Russian media said the Chinese J-10B equipped with conformal fuel tanks will be exported to Pakistan
data for: the network spread in China improved F-10B aircraft picture
The paper said F-10B will also be installed on both sides of the fuselage and the U.S. F -16 Block 60 similar to the conformal fuel tanks
LONDON message: Airport, according to Russian Web site reported that China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAC) has started production two-seat J-10 fighter aircraft – F-10B. Its exports to Pakistan when the name is FC-20.
Pakistan Air Force sources said that Pakistan will purchase 36-100 aircraft FC-20. China’s supply will start in the 2014-2015 years.
and the PLA Air Force fleet of F-10A compared to the F-10B will be equipped with thrust vector control engines, the fuselage will also be installed on both sides with the U.S. F-16 Block 60 similar to the conformal fuel tanks. Published photos from the current point of view, the F-10B on both sides of the fuselage appeared extra antenna, which indicates that, CAC has replaced its new radio-electronic equipment. Some experts speculate that the F-10B will be equipped with active phased array radar.
It is reported that the F-10B’s development work began in 2004-2005, and in December 2008 completed the first flight. To judge from the pictures, the machine uses a redesigned non-supersonic boundary layer across the channel inlet (DSI), not only to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft, but also reduces the RCS.
addition, the F-10B is equipped with the Su-30MKK similar optical tracking system. The system configuration in the aircraft cockpit cover, right front, by an infrared search and track sensor and a laser range finder can be passive detection of enemy targets without having to open the fire control radar, thus reducing the probability of discovery by enemy fighters. As for the F-10B tail of a large increase above the fairing, which is likely to install the electronic warfare and electronic warfare equipment.
addition, the F-10B fuselage and wing weapons under the mount point will also increase, and will add a targeting pod. It is said that the F-10B program have been Russia’s “MiG” aircraft manufacturing company expert technical assistance. (Spring)