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China completes 2013 year with two major successes in military aviation

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China completes 2013 year with two major successes in military aviation

China concludes 2013 with two major military programs aviation - The start of mass production of J-10B fighters from Chengdu Aircraft Corporation and the first flight of the second prototype of the Xian Aircraft Corporation's heavy transport aircraft Y-20, janes.com reports December 22.


In early December, photos of two J-10B fighter jets with 101 and 103 board numbers appeared on the Chinese Internet. In July, 2013, the image of the assembly line of these aircraft, which probably indicates the beginning of mass production. The first prototype aircraft first appeared in March 2009. It is reported that the company has released more than 250 single and double fighters of this type (respectively J-10A and J-10S) for the Air Force and PLA Navy.

The main differences of the new version of the J-10A / S are the new air intake with an air intake regulator, which reduces the weight and radar signature, the oversized nose cone where the NRIET active radar and the optical-electronic sensor in front of the cabin are located Also, a missile attack warning system or EW system is installed on the top of the keel.

The J-10B will have the same range of weapons as the basic options, as well as the double pylons for Luoyang's PL-12 air suspension. A more powerful radar with AFAR can allow the use of long-range air-to-air missiles and CM-400AKG missiles from CASIC with near-sonic flight speed to engage ground and sea targets.

However, the new J-10B still uses the AL-31F engines of the Russian company Saturn. A prototype of the new version of the engine WS-10A company Shenyang-Liming appeared at the beginning of 2011 year, but a limited number of these turbofans may mean that they will be primarily equipped with fighters J-11B and J-15 of Shenyang Aircraft Corporation.

The second prototype of the Y-20 took off for the first time on December 16 (the first is January 26 of the year 2013). The video shows that the second car has no external differences from the first car. The second sample is also equipped with D-30KP engines with a Russian-made 12 t. At present, China is developing at least three types of turbofan jet engines, one of which is WS-20 (based on WS-10A) with 13 tonnage, which can be installed on production machines. Equipped with these engines, the aircraft will be able to fully realize its potential to achieve a payload of more than 60 tons.

The information release of the Hubei City TV company says that the PLA may adopt the first production Y-20 aircraft in the 2017 year. The report also alleges that China has begun negotiations on the export supply of Y-20 to an unnamed foreign customer.
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 24 December 2013 11: 26
    +6
    Hmm, they may not supply them with engines until they make up for us material and moral damage! They copy each of our things, it’s time to somehow recoup!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 December 2013 12: 09
      +10
      And what did they copy in J-10B and Y-20 ???

      J-10B is the development of the Israeli Lavi, which by the way was officially purchased with all rights.
      Y-20 - this is its own design of the hull and Antonov wing, which was created for this aircraft. Antonovtsy are satisfied, because the project gave them 3 years of life, and not existence.

      The engines are Russian, moreover, directly purchased, not replicated.
      1. Guun
        Guun 24 December 2013 13: 16
        +3
        I agree with you. TsAGI and MIG Design Bureau directly participated in the J-10 project with LAVI aircraft technology purchased from Israel - so what about the Chinese copying his complete nonsense. The United States was afraid that LAVI would become a direct competitor to F16 and covered the development, but it was necessary to return the money and sold it to China.
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  2. Airman
    Airman 24 December 2013 11: 27
    +1
    And yet, without our engines, the Chinas cannot achieve such successes. Well, if these planes will not be used against us.
    1. A.YARY
      A.YARY 24 December 2013 11: 42
      +1
      Well, if these planes will not be used against us.

      "-Will the dear gin be kind .....
      -Budget, budget, shashlik from you! "M \ f" Baron Munghausen. " laughing
      Aha and SyShyA on our engines launch satellites into space, only for the needs of agriculture! laughing
      You can be naive in life, if you are not the head of state!
      1. alone
        alone 24 December 2013 21: 16
        0
        as a confirmation to your words

  3. Altona
    Altona 24 December 2013 11: 33
    0
    Why do they have such an assortment of fighters? They will not get confused then themselves? Something a lot of technology deduce, according to the nomenclature ...
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 24 December 2013 12: 16
      +3
      Quote: Altona
      They will not get confused then themselves?

      Nah, everything is fine, the Chinese are ...
      They even have a list wassat
    2. patsantre
      patsantre 24 December 2013 17: 41
      0
      So we ourselves have no less assortment.
  4. Azzi
    Azzi 24 December 2013 11: 45
    -1
    now looks like f-16
  5. VAF
    VAF 24 December 2013 12: 37
    +3
    Quote article:
    "The J-10B will have the same range of weapons as the basic options, as well as the double pylons for Luoyang's PL-12 air suspension. A more powerful radar with AFAR can allow the use of long-range air-to-air missiles and CM-400AKG missiles from CASIC with near-sonic flight speed to engage ground and sea targets."

    Photo confirmation soldier



  6. nik6006
    nik6006 24 December 2013 14: 29
    +2
    For the Brazilians with Grippen I was glad that we decided on the tender. But not for the Chinese.
  7. patsantre
    patsantre 24 December 2013 17: 43
    +2
    But the plane is serious. Radar with AFAR, hypersonic missile DB ... I wonder what their range is. Is that just hypersonic missile for striking ground targets?
    Although, in principle, all this information is purely hypothetical.
  8. Altona
    Altona 24 December 2013 18: 00
    +2
    Quote: patsantre
    So we ourselves have no less assortment.

    ---------------------
    So we shrink "the entire list", disable single-engine ones, carry out some other measures, reduce the range as much as we can ... And the Chinas, on the contrary, are increasing ... they want everything that can be copied or what? Like you see, and so we can, and so ... If you want to copy the SAAB, you want the Su-27, and we can also F-16 ... We are such superprinters-copiers that you want to print, no question ... So what?
  9. twviewer
    twviewer 25 December 2013 08: 45
    0
    maybe not flu, but also light :)
    and most importantly cheap and manufactured, nomenclature: