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Sudan ordered 6 combat trainer aircraft FTC-2000 in China

Sudanese air forces signed a contract with the Chinese company Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (part of AVIC) to supply the 6 of FTC-2000 supersonic combat-training aircraft, reports bmpd with reference to the resource "East Pendulum".

Sudan became the first foreign customer of the FTC-2000 (JL-9) aircraft. The car was demonstrated at the Zhuhai Air Show in China.

The cost of the contract and the terms of its implementation are not specified Celebrated for this aircraft "the Nigerian delegation also showed great interest." According to the resource, “representatives of African countries can become key customers of FTC-2000”.

The article notes that "FTC-2000 is an export version of the GAIC JL-9 aircraft, developed on the basis of the JJ-7A supersonic training and combat aircraft (similar to the MiG-21U), produced for a long time by the plant in Guiyang." The purpose of the creation of the JL-9 - more economical training of Chinese pilots for the 3 generation fighter.

FTC-2000 can be converted into a lightweight fighter with limited impact capabilities.

At present, the 12 of the Chinese J-7М and 12 K-8 training aircraft are in service with the Sudan Air Force.
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  1. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 7 November 2016 15: 33
    You look at the Chinese -Chinese as a Chinese, does not remind anyone. You look at the Chinese technique and thought only one thing reminds me of something.
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 7 November 2016 15: 38
      The Chinese sneakers seem to firmly hook the African arms market in this segment.
      1. Sterlya
        Sterlya 7 November 2016 15: 53
        Quote: Giant thought
        The Chinese sneakers seem to firmly hook the African arms market in this segment.

        Well yes. cheap. and flies.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 7 November 2016 16: 58
      This is a restyling with deep modernization of the JJ-7A (licensed MiG-21У) - even officially.

      And such an aircraft has a right to life, especially for poor countries.

      Well, the starting customer is Sudan - which is a traditional buyer of Chinese technology, with Saudi money wink . By the way, it is the Sudanese FN-9 that are actively used by militants in Syria, Iraq and the Sinai. They shot down at least 6 helicopters and seriously damaged Egyptian Apache. Also, Chinese anti-tank systems from Sudan are now actively going to Syria - and not just, but complete sets with training aids. Here is a fresh shot of the trophies of the army from Aleppo - manual ATGM HJ-8.
    3. Shuttle
      Shuttle 7 November 2016 17: 30
      Quote: Expelling Liberoids
      You look at the Chinese -Chinese as a Chinese, does not remind anyone. You look at the Chinese technique and thought only one thing reminds me of something.

      It's all about the mentality.
      For some German burgher or French bourgeois, to put it mildly, it is not prestigious to copy someone's work or product. Not comme il faut. And for the Chinese - comme il faut. Because the Chinese mentality suggests that
      - first, to copy someone's work means to recognize the mastery of the product, the work.
      - secondly, the correct copy is also a manifestation of skill. Especially if the copy is made ts by the eye.
      Look at the Chinese art of calligraphy. Or in Japanese. True, the Japanese with their ichibabas (all the best for Japan), the limitations in everything except the air and the island position are forced to pull themselves out by the hair. But they are also not averse to using what others have invented. In contrast to the Chinese, the Japanese are often ready to bring to perfection what we do not pay attention to. For example, the process of making and drinking tea. Or poems. Or even just a conversation.
  2. Sterlya
    Sterlya 7 November 2016 15: 35
    Look. The air show is paying off. Although I do not think so. that decisions are made right in the cabin. rather, everything is decided before the salons.
  3. the most important
    the most important 7 November 2016 15: 37
    It only says that in the world there are so many countries for which the cost of weapons is in the first place. Accordingly, there are many countries for which cost, if not in the first place, is also a very important indicator. That's all the same a pity that the MIG does not have a state order for the design of a fifth-generation aircraft with a reasonable cost. For him, the market will be huge in the next ten years.
    1. Sagittarius
      Sagittarius 7 November 2016 15: 56
      In general, yes, this aircraft is for third world countries with small military budgets.
  4. masiya
    masiya 7 November 2016 16: 18
    And where is Sudan, the supersonic UTIs are all the more three times taken by the Chinese from our MIG-21s ... well, Allah help them, let the camels drive through the deserts ...
    1. Sterlya
      Sterlya 7 November 2016 16: 48
      Everything is simple. except for camels, there is oil.
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 7 November 2016 17: 04
        Sudanese Moscow region is now hooked on the Saudi needle. They donate 4000 soldiers with equipment in Yemen + are preparing another 6000 corps of the Arab Coalition. In exchange, the Saudis pay money and finance purchases in the interests of both the newly created corps / limited contingent of the Sudanese in Yemen, and generally cover the needs of the army.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 7 November 2016 17: 02
      They bought everything from Old Man Su-24. They also have decent second-hand 29 MiGs.
  5. UnclePasha
    UnclePasha 7 November 2016 17: 14
    Well done, the Chinese, from Abibas reached copies of aircraft !!!
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 7 November 2016 20: 33
      Quote: UnclePasha
      Well done, the Chinese, from Abibas reached copies of aircraft !!!

      Of course well done! Redid the fighter that descended from the arena into a training machine. There, from the MiG, only what is behind the cockpit, and the nose is completely different, so it's not quite a copy smile
      1. samoletil18
        samoletil18 8 November 2016 16: 39
        front chassis is the same