November 1. China cheers world new fighter, which is proving to be suspiciously similar to some Russian and South American counterparts. If we consider that the fact that the creation of the machine allows the PRC to break ahead in the arms race, and the market trading instrument with China goes down, there is a logical question — what does it all the Russian Federation?
Chinese workers presented Motherland Party and another gift: October 31, 2012 on the eve of the XVIII Congress of the CPC held the first flight of a new Chinese fighter J-31, built in the aviation enterprise in Shenyane.
Details on the plane yet, but judging by the images before us light twin-engined fighter in massogabarite MiG-29/F-16 built with the introduction of technologies reducing visibility, can be — with the internal placement of the arms. The appearance of the aircraft allows read borrowing schemes China South American fighter F-35, except the power plant — «American» uses one engine. Not having your own waste suitable traction motor, Chinese designers went for the twin-engine implementation schemes. The new aircraft uses Russian engines RD-93 or that the least possible, due to insufficient reliability — their analogue Chinese WS-13.
In general it can be concluded that, as the first Chinese car last generation J-20 fighter aircraft from China is made on the basis of direct borrowing of foreign technology, so repeating the main way the Chinese aviation industry. More catchy expression of this approach is now mass production in China J-11 fighter — direct pirated copies delivered to China at the time Su-27SK Russian development.
It should be noted that the problem with copying China Russian / Russian weapons did not appear yesterday and can not be reduced only to the Su-27.
After receiving a huge amount of Russian weapons and some production lines in the 40-60s of last century, China began intensively to create Russian technique development, not stopping this creation after the affairs of the USSR and China in the 60s and soured Military-technical cooperation has been disconnected.
China created and to the best of standards developed weapons of all kinds — small cannon, mortars, artillery systems, armored combat vehicles, including tanks, air defense systems, in the end, right up to the aircraft distant bombers Tu-16 missile, which under index of H-6 form the basis distant Aviation of China now.
All these products are extensively exported. Military equipment and weapons made in China or directly by the Russian drawings, or «based on» intensively used (and use) a third world country, or countries who, for political reasons could not buy a weapon from the Soviet Union or the West, Albania, Cambodia times of Pol Pot and others. It must be emphasized that in relation to supply weapons, China was still less cautious than the major players in the cool of the war — the Soviet Union and the United States, do not disdain to support in the international arena «dubious characters.» But Ak-47 and the ANC Chinese production finds its way to at least what «movements» and «liberation fronts» with arbitrarily cannibalistic slogans and reputation.
It is a tool used against the USSR — leaving aside the problem of actually Sino-Soviet confrontation 60-80s, you can remember a decade of conflict in Afghanistan, where the 9/10 small guns and mortars, are available to the dushmans, were produced in PRC.
Copying Russian system continued after the normalization of relations between Moscow and Beijing. China showed analogues advanced cruise missiles, aircraft engines, in the end — the Su-27, as mentioned above, and many other types of equipment.
Among these other samples — and Chinese analogue S-300, which is offered for export under the symbol FT-2000. Complexes of this type are already in service with the Army of China. One of the buyers of the Chinese SAM Turkey can become conducting a tender to supply air defense systems of the latest generation.
Unfortunately, regulate relations between Russia and China in this area is not yet possible. Active free borrowing technology has long been one of the major trump cards of Chinese industry and in the military and civilian sector, and China is unlikely in the foreseeable future abandon this policy.
Some guarantee against unauthorized copying may be contracts for the supply of large quantities guns that actually needs to be close to those of China or other swatches.
But in-1’s, China itself shows no inclination to similar purchases in the near future, and in-2, it does not protect against copying supplied systems for export to third countries. Similar export can only be prevented by means of signing a binding agreement on both sides of the protection of the rights of the author.
But now it should be noted also the factor that the cooperation with China has already lost the value of the main source of income for the Russian defense industry, which it had in the 90s of the last century. Under these criteria, when the volume of orders for the Russian defense products for internal and external contracts, excluding China already significantly exceed 100 billion dollars, we must ask: whether to support the principle of in cooperation with China, ending constantly stealing Russian developments?
Especially given the fact that China is now raised on Russian engines — and it is possible that with the introduction of Russian developments in construction machines — new lightweight fighter, the Russian Air Force which have yet.