Foreign media said the F -15 will become one of the world’s best carrier-based aircraft
number of foreign media recently reported that China’s first aircraft carrier “Varyag” was about a second sea test, and prepare for the aircraft carrier “through field test” and “simulated landing tests.” In this regard, the Defense Department responded that the carrier platform is still in the shipyard for modifications and testing.
However, according to Canada, “Chinese Defense Review” reported recently in the Chinese Navy Huludao, Liaoning Province, near the test flight of the F -15 fighter (J-15), which means that J-15 fighter jets will be China’s first aircraft carrier-based aircraft.
some industry experts point out that although China is the “aircraft carrier club” rising star, but the first aircraft carrier to carrier with heavy duty machine, this is clearly not a low starting point.
Yongxing Air Force Materiel researcher Ji told reporters that the Chinese J-15 carrier aircraft has indeed successfully developed, but the foreign media speculation about the models have to be refined to confirm.
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the main European and American carrier aircraft contrast to the obvious advantages
“objectively said, with the U.S. F-18E/F, F-35C, the French Rafale M-type and other European countries the main medium-sized aircraft carrier models compared, J-15 overall technical performance is no absolute advantage, but the heavy carrier machine to bring the attack radius of the large, multi-payload, long endurance patrol and other advantages are obvious. “U.S.” Defense News “senior editor Christopher card gas this morning in the interview with this reporter, said.
more importantly, Christopher that, J-15 is designed for carrier-based aircraft directly, rather than some of the models are converted into carrier-based aircraft. This shows that the J-15 is technically fully capable aircraft requirements, and the U.S. F-18, as can their combat role to play to the limit, which also makes J-15 fighter in the world in the same place.
Christopher that the carrier-based aircraft carrier combat system as the most important part of the development process was very easy. China from the beginning to face the difficult challenge of R & D, both J-15′s skill level, for China, it is symbolic of a new aircraft.
edition text/Correspondent Guo Yue Cheng Lei