Russian media said that China is to buy 123 Russian-made AL-31FN aircraft engines
Data Figure: Russian-made AL-31 engine series is currently the main driver of the F-10
According to Russia’s “ties” network reported on July 4, the Russian defense export company has 6 signed with China in early 2013 to provide China with 123 sets of AL-31FN aero engine contract valued at more than $ 500 million. According to a Russian business aviation industry sources, the first batch of 13 engines will be delivered before the end of the year.
Russian media that Russia and China signed a contract by the Moscow “Salute” engine manufacturer is responsible for implementation. The company had been provided to China in batches AL-31FN engine 276 units: According to a 2003 contract to deliver 54 units, according to a 2007 contract to deliver 100 units, according to a 2009 contract to deliver 122 units.
Russian media said the Russian Center for Strategic and technical analysis expert said Vasily ? Card Application, AL-31FN used equipment from the Soviet -27/30 double heavy fighter AL-31 engine evolved, Russia specifically for the Chinese Air Force is the latest single type of J-10 fighter developed. He said that J-10 is China’s first self-developed fourth-generation fighter, called the pride of China’s aviation industry. China has for the J-10 and Su-27 imitation (F-11B) similar to AL-31 developed the WS-10 engine. However, the WS-10′s reliability is not high, install it on a single F -10 dangerous. So far, China’s exports are installed in all aircraft by Russia or the West produced by the engine, which is obviously in accordance with the requirements of the user configuration.
Russian media said the Russian aviation engine business executive said that China is currently in the development of multiple levels of aircraft engines, and try to imitate the Russian RD-93 and AL-31 type of military engine, At the same time, China is still trying to buy the latest improvement AL-31 model. He believes that China’s aviation industry in recent years despite significant progress, but in some key projects (such as the engine) but there is lag, the newly signed purchase contracts AL-31 engine is well illustrated.
Russian Center for Strategic and technical analysis expert Constantine ? Makiyenko that China considers its own industry has reached high enough levels, phased in after 2005 a large-scale imports of Russian weapons technology and equipment activities, but there is no force of its independently developed generic approach is taken, which also includes help for Ukraine. From Russia and the engine of export contracts signed by judge, the Chinese realized that not to buy Russian-made weapons is impossible. (Compass)