Five Chinese foreign media guessing the performance will not exceed the Russian fighter T-50 (Photos)
China’s future stealth fighter scenarios
Russian T-50 aircraft renderings
LONDON June 24 news: Singapore” Asia-Pacific Defense “article published in June, China’s fifth-generation analysis of the J-XX fighter stealth fighter project the development process, said the project was the development of subsystems to start around 2000. The article said that F-XX is a fighter with stealth capabilities of advanced twin-engine, twin vertical tails first, “Five” fighters, empty weight in between 19-21 tons. Moreover, the article also said that China’s fifth-generation fighter project development from China’s espionage on American industry benefited.
The article said that outside of China know very little about J-XX project. Office of Naval Intelligence in 1997 first disclosed the existence of the project, when the J-XX fighter is described as expected to be put into service around 2015, the fourth-generation fighters. However, China is likely to be classified according to Russia’s Law Act is divided into J-XX will be the fifth-generation fighter. Currently, access to the J-XX fighter for most of the speculative nature of intelligence are all – other intelligence tend to J-10 fighters – People’s Liberation Army to deal with the latest type of fighter F-16 fighter – with the J-XX fighters confusion. J-XX fighter may be to use J-12 J-14 between the numbers. China’s J-XX project with the United States in the early 1980s on the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) Project – The project eventually gave birth to a F-22 “Raptor” fighter – broadly similar.
article pointed out that the J-XX fighter reasonable guess is, J-XX is China’s response to the U.S. fighters F-22 fighter response. However, the article also pointed out that the fighters may also be used for “public consumption” should be seen as China’s F-35 fighter “response.” This is similar to a project with Russia, the Russian company Sukhoi T-50 project – The project aims to export in the field of operation and the F-35 fighters to compete against. T-50 F-22 fighter aircraft is not the opponent. China’s J-XX fighter’s performance is unlikely to be beyond the T-50 aircraft, but its unlikely to be developed as the U.S. F-22 fighter as a major effort and expense. Overturn these speculations only “spoiler” is probably the Chinese espionage. As we all know, China’s performance in this exceptionally well to all aspects of U.S. industry have left a deep impression. For example, China received U.S. nuclear weapons design details. China’s penetration of the United States is so deep, so anything can happen, including that they may obtain information on F-22 fighters.
The article said that the overwhelming coverage of J-XX, which contains a lot of speculation. However, these reports are generally considered the Chinese J-XX fighter is a stealth capabilities with advanced twin-engine, twin vertical tails first, “Five” fighters, empty weight in between 19-21 tons. Typically, these reports are generally considered China’s J-XX fighter planes from China’s espionage on American industry to benefit deep.
article, said back in the late 1990s, when China will launch its next-generation stealth fighter project. Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute is involved in the project’s two major industrial entities. Moreover, China’s J-XX project seems there are three competing proposals, the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute and Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute offer a double, multi-task and reduce the radar cross section (RCS), built-in weapons aircraft designs, thrust vectoring and mobility than the United States comparable to the F/A-22 aircraft. The third design is clearly a J-10 fighter design ramifications, but it is believed that the design in the early stages of the project were excluded.
present, Shenyang Aircraft Corporation is a major manufacturing contractors, and the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute is the main J-XX fighter design the main. It is believed that each design agencies have put forward their own designs, but it is generally agreed that the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute has won the competition.
article said, J-XX fighter subsystem development work – including the J-XX fighter engines and airborne weapons systems – has been launched around 2000. Although all kinds of speculation are very few compared to the use of the pictures, but most of the pictures show the credibility of a U.S. company Lockheed Martin’s low radar cross section aircraft F/A-22 “Raptor” multi-mission aircraft similar to the existence of twin-engine aircraft. The similarities include built-in weapons systems. However, it is still cautious about these pictures, because they can not know whether the image data based on facts, or of these pictures are in the F-22 fighters based on the description, and only because the F-22 is a well-known high fighters.
article pointed out that China’s military aerospace industry is deeply rooted in the Soviet Union, has a long history of production of Soviet fighters. Since the Soviet Union, and Russia has deepened its relationship between the aerospace industry. Russian aviation industry relationships as commercial relations, but unknown in China the reverse of the Russian technology, and China is by Russian industrial espionage to obtain information. According to Russian reports, about 2001, when Russia decided to develop a new fifth-generation fighter. Sukhoi, Mikoyan and Yakovlev Design Bureau participated in the design competition, which the Soviet Union finally won the Iraq heap they call the T-50 aircraft project.
