Russia and China because the supply of frozen conflicts of interest RD-33 aero-engine
Russian-made RD-33 engines to increase thrust
LONDON July 7 news: According to the Russian military news network on July 6 reported that the Russian United Aircraft Corporation is responsible for project coordination and combat aviation equipment, Vice President Sukhoi and MiG Pogosyan, general manager of supply to China proposed RD-93 engines to take strict measures to limit the position perfectly legitimate for a third country because of its serious re-export Russian-made MiG-29 fighter compressed the export market.
Russian “Kommersant” disclosed on July 5, Pogosyan insist limited supply of RD-93 engines to China. His military-technical cooperation to the Bureau of the Russian Federation and Russia’s Rosoboronexport, the letter pointed out that the engine re-export of these matters should consult with the end-product manufacturers to avoid causing damage. Russia’s Rosoboronexport confirmed that the aircraft (engine) re-exports, the company has yet to develop co-ordination with the end-product manufacturers like the constitution of the contract.
reported, Pogo and again contrary to the RD-93 engines to China is mainly due to the Sino-Russian trade in the Egyptian market, conflicts of interest, the Chinese exports to Egypt’s FC-1 “Fierce Dragon” fighter It is used RD-93 engines. In November 2007 the Russian Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Bureau to allow China to Egypt, the official re-assembly of RD-93 sales the FC-1 fighters, while allowing China to Nigeria, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Algeria supply assembly of the Russian-made aircraft engines and the introduction of China Russian-made engine has also been re-selling the Russian federal government permission, so the decision to restrict re-exports of Russian-made engine also made by the Russian government should be.
had allowed China to third countries for re-sale of RD-93 engines of the possibility that Russia had thought for a long time, when the main opponents of the Russian Ministry of Defense. To supply China 100 RD-93 engines worth $ 237 million in the first contract signed in 2005, was also signed a framework agreement to provide up to supply 500 RD-93 engines. China announced that if the Russian-made engines to increase thrust, may purchase 1,000 improved RD-93 engines, so that the supply from Russia to China RD-93 engines of the total project amount may be as high as $ 3.75 billion. Russia’s re-supply the current number of 100 RD-93 engines of the contract not been signed. Russian military-industrial system sources, apparently the two sides earlier in the contract negotiations progress more smoothly, forcing Pogosyan urgent action to firmly oppose the deal.
Russia’s arms trade center world that Russia supplies to Egypt up to 40 MiG-29SMT fighter had been negotiating for several years, the two sides plan to sign the form under the barter trade contract , with the latest model MiG-29SMT exchange supply to Egypt 35 years ago, the Soviet MiG-21. In Russia, the Chinese fighter procurement negotiations, while the Egyptian government began negotiating joint production of China and Pakistan JF-17 (FC-1) fighter project, planned assembly in Egypt, the scale of procurement may be less than 48, both being not yet reached a specific agreement, it is too early to talk about the contract signing date. Chinese fighter in a third country market success is mainly due to price factor and relatively acceptable to the tactical and technical performance, although less on the tactical and technical performance in the MiG-29, but the Chinese fighter sells for 1000-1200 million U.S. dollars, Bi Mige -29 cheaper, can be said that cheap.
assembly developed by China RD-93 turbojet engine cylinder JF-17 experimental prototype first flew in August 2003, also plans on the basis of production in its two-seat advanced trainer. 2002-2003 Russia to supply China with a group of four RD-93 engines for the protection of China 3 FC-1 flight test demonstrator. China first commodity-based supply RD-93 engine contract negotiations continued for a long time, the Chinese side proposes the first supply 15 engines for a comprehensive flight test, the Russian side insisted the first supply 100, the final negotiations The result is the Chinese side accepted the Russian proposal. RD-93 engines of the Chinese version of the Russian MiG-29 fighter for the assembly of the RD-33 turbojet engine cylinder depth improved by the Klimov Design Bureau developed aviation manufacturer, thrust 8.3 tons, can protect the aircraft to 2,000 km/hour maximum speed in the 16,500 m of high altitude. In the framework contract signed during the negotiations, Klimov Design Bureau, said preparations for FC-1 to improve the performance of RD-93 engines to increase thrust nearly 10 percent, while the thrust vector control nozzle installation, to ensure fighters get better mobility. China said at the time, prepared to continue in the RD-93 engines in cooperation with Russia, China is to increase engine thrust to install all angular thrust vector control nozzle interested. RD-93 modernization project, once to achieve improved engine thrust will be 8.3 tons to 9 tons, with thrust vector control nozzle installation, can significantly enhance the FC-1 flight technical performance and operational efficiency.
On the Russian aircraft in the Egyptian market competition, the Russian arms trade center world that the Chinese military aviation equipment in the area of ??Egypt has a long history of existence, as early as December 1999 Egypt’s Ministry of Defense and the Chinese month signed a $ 345 million 80 K-8E trainer production contract, the first batch of 10 aircraft manufactured in China, after delivery of the Egyptian Air Force, but also provide accessories to help Egypt’s two assembly batch of K-8E trainer, respectively, 15 and 10, the remaining 45 are being manufactured in Egypt, has completed 90%. Additional orders in Egypt in early 2005, they purchased a 40 K-8E trainer, so that the total number of orders in Egypt reached 120 for the supply of Egyptian K-8E trainer assembly TFE731-2A-2A turbofan engines from the United States Allied Signal’s offer. (Compiled: Shu-shan)