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U.S.” defense News “magazine on May 2 a report title: China confirmed that the F-15 carrier-based fighter design from the Russian Su-33 fighter
Chinese state media announced the first batch of F-15″ Flying Shark ” carrier-based fighter photos. Over the past year, had several consecutive very opaque Beijing announced the news of the new fighter, this is the latest one.
in this news release, there was an unconfirmed Chinese blog disclosure, there may have been in China earlier this month flight test the F-18 “Red Eagle” short takeoff vertical landing fighters. In January of this year, Chinese media on the F-20 “Blackhawk” stealth fighter’s first successful test flight of endless joy.
But not everyone believes these messages.
a British defense analyst, said: “Now it many ‘F’ word of the message type of aircraft, unless they are confirmed, otherwise I questioned the authenticity of these messages.”
analysts say, F -15 fighter aircraft designed by the Shenyang Aircraft Manufacturing R & D, prototype of the Russian Sukhoi Su-33 carrier-based fighter. Many of its avionics from F-IIB are multi-role fighter, which is an imitation of the Russian-made Su-27 fighter jets.
U.S. Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said Jim Thomas, vice president: “China seems intent on developing its own offshore capability. F -15 fighter R & D a symbol of the Chinese Navy in the development of carrier-based aircraft projects and a big step. “Thomas said, China’s aircraft carrier does not pose a serious threat to the U.S. Navy.
He said: “But they may be used to threaten other countries in the region.”
“Red Star over the Pacific,” one of the report’s authors, said Yoshihara Jun wells, many analysts people seem to agree that, by the former Soviet Union, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier adapted from China’s new carrier will play a greater role in the South China Sea region. Yoshihara Jun wells, said: “Southeast Asian countries will undermine the strength of their inability to cope with the threat of China’s aircraft carrier in the United States does not intervene in the case, especially.”
Jun Yoshihara well that the use of the new aircraft carrier may include the east coast of Taiwan, but the “use is very limited.” He said that for the uniform strength of Taiwan’s defense, China has deployed a large number of short-range aircraft and missiles.
He said: “The role of carrier is that it is Taiwan’s east coast has added a new threat to force Taiwan’s east coast geography determines its structure vulnerable to ballistic missile attack, but the carrier to give the impact of war across the Taiwan Strait may be negligible. “Taiwan National Security Bureau recently confirmed that, at the end of this year in China intend to conduct trials of new aircraft carriers. April 26, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry spokesman Luo Shao and said that Taiwan’s military is closely watching the progress of the aircraft carrier in mainland China, and has been developed on how to deal with this threat a good strategy.
Taiwan, a Defense Ministry source said that Taiwan’s options include land-based and ship-based “Treasures” anti-ship missiles and submarine-launched torpedoes. Taiwan is still waiting for the U.S. government in 2001 but has not yet committed to the delivery of eight diesel-powered submarines. After delivery of the submarine, MK48 Taiwan intends to order 100 submarine-launched torpedo. (Correspondent Yan Wende from Taipei)
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United States, “Defense Week” on May 2 on an article title: F-18 fighters to China analysts expressed doubts
U.S. analysts say they are Chinese Chengdu J-18 “Red Eagle” short takeoff vertical landing aircraft called the first test flight skeptical.
Virginia Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia said: “There is this suspicion is reasonable. Given the possible range of technology, they can easily disguise its presence, and Is it worth it. “analysts say, even if the aircraft really exist, there can be particularly large applications. Whatever the conclusion, the result is the same: the Chinese will not be able to develop and may play a role in the deployment of such aircraft.
analysts say, Chinese people do not yet have independent design as short takeoff vertical landing aircraft so complex and difficult to produce something of ability.
Aboulafia said: “They did not produce the money stealth fighter, but they are indeed very successful in terms of fraud.”
Lexington, Virginia Institute of Analysis Home Dan Guer agree with this view. He said: “There is no evidence that they can start from zero, so quickly developed such a fighter from now, 20 years later, there may be.”
While China’s reported claim that This legendary short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft shape appears to carrier-based Su-33 fighter, or as the Chinese copy of the F-15 fighters, but analysts said the design of twin-engine short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft extremely difficult.
In addition, the existing twin-engine aircraft such as Su-33, converted into a short takeoff vertical landing aircraft, is almost impossible.
Gul said that the Chinese short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft research and development if not directly based on the now defunct Soviet Union, Jacques -141 short VTOL project, then at least technically will be very similar.
Research Center in Washington, Defense Intelligence analyst Winslow Wheeler have the same view that China will seriously learn from these aircraft the aircraft in Russia.
Aboulafia said, short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft design, there are three basic ways.
first way is to use Russia’s way is the second jet engine specifically for the provision of vertical takeoff and landing.
the other is the Marine Corps ‘Harrier’ vertical takeoff and landing aircraft using the approach, that is transported by pipeline from the main engine of the air, to provide landing.
third is produced by Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter F35B use, that use shaft-driven lift fan.
Aboulafia said: “This is the Chinese people do not really have any experience cutting-edge technology within a short time they absolutely can not do.” He said, In addition, China can not have available Locke This method of Lockheed’s jet propulsion system.