F-20 and other media that I shorten the development cycle, reduce the military gap with the United States
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According to” Asia Times “Web site on April 29 Journal article said that Beijing has developed regional jet ARJ-21 project and the large C-919 aircraft more of a project to enhance national pride, and hope that the critical dual-use technology from commercial to military aspects.
as the Rand Corporation’s report on March 22 as stated, “Therefore, foreign involvement in China’s aviation industry is the ability to promote the development of China’s military aviation is no doubt that the Chinese government intends to of the policy. “
recent Rand Corporation report author, the Chinese aviation industry expert Roger – Keli Fu (Roger Cliff), said:” Although the Chinese military behind in the U.S. and EU, but they is rapidly catching up. “Rand Corporation report shows that until recently was to create a turbofan engine of the country, is now trying to develop its fifth-generation fighter. “
Keli Fu acknowledged the two sides of the gap is narrowing, said:” We (the U.S.) in 1974 after a fourth-generation fighter test flight F-15, and China’s first quad- J-10 fighter on behalf of service in 2006. China’s fifth generation fighter F -20 its first flight in 2011, shortening the delivery cycle, so that by 2018 the official service. “
article said that this is an impressive achievement, but urged caution compare the effectiveness of Keli Fu assumptions. Keli Fu said:” I can not claim that the F-F -20 compared to 22; fact is that no one really knows, a fifth-generation fighter with stealth capabilities are not only. F-22 also has a supersonic cruise capability, thrust vector, advanced radar and digital data links, etc. “China’s military industry to shorten the product development cycle is very shocking, but if you do not take into account its capacity in this area from the commercial aviation sector, which will not be able to explain, but as Keli Fu clarification, not all of the capabilities way to get through this. “After all, I do not think that is a commercial aircraft to avoid radar technology needed. “However, analysts such as Ke Lifu, the problem still exists, he said:” We do not know, commercial aviation design engineering to the extent to which changes to the military. “
The article said that this lack of transparency not only in the aviation market there, all dual-use technology, there is such a problem; some of the manufacturing in the U.S. dual-use technology products sold in some cases to China, just like the Rand Corporation report, wrote: “is not clear whether the United States through cooperation with China for the domestic aviation policy change to significantly improve their safety; the same time, U.S. economic interests does not have a negative impact. “Since the Chinese aviation market has been opened, its manufacturing base has sown the seeds of the company’s technology from Europe and America; Western governments have no choice but to encourage high-value export sales of large aircraft on the policy with caution. (Sri Lanka years)