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China began the serial construction of the J-15 fighter jets (Su-33 replicas)

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Recent reports from the Chinese media may indicate that one of the most ambitious programs of the defense industry in China is actively moving ahead and even ahead of the previously scheduled deadlines. In the first days of September, one of the Chinese TV channels showed a story about the current stage of the Shenyang J-15 project.




According to the director of the Committee of Specialists of Naval Informatization of the People's Liberation Army of China, Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, employees of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation completed the development and testing of a new J-15 fighter designed to equip the first Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. Currently, preparations are underway for the start of full-scale serial construction of aircraft. A kind of confirmation of the words of the military commander were shots showing a J-15 fighter painted in standard colors of the sea aviation PLA. Previously, the prototype carrier-based fighter participating in the tests carried a characteristic yellow color with some gray elements. Now, all new aircraft will be painted in gray tones.

The statements of Rear-Admiral Yin Chzho and the existence of combat paint can not only speak about the start of serial construction, but also about adopting the aircraft. In addition, it can be assumed that the first serial J-15 has already been sent to the bases where they are to serve. However, the Chinese military department has not yet issued an official statement about the adoption of the carrier-based fighter into service and the supply of mass-produced vehicles to the troops.

Recall previously claimed that the Shenyang J-15 fighter will enter service only in the 2014-15 years. Given the current state of the project, it can be assumed that the adoption of weapons will actually take place only next year. In this case, the first serial fighter aircraft will be in trial operation for several months. During the tests, five prototypes of the J-15 aircraft actively took off and landed on the first Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Since November last year, Chinese sailors and pilots made several exits to the sea, the purpose of which was to test the capabilities of the new aircraft and the ship.



Probably the first serial fighter J-15 will go into trial operation, which will help solve the last of the currently existing problems of an organizational or technical nature. Thus, the official adoption may take place in full compliance with early plans - in 2014 year or even later, depending on the state of the project.

As it became known from the Chinese media a few days after the first reports of preparations for the mass production of new aircraft, in the foreseeable future, China will not be engaged in other projects of promising deck fighters. J-15 for the next 25-30 years will become the main and only aircraft of this destination. Thus, taking into account the information on China’s plans to build several aircraft carriers in the future, in the final analysis we can talk not only about dozens, but also about hundreds of new aircraft.

In terms of development and testing, the Chinese project J-15 is not much different from modern foreign projects for the creation of promising aircraft. Design work started in the middle of the last decade, the first flight of the new deck fighter took place in the summer of 2009, and it was not until the fall of 2012 that he first landed and took off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. This stage of testing and trial operation will eventually take more than a year. It can be seen that it took about the same amount of time to test and fine-tune the machine as it did to design work with the subsequent construction of the first prototype.

The relatively quick creation of a new class of aircraft for the Chinese aircraft industry has several explanations. According to official information, the J-15 is a deep upgrade and upgrade of the land-based Shenyang J-11 fighter, which is actually an unlicensed version of the Russian Su-27SK. However, there is every reason to believe that the official Chinese statements on this score are not true. In the middle of 2000, China purchased the T-10K aircraft from Ukraine - one of the prototypes of the Russian deck fighter Su-33. This, and not the development of the “own” project J-11, can explain the significant similarity of the Russian and Chinese aircraft.

About the characteristics of the newest Chinese fighter while almost nothing is known. However, the reverse engineering and T-15K J-10 development version allows for some assumptions. In addition, at the end of last year, representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Defense once again reminded the public of interest the official version of the origin of the J-15 project and stated that the newest Chinese deck fighter surpasses the Russian Su-33 in all respects. The correctness of the comparison of the aircraft, created in the eighties of the last century, and the aircraft, the first flight of which took place only a few years ago, causes great doubts.



However, it must be admitted that bringing the J-15 project to the stage of mass production says a lot about the capabilities of the Chinese aviation industry and the intentions of the military department. In the near future, as is clear from the words of the Chinese commanders, the aircraft carrier Liaonin and the J-15 fighter jets will be used to test the most important elements of the work of carrier-based aviation and to determine the appearance of future aircraft carrier connections. Given the timing of the various phases of the J-15 project, it can be assumed that China’s naval forces will be replenished with new aircraft carriers by the end of this decade.


On the materials of the sites:
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http://china-defense.blogspot.ru/
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  1. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 13 September 2013 07: 08
    11
    The news is bad, primarily for Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, to which China has unreasonable territorial claims. We also have something to think about. Engines from the Chinese may be useless, but the on-board electronics are definitely better than ours. In general, if it were not for the Ukrainian betrayal, which gave China an almost ready-made aircraft carrier and airplanes in addition, China would have been restless for 10 for years.
    1. evgenii67
      evgenii67 13 September 2013 08: 28
      12
      Hello everyone! China is developing with a geometric progression and with this development the appetite of the Middle Kingdom will grow, and this is an occasion to think about yesterday ....
      Quote: Kibalchish
      In general, if not for Ukrainian betrayal

      And how to read the news about the Su-35, I think we can see the clone before the end of the decade.
      1. AVV
        AVV 13 September 2013 10: 44
        14
        The Chinese are stealing. And ours also sell them su-35s, steal further !!! You need to protect your intellectual property !!!
        1. studentmati
          studentmati 13 September 2013 21: 40
          +5
          Quote: AVV
          The Chinese are stealing. And ours also sell them su-35s, steal further !!! You need to protect your intellectual property !!!


