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China used the Su-30 to intercept a U.S. Air Force C-40 Clipper aircraft off the coast of Taiwan

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China used the Su-30 to intercept a U.S. Air Force C-40 Clipper aircraft off the coast of Taiwan

Chinese media reported that the American military transport aircraft Boeing C-40 Clipper on the eve entered the airspace of the island of Taiwan and for some time moved along the Taiwan coast. In China, they believe that the appearance of the US Air Force over Taiwan is an American provocation, which "aims to cast doubt on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China."


Recall that Beijing considers the island of Taiwan to be the territory of China. Over the past few years, the United States has tried to speak out relatively neutrally, but some time ago, the administration of the American president officially congratulated the elected head of Taiwan for the first time on his election victory and assumption of the presidency. In China, Washington announced intervention in the internal affairs of China.

According to Chinese media, when an American military transport aircraft appeared in the airspace over Taiwan, Su-30 fighters were sent to intercept it. It should be noted that at the moment, the Air Force and Navy of the PRC are armed with more than 90 such aircraft in two versions - Su-30MKK and Su-30MK2. Where exactly the Chinese "Dryers" tried to intercept the American C-40 Clipper, is not reported. However, it is said that it was allegedly after the appearance of the Su-30 of the Chinese Air Force in the sky that an American plane left Taiwan's airspace.

Meanwhile, in China itself, the question arose of why Su-30 fighters were sent for “interception”. Chinese users eagerly expect that for such purposes, the command will begin to use Chinese-made J-20 fighters.

It is important to recall here that the PLA J-20 fighter aircraft, several months ago, when they appeared at the Indian borders, were discovered with the Indian Air Force Su-30MKI aboard. This gave reason to say that the J-20 may have problems with "low visibility".

However, it is not entirely clear why the new generation of fighters is proposed to be used as interceptors - given that they have completely different goals ...
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 10 June 2020 07: 13
    +3
    China used the Su-30 to intercept a U.S. Air Force C-40 Clipper aircraft off the coast of Taiwan
    Well, the PRC has nothing more good. request
    1. Invoce
      Invoce 10 June 2020 08: 05
      -4
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      China used the Su-30 to intercept a U.S. Air Force C-40 Clipper aircraft off the coast of Taiwan
      Well, the PRC has nothing more good. request

      Actually, the picture does not depict a Su-30! Perhaps the Su-35, and much of what we, unfortunately, have in units. copies of China is already in service.
      Probably the reason that the interception was carried out by equipment manufactured in the Russian Federation is more prosaic ..
      Either the airfield on which the Su-35 was based was nearby, or simply did not want to shine the parameters of its aircraft and the frequencies at which they operate in a combat situation ... Although I can’t say anything ..
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 10 June 2020 08: 44
        +2
        Used J-16 of their production. In general, this is a rhino. That is, they took many decisions from the layout and glider of the Su-30MKK (by the way, a rather primitive stuffing board, like all Komsomol ones, it is very strange that China did not buy at least 20 aircraft from Irkut, to feel) but still built on the basis of J- 11B / S. They screwed everything they could - a new radar station, wide basic integration of their sighting-reconnaissance-electronic warfare equipment from the box, new avionics (including their chip, multifunctional large ILS for the 5th generation, which they put on the new J-10/11/15/16 ), friendship with weapons of the 5th generation, etc. The weak point is the engines. As a normal engine is invented, the plane will blossom.



        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 10 June 2020 09: 52
          -1
          Quote: donavi49
          As a normal engine is invented, the plane will blossom.
          and smell. repeat
          Engines have long been invented. The thing is pens. The Chinese have no technology and no school. Everyone drags in a heap, as a result a heap. request
          1. donavi49
            donavi49 10 June 2020 10: 09
            0
            Chinese no technology and school


            The Union also had everything bad:
            Jupiter (Bristol) - M22, all Soviet fighters of the 30s.
            Wright Cyclone - M25 is also a lot of cars, including the later I-16/153.
            GnomRom (France) - M86 and M88 are heavy vehicles like IL-4, Su-2.
            HispanoSuiza - M100 / 103/105 all liquid fighters of the war - Yaki, LaGGi, as well as Pe-2, Yer-2.
            PriceWhitney 1820 - the legendary M82, Tu-2, Benches, Li-2, Il14. Well, the An-2 also has its version.

