Pakistan said the British and French competition in China Flying Leopard fighter engine orders
data for: A Flying Leopard fighter-bomber military parachute landing
French aero engine maker Snecma (SNECMA)’s M53- P2 turbofan engine
Global Times reported in Pakistan correspondent Chew strength: Pakistan News (The News) website published June 8, entitled “China to revive JH -7 production,” the article, the author is Callum ? Omar (Kaleem Omar).
article said, China is promoting military modernization, the ultimate goal is to obtain a distance far beyond the boundaries of the military power projection capability. But Beijing its unique way, it is not reckless use of brute force, but after each discussion as appropriate, move forward one step forward to prevent panic caused by neighboring countries.
the article mentioned that Pakistan, China and the United States different from China and other countries in dealing with things, Bing Chengning principle can be overly cautious, and not bullying. The article said that now is the fact that China’s military is stronger year after year to, also plans to build the first aircraft carrier battle group, while the U.S. has 12 carrier battle groups, therefore, the traditional military forces in China and the United States were flat, but also take a long time.
Pakistani media article goes on to say, these larger topics first put off; China has decided to revive the JH-7 (Flying Leopard) fighter-bomber production, upgraded version of the JH-7 potential number of additional production will reach 170, Britain and France on the engine manufacturers are providing aircraft to the Chinese engine technology to compete with each other.
article mentioned that China’s first aircraft JH -7 aircraft in the mid-1990s produced, the achievements of this work is limited, because the aircraft producers – Xi’an Aircraft Industries in the production of JH-7 power that WS-9 turbofans encountered some difficulties. According to the company with the British Rolls Royce ? (Rolls Royce) Company licensing agreement, the introduction of manufacturing Spey MK202-type aircraft engines, and WS-9 turbofans on from it.
According to Newsweek, U.S. Military – Defense News magazine reported, according to the Industrial Sector, China is planning to increase JH -7 fighter-bombers. According to U.S. media reports, China has with the London-based Rolls-Royce and France ? State-owned aircraft engine maker Snecma (SNECMA), the more they improved JH -7 to commence production of aircraft engines discussion.
reported, Snecma President Jean ? Paul ? Beixia (Jean-Paul Bechat), said his company is the practice with the Chinese side on the JH -7 M53 engine family of aircraft assembly discussions. M53 engine that is used by the French Mirage-2000 fighter force. Snecma another official familiar with the Asian market said that so far discussions with China focused on the M53 with a slightly larger engine thrust JH -7 replace the technical feasibility of the existing engine. There are media quoted Chinese officials as saying that China is producing JH-7, naval forces are purchasing, so that JH -7 extensively in naval fighter-bomber military service, will enhance their combat capability.
Pakistan media said, in addition to Snecma discussed, China also with British Rolls ? Royce Spey MK202 discussed matters related to the engine. U.S. Defense News reported that in the late 1970s, China and the United Kingdom ? Rolls-Royce reached an agreement, according to the terms of which, China has introduced dozens of Spey engine, while the Xi’an Aero Engine Corporation the engine is produced under a license agreement, China’s own production of the engine code is called WS-9.
It was reported that the main topics discussed, the British production of Xi’an on WS-9 engines provide further support to the Chinese to provide some ancillary components. ? Rolls-Royce may also provide a number of complete second-hand Spey engine. ? British Rolls-Royce spokesman said the company’s relations with China a long time; on Spey/WS-9 engines matters, he said, since China won the series (engine) manufacturing technology since the Law Eastman company in many ways to support these projects.
according to the U.S. Defense News reports around the sale of military equipment to China on the issue, still can not be ignored politically sensitive issues, it is still in the EU within the context of the arms embargo, although the embargo covers only weapons or complete weapons systems. Snecma of France officials said, with the Chinese side of (on the aero-engine) is still a technical discussion of the nature of the company does not need to go to the French government for approval; but he added that if commercial negotiations proceed, the company The sale of any military matters will first be approved by the French government. The official also said that this is a very delicate situation, because from the late 1990s, the EU’s military exports to China embargo, this policy continues today; any M53 engine exports to China contract will be through the EU arms export regulations in the implementation of the guidelines.
French Snecma official also mentioned that in the period 2004-2006, China seems to want to JH -7 fighter-bomber with a new engine. China is fully equipped with at least insist on JH -7 aircraft engine repair and maintenance capabilities. The Chinese state is the best hope in 10 years or 15 years sometime in the future, step by step through the efforts of their own production M53 engine with 80% of the capacity components.
Pakistani media quoted the news from Europe said that the PLA naval forces will purchase an additional 50-70 aircraft JH-7A, addition, and perhaps 100 to the Air Force settled. JH -7 is a two-seat twin-engine fighter-bombers, deployed to the naval forces, according to U.S. Defense News reported that the Chinese naval aviation aircraft equipped with JH -7 standoff anti-ship missiles, mainly used for maritime strike missions.