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J-20A in the tasks of expelling the “backbone” of the US Navy from the western part of the APR


On the lower surfaces of the nose of the fuselage, characteristic light-gray constructive projections are noticeable, at places where the production vehicles will have a turret with an optical-electronic EOTS (Electro-Optical Targeting System) type complex for detecting and tracking marine, terrestrial and airborne objects in the television and infrared channels of sight (a similar complex is installed on F-35A / B / C machines)


With great interest tracking the chronology of the development and evolution of tactical fighter aviation 5th generation in the walls of the design bureaus of the leading aerospace corporations of the world superpowers, you can most reliably determine their future strategic concept of action in the global theater of operations. The most technologically advanced, multi-functional, and also embodying the best features of the existing fighters of the 4 ++ and 5 generations, without a doubt, can be considered the domestic project of the perspective aviation complex of front-line aviation PAK-FA. Active ground-based strength tests, as well as work to determine and minimize the EPR of T-50 family machines in an anechoic chamber, took place until January 2010 on the basis of a structurally similar specimen T-50-KPO and an integrated full-scale test bench (SPS) T-50-SPS . All refinements in the aerodynamic design of the airframe and the radar signature (including the types and number of elements made of radar absorbing materials) were taken with the expectation that the first flight prototypes in terms of flight technical and tactical qualities were not inferior to such machines as the Su-30CM and Su-35C, and in terms of visibility, they corresponded to the overseas brainchild from Lockheed Martin - the F-22A Raptor.

Thanks to the later start of work on the PAK-FA project, the Sukhoi OKB specialists received a unique opportunity to follow the so-called “bloc formation” of the American low-profile F-22A fighter, which, with the integration of each new service pack / increment, received additional combat qualities in performing both shock operations and operations on electronic reconnaissance and gaining air superiority. This provided an excellent opportunity for the preservation and superiority of technological excellence of our machine over shtatovskoy. So, for example, the “Block 35 Increment 3.3” retrofit package, which includes equipping the AN / APG-77 radar with two additional side-view AFARs, is already successfully implemented in the “hardware” on our T-50: talking about two additional small-sized centimeter radar units X-band N036B-1-01L and N036B-1-01B which are part of the single-board radar system W-121 with primary radar N036 "Protein" and the auxiliary radar detsimetrovgo L-band N036L-1-01 (socks wing). The BO H036B-1-01L and H036B-1-01B at T-50 stations, as well as the auxiliary stations at Raptor, have the same configuration of the arrangement (on both sides in the rear of the nose radio transparent fairing). They eliminate the main drawback of fixed AFAR-radar - a small sector of the review in the azimuthal plane, which is 036 degrees for H140 and 77 degrees for AN / APG-120. As is known, on-board radars with passive phased antenna arrays have an aperture rotation mechanism, due to which they are able to “peep” around 30 degrees. to the rear hemisphere, as implemented in the Irbis-E radar (Su-35С).

The presence of auxiliary side-view radars with AFAR will give T-50 and F-22A several advantages at once:

- the ability to hit enemy fighters and missiles with missiles RVV-MD or AIM-9X Block II, "hanging in the rear hemisphere" (up to 150 degrees from the course direction of the fighter) during melee air combat or an attack from the Thrusters (without installing additional optical-electronic sighting systems in the garrotte region);

- perform mapping of the earth's surface in the sector to 280-300 hail. without the use of additional radar rear view, as well as detect and classify ground targets in the mode of the synthesized aperture at distances more than 70-100 km in side hemispheres, which can not allow conventional AFAR-radar with a sector of view in 140 degrees;

- to avoid strong energy losses leading to loss of target detection range at the time of electronic deflection of an AFAR beam at large angles relative to the normal of the fixed web (it is known from technical literature that the deviation of the beam of active phased array by more than 60 degrees from the normal leads to a multiple 3,5-4 loss of the scanning beam);

- the possibility of directional radio-electronic suppression of enemy radio equipment, as well as multifunctional radars of anti-aircraft, sea-based, ground-based and airborne missile systems in the side and rear hemispheres (can be used both for self-defense and for covering the actions of the entire squadron, or friendly ground forces).

A very important detail is that the sector of the review of airborne radar complexes (BRLC) with AFAR with additional radar BO (H036 "Belka" and AN / APG-77 "Increment 3.3") by about 25% exceeds the sector of the PFAR-RLS (Irbis -E "), equipped with a mechanical end-turning of the antenna array (300 vs. 240 degrees, respectively). The total functional and long-range capabilities of the W-121 complex have already surpassed the characteristics of AN / APG-77, which will turn the future serial T-50 into a skillful 21st-century air theater hunter. In addition, all the avionics of the Russian stealth fighter are built on an open architecture, which will facilitate the process of integrating additional modules and software to perform anti-ship, anti-radar and other shock operations. The older element base of the Raptor, Block 10 / 20, took Lockheed Martin’s engineers and programmers much more time to upgrade than the Sukhoi OKB technicians would need to improve T-50.

