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Pakistan To Buy Up To 150 Chengdu J-10s  
User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8993 posts, RR: 75
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6714 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


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6702 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.



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User currently offlineSpudh From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6646 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.

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

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


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6543 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).



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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6386 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.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5883 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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