China may help customers to build large aircraft Xiaolong local assembly plants (Figure)
Pakistan Air Force fighter Xiaolong Farnborough Air Show in England on static display
PRC, according to Arabianaerospace Web site reported that in 2009 Pakistan received the first by a Chinese-made aircraft, which aircraft is the China and Pakistan jointly developed Xiaolong fighters.
reported that the Pakistani aircraft took part in the Farnborough. “Fierce Dragon” is expected to exhibit during the show, but only for static display. Pakistan and China want to export the fighter, said publicity Xiaolong fighter is to replace the aging F-5 and F-16 low-cost alternative to machine. Pakistan to end an estimated 28 JF-17 fighter Xiaolong service plans for its air force with 250 final.
currently responsible for global marketing of products made in China’s military aviation of China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation is negotiating with six potential customers, and the Pakistani government is also preliminary discussions with other countries.
an industry source said, China plans military aviation markets in the world play an important role, and its wish to exports, “Fierce Dragon” fighter as part of the plan, while Pakistan exports fighter is hoping to reduce the unit cost of local assembly of aircraft.
the name of the industry, said: “They have been negotiating for some time, the negotiations in Farnborough will continue on, it is their ability to showcase their aircraft, a great opportunity.”
alleged, for commitment to buy “large aircraft” of customers, China may help to establish local assembly plants. This is China’s “Fierce Dragon” fighter project for the treatment of Pakistan and China to Egypt a few years ago selling “Hongdu” K-8 training and light attack aircraft in the same way.
However, the report pointed out that China may encounter difficulties in the engine, because Russia does not want to sell outside China RD-93 engines. China Guizhou Aviation Group for the past ten years has been Mount WS-13 aircraft engine research, reported in March has been a test flight with the new engine. It is not clear whether the company is ready for mass production of this engine.
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