Ukraine will not rule out sales to China dozens of engines for the Navy version of the L15
Data Figure: China Hongdu Aviation Industry Group developed the L-15 fighter/trainer aircraft.
network, according to Ukrainian newspaper reported on June 7, 乌克兰扎波Luo hot market “Yves Senchenko – progress,” the chief architect of state enterprises announced Kravchenko, Ukraine and China are developing a new L-15 trainer/fighter aircraft manufacturing cooperation on the project. According to China this spring and signed the contract, L-15 the next two years will supply the first batch of dozens of black-type production system, AI-222-25F engine.
Kravchenko did not disclose the specific contract in the black engine size and condition, but said: “The first phase of talking about dozens of engines now we are still negotiating and the Chinese partners and further supply to China AI-222-25F engines and manufacturing co-operation. “
Ukraine” Yves Senchenko – progress, “developed by the state-owned enterprises Zaporozhye City” Milicic engine “produced by AI-222- 25F engine can guarantee 4200 kg afterburning thrust. Chinese L-15 trainer aircraft for training F -10, F -11, F-16 pilots and other aircraft, maximum takeoff weight of 9800 kg, body length 12.27 meters, a wingspan of 9.48 meters, 25% of the structure from composite materials into, serving for a period of 10 000 flight hours or 30 years. It is reported, L-15 price is very competitive, basic model costs about $ 10 million, the specific prices vary depending on configuration.
foreign media reported that China will soon prospects within L-15 trainer/light attack aircraft based on the development machine, the configuration being considered weapons program, this variant will be used to equip the Chinese Air Force and exports. At the same time does not rule out the manufacture of the Navy version of the L-15 possibilities. (Compiled: Shu-shan)