South Korean media said Jian Shi Xiaolong fighter is more suitable than the Chinese air force equipment
Data for: Pakistan Air Force fielded the “Fierce Dragon” fighter Data Figure: China Air Force F-10 squadrons took off for combat training
Korean military KAI Web site published an article on April 26 on the “Fierce Dragon” and the two types of China’s advanced J-10 fighters for the performance analysis. According to the article, though seemingly more advanced J-10, exposure is also higher, but so far still can not be called a type of mature and reliable aircraft. “Fierce Dragon” in Pakistan after the export, to improve access to Western technology and improved performance be improved significantly, so at this stage that the fighters may be more suitable than the equipment Jian Shi Chinese Air Force.
article said that as China’s first domestically produced third-generation fighter, the J-10 since launch, it received wide attention. Although with the recent “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier and F -20 fighter available, outside of the J-10 reduced the degree of concern. However, there is no doubt the J-10 is still the star of the Chinese army weapons. The J-10 from the service so far, in addition to appearing in film and television work outside, did not participate in any of China’s domestic and international large-scale military exercises, which indicates that J-10 may not be fully mature, advanced equipment needed for the Chinese Air Force is undoubtedly bad news. Therefore, the article believe that it is mainly used for export of the “Fierce Dragon” fighter at this stage may be more suited to the needs of the Chinese Air Force.
First, it is widely accepted view is that the “Fierce Dragon” fighter performance is lower than the J-10′s argument is debatable. Positioning in terms of performance, both fighters are no different, are as light ground attack aircraft design. The difference is, the “Fierce Dragon” for export, thus subject to cost, using a relatively low-technology equipment. The Chinese Air Force J-10 as a stage for their own use models, much to restrictions on cost, so the corresponding higher level of technology. However, if the two fighters of similar equipment with the U.S. F-16 fighter comparison will find that the J-10, though relatively advanced, but with much Xiaolong technology gap does not exist. The reason is that the J-10 as a model for personal use, you can get more funding, better equipment and technical level of equipment. The “Fierce Dragon” as an export product, the actual production of higher technical standards, but also in foreign military equipment, you can more easily access the international advanced technology, upgrading of the whole aircraft. Thus, unlike the short term China can not change the depth of the J-10 upgrade, the “Fierce Dragon” fighter as an initial platform for equipment in other countries, the bound in the short term to accept the depth of upgrades. “Fierce Dragon” fighter’s performance is bound to catch up and even surpass the F-10 fighter. Therefore, the Chinese Air Force, if you select the “Fierce Dragon” does not mean that the overall combat capability of the back.
Secondly, both the “Fierce Dragon” fighter or F-10 aircraft, in addition to the engine are still using Russian equipment other than the whole, have not see the shadow of Russian-made fighters. The Chinese in this “to Russia” of the process, the way of foreign arms sales, especially to the West gradually move closer to the European model. Unlike Russia’s own exports of equipment, “a simplified version of monkey-based” approach, major European countries in the sales process, most of the exports of just not yet equipped successfully developed its own advanced military equipment. This approach on the one hand to high-tech to attract customers to win orders, while export-use equipment based on the experience abroad to improve equipment. And other equipment fully mature, and then equip its army. China’s major arms-exporting countries such as Pakistan, Egypt and other countries is not only good relations with China, and its production equipment in a short time is impossible in the international arms market in competition with Chinese equipment. In addition, good relations with the West in these countries would be more convenient to introduce advanced Western technology, but also access to new technologies for the Chinese a new channel. Therefore, China’s exports to Pakistan at this stage of the “Fierce Dragon” fighter though a full range of domestic fire control equipment, weapons systems, but there are news that Pakistan will purchase French and Italian air to air missile radar upgrades to improve the “Fierce Dragon” fighter. The good relations between China and Pakistan have decided, China is not only bound to participate in the “Fierce Dragon” fighter in the improvement of Pakistan’s upgrade program, also have the opportunity to absorb the full access to the introduction of advanced technology in Pakistan. Thus, in the “Fierce Dragon” fighter in the development process, China can not only reduce their use of foreign capital investment, and prospects for development and development of depth, must be better than the F-10 fighter.
Third, the article that the two fighters in the body size does not vary considerably in the Chinese Air Force has been equipped with a class of long-range Su-27 fighter jets and heavy temporary tasks without too much long-range attack cases, light did not long range aircraft is not shortcomings. As the Pakistan Air Force’s future main equipment of the “Fierce Dragon” fighter, no doubt soon after the fielded forces for combat. So, whether it is practical experience, maintainability, or weapons and equipment types and mounting options, the “Fierce Dragon” fighter is bound to go in front of J-10 fighter. The F-10 aircraft as a high cost, the key bottleneck facing long-term technology, technology is not leading equipment, the future is bound to be similar to the “Fierce Dragon” fighter to replace this cost-effective equipment.
Finally, the article says, although the “Fierce Dragon” J-10 fighter aircraft relatively more excellent, but a lot of equipment “Fierce Dragon” fighter of the Chinese Air Force, the same is no choice. Because China today is not the biggest problem facing the Air Force should be equipped with what kind of fighter, but fighters are numerous types of work together but can not form a system. The world’s major powers almost all the heavy air, light aircraft with the component. U.S. F-15 fighters with the F-16 fighters, Su-27 fighter planes with Russian is the MiG-29 fighters. Even if the strength is less than China, India also established a similar way with Russia. The Chinese at this stage but no one type of large-scale self-production and performance can be advanced and reliable third-generation fighters. Individual can only focus on the use of advanced equipment, the mix between different types of aircraft going. Thus, both F -20 fighter flight, or more rumors of a new aircraft for the Chinese Air Force, Air Force, its significance is far less than the overall level of integration and improvement. (Compiled: Spring)