The only slightly controversial points in the T-50 PAK-FA level of excellence are the future performance and resource indicators of the promising engine of the second stage “30 Product”, which will replace the AL-41Ф1 turbofans on production machines, as well as a rather high infrared signature of the nacelles having an open architecture ( as on all modifications of the Su-27 family). It is reported that the “XDUMX Product”, first launched within the walls of the Experimental Design Bureau (OKB). A. Lyulki, November 30 11, must have an afterburner load of 2016-17500 kgf. All stages of the development of the engine on the ground pass without unpleasant nuances, but the reliability of work must be confirmed during flight tests on one of the prototypes of the T-18000 50 stage. The new engine "Product 2" will give the T-30 the opportunity to surpass the American "Raptor" in terms of thrust at 50-5%, reaching 6,7 kgf / kg with 1,17% fuel loading (100 kg) and more than with 11100 ton rocket weapons in configuration "Air-to-air". This will allow the T-1 PAK-FA to easily “twist” the F-50A even in close combat on verticals.

Today it is known that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation will purchase a T-2020 PAK-FA squadron for the Aerospace Forces before the 50 of the year. Even taking into account their highest performance characteristics, 12 machines are not capable of providing full-fledged defense of even one extensive strategic direction of the air borders of the Russian Federation. Only some sectors of the southern or Baltic UN can be covered. To meet the needs of the VCS in all conventional CSTO theaters, as well as in the arctic VN, 90-120 advanced T-50 fighters are needed. Such small rates of construction and transfer of machines to the front line units are explained by the fact that the initial plan does not fit into the realities of the military budget of the Russian Federation, given the negative forecasts in the new economic realities. It only remains to hope that later the situation will change for the better. Up to this point, in order to achieve the greatest efficiency in conducting air operations, the only correct solution will be to include T-50 units in the composition of the fighter squadrons and the Su-30CM and Su-35С regiments.

As you can see, in the coming 5 years, our VKS will be able to counter a very small number of 5-generation machines to the main enemy, which is a negative signal in the formation of a decent air component of the air defense of the 21st century. The situation is saved by the fact that the most ambitious trillion American project “JSF” with its F-35A / B / C is distinguished by serious tactical and technical shortcomings in comparison with our “Thirty” and “Thirty”, which more than correspond to the generation of “4 ++”. And what about the development of 5 aviation in the generation of our closest neighbor and strategic partner - China?


Tactical and technical characteristics of the Chinese strategic bomber-missile 5-th generation YH-X in comparison with the Russian and American "strategists", as well as long-range bomber Tu-22М3

China, which is regularly harassed by the US Navy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and also has to regularly develop sophisticated strategic concepts of confrontation with the “anti-China coalition” “USA-Japan-Vietnam-Australia-India-Taiwan-Republic of Korea”, where more zealously and on a large scale took up work on the design and fine-tuning of aircraft 5-th generation. The PLA command makes huge stakes for increased efficiency in the zone of the so-called “three chains”. As you know, it is represented by three strategic frontiers ("chains").

The first near border, Okinawa-Spratly-Philippines-Taiwan, which is approximately 600 km from the coast of China, poses the greatest threat to the Celestial Empire, since it is on this complex of islands and archipelagos that the largest number of military infrastructure of the US Navy is located, the main shock "fist" of which are carrier-based strike groups operating regularly in the region, which are being transferred to the 7th operational fleet The US Navy, in addition to the AUG with the flagship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN-73 USS George Washington. The second line of “Guam-Saipan-Ogasawara” (still the Western part of the Pacific Ocean) is located at a distance of 2000-3000 km. The main threat to China among this chain, of course, is the island of Guam.

Guam, falling under the category of “autonomous non-aligned territory of the United States”, is China’s closest and most powerful springboard for the US Navy and Air Force, which has:

- a large naval base (naval base) of Guam, adapted for entry and mooring of submarines and surface ships of all classes (including atomic aircraft carriers); US Air Force Base Andersen with an 3-kilometer-wide airstrip to receive any type of military transport aircraft (Globmaster and Galaxy);
- warehouses with rocket-bomb arsenals for warships, as well as tactical and strategic aircraft; radar facilities for conducting long-range radar detection, electronic and electronic intelligence;
- Patriot PAC-3 air defense and missile defense systems and others to cover the entire military infrastructure from possible massive enemy missile strikes.

Guam is the main transshipment base and national logistics point for the US Armed Forces in the Western Pacific, which will always maintain the combat stability of the US Navy and Air Force operating throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the naval base of Guam and the commercial port of Apra provide for the basing of a whole squadron of warehouses that allow you to deploy an entire expeditionary brigade of the USMC in just a few days. Ships can be easily converted into amphibious units capable of transferring several thousand marines along with equipment to the shores of the Philippines, or the Spratly archipelago. An important detail here is precisely the proximity of Guam to the unstable regions of Southeast Asia and the East China Sea. If, as an example, to present the escalation of hostilities between the PRC, Vietnam and the Philippines for belonging to some of the islands of the Spratly archipelago, then we have the following operational picture: in order for the US Navy amphibious assault ships to reach the “hot spot” leaving Seattle, you need about 310 hours; when exiting the Guam naval base - total 80 hours.

