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Topic: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: Zeke
Posted 2009-11-09 20:32:26 and read 6991 times.

Toady's SCMP has an article stating that Pakistan will buy up to 150 Chengdu J-10 depending on the final price. It seems that LM has lost out with its bid to re-quip the PAF with new F-16s.


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This is an interesting development, the J-10 which is thought to have development links with the IAL Lavi
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as well as a F-16 that was reverse engineered (obtained from Pakistan in the 1990s).


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Looks like US military exports has helped China to build a competitive "Chinese Copy" of the F-16, which is now beating the "brand name" aircraft in serious orders.

original article (subscription only) http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP...D&vgnextfmt=teaser&ss=China&s=News

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: L-188
Posted 2009-11-09 21:14:35 and read 6979 times.

Well in a geo-political word it probably isn't that surprising.

Pakistan has been burnt by US embargos from time to time and they have bought significant Chinese junk in the past.

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: Spudh
Posted 2009-11-10 01:22:18 and read 6923 times.

Thats got to be all down to $$$$$'s and bang for your buck. The J-10 has probably got conservatively 85% of the capability (probably superior close in a2a) of the F-16 and is probably between 60 and 70% of the cost. Its got to make financial sense from a banking perspective alone.

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: Lumberton
Posted 2009-11-10 02:26:56 and read 6893 times.

Did the Russians finally agree to let them transfer the engine?

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: Spacepope
Posted 2009-11-10 05:49:22 and read 6820 times.



Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):
Did the Russians finally agree to let them transfer the engine?

I thought the engine spat was all over the FC-1 (JF-17).

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: Acheron
Posted 2009-11-10 14:59:00 and read 6663 times.



Quoting Zeke (Thread starter):
competitive "Chinese Copy" of the F-16

At this point, with the J-10B, I'd hardly consider it a "chinese copy". I think its the chinese aircraft with most potential(except for the J-11 but that is an exact copy of the Flanker, anyway).



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Quoting Lumberton (Reply 3):
Did the Russians finally agree to let them transfer the engine?



Quoting Spacepope (Reply 4):
I thought the engine spat was all over the FC-1 (JF-17).

It is. The problem with J-10, its related to the development of the WS-10A as a replacement of the AL-31F engine.

Topic: RE: Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s
Username: DEVILFISH
Posted 2009-11-16 20:27:43 and read 6160 times.

Maybe the NSAWC should acquire some for DACT?  


Now, even the movie has a spin-off.....

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/as...deo-chinas-top-gun-features-3.html

I wonder if there's an equivalent word for "maverick" in Mandarin...   

[Edited 2009-11-16 20:33:43]


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