China’s Strong Dragon Chengdu J-10 is actually a China’s F-16 Fighting Falcon which is skilled in maneuver and light in weight multirole fighter inclined on the fly-by-wire airplane for replacing its aerodynamic volatile airframe. It is currently incumbent on Russia for AL-31F turbofans, and coming decades after the F-16 launch, J-10 does not seem to be earthshaking, but the J-10B model like the 21st Century Airplane launched with the advanced infrared search-and-track system and a cutting-edge Active Electronic Scan Array (AESA) radar, which can not be said for all F-16 types. However, the 250 J-10 fleet has probably faced many fatal accidents related to difficulties in fly-by-wire systems.
How Flanker Reaches To China:
Russia became happy when Beijing came to the hungry for cash and no longer worried about ideological disputes Russia for buying Sukhoi Su-27 fighters and this happened after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Sukhoi Su-27 fighter, the excellent category and payload dynamic twin-engine jet compared to the F-15 Eagle and now is a huge family of aircraft derived from Su-27 as the core of China’s modern combat force, their decision proved fateful. After importing the initial batch of Su-27, Beijing obtained a license to make its own copy, Shenyang J-11- but with Russia’s dismay, independently more advanced models, J-11B and D started building by China.
Moscow felt helpless and had to sell SU-30MKK and Su-30MK2 versions of seventy-six modern land and naval attack Flanker respectively, which is parallel to the F-15E Strike Eagle. The Chinese designer also churned out their own derivative of the Su-30: Shenyang J-16 Red Eagle, claiming an AESA radar, and Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark, a Russian Su-33 based carrier-based fighter received from Ukraine. Now around 20, the type of China 001 aircraft carrier work on Leoing.
The Sukhoi derivatives of China are theoretically identical to fourth-generation fighters like F-15 and F-16. However, they are saddled with the domestic WS-10 turbofan engine facing the maintenance problems and have difficulty producing very loudly.
As of today, the Jet-engine technology is still the main limitation of China’s warplanes. Also, in 2016 China has bought twenty-four SU-35s.
All About Stealth Fighter Of China:
China has two distinct stealth fighter designs. Chengdu J-20 is a huge twin-engine beast optimized for speed, range and for loading heavy weapons which will be suitable for surprise raid having large rear aspect cross section of radar which could be problematic. Also, the smaller Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon is intending for service on upcoming Type 002 aircraft carriers as well as for export as a cut-price F-35 as an alternate.
What’s The Future:
While noting the rough figures, it is clear that- about thirty-three percent PLAAF and PLANAF’s combat aircraft are old second-generation fighters, about twenty-eight percent are strategic bombers of third generation design and about thirty-eight percent belong to the fourth generation. It seems that the technical capabilities of fighter aircrafts are different from what is speculated.
Above, China can be seen in no hurry to replace it’s old aircrafts to new ones.