Not reaching the "second chain", at a distance of about 1500-2000 km from the coast of the Middle Kingdom, the domination of the Chinese Navy and Air Force in the Asia-Pacific Region completely ends. Here, the American AUG and TUG, represented mainly by dozens of Arley Burk class URO destroyers, successfully probing the depths of the Pacific Ocean for the presence of not-so-quiet Chinese MAPL and SSBNs using the latest modifications of hydroacoustic stations AN / SQQ-89 ( V) 14 / 15. Moreover, the modernized H-6K medium-range Chinese subsonic bombers, although they possess an increased range of 3500 km to the combat radius and striking depth of the CJ-10A strategic cruise missiles, which are about 5500 km, will never be able to overcome the dense airborne missile of the American fleet, which can be built between the first and second “chains” literally in 2-3 days. The radar signature H-6K, which according to the most optimistic estimates reaches 30-50 м2, will not give any chance to overcome the "air shield" formed by the ship-borne air defense system "SM-6" using more modern SAMs with active radar homing RIM-174 ERAM. The very meager carrier fleet of the Chinese fleet will also not give any advantage in the promptness of PLA operations in the APR: even with two aircraft carriers that the Chinese fleet will soon have, it will not succeed to fend off the potential of American Nimitz 5-7. Therefore, the most effective solution is the early launch of production lines for the assembly of tactical fighters and bombers of the 5 generation.

As for medium- and long-range missile-carrier bombers, the Celestial Empire has very bright prospects in this sector. The requirements of high efficiency in attacking US strategic military facilities in Guam and Hawaii (the “third chain” according to the Chinese concept) dictated sufficiently high tactical and technical characteristics for the low-profile H-20 and YH-X missile-carrying bombers. Both projects are distinguished by high supersonic flight speeds of the order of 1,8-2М for a sudden and quick “breakthrough” of American naval air defense weapons. The H-20 rocket carrier is a medium-range vehicle with a range of about 3000 km. The machine's airframe, whose design is distinguished by a large proportion of composite materials and radio-absorbing coatings, has practically no right angles. Moreover, the upper configuration of the air intakes was used to reduce the EPR: this solution helped to reduce the aircraft’s radar signature for ground-based and sea-based radar systems. H-20 has the ability, without refueling, to operate within the "second" chain (to the island of Guam).

The YH-X strategic bomber bomber is an even more advanced machine. The radius of action reaching 6000 km will allow its crew to conduct longer operations within the “second chain”, taking into account additional maneuvers and the choice of the optimal trajectory bypassing the areas with the greatest saturation with American sea-based anti-missile defense systems. For the direction finding of these tools, YH-X will be equipped with the most advanced passive sensors of electronic and optoelectronic reconnaissance. Moreover, the YH-X will be able to strike with the help of strategic cruise missiles on the naval infrastructure of the US Navy in Hawaii. And no matter how unpleasant it would be to talk about, the tactical and technical task known today for the YH-X project is no less ambitious than our PAK-DA project, if only because the Chinese concept will receive a speed comparable to the Tu-160 , and our will fly at a speed that slightly exceeds the performance of the Tu-95MS. And although our specialists are trying to close their eyes to this lack of increased PAK-DA combat load, the harsh reality dictates a completely different approach - in the century of active development of the hypersonic WTO, both the projected carrier and the means of air attack must have a high supersonic flight speed. Strangely enough, both Russia and the United States refused this concept. But it would be very foolish to console ourselves, looking at the States, since their budget will allow to build both 20 and 30, and even 80 expensive subscriber LRS-B, while we can only hope to build and transfer to heavy bomber squadrons at least 15-20 PAK-YES! We look at the plans voiced by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov to reduce the T-50 PAK-FA series to 2020 from 52 to 12 machines, and draw conclusions. In service with the Navy, ILC and the US Air Force today is already 314 fighter 5-th generation (131 "Lightning" in 3-x versions and 183 "Raptor")

On the mass production of Chinese H-20 and YH-X in the coming 2-3, the same is not to be said. Nevertheless, here in the field of large-scale production of aviation 5-th generation, the movement is much more lively than ours. It was achieved mainly by works in the field of finalizing tactical fighter jets 5-th generation J-20A, which by 20 year will be in real fear to keep all US naval facilities on the islands of the "first chain", as well as exert high psychological pressure on the command of the Armed Forces Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea.


