refused to renew the “Su -27/30″ production license, and began building a replica model of Russian-made fighters. The report also pointed out that, in addition to aircraft market, China will result in the accessories market to the Russian competition.
reported that China plans to market challenges in the traditional Russian defense industry has become cheap and efficient manufacturer of aerospace materials. Malaysia has expressed willingness to cooperate with China in this regard, the Air Force officials recently disclosed that a group of Russian fighters from China to buy parts.
Royal Malaysian Air Force currently has 18 Russian-made Su-30MKM fighter. Although the technical services are favorable conditions for Russia’s foreign arms sales, but for various reasons, Russia repeatedly failed to fulfill the contract to provide spare parts to Malaysia, which therefore declined to purchase Russian-made “MiG-29″ fighter. In fact, Russia has never achieved its promise of technology services to India.
reported that since 1992, Russia has sold China 76 Su-27 fighters. In 1995, Moscow, Beijing authorized more than 200 aircraft equipped with the fighters. Result, the famous Russian “Su-27″ aircraft will be China’s “clone” to “J-11″ fighter. Initially, Russia has been China’s “Su-27″ fighter for the parts, but in 2003 Beijing’s refusal to extend the production license. By 2008, when China will be successful imitation of the Russian-made engine, radar and other equipment.
reported that, in fact, a long time ago, China began to authorized and unauthorized copying Russian aircraft. The F-6 and F-7 is in the “MiG-10″ and “MiG-21″ based on the design; H-6 bombers Tu-16 is an imitation of the Soviet Union; transport Y-5, Y-7 and Y-8 were used in Russia An-2, An-24 and An-12 technology.
reported that since 2007, the Sino-Russian military cooperation decreased by 62%. In fact, since the two countries since 2007, had signed no new arms contracts. Pentagon on China’s national defense force in a report assessing the level of China’s national defense technology. U.S. officials believe that China’s national defense technology development at levels far below the United States. However, the Pentagon stressed that China’s defense budget is much higher than the national growth rate of economic growth.
reported that, in addition to aircraft, the Chinese will want to start the production of large ships, and a new generation of weapons and military hardware development. China will give priority to the construction of super-ship, new submarines, supersonic aircraft, missiles and other weapons. China plans to ship launched in 2015 after a routine, in 2020 after the construction of two nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The project, once completed, China will establish control of the western waters of the Pacific. (Compiled: Spring)