          The most reliable and effective way to protect intellectual property is its constant development and improvement.
          And catching up is always late. Huhhhhhhh ...
      2. studentmati
        studentmati 13 September 2013 21: 37
        0
        Quote: evgenii67
        And how to read the news about the Su-35, I think we can see the clone before the end of the decade.


        2017. My opinion. Not later than. Albeit with a slightly different avionics. For them, cloning electronics, in my opinion, is easier than the "tricky" Russian fuselage on rivets.
    2. olegff68
      olegff68 13 September 2013 11: 55
      11
      Quote: Kibalchish
      In general, if not for Ukrainian betrayal

      At that time, we had no less traitors - to give the Chinese at that time the new SU27 to "licensed production" - that was another act, why should we be surprised now ???
    3. StolzSS
      StolzSS 13 September 2013 22: 13
      0
      Any claims can be justified if desired)))
  2. Atenon
    Atenon 13 September 2013 07: 50
    +2
    And they are also going to sell Su 35, they would really not want to sell anything newer than Mig21, so that later they would have no problems, or at least buy 500 pieces for themselves.
    1. studentmati
      studentmati 13 September 2013 21: 52
      0
      Quote: AtenON
      And they are also going to sell Su 35, they would really not want to sell anything newer than Mig21, so that later they would have no problems, or at least buy 500 pieces for themselves.


      Will be outbid from third and fourth countries. You need to be wiser. You need to work with the client, convince, convince, offer a "better" option. Or just stupidly fool. What then are politicians and psychologists for?
  3. basil200
    basil200 13 September 2013 08: 56
    0
    Coloring is some kind of soil.
    1. Donetskiy
      Donetskiy 13 September 2013 09: 56
      0
      as well?
  4. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 13 September 2013 09: 16
    +5
    They copied it from the prototype remaining in Ukraine. And as they say there he was still unfinished + the Chinese are great lovers of tinkering with their jambs, and engines are still being bought from us. So what they saved up there is a big question. :). They copy-paste from the whole world. By the way, in their mentality, if a Chinese copy-paste from a non-Chinese, then this is normal, but the Chinese copy-paste. :) Well, let them prove in court that they did not copy-paste! The profile, torsion of the wing, the location and shape of the brake hook with the pull-up and damping mechanisms, as well as the A-317-010 inter-aircraft navigation receiver, A-317-007 inter-aircraft navigation unit, A-317-003 measuring unit, azimuthal-ranging receiver A -312-001, transmitter A-317-002, combs for docking of wing consoles, and also a dick mountain of which !!!
    1. Donetskiy
      Donetskiy 13 September 2013 09: 48
      0
      you are like a real Chinese man hodgepodge their comments
  5. svskor80
    svskor80 13 September 2013 09: 25
    +1
    As for the electronics in combat aircraft, I am also not sure that the Chinese have it better. In my opinion, only the Chinese are strenuously insisting that our planes are better than Russians. But at the same time they don’t do anything original and they want to buy more new planes from us.
    1. Argon
      Argon 13 September 2013 11: 23
      +6
      Unlike Russia, China has in-line production of electronic components of almost the entire existing range. Accessibility and education level are much higher than ours. Yes, and with better financing.
  6. Andrey Skokovsky
    Andrey Skokovsky 13 September 2013 09: 26
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    our adversary is not China, if there had not been a growing China, we would have already been demolished.
    do not be like the states that see the enemy in everyone who dares to speak with you on equal terms.
  7. 0255
    0255 13 September 2013 09: 47
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    However, one cannot fail to admit that bringing the J-15 project to the stage of mass production says a lot about the capabilities of the Chinese aviation industry and the intentions of the military department.

    The completion of the project of a new Chinese ship speaks only of the ability of the Chinese to copy other people's aircraft. They could have come up with something of their own. J-10 they were helped to develop by the workers of the RSK "MiG", the J-20 can be seen MiG 1.44, the J-31 almost completely repeats the F-35, even a copy of the MiG-21 (J-7) is still riveted at their factories. Their only bomber, the H-6, is a copy of the ancient Tu-16.
    And they could already bring to mind their engines for airplanes, otherwise it would be frivolous to put Russian engines that had worked out the resource on the J-20.
    1. pri3rak
      pri3rak 13 September 2013 11: 24
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      So what to do? Their engine resources are worse than Russian ones. So buy used
      1. 0255
        0255 14 September 2013 14: 52
        0
        but the Americans, the British, the French, the Russians learned to make normal engines. The Chinese have been manufacturing planes since the 1950s, it's time to come up with something of their own
  8. il grand casino
    il grand casino 13 September 2013 10: 09
    +2
    And after all, the main thing is not even blushing ...
    1. Evrepid
      Evrepid 13 September 2013 10: 17
      +4
      On their yellow faces are not visible :)
      They steal shyly. Shy thief ... :)
      1. Chicot 1
        Chicot 1 13 September 2013 16: 03
        +4
        Quote: Evrepid
        They steal shyly