As Chinese sources said in the last few days of the outgoing 2016, the Chengdu aircraft manufacturing group launched the 3 production line to assemble the promising low-profile 5 generation J-20A fighter jets. News, at first glance, unremarkable. But if you think about the fact that for the year each “branch” produces 12 machines, then by the middle of 2020, at a stable pace, the Chinese Air Force will be armed with the Black Eagles 120; after another 2, their number will reach 200 units. In total, 500 fighters of the new generation are planned to be handed over to the Air Force. Significant detail is that the pace of production of J-20A, obviously, will be ahead of the rate of receipt of promising fighter F-35B and F-35C in the deck squadrons of the Naval Forces and the US Marine Corps, while the "Super Hornets" and not They are thinking of updating before the modification of the “Advanced Super Hornet”. This is preparing for the new administration of the White House a very unpleasant surprise.

The first bad bell for Washington was the start of serial production of two-seater multi-purpose fighter J-15S and J-16. The functional level of these products reaches the parameters of the Su-30CM, with the exception of OBT. It is known that these aircraft are equipped with modern on-board radar with active phased array, so that the chances of an outcome of long-range air combat with American F / A-18E / F carrier-based fighters are equalized. And not only the new Chinese airborne radar, which is almost at the same level as the AN / APG-79, but also the perfect PL-21D long-range air-to-air missile equipped with a direct-flow air-jet engine and ARGSN type of URVV MBDA "Meteor". PL-21D has a range of up to 150 km, and is capable of implementing intensive maneuvering even on the final leg of the flight due to the extended period of operation of the ramjet, compared to the rapidly consumed solid propellant charge of such a rocket, like AIM-120D.

The second signal is that the Chinese Air Force received the first batch of X-NUMX-x super-maneuverable multipurpose Su-4C fighters as part of the 35 machine contract signed in November of 24. Even one received link of these fighters is capable of 2015-1,5 times to strengthen the combat potential of such vehicles as the Su-2MKK, or J-30 in one or another air direction. The Thirty-Fifths that are part of Chinese fighter squadrons can both conduct long-range and short-range air combat, and also function as DRLO and RTR aircraft, detecting the leading reconnaissance of US anti-submarine aircraft at a distance of more than 16 km. It is known that the instrumental range of the H400 Irbis-E radar is 035 km, which reflects the approximate detection range of the P-525A Poseidon long-range anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy. It is no secret that in the coming months the “minds” of “Chengdu” and “Shenyang” will begin to study in detail the design and principles of operation of the main radio electronic units “Flanker-E +”, where exactly the Irbis-E radar is at a special place for testing. After reviewing the solutions implemented in it, the Chinese will be able to improve the quality and combat effectiveness of their own PFAR and AFAR radars designed for J-8A.

The very same J-20A can no longer be subjected to such harsh criticism, which wandered among observers and analysts at the time of the first flight of the product "Project 718", held on January 11 2011. Based on several video reports made by the Chinese TV channel CCTV + and amateurs at the airshow China-2016, we can safely say that the maneuverable qualities of the J-20A are not as bad as many thought earlier, analyzing the airframe layout, wing area, and the type installed power plant. The angular speed of the turn is only slightly inferior to the high-precision front-line fighter-bomber Su-34. In close combat, the J-20A, with the missing thrust vector deflection system (OVT), may well show the angular speed of the steady reversal equivalent to the advertised American F-35A: this is seen in the CCTV + video at the time of the Black Eagle's takeoff, and then abrupt transition in vertical climb. A vertical turn of the car takes place very energetically and without the “viscosity” typical of heavy tactical fighters. Of course, there are no air-to-air missiles in the internal armaments compartments during the airshow, and the fuel tanks are only partially filled, but the vehicle’s “percussiveness” definitely exceeded expectations.

It’s all a matter of low wing loading, which at a normal take-off weight is only 287 kg / m2: this is achieved by a huge area of ​​the wing in 80 м2, including the forward horizontal tail unit (PGO). A good angular speed of reversal is preserved due to the fact that the bearing qualities of CIP compensate for the J-20A center-plane shifted beyond the aerodynamic focus. Moreover, small aerodynamic nodules depart from the root part of the leading edge of the wing to the PGO, contributing to flight with large angles of attack. J-20A with 2 twin-turbojet WS-10G engines (with a total 30800 kgf thrust, with a normal take-off weight of 23 tons) is 1,34 kgf / kg. With full fuel tanks (10 tons) and 2 tons of weapons in the internal compartments, the thrust ratio is 1,062, which is even higher than that of Su-34.

A large percentage of lightweight composite materials in the airframe design allows for sufficient thrust-to-weight ratio even when using the conventional version of the AL-31F TRD mounted on Su-27, Su-30МК2 and J-10A fighters. So in the doggie, in spite of all the criticism, the Black Eagle is quite capable of standing up for itself in a fight with the same SCEL F-35B. In a confrontation with more maneuverable F / A-18E / F and F-35C, of ​​course, the J-20A pilot will be much more difficult to achieve superiority, but the machine is not designed for these purposes, since the PRC air forces are betting on another light, unobtrusive tactical fighter J-31, developed by Shenyang.

