Russia and China, said the progress of the Five Dynasties machine engine and other technical questions remaining
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global news network on 31 December, New Year, China’s test of rumors in the fifth-generation fighter boom set off a wave of international, national media have made this speculation, there is doubt, there are impressive. With long-term military relationship with China, Russia, concerned about the “China Five Dynasties machine” topic of the media concluded that China Five fighters “not yet ripe.”
Novosti published on December 29 military observers □ Ilya Kramnik entitled “China’s fifth-generation fighter,” the article. The article points out, experts and military fans in China to see the new high-speed taxiing aircraft blurry photos, results in a “China has begun to test their fifth-generation fighter,” the conclusion. This is known as J-20 aircraft, with American F-22 and the Russian T-50 to compete.
However, the article on “the extent to which China is close to create their own fifth-generation fighter,” there is doubt that many people will be J-20 called the “US-Russian fifth generation fighter hybrid,” But the reality is not so simple. China nearly 20 years in the field of aircraft manufacturing in close cooperation with Russia. China does not want to simply use or integration of Russian technology, but the process of trying to co-develop its own technology. The development of new aircraft in China in what can be made into, will depend on the engine, materials, electronic equipment and airborne weapons, a number of factors.
reported that it is not clear which Chinese fighter jet engines will be used. Generally accepted that production aircraft will use the WS-15 high-thrust engines, but the engine is still on the drawing. In addition, China can not copy and self-production AL-31F engines. They assembled and modified in the Su-27 aircraft. Russia will provide the engine apart to China, but the assembly and commissioning. J-10 also uses the AL-31F. To WS-10 engine as the representative of China at the same time being keep up with the Soviet Union on the life of a prototype engine.
material issues are equally important. Fifth-generation stealth fighter is a prominent and better performance, it should be the use of modern synthetic materials. But so far, China’s aviation industry has not been large-scale use of this material. Chinese development and production capabilities of modern aerospace composite materials is in doubt.
in electronic devices, the first radar, China’s technology development and the engine almost, that is self-developed products is still far less than similar products in Russia and Europe. Therefore, China must continue to import. Currently, all aircraft in China, the Russian-made Su-30MKK have the best radar, aircraft radar most of China’s future will be developed based on Russia’s radar. As for its performance and the future of Russia and the U.S. there will be many differences between the radar and now can only guess.
as airborne weapons, China has also to mimic the main, the Air Force’s guided weapons mainly to imitate the United States, Israel and Russia last century, 60 to 80 years of prototype products. And even if access to foreign prototype products, and China will create a new generation of guided weapons and spend a lot of time. Taking into account the major modern weapons (including air weapons) production countries are increasingly reluctant to share advanced technology with China.
In summary, from the 1970s onwards can be found a pattern: the development of China-made aircraft with the generation of the leading countries later than 15 to 20 years. The third generation and fourth-generation machines such machines, the fifth-generation machine apparently is also the case – J-20 than the United States YF-22 (F-22A prototype) for nearly 20 years later, Russia’s MiG 1.44 than 17 years later , Su-37 and Su -47 than 14 years later.
China’s new production aircraft will be the prototype (when the fifth-generation fighter in service in the next 10 years), or just a technical samples, mass production until 15 to 20 years, is still unknown. But it can be speculated that in the international market will occupy the share. China has always been in accordance with the practice, is likely to produce very useful “mature” fifth-generation aircraft of similar machines, and much cheaper than the price sold to US-Russian Central Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
not rule out the J-20 export-oriented and supply its air force’s aircraft will be equipped with the import of weapons, including Russian-made weapons. In addition, almost certainly, at least the next three decades, China will have to continue to purchase from abroad, modern line of avionics equipment. Despite 20 years of China’s aviation industry has made considerable progress, but the technology gap with leading countries have not disappeared, only slightly reduced.