Russia said the stealth fighter F -20 completely China’s independently developed products (Figure)
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LONDON January 13 news: According to the Russian newspaper reported on January 11 Network, January 11 stealth technology designed according to China The 5th generation fighter F -20 completed the first test flight, making it the world after the United States and Russia, following the third generation fighter technology to master the country. Russia’s strategic and technical analysis, deputy director of Makiyenko that F -20 is completely China’s independently developed products.
Beijing at 12:50 on January 11, over in Chengdu, Sichuan, China a stealth technology designed according to the fifth generation fighter aircraft F -20 -10 escorted by two F in the sky, the 18 minutes of flight tests. F -20 trial witness shot the scene, spread to the Internet, but also recorded F -20 take off, landing and flight of up to 5 minutes of video. The first generation F -20 fighter, that is the fourth-generation fighter in Chengdu J-10 is also developed.
Russia’s strategic and technical analysis, deputy director of Makiyenko sure, China is definitely F -20 completely self-developed products, despite Russia’s MiG 1.42 F -20 testing machine with certain characteristics, its use WS-10 engine and is similar to the Russian AL-31. But all the same generation aircraft are very similar, in any case, F -20 means that China has entered a successful maiden flight to master this technique Country Club, becoming the first three fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed countries, is unquestionable success, although it was officially installed at least have to wait about eight years. He believes that the F -20 is still not mature, large body, engine power is clearly insufficient, the configuration is unknown, specific performance is also not known to the public. But Russia does not have to worry too much about F -20 T-50 will become a major competitor, because the value of labor in China is rapidly rising, will soon reach and Russia, Eastern Europe, a considerable level of value of labor, so the cost than T F -20 -50 cheaper extremely unlikely, the Russian T-50 may not pose a serious threat.
“Chinese Defense Review” editor Andrei Chang said in an interview the same analysis of China’s new generation fighter’s strengths and flaws that made F -20 WS-10 engine installation, mobile, structure well-designed, but can not be entirely true sense of the 5th generation fighter, should belong to the 4th generation + product. Main drawback is the lack of engine power, can not be supersonic cruise flight, radar systems and stealth technology is not perfect. However, these defects would be to eliminate them one by one Chinese expert, then F -20 will be cost-effective products, as Russia’s 5th generation fighter T-50′s major competitors.
T-50 first flight a year ago, the development of Business Information Services Department announced that the Sukhoi company, T-50 Russian military equipment will be used in 2015. Now Russia is the most modern fighter Su-35, belonging to the 4th generation + + product, its main competitor is U.S. market not the same F-35. Chinese officials did not disclose when the F -20 to the troops, the advent of the new fighter and test very suddenly, on January 5 was for the ground run tests, January 6, Chinese President Hu Jintao of recognition from the Air Force Materiel House of the engine designer Gan Xiaohua.
serving the world’s only 5th generation fighter is the American F-22, F -20 China flight test just in the United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates during his visit to. Gates to the U.S. correspondent confirmed the existence of China’s new generation fighter, but not expressed any concerns. Hong Lei, the Chinese Foreign Ministry official spokesman on January 11 that China adheres to peaceful development and pursues a defensive national defense policy, the development of military technology to protect the national security interests and the needs of national sovereignty, does not threaten any country. (Compiled: Shu-shan)