As for the J-20A armament for close maneuvering combat, here the main role is played by PL-10E advanced short-range air-to-air missiles. The product was designed by the Luoyang Institute of Optoelectronic Technologies in 2013, and was shown to a wide audience at the “Airshow China-2016” exhibition. According to representatives from the developer, PL-10E will become the most advanced air combat missile in the Chinese Air Force. The rocket is built according to the standard for the XXI century scheme "bearing body" and is characterized by the presence of developed trapezoidal wings, displaced to the tail from the center of mass of the rocket; small destabilizers are seen in the nose, and in the tail part there are “butterfly-like” aerodynamic steering wheels of a large area with small stepped notches. Obviously, there is a crossing of the Russian URVV P-27 and European "IRIS-T" constructions. The PL-10E rocket is equipped with a powerful dual-mode solid-fuel rocket engine, which allows for the most part of the flight path to use the gas-dynamic thrust vector deflection system (OVT). The rocket is able to maneuver with overloads from 50 to 70 units. and turn on 180 degrees, pursuing an air opponent. Flight range reaches 20 km.

After the low-smoke solid rocket fuel has burned out, the PL-10 controls completely switch to aerodynamic tail rudders of high elongation. The “butterfly-like” shape of the planes plays almost the same role as on our P-27Р / ER “ALAMO” family, minimizes the so-called “reverse effect”: when the PL-10E rocket maneuvers with large angles of attack, the central wings create disturbances of the stable aerodynamic flow, which moves on the aerodynamic control surfaces and destabilize the process of maneuvering. The narrowing of the planes of the aerodynamic control surfaces to the point of contact with the body helps to minimize the impact of side aerodynamic flows from the wings to the control surfaces.

Data on the number of operating ranges of IKGSN PL-10E has not yet been disclosed, but it is known that the rocket uses the most modern microprocessor element base. For pilots of subtle J-20A strike fighters, the presence of the PL-10E will be a worthy support in the collision with the more maneuverable American fighter of the 4 ++ / 5 generation. Even if the situation reaches BWB between J-20A and F-35C, and Lightning starts to “twist” the “Black Eagle”, the Chinese pilot will always have the opportunity to strike a promising URVV PL-10E, which, according to flight control technical qualities far ahead of AIM-9X.

PL-10E short-range missile

The J-20A task list primarily includes the conquest of superiority in the air in long-range and ultra-long-range battles, interception of promising strategic bombers LRS-B, interception of DRLO and RTR E-3C "Sentry", E-8C "J-STARS" aircraft, and also RC-135V / W "Rivet Joint". In addition, J-20A will become an integral part of the air defense air defense component to combat the RW-4B “Global Hawk” strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force, as well as their naval modifications RQ-4C performing reconnaissance in order to detect Chinese submarines and surface combat ships in the waters of Biendong and the Philippine Sea. To do this, the G-20 Chinese arsenal contains PL-21D ASUs, as well as promising ultra-long-range air combat missiles (350-450 km) with an unknown code, which were tested on board the J-16 multi-role fighter at the end of this year. The launches of this secret rocket have not yet been reported; it is likely that the modes of operation of the active radar homing head for training airborne targets directly on the carrier's suspension have been tested. Structurally similar to the HQ-9 type missile defense, the new ultra-long-range ASUV has the same range of tasks as the Russian KS-172C-1 rocket from the Novator Design Bureau.

A positive feature of launching air-to-air missiles in high-altitude reconnaissance drones and other stratospheric objects is the maximum possible effective flight range, which is achieved due to the presence of the interceptor missile in the rarefied layers of the atmosphere with a minimum rate of speed loss. The only drawback of these missiles is their large size, which makes it possible to place them on the J-20A only on the outer underwing points of the suspension, which will increase the radar visibility to about 1 m2 (the estimated EPR J-20A reaches 0,6 m2). So, even a single J-20A regiment can quickly and efficiently deprive the US Navy of fixed assets of airborne reconnaissance and target designation within 1600 - 1900 km, significantly reducing the impact effectiveness of the USAH almost to the borders of Guam. The first air regiment J-20A will appear in the Chinese Air Force by the middle of 2018.

The second task is to drive the US and Japanese naval forces away from the seas washing China. This will require a much more significant number of J-20A, at least 2-x attack aircraft regiments (60 machines), as well as support with ballistic anti-ship missile systems DF-21D, which have a range of 2000 km. Here a quite adequate question may arise: “Why endanger the lives of the flight crews of the Chinese Air Force, and also lose the expensive 5 generation cars, when it is enough to launch only 15-20 DF-21D by the American naval grouping?” The answer is simple: anti-ship "Dunfanov" will be completely inadequate. Despite the fact that the PCFB DF-21D (CSS-5), as well as its newer version of the DF-26, will be equipped with 3-block CGM with individual guidance and anti-aircraft maneuvering of each of them, even 60-80 warheads may not be enough to completely suppress US military activities in the western Pacific. The US Navy’s anti-missile base today is built on missile cruisers and destroyers of rocket control weapons (URO) classes "Ticonderoga" and "Arley Burke." Up to 20-30 ships of this class equipped with the Aegis BIUS can be sent to this section of the Pacific Ocean. Today, this ship is undergoing a modernization program aimed at improving anti-missile capabilities, as well as anti-aircraft capabilities against targets that are far outside the radio horizon.

