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first local newspaper freelance writer Li Qianyu
According to the United States,” Defense News “website reported , June 29, Pakistan Air Force Chief of Staff, Admiral Suleiman Kamal Rao, said the Chinese assistance, Pakistan Air Force’s first branch JF-17 “Fierce Dragon” fighter squadron at the front end loaded. Following the signing of Pakistan in March this year total $ 1 billion contract, 42 “Fierce Dragon” after the success of Pakistani exports, overseas media focus on this project again, that the aircraft developed by China’s aviation industry not only gain valuable experience, more to achieve a development model of innovation.
the future will become the cornerstone of Pakistan Air Force
Suleiman will be revealed, using components provided by China, Pakistan International Airlines-industrial complex (PAC) has begun The first production aircraft local version of “Fierce Dragon”, will conduct the test. First the “Fierce Dragon” squadron is expected to end in the formation of Peshawar, 26 fighter squadrons received new aircraft is expected to become the first force. Agreement in accordance with CMB, 2015, Pakistan Air Force can have at least 150 of the fighters, it will become “the undisputed cornerstone of air rights.”
According to reports, the “Fierce Dragon” fighter now completed first by China’s Chengdu Aircraft Corporation manufacturing large, then leased Ukrainian An-124 transport aircraft to Pakistan for final assembly. This will transfer the production technology as China changes, the use of Pakistani-made aircraft parts will be increasing. In addition, Pakistan intends to follow-up service of the “Fierce Dragon” fighter install more Western developed weapons systems and equipment in order to achieve the diversification of sources.
former Pakistan Air Force officer Kaiser diagram method in stressed that Pakistan can produce this advanced aircraft, that “Pakistan’s engineers and technicians have mastered the art technology”, can greatly encouraged by the public. More importantly, the master made the “Fierce Dragon” fighter capability, Pakistan Air Force will not have to worry about sanctions. In the 1990s, the United States once Pakistan’s nuclear development refused to Pakistani military F-16 fleet to provide services to Pakistan Air Force modernization frustrated.
CMB is the perfect “air partner”
British “air force” magazine correspondent 阿兰沃恩斯 pointed out that China and Pakistan are a perfect “airline partners.” In the past 50 years, Pakistan has been helping China access to advanced Western technology to develop new aircraft to China provided support. Chinese assistance to Pakistan’s aviation industry is also selfless. For example, in the direction of the Pakistan open frame design of the original code of arms, and to help Pakistan to meet U.S. standard 1760 data bus and the standard plug-in management system implanted in the “Fierce Dragon” body, so that both equipped with Chinese weapons, but also integration with a variety of NATO weapons.
stark contrast, the introduction of production of 140 Russian-made Indian Su-30MKI fighter project is full of intrigues. Russia agreed to sell India fighter only the main frame, do not agree to sell its core components together (such as thrust vectoring engine and phased array radar, etc.), also refused to provide support for open-frame design of the original code of weapons. No information in this regard, India can not match for the Su-30MKI’s Russian-made weapons and other equipment.
As a former Pakistan Air Force Chief of Staff Tanvir Mahmood Hamid will say: “… building on the Pakistan Air Force in terms of China’s role as a huge, equally indispensable. look at our list of weapons and equipment will find much of it comes from China – this is the best proof. It is based on trust between friends, China’s development and construction in Pakistan occupies a special position in Pakistan especially the Air Force. “
” export domestic ‘promising
when Pakistan is “Fierce Dragon” when cheering the arrival of the Chinese airlines on the project’s success that the foreign media praised Canada. According to British Midland Press launch of the “Chinese fighter: 1951 so far,” a book about the “Fierce Dragon” twists and turns of the development process, after 10 years of research and testing, the project has finally entered full production phase . As the Pakistan Air Force has begun to equip the aircraft, this will be the “Fierce Dragon” lay the foundation to develop the international market.
“Fierce Dragon” in the international market’s main rival is the American F-16 (especially second-hand F-16). In terms of overall operational efficiency, with the F-16A/B is roughly equal, air combat capability slightly stronger, weaker-to-ground attack capability (plug-in capacity is relatively small). At present, China and Pakistan are carrying out follow-up to improve the machine working, one is to upgrade avionics systems, with emphasis on radar and sensors, electronic warfare, data links, etc. The second is to enhance the installation of the engine thrust and thrust-vectoring technology to improve aircraft maneuverability. The third is to improve the weapons payload capacity, the “Fierce Dragon” bomb-carrying capacity of 3.6 tons, future plans to upgrade to 5-6 tons.
British aviation experts 耶菲姆戈登 that the “Fierce Dragon” is the first time, China’s military aviation industry to attract foreign investment, according to the international market demand, according to market discipline of international cooperation projects. As early as the beginning of development, the aircraft’s design was established as: to highlight the high overall operational efficiency, but also highlight the low procurement and equipment costs, and developing countries to adapt to the needs of modern warfare.
Gordon analysts said the “Fierce Dragon” project has been for 10 years, in addition to huge profits, the gains from China is also reflected in two aspects. First, the project to China’s military aviation industry has brought a qualitative change in trade patterns: the “Fierce Dragon” has a very strong development of targeted, entirely in accordance with the needs of the Pakistan Air Force, complete breakthrough of the past “What, what are they selling” the rigid mode. Secondly, the “Fierce Dragon” is a Central Air Industrial Group, at their own expense, and to introduce clients to invest in China and Pakistan to promote bilateral cooperation projects, there is no occupation of the country’s resources. The future, it is promising trial by foreign clients and then “resold” People’s Liberation Army.