Chinese K-8 trainer aircraft involved in the production outside sales call Pakistan
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Air Force is an important part of the country’s armed forces, but some developing countries lack of funding difficult to maintain the costly advanced aircraft the composition of forces, so some of the advanced trainer became affordable a good choice. And China’s K-8 trainer aircraft military equipment is one of the star, recently sales continue to call. In addition to Egypt, Pakistan, Venezuela, the media have recently disclosed a large number of Myanmar would like to buy K-8, to enrich the country’s air force.
buy K-8 to strengthen the attack power
According to Chiang Mai, Thailand News, June 18 disclosed earlier this month, Myanmar has been reached with China Purchasing 50 “multi-purpose jet bombers” (K-8 trainer aircraft) protocol. According to sources in Myanmar, and the strategic nature of Russian-made MiG-29 fighters more than the Burmese military prefer strong ground attack fighter, because it can deter fighters near the border with armed groups.
According Scandasia news report, in November last year, the Air Force generals in Myanmar visited China to upgrade China-made military aircraft Myanmar issues in talks with China, Myanmar made a purchase after the 50 K-8 trainer’s decision. Burmese sources said: “Buy K-8 trainer aircraft for two reasons, one training study, the second is used for counter-insurgency.”
K-8 trainer aircraft, also known as “Karakoram” jointly developed by China and Pakistan, with air to air missiles and rockets. It is reported that from 1998 to 1999, Myanmar Air Force bought 12 from the Chinese K-8 trainer aircraft, is deployed in the Toungoo Pegu Air Force Base.
Why favored by many Air Force
K-8 is China’s first developed in cooperation with foreign countries, export-oriented trainer. The aircraft is equipped with modern avionics systems, including instrumentation, communication and navigation equipment, pilot training to meet the 21st century. This machine has a very strong sustained flight, maximum flight speed of 800 km, combat radius of 400 km and a maximum range of up to more than 2,100 km endurance more than three hours. K-8 for US-made F-16 advanced fighters like to provide advanced training. With aspects of the arms, K-8 is equipped with a 23 mm caliber cannon, can also be mounted two air to air missiles, bombs or rockets, perform low-intensity air defense and ground attack missions.
K-8 trainer aircraft in addition to their own advantage, mature model of international cooperation for K-8 paved the way for a large number of exports. K-8 project partners in Pakistan to participate fully in the development and production, and ordered a large number of K-8 trainer aircraft for the K-8 to further open the international market to create a favorable external conditions.
addition to Pakistan, the Egypt is the use of large K-8. May 26, China and Egypt co-production of the first 120 K-8E trainer delivery marks the co-production of K-8E Aye advanced trainer project successfully completed. This is China’s first export aircraft production line and exporting aircraft manufacturing technology. Currently, K-8E trainer has become the main Egyptian Air Force pilot training aircraft.
visible, advanced performance and sophisticated model of international cooperation is a K-8 Open market holy grail. (Source: International Online – News of the World)