In particular, work is underway to integrate the RIM-161B antimissiles, as well as the RIM-174 ERAM anti-aircraft guided missile interceptors capable of destroying both ballistic and aerodynamic targets at a distance of 370 km. So, for example, the 14 of December 2016 of the year near the Hawaiian version of the SM-6 Dual I rocket launched from the UHFU Mk 41 of the destroyer URO DDG-53 USS "John Paul Jones", was able to successfully intercept the head part of the BRSD on the final leg of the flight ( just a few kilometers from the surface of the ocean). The ship has an improved version of the Aegis baseline 9.C1 combat information and control system, “sharpened” for the destruction of long-range ballistic and aerodynamic air objects, and including additional software and hardware packages for the SBT (Sea-Based Terminal "). This suggests that the updated "Aegis" is quite capable of intercepting a large number of military units (BB) of the Chinese DF-21D: as you remember, each Aegis unit can simultaneously fire up to 18 targets of varying complexity, and there will be dozens of such units. The next generation J-20A’s tactical fighter cannons really don't do without Beijing.

Two regiments J-20A, partly suppressing the American aerial radio intelligence in the necessary sector of the APR, are able to sow a real panic among the American admiralty. If the warheads or warheads of DF-21D rockets approaching from the exoatmospheric space are very easy to detect with AN / SPY-1A / D multifunctional radars and without the aid of AWACS airplanes, then we must track down a dozen of J-20A links that are “matched” to the US The CUG / AUG is practically “near the crest of the wave,” and even with the radar turned off, it will be practically unreal until the cars “seem” because of the radio horizon (for AN / SPY-1D it is 28-32 km).

But it is not necessary for the Black Eagles to approach the sea enemy as far as the radio horizon line itself, since the nomenclature of high-precision rocket armament of these “tacticians” allows you to open fire at a distance of 100 km from the target (at launch from a height of 12 km) and at a distance of 40-60 km (when starting in low-altitude flight mode). The basis of this weaponry are supersonic anti-ship missiles YJ-91, which are a good copy of our anti-ship X-31A / AD. The YJ-91 range is 50 km, and the flight speed is about 2,7M. The internal weapons bays of the J-20A can hold no more than 2-like missiles. But the total number of YJ-91 armed with two air regiments will be 120 missiles, which will be sent to more than one American destroyer and cruiser. A low-altitude flight of the YJ-91 can be launched from a distance of 45-35 km.

The mixed nomenclature of armaments presented by both the YJ-91 supersonic anti-ship missile and the more interesting example of the Chinese defense industry’s advanced defenses - the CM-102 anti-radar missile, first presented at the Airshow China-2014 in Zhuhai, can also be used. The rocket, built according to the “carrying case” scheme, has a developed trapezoidal wing of small elongation with tail aerodynamic rudders, there is a constructive similarity to the anti-aircraft guided missile 9М38М1 of the Buk-М1 complex. The estimated speed of the CM-102 is at least 3,5 - 4M, and the range - 100 km. When used at low altitudes, the effective range is of the order of 35-45 km, and the flying speed is about 2-2,5М (taking into account the deceleration). To intercept the "star raid" of these missiles will be difficult because of the small radar signature. As for the accuracy of the product, the coefficient of circular probable deviation (CVT) is approximately 7 m, which is enough to cause critical fragmental damage to AN / SPY-1D radar blades at the moment of rupture of the 80-kilogram OF-combat part.

Anti-radar missile CM-102

The use of J-20A pilots of a mixed nomenclature of rocket armaments mates the American naval strike groups. There is a situation when, in order to avoid hits of the anti-radar SM-102 missiles, the operators of the Aegis systems need to temporarily disable the AN / SPY-1 MRLS, since the missiles are equipped with passive RGSN; but they cannot do this, because at the same time as the SM-102, the YJ-91 train using active radar homing ships is moving - these missiles must be intercepted, and turning off the radar will also lead to damage.

