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China began flight tests of the deck version of the JL-9G Sword Fish training aircraft

China began flight tests of the deck version of the JL-9G Sword Fish training aircraft

In China, flight tests of a new version of the JL-9 training aircraft, called Sword Fish, began. The aircraft is designed to train marine pilots aviation, primarily carrier-based fighters.

The Chinese company Guizhou has created a new version of the Guizhou JL-9 combat trainer, adapting it for use with aircraft carriers. It is assumed that the new aircraft will be used to train pilots on land using a simulator simulating the deck of an aircraft carrier, since China does not have full-fledged training aircraft for carrier-based aviation.

The aircraft with the designation JL-9G received a slightly modified glider in the bow and tail, as well as an elongated wing. However, the aircraft chassis remained unchanged, apparently, this was done to land the aircraft at ground airfields and can subsequently be corrected, because the development of the aircraft is still underway.

Guizhou JL-9 combat training aircraft

JL-9 (FTC-2000 - export name) is designed and manufactured by the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC). Created since the late 1990s. Made its first flight on December 13, 2003. Serial production of JL-9 for the Air Force and Navy of the PLA has been carried out since 2011. It represents a deep modernization of the JJ-7 (MiG-21UB), while maintaining the basic layout solutions, components and assemblies of this aircraft. When viewed closely for everyone who once dealt with the MiG-21, the similarity of these machines seems even more obvious.

The twin-seat aircraft has a length of 14,6 meters and a wingspan of 8,3 meters. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 9,8 tons.

JL-9 is capable of flying at speeds of up to 1,1 thousand kilometers at a distance of up to 863 kilometers. It is armed with an aviation gun of 23 mm caliber and equipped with five suspension points for the placement of missile and bomb weapons and suspension tanks. The total payload mass is 2 tons.

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  1. Civil
    Civil 14 May 2020 15: 06 New
    Deck UBS is already a step further than the USSR in terms of deck aviation.
    1. NEOZ
      NEOZ 14 May 2020 15: 37 New
      Quote: Civil
      Deck UBS is already a step further than the USSR in terms of deck aviation.

      Why so?
      try to justify ...
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 15: 39 New
      Yes, China, which will soon replace the United States, is growing by leaps and bounds on all fronts. And it will be overtaken not only by the long-departed USSR, but also by the United States. Once the dialogue turned to China and its maritime component, which includes
      Since the military training aircraft is designed to train pilots of naval aviation, primarily carrier-based fighters, one can also tell about other successes of the Chinese Navy. More significant.
      For example. The Chinese Navy is completing the development of the latest JL-3 underwater ballistic missile.
      The range of the JL-3 ballistic missile is such that it can reach the mainland of the United States, even if it is launched from the Chinese coast. As expected, the project 096 nuclear submarines will be armed with missiles of this particular type. Researchers and developers who participated in the creation of China's most advanced underwater nuclear ballistic missile - JL-3, were awarded one of the country's main scientific awards. The team working on the “Large Submarine-Based Solid Launch Vehicle (SLBM)” is among the ten nominees for the National Excellence Award for Excellence.

      According to The South China Morning Post, China has not officially confirmed that it is developing the JL-3 ("Big Wave") missile, but the Chinese Navy has already tested it. The missile forces of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have almost finished developing their third-generation rocket SLBM JL-3 with a flight range of more than 12 km (000 ​​miles), which will allow it to hit the United States, even if the rocket is launched from the Chinese coast. China conducted several rocket test flights in 7450 and 2018.

      Chinese military observers said rocket tests were conducted in response to U.S. President Donald Trump targeting China in his containment strategy. The predecessor of this missile, the JL-2 ballistic missile, with a flight range of 7400 km, was deployed on Project 094A nuclear submarines for operational patrolling in 2015, thereby signaling to Western countries that China was finally reliable maritime-based nuclear capabilities.

      It is assumed that the new JL-3 solid-fuel missile of intercontinental range will be fully integrated with the next generation submarine of type 096 in the year 2025. Her last test in December was conducted using a nuclear submarine of type 094, but the Chinese military plan to arm a submarine of type 096 with these missiles, which can take years.
      1. Courier
        Courier 14 May 2020 17: 43 New
        I have not heard a single Sinologist or Americanist saying that China will replace something there.
        Basically, there was a consensus that instead of globalization, blocs of individual countries would come.
      2. Courier
        Courier 14 May 2020 17: 48 New
        That's interesting, listen about China
  2. jaroff
    jaroff 14 May 2020 16: 22 New
    We have long had a Su-25UTG.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 14 May 2020 16: 52 New
      Are there any existing Su-25UTGs, that’s the question. And where to sit on them is an even bigger question.
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 14 May 2020 17: 05 New
      Well, all the same, the Su-25UTG is a hell of a crutch, because they could not make a spark in the foreseeable future, but we had a training machine right now. Therefore, they unloaded the Su-25 to the maximum, removing everything at all - the gun, sighting system, unnecessary equipment, part of the reservation. which is not embedded in the design, etc. As a result, the TCB came out for pilot practice, with low thrust-weight ratio, without afterburner (which is quite critical for the deck, especially the training deck).

      The Chinese took their loser land tender (but won for naval aviation, not to be confused with the decks) of the latest generation of UTS / UBS and added it to the deck.
    3. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 14 May 2020 19: 47 New
      Quote: zharyoff
      We have long had a Su-25UTG

      Russia had five such machines (in the 279th naval fighter aviation regiment of the 57th SCAD of Northern Fleet aviation) as of 2016. How many are in flight condition now?

      In addition, the Su-25UTG is not the best solution for a training aircraft. It appeared only because a naval combat training vehicle was urgently needed, and the Rook's twin was already flying, it was promptly rebuilt
  3. Courier
    Courier 14 May 2020 17: 38 New
    Assigned a legendary name. Blasphemers