present, the Russian T-50 aircraft project has been a major breakthrough, the first prototype aircraft T-50 aircraft is expected to take off in August 2009. The use of small-type Su-27 series aircraft support system development work, the ultra-cruise engines, advanced avionics and advanced radar was tested. Russia’s Sukhoi CEO Mikhail Er Boge phase (Mikhail Pogosyan) has been confirmed in the Russian media before the first T-50 fighter aircraft flight news. He also confirmed that production of the Sukhoi company is also considering a two-seat version of the T-50 carrier-based fighter. Mid-2008, Russian officials said the three T-50 fighter aircraft prototype has been built Sukhoi aircraft company in Komsomolsk-na-Amur aircraft manufacturing began. It also said, T-50 aircraft test and evaluation work will be from 2001 to 2014, if everything goes well, initial production will begin around 2015.
and some unconfirmed reports that 俄罗斯提赫米 Love equipment manufacturing Institute (Tikhomirov NIIP) as Su-35BM “Flanker” fighter developed the Irbis radar, is the R & D T -50 airborne radar based on the Su-35BM fighter avionics and R & D T-50 airborne electronic equipment base. Although T-50 is widely seen as an empty machine weight 20 tons, maximum takeoff weight of about 30 tons, roughly similar to the F-22 fighter, but can confirm the information but it is rare. As we all know, T-50 prototype will be installed by the Russian Saturn (Saturn) the production of 117S turbofan engine (upgraded AL-31 engine). This clearly means that, T-50 is the Sukhoi Design Bureau in the “Flanker” fighter in the system based on the experience accumulated. Therefore, T-50 is a takeoff weight of more than 30 tons of heavy fighter, it’s famous with the Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker” fighter the same size.
article points out, these aircraft projects in China is very important, because China and Sukhoi Company maintains close ties, China has not only formed a “Flanker” fighter wing, but also to obtain authorization to produce the type of fighter. Thus, the Russian side of the timing and development of routes, are likely to develop with China J-XX fighter route similarities. Because Russia has discussed with India the export T-50 aircraft-related issues, China may have good reason to believe that this is its J-XX fighter’s potential support, and even for providing technology and information. However, regardless of whether this is true, the Chinese J-XX fighter development work will be authorized to use the Chinese aviation industry in the production of “Flanker” fighter in the process of experience. Therefore, China’s J-XX fighter will contain a large number of Russian design elements, both in the production of “Flanker” fighter indirectly of course, also directly obtained from the Sukhoi company. In addition, some unconfirmed reports have claimed that Russia and China and India has proposed joint development of T-50 aircraft.
article said that in the 2002 Zhuhai Air Show, China play involving a similar shape and F-22 fighters of the wind tunnel test model of a film. The world air show also exhibited models of thrust-vectoring nozzle. Although people do not know, and whether the J-XX project, but there is no such possibility. In addition, there are other related J-XX fighter is equipped with the system suggests. J-XX fighter will use the fax control system (Fly-By-Wire). The system developed by the Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute, and has been in the J-8IIACT demonstrator on a technology demonstrator. Although the news that Russia who provided the system software support, but this claim has not been confirmed, because the message appeared to originate in Russia, a media.
article said that China’s current theory of J-XX project definition phase has been completed, but still seems in the project definition phase. If this is true, it shows that China has still a variety of technical inspection, to determine their ability to meet operational requirements. Therefore, China is likely to have been fully aware of the aircraft performance gap, and may be going to Russia for help.
article pointed out that the J-XX fighter may be fitted out in 2015, the statement was not correct. China’s air base is not as developed as the Russian air base, and the Russian T-50 aircraft in early 2015, with only an initial operational capability (IOC). Design, testing, production of this type of aircraft require huge investments, integrated technology, high-quality raw materials, advanced avionics, high-performance jet engines, electronic equipment, software and RCS technology. However, to do any of them is not easy, it must be by a very advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system to provide support, then precision ground from high technology integrated with project management . However, only very few countries have such capabilities, so aircraft related development requires the efforts of a generation. Therefore, China is unlikely the process of making the first attempt to get this ability, but also and more experienced can not be Russia’s industrial enterprises also do this.
article stressed that, in early 2009, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Commander Wu Shengli, said the Navy has to be able in the “large horizontal vessels,” super-cruise aircraft operating on very interested. China is currently no development other with super cruise capability of the aircraft, because it may imply that the Chinese Navy carrier-based version of the J-XX fighter with great interest. Chinese media also said China may also develop two-seat attack version of the J-XX fighter to replace the F-7 “flounder” (Flounder) fighters.
Finally, the article specifically pointed out that the J-XX fighter project’s most noteworthy is that China officially announced its intention to become an important participant in the development of aviation, and to create a powerful aviation industry base. Leaving aside the J-XX project is successful, or how the performance of the fighters, only by designing and construction of such aircraft, China will be able capacity in the aviation industry and the European countries a higher low, so they must continue to develop the fighters. China can not surpass or with J-XX in line with Russia, but it will gradually close. (Compiled: Spring)
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