The situation for the US Navy is really hopeless. And this is not a complete list of promising missile weapons that can be used by the Chinese Air Force. On the approach are compact hypersonic glider aircrafts equipped with microwave electromagnetic warheads, as well as warheads with EPR in thousandths of a square meter, the flight-technical characteristics of which will not fit into the minimum limits of modern anti-missile defense equipment for a long time USA. The expected series of 500 fighters of the 5 generation J-20A will be designed around the 2026 year, after which Beijing will gain complete superiority over everything, without exception, enemy ship groupings in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

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  1. ydjin
    ydjin 4 January 2017 10: 40
    China is advancing, panic on world stock exchanges! crying But seriously, China is forcing some once exclusive to reckon with its interests!
    1. Nosgoth
      Nosgoth 6 January 2017 14: 31
      As if we did not have to reckon with our own prudence ...
  2. iouris
    iouris 4 January 2017 13: 14
    Interesting. I'm just wondering to ask: what are "engine performance indicators"?
    1. Razvedka_Boem
      Razvedka_Boem 5 January 2017 05: 25
      Most likely the ratio of fuel consumption to power, as well as its resource.
  3. 501Legion
    501Legion 4 January 2017 13: 54
    the whole article is very interesting. thanks for the work done
  4. max702
    max702 4 January 2017 15: 13
    Such a low pace of construction and transfer of vehicles to combat units is explained by the fact that the initial plan does not fit into the realities of the military budget of the Russian Federation, given the negative forecasts in the new economic realities.
    Complete nonsense! At least eat money in the country! Look at how much unspent money remained in the budget for 2016 .. And if you remember about 80 billion dollars in American "securities", then it is somehow sinful to talk about a lack of funds ..
    1. Ruslan
      Ruslan 5 January 2017 16: 28
      on someone else's inches, do not open your mouth. Putin did not recruit the "best" economists for the government, the Nabiulins, the Siluanovs, so that such money would benefit the country. this is a stash for feeding the elite, and not for the dreams of all sorts of maxes702.
  5. Pivot
    Pivot 4 January 2017 15: 27
    And what is the information about what a cool T50, or is it a Chinese plane?
  6. 4 January 2017 17: 03
    that’s all, put out the light / get on the bulb ...
    As a struggle for parity, all of the above takes place, but in the event of a real collision, all these "star strikes" will be possible only after the exchange of tens of nuclear warheads. And that there will remain workable on both sides - only God knows.
    But having a club in your hands is much better than not having it.
    "... A good word and a gun can achieve much more than just persuasion ..."
  7. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 4 January 2017 17: 17
    "Made in China" .. They used to snort contemptuously .. And now it is becoming a symbol of quality ..)
    1. Former battalion commander
      Former battalion commander 4 January 2017 18: 52
      At this pace, soon the Chinese will be legislators in technology and electronics. But why don’t they spend money on yachts, mansions, football clubs and other billiards that are expensive for people ... and plow like hell, and at the same time they’re such a breakthrough. And most importantly, they have leaders not like the Russian nonsense ...
      1. mav1971
        mav1971 5 January 2017 13: 06
        Quote: Former Combat
        At this pace, soon the Chinese will be legislators in technology and electronics. But why don’t they spend money on yachts, mansions, football clubs and other billiards that are expensive for people ... and plow like hell, and at the same time they’re such a breakthrough. And most importantly, they have leaders not like the Russian nonsense ...

        Do you know anything about China?
        1. Rich Chinese every year spend 100 billion dollars on overseas property.
        2. Rich Chinese every year spend about 1 billion dollars on their football clubs, mainly on the purchase of players abroad (for 300-400mln for transfers and the same and even more for salaries).
        3. On average, 40% of the number of Wealthy Chinese have already moved to live outside of China. For the last "Cult of Modesty" does not allow them to have yachts and
        other expensive billiards to people
        in China.
        Therefore, all these yachts in Australia, Europe. USA.
        And yes, the number of very Rich Chinese is prohibitive.

        Do not idealize China.
    2. dmb91
      dmb91 5 January 2017 00: 33
      A symbol for whom and in what? Consumer goods pulled itself up - it’s just that even now we are more prosperous than in the 90s by an order of magnitude at least and commerce doesn’t deliver quite rubbish. But all positions from Premium and above in China are IMPORTED.
      1. Razvedka_Boem
        Razvedka_Boem 5 January 2017 05: 03
        But all positions from Premium and above in China are IMPORTED.