            RD-10 - Yumo004
            RD-20 - BMW
            VK-1 - RR Nene
            RD-500 - Dervent
            1. T.Henks
              T.Henks 10 June 2020 21: 25
              +1
              About the wheel and the Egyptians forgot to write.
              1. donavi49
                donavi49 11 June 2020 09: 19
                +3
                The Union mastered piston engines - by purchasing licenses and production lines abroad.

                Suoz mastered jet engines - by exporting captured equipment, products and developers, as well as purchasing advanced Rolls-Royce engines, documentation and a production base for them. At the same time, the first copies and also their own products, not so that the stars from the sky grabbed.

                China is doing the same. It just takes time. Especially unlike the USSR - where the 2nd generation of jet engines was mastered, here 4 + / 5 at once.
          2. Letun
            Letun 10 June 2020 13: 07
            -3
            Quote: Mavrikiy
            The thing is pens. The Chinese have no technology and no school.

            I wrote a man from a gadget, all of whose components are made in China, apparently with his feet, without school and technology laughing
            1. tech3030
              tech3030 11 June 2020 17: 33
              +1
              Made in China but not according to Chinese technology - South Korea, USA, Japan.
      2. Alex777
        Alex777 10 June 2020 08: 44
        +1
        Meanwhile, in China itself, the question arose of why Su-30 fighters were sent for “interception”. Chinese users eagerly expect that for such purposes, the command will begin to use Chinese-made J-20 fighters.

        J-20 apparently has not yet been brought to send it to a long-range interception.
        The date of writing of the article is not clear, but its content does not give the Chinese cause for great optimism:
        Although the dimensions of the air intakes allow the installation of more powerful engines, their shape simply will not allow the J-20 to reach speeds of more than 1.6 sound speeds. Probably, its maximum speed will be no more than 1.5M (sound speeds) at high altitude. This is 1600 km / h. About cruising supersonic you will have to forget all the more - this plane, even with more powerful engines, will not be able to go beyond the speed of sound in the afterburner mode.

        http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/j20.html
      3. pavelty
        pavelty 10 June 2020 09: 33
        +2
        No need to carry a blizzard) This is Su-30MKK, b / n 44 as you see
        1. Bad_gr
          Bad_gr 10 June 2020 15: 44
          0
          The nearest aircraft is single, the distant - double.
          The distant Su-30MKK, the nearest -?
      4. CSKA
        CSKA 10 June 2020 09: 56
        0
        Quote: Invoce
        Perhaps the Su-35, and much of what we, unfortunately, have in units. copies of China is already in service.

        Give an example?
      5. Varaga
        Varaga 10 June 2020 12: 45
        0
        The Su-35 has not yet been delivered abroad. "Livery" is clearly not ours. So this is a 100% export Su-30.
    2. Bongo
      Bongo 10 June 2020 15: 18
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Well, the PRC has nothing more good.

      https://topwar.ru/154331-sovershenstvovanie-sistemy-pvo-knr-na-fone-strategicheskogo-sopernichestva-s-ssha-ch-9.html
      Read at your leisure. At the end of the publication there is an active link to the previous parts. hi
  2. 川 建国
    川 建国 10 June 2020 07: 21
    +5
    Well, actually it was not Sue 30, but J16. Chinese media have just broadcasted Taiwanese media, and, as you know, the Taiwanese military cannot distinguish between Sue 30, Sue 24, j 11 and j 16.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 10 June 2020 07: 45
      +2
      Chinese media report
      repeat request
      Taiwanese military cannot distinguish between Sue 30, Sue 24, j 11 and j 16.
      and chinese? repeat
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 June 2020 09: 40
    +2
    Americans in their role as provocateur and instigator. At the disputed islands, American ships suddenly decided to walk around, from Taiwan a plane to fly ...
    why it is proposed to use the new generation fighters as interceptors - given that they have completely different goals ...
    This can be understood - so much praise has been said that some have the impression of the omnipotence of this aircraft.
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 10 June 2020 10: 25
    +2
    The Chinese purchased the Su-30MK2 for the Navy. If the interception was at Taiwan, then they sent a fighter of naval aviation.