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Ex-Pentagon employee: US Air Force technological superiority over China Air Force rapidly declining

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The American media are trying to compare the functionality of Chinese J-20 fighters with American F-35s. Both one and the other are usually classified as fifth generation fighters.


In the publication The National Interest published an article by a former Pentagon employee, a specialist in defense Chris Osbourne. He writes that the Chinese combat aircraft is not yet a full competitor to the F-35 fighter.

From the article:

If China actually produced about 50 of its highly publicized J-20s, it is still significantly behind the current fleet of 5th generation US fighters.

The author notes that now disputes and discussions about how maneuverable, armed and generally advanced the Chinese J-20 are actively circulating in the world.

According to the author, even if the Chinese aircraft really has good maneuverability and stealth coverage, for China it will still not help in the competition with the F-35. The reason for this is Osborne calls the disparate number of 5th generation fighters in the US Air Force / Navy and the Chinese Air Force.

American author:

It is known that the work on engines for Chinese aircraft lagged behind the original schedule. By the end of 2019, China had built about fifty WS-15 engines.

According to the author of NI, these engines are seriously inferior to the American power plants for fifth-generation fighters. For example, the Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engine, capable of lifting mass to 83,5 tons into the air.

At the same time, the author notes that one can talk as much as you like about a certain lag behind China from the United States in the direction of aircraft engines, but the fact remains: the technological superiority of the US Air Force over the Chinese Air Force is rapidly declining in the light of the Chinese modernization of both engines and fighters, missiles, transport aircraft and invisible planes. This, as Osborne notes, is confirmed by the report of the American Congress:

The review said that as of 2014, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army had approximately 2200 combat aircraft, nearly 600 of which are considered modern.

It is noted that the PLA Air Force also has modern Russian-made aircraft, including the Su-35.
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  1. Ragnar Lodbrok
    Ragnar Lodbrok 10 July 2020 06: 41 New
    16
    Yes, direct. Give money this is called, not
    The technological superiority of the US Air Force over the Chinese Air Force is rapidly declining in light of the Chinese modernization of both engines and fighters, missiles, transport aircraft and stealth aircraft.
    1. Finches
      Finches 10 July 2020 06: 50 New
      +7
      Americans, after civilian corporations, such as a bitten apple and others, you will transfer to China and enterprises producing military products ... - and then be surprised. However, I think that even there, some Chinese are already working on conveyors! Nigers and Latinos have no time - they are busy with more important things - upholding rights and freedoms through robbery and robbery! laughing
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 10 July 2020 13: 08 New
        +2
        The Chinese, the citizens of America - or the owners of their businesses, or engineers
        and scientists. The Chinese community of America has a high standard of living and education.
        The Korean community is even higher. She caught up with the Jewish community of America
        in terms of living.
        In military enterprises, workers are mainly white and Latinos.
        Latinos in robberies and riots are not seen.
    2. yuliatreb
      yuliatreb 10 July 2020 06: 58 New
      +4
      Yes, they have money like a fool of a shag, turned on the machine and rushed, but from the transition of a smart idea to the stage of advanced technology most likely strained.
  2. sav
    sav 10 July 2020 06: 42 New
    13
    They themselves raised a competitor when they supplied them with technology and production.
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 10 July 2020 06: 45 New
    +2
    The Chinese are sure to catch up. Only a couple of sensible ideas will be shamed. In this regard, they are great masters.
  4. Courier
    Courier 10 July 2020 07: 16 New
    -5
    Dumb Americans that they can copy. Their retarded penguins or what? In any serious country, such penguins fly under a hundred.
    1. Rubi0
      Rubi0 10 July 2020 07: 58 New
      0
      So it is, Canadian engine, Israeli electronics, Turkish cabinet. The only way to “push” this whole hodgepodge into the market
  5. svp67
    svp67 10 July 2020 07: 46 New
    +3
    The American media are trying to compare the functionality of Chinese J-20 fighters with American F-35s. Both one and the other are usually classified as fifth generation fighters.
    But for me it’s not clear why these aircraft are compared. Why not J-20 and F-22, J-31 and F-35?
  6. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 10 July 2020 07: 51 New
    +1
    Discussions and comparisons can be made for a long time in the absence of a clash ... well, or at least an adequately conducted training battle)) ... the technique and tactics of application work together ... a little better or worse, the technique there is not a determining factor ...
    ... in the first days of the war, one of the future Heroes of the Soviet Union twice shot down the I-153 on the I-109 ... and comparisons were in favor of the last ... iiiii what?)))
  7. bar
    bar 10 July 2020 08: 28 New
    +3
    The reason for this is Osborne calls the disparate number of 5th generation fighters in the US Air Force / Navy and the Chinese Air Force.

    The Chinese will quickly eliminate this cause.

    Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100, capable of lifting air mass to 83,5 tons.

    What is it like? Swift jack?
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 10 July 2020 08: 45 New
    +2
    China has become the number 1 economy and non-Chinese J-20s fear the Americans!
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 July 2020 13: 16 New
      +1
      It's right. The Chinese civilian economy is expanding rapidly.
      America has nothing to answer in foreign trade and large-scale projects,
      which China offers to countries all over the world.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 July 2020 10: 10 New
    +1
    US Air Force Technological Advantage Over China Air Force Dropping
    It is impossible to always and in everything be ahead of the rest. At first, the Americans complained that in hypersound they had to catch up with Russia, because she (Russia) "stole technology from the Americans" (?). Now they are afraid that China is catching up on 5th generation aircraft. Tomorrow they will still complain about something directly hinting that the army needs money and huge money.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 10 July 2020 13: 13 New
      +1
      You're right. The world is dynamic. Different countries periodically make powerful
      jerking. Germany in the 50s, Japan in the 70s, South Korea in the 90s.
      At the beginning of the 21st century, one and a half billion China made a breakthrough.
      Americans have something to worry about. They are running out with the economy,
      and with military equipment. There is nothing to complain about - you have to strain and accept the challenge of history.
  10. NF68
    NF68 10 July 2020 17: 16 New
    +2
    Not surprising. The Chinese people are hardworking.