        It is the matter of time. And the Chinese are already getting quite good smartphones and laptops. Moreover, Russian counterparts are Chinese clones. And electronics is what comes to mind first. They are actively developing the automotive industry, for example, we have many trucks and dump trucks from the Celestial Empire and they have proven themselves quite well, and passenger cars are pretty, it’s better than unfinished work from Togliatti.
        In the end, they have already begun to fly into space, and this already indicates the level of their technology.
        I don’t argue - they copy everything, and the USSR helped a lot, and then Russia, by supplying samples of various equipment and technologies.
        But at the same time, copying from them is not a thoughtless process, but a creative one, where they rethink a lot and adjust to their needs.
        For example, they have long abandoned Windows, at least in government agencies and the army, and use one of Linux distributions, entirely in Chinese, written by Chinese programmers. All this increases the security of their computer networks. Meanwhile, Windows is still in all government agencies in most countries, including Russia, and this is still a fee for an expensive license that goes to the States.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 5 January 2017 09: 02
          They are working on the OS, you look, and then they will introduce it in Tashkent.
          1. Razvedka_Boem
            Razvedka_Boem 5 January 2017 18: 53
            It would be good. So far, we don’t really bother with licenses .. But in one day all this can come out sideways.
  8. Satum
    Satum 4 January 2017 20: 26
    Honestly, it's hard to read pessimism ((. So what if they have 500 planes - so what))? Previously, NO ONE THOUGHT THAT we had calibers - and this is a sensation !!)) Previously, no one thought about the electronic warfare systems -And here the mess with the Crimea showed them .A status-6, but about its existence AT ALL nor would they say. He was told about to tickle Sam's nerves. I mean, we don’t know what they are doing. We HOWEVER DO NOT KNOW about the power of China)). And maybe they’re already making weapons, which will turn 300-500 aircraft into flying trash))). As well as missiles soldier
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 5 January 2017 10: 16
      "So what if they have 500 planes - so what))?" ////

      And the fact that the T-50 squadron will not cope with them, even if the T-50 succeeds
      much better than chinese airplanes.

      You mentioned the Caliber, but how many are there? After volleys of about 100 missiles
      in Syria, the plant renewed the country's reserves for two months, working in three shifts.
      To give a couple more salvos.

      Quantity is an important factor.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 6 January 2017 11: 37
        I hope he now works in three shifts ...
  9. commbatant
    commbatant 4 January 2017 21: 24
    then by the middle of 2020, at a steady pace, about 120 “Black Eagles” will be in service with the Chinese Air Force; after 2 years, their number will reach 200 units.

    blessed is he who believes ...
    in the meantime, the PLA air force cost Tu-16
  10. Operator
    Operator 4 January 2017 22: 19
    ".. a series of 500 5th generation J-20A fighters will be issued by about 2026, after which Beijing will gain complete superiority over all enemy ship groups in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, without exception."

    Bullshit - superiority will be ensured only at the total distance of the combat radius of the fighters and the flight range of the RCC from the locations of the Chinese fighters.

    Where is China and where is the Indian Ocean?
  11. dmb91
    dmb91 5 January 2017 00: 26
    What a wild praise of China! What are you guys happy about? Soon we should think about a very strong friendship with the United States. One by one, the Chinese will devour us and it doesn’t matter who the first is. The Cold War will seem like flowers ...
    1. Razvedka_Boem
      Razvedka_Boem 5 January 2017 05: 15
      Who is happy? Just an attempt at analysis. And many still think that in the event of war, China will crush millions of divisions.
      There are no friends in politics, there are interests. And they are often opposed to the interests of today's allies. China is in no hurry, their mentality is such that they relate to time a little differently. And if they need a century to achieve their goal, they will make plans for this time period.
      But still, I believe that if, after the departure of GDP, the next president of Russia will be just as charismatic, wise and strong, everything will be fine.
      1. Ruslan
        Ruslan 5 January 2017 16: 34
        if after one "departure" of the GDP there was an iPhone, then 100% after the next departure, there will be another iPad ...
  12. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 5 January 2017 09: 06
    The Russian Federation does not hold back the development of China, and the United States and Europe want to hold back, leaving China at the factory level. And the Russian Federation at the level of mining, closing all the ends of competencies and storing the money earned on itself. Arabs example ...
  13. mav1971
    mav1971 5 January 2017 13: 55
    Thank you for your work!
    Useful to read.
    But there are overlays
    to locate a dozen links of the J-20A, "getting close" to the American KUG / AUG practically "at the crest of the wave", and even with the radars turned off, will be almost impossible until the moment when the cars "appear" due to the radio horizon (for AN / SPY -1D it is 28-32 km).

    Do not forget, not one American ship, and even more so a group of ships of the KUG type, does not remain without air cover for the coastal aviation of AWACS and RTR.
    Some kind of Sentry, G.Star or Raivet Joint, Global Hawk or others ... hang with enviable regularity at the KUG rate, or not far.
    AUG - that one generally always covers their own AWACS aircraft, and a sufficient number of growlers. which successfully operate as RTR aircraft.

    So to go the distance of the gun (30km) is extremely problematic.
  14. Pavel S
    Pavel S 8 January 2017 12: 46
    We sell small batches to China, and we know that he buys purposefully for the study and copying of technology. All their military power and achievements, which are almost not far behind the Su-30, are a merit of the USSR and Russia. If the United States decides to distance itself from the Pacific problems, or to become a friend of Russia, then Russia will become the next main opponent of China. Yes, there are India and Pakistan, other countries. But the main opponent is one who is equal in strength, or stronger than others and is close. In any case, we are opponents with China. Indeed, the territorial claims of China to the USSR and today to Russia have not gone away. Remember the bitten islands and the theory of Chinese Manchuria. It is enough for the Nazis to come to power in China.