        They steal just the same brazenly. And why not blush ... Yes, they are tired so often blush ...
  9. moremansf
    moremansf 13 September 2013 10: 48
    +5
    FOR THE POWER SHOULDER !!!!!!!!
  10. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 13 September 2013 12: 06
    +3
    And with whom to ask for the transfer by the Chinese copyist of our technology? ..
    It is clear that there is no one. Nothing to do with it ... But when the Celestial Empire will deploy a couple of AUGs (equipped with copies of our aircraft!) It will be too late to catch up. To drink Borjomi too ...
  11. Yankuz
    Yankuz 13 September 2013 12: 37
    0
    In give! Copyists! Hey, is a flying saucer with blasters weak? !!! And the Chinese dressed as aliens inside ... It will be cool - the amers will scatter!
  12. Echo
    Echo 13 September 2013 15: 17
    +8
    Let's wait - we will buy deck fighters from China. :(
  13. WIN969
    WIN969 13 September 2013 17: 27
    +1
    They use good relations with Russia for personal gain, I think China will come back to it.
    1. FireFly
      FireFly 13 September 2013 17: 46
      +2
      North Korea will start to tear everything from China? laughing
  14. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 13 September 2013 18: 49
    +1
    Quote: Yankuz
    In give! Copyists! Hey, is a flying saucer with blasters weak? !!


    Not a bit weak. Just need to give them a plate, weak? !!!
  15. vadim dok
    vadim dok 13 September 2013 19: 36
    +1
    And the plane and electronics are not better! But it is very good for Russia!
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  17. Gur
    Gur 13 September 2013 20: 36
    +1
    These planes are long outdated; ours always have a pair of aces
  18. studentmati
    studentmati 13 September 2013 21: 33
    +2
    Why go far? Remember the Soviet aircraft industry, we started with the same thing - elementary copying.
  19. combat192
    combat192 13 September 2013 22: 38
    +2
    You know, I envy the Chinese in something. They managed not to forget their past, and besides, in my opinion, this country has a future. (This is not a typo, namely - with a capital letter).
  20. Serg 122
    Serg 122 14 September 2013 01: 33
    0
    If only this future would happen - not at the expense of Russia! Ato, the Chinese people are sleeping and see how we have something to chop off with swamis. For no reason ...
  21. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 14 September 2013 06: 37
    0
    That's right and they do.
    We must not only be friends with China, but also learn from them the sequence.
  22. Watchman
    Watchman 14 September 2013 14: 46
    +1
    It is necessary to conclude a couple more profitable contracts: sell 3-4 S-400, 5-6 Su-50 complexes, and then join the PRC together.
  23. sha20289145
    sha20289145 15 September 2013 17: 39
    0
    China considers itself to be the main one, since the Chinese are most of all, although it is not openly said. At the same time, they use other people's developments, considering them to be the common property. If something is bought, then as a model for its own production.
  24. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 17 September 2013 18: 06
    +2
    I already wrote once, and you yourself try to copy at least a NAIL ... request

    Copying the whole PLANE - speaks of a high TECHNOLOGICAL level of development ... hi

    I repeat, the Chinese are still many, with their crafts, will surprise everyone ... what
  25. fon_Stierlitz
    fon_Stierlitz 17 September 2013 21: 04
    +1
    Quote: sergey158-29
    I already wrote once, and you yourself try to copy at least a NAIL ... request

    Copying the whole PLANE - speaks of a high TECHNOLOGICAL level of development ... hi

    I repeat, the Chinese are still many, with their crafts, will surprise everyone ... what

    Yes, something people are already tired of waiting, when they start to surprise everyone
  26. Andrey Skokovsky
    Andrey Skokovsky 21 September 2013 14: 09
    0
    Quote: Sveik
    Quote: Andrey Skokovsky
    our adversary is not China, if there had not been a growing China, we would have already been demolished.
    do not be like the states that see the enemy in everyone who dares to speak with you on equal terms.


    We must say this - while our opponent is not China

    what for? think for yourself on the following facts
    1 almost all the wars and conflicts of the past 2 centuries, probably 99.9%, were unleashed by the Anglo-Saxon capitalists in pursuit of power and profit
    2 China is not actually an aggressor state following the results of the last 2 centuries
    3 China is highly vulnerable to our nuclear weapons
    4 China, in general, never abandoned the communist ideology, but it puts in the first place is not profit and efficiency
    5 the main and probably the main thing today: to pit Russia and China - the BLUE DREAM of the Anglo-Saxons, and ANY topics or conversations in this direction are supported by these cannibalistic state formations with frantic energy and enthusiasm
    6 is a systematic economic integration of Russia and China into each other, why fight for what you can buy