Army lost F-16 and F-15 aircraft engines into the United States suspects China
column filled with the Israeli Air Force F-15 fleet
newspaper in Israel 特约记者陈 speak Evans
published June 20, according to the “Global Times” reported that Israel lost eight fighters engine whereabouts remain a mystery, although the Department of Defense has stepped up the investigation, but little progress. However, the U.S. security and aviation experts have said that 18 of these engines is likely to want access to China and other opponents of the secret, may have been transferred to China. However, a retired Air Force general, said the episode was more embarrassing for Israel, the United States will not have too much harm.
network 18 according to the U.S. military reported that Israeli security officials are working on an air force base near Tel Aviv 8 fighter engine to investigate the case of theft. Israel Defense Forces spokesman said that these engines are old or retiring engine, probably because they are the residual value of the theft. However, U.S. security and aviation experts have said that these engines are still in Iran, China and other foreign rivals want to get the secret.
Washington, a defense industry research analysis ? Vice President Richard Aboulafia of the U.S. military network, said: “They are still in Iran than the current Air Force aircraft engine, advanced all, even for China development of its aircraft engines to help. “
U.S. defense and intelligence think-tank Global Security Web site, President John ? Pike said that China may be from the research F-15, F-16 fighter engine benefit. He said: “The best is the Chinese people do not get these engines in the thrust-weight ratio, fuel consumption, etc. are better than other engines, more importantly, their long life the Chinese people still do not touch the aircraft engine doorway. “Pike said that China is using Russian-made engine, while the Russian engine is not much value. He did not rule out Israeli military or some government help these people out of the engine air base and help move them to China possible. Parker said: “They all sold in China, because they compete for strategic influence in Asia, there is no helper.”
An Israeli military spokesman had on June 13 France Agency confirmed that Israeli officials have stolen parts of the aircraft began to investigate the case, he did not disclose what parts stolen. But the Israeli newspaper “Evening News” quoted the Israeli air force official as saying that the stolen parts is actually the F-16 fighter engine and-F15. Each one of these engines are more than 3700 pounds weight, is stored in Tel Aviv near Blantyre ? Nove Air Force Base. Some officials say they can no longer be used, may be a thief when the scrap to sell.
American network quoted a U.S. military retired Air Force general as saying that the loss of these engines will not be a serious security risk of loss or technology. This generals said: “This embarrassing to the Israeli Air Force, has been to several countries but the U.S. sell F-16 fighter jets in these countries, F-16 engines are likely to be of interest to third parties.”
In fact, experts speculate the United States between Israel and China, not the first time associated with weapons. Jamestown Foundation, the United States had reported that the Chinese want to get the Israeli radar system to load its new Jian-10 fighter jets, Israel also help China design the “red 9″ surface-and Song-class conventional submarines, F – 10 fighter has been Israel’s help.
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