How to learn edition AIN, not so long ago has made the first flight of the second Chinese stealth fighter resettled 2 Russian RD-93 engines. Large model of the aircraft, which received informal title J-31 last week, was exhibited at an airshow in Zhuhai Air China and was presented as a «multi-role fighter for the international military market.» During the exhibition, Russian officials revealed some details of military supplies in China.
Speculate that the new Chinese stealth fighter resettled Russian engines, confirmed CEO RAC «MiG» Vladimir Barkovskii. Although he noted some shortcomings of the project as a whole gave a positive assessment of the brand new aircraft of AVIC. «The machine does not produce bad memory, though, of course, has some design decisions taken by American fighter fifth generation, but it is not a copy, but perfectly executed its design,» he said AIN.
Barkovskii regretted the decision of the Defense Ministry not to develop next generation light fighter, saying that it can lead to RF output of this particular sector of the market. MiG-29M2 — the latest development of the RAC «MiG» and their export derivative of the MiG-35D are 4 + + generation, he said. Barkovskii also said that Chinese manufacturers fighters have gained perceptible progress in improving resource and maintainability of their own products. They also improved after-sales service, which several years ago was in a sorry state, he added.
Sergei Kornev, head of the aviation sector «Rosoboronexport», said journalists at Airshow China 2012, that with the help of professionals and Belarusian companies specialized Chinese manufacturers fighters managed to make productive sales service system. For its part, he continued, Our homeland sold China a serious repair documentation and support of the current cycle of the AL-31F and help him do well functioning system for their operation.
Kornev added that at a subsequent meeting of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation, which opened on November 21, Moscow and Beijing are waiting for the signing of several agreements relating to intellectual property rights. Kornev said that it should facilitate the transfer of the upcoming Russian mental facilities and experience in the field of military aviation and its after-sales service.
On engines accounted for 90% of total Russian exports of aerospace technology in China. «In the last two years, we have signed an agreement with China on a large several hundred additional engines AL-31F, AL-31FN and D-30KP2. Deliveries of the currently ongoing, «said Corney. D-30KP2 engines are transport aircraft IL-76 family of engines AL-31 — Aircraft Su-27/30/34 and Chinese J-11 derivatives. In addition, Our homeland engines supplied with inflated resource AL-31FN series 3, and then the engines for the Chinese J-10 fighter.
Answering the question whether our homeland provided assistance in developing the engine WS-10A Tai Hang, which is almost identical to all the AL-31F, Kornev said that Russian experts at not perceived role in its development, and that our homeland has never aired China design documentation AL-31F. As for the RD-93, which China is the main uses for equipping fighter JF-17 (FC-1), the roots of said Our homeland graduated supply 100 engines under a framework agreement for the supply of 500 engines. Negotiations on subsequent party last. «All the legal formalities for new sales agreed, our negotiations are the only commercial nuances, including price, «he said.