China could possibly export its J-10B fighter to Pakistan, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Russia has agreed for a deal to sell its advanced AL31FN engines which will be fitted to the J-10B, Kanwa defense review reported Sunday adding that the first batch of the engines is expected this year.
The Russian engines will increase the life of the aircraft from the J-10A's 500 flight hours to the J-10B's 750 hours. As China will introduce more Russian engines in the future, all J-10B aircraft will be fitted with the AL31FN.
The upgraded version of the J-10 fighter, the J-10B is the first domestically designed aircraft fitted with a diverterless supersonic inlet to shield the engine compressor blades from radar waves.
The medium-scale 3.5-generation J-10B fighter has a maximum take-off weight of 19 tons, a bomb load between 6 and 8 tons, a combat radius of about 1,000 kilometres and a flight speed between 1 and 1.5 mach. It is equipped with an active phased-array radar and capable of carrying air-to-air missiles.
The aircraft can also carry out reconnaissance operations with infra-red search and track sensors.
A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team will perform at the LIMA 2015 air show in Malaysia stating next week, in their second international appearance. The team will be flying the locally made J-10 fighter jets, PLA Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted as saying in the Chinese media
Chinas J-10B fighter is more advanced than the Su-30 and the F-15J aircraft in service with India and Japan respectively and the 3.5 generation American fighters deployed in the Asia-Pacific
China is offering Pakistan a squadron of J-10B, the advanced multi-role, all-weather fighter aircraft. The official offer was presented to the Pakistan Army’s Chief of General Staff, Lt Gen Waheed Arshad, during a week long visit to Beijing
The first woman to fly Chinas J-10 fighter plane was killed after she hit the wing of another jet during a training exercise Monday. Yu Xu, a member of the Chinese air forces ‘August First aerobic display team was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, Global Times reported
China is set to manufacture military aircraft tires through a venture between the Hainan Rubber Group and Shuguang Rubber Industry Research & Design Institute. The PLA Air Force related departments joined hands with Hainan Rubber Group and Shuguang Rubber Industry Research & Design Institute to establish "Aeronautical Rubber Research and Production Center of the PLA Air Force" during early 2014 for using home made rubber in military aircraft tires, China Military Online, a media outlet for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) reported Wednesday
Chinas Z-18F anti-submarine medium helicopter is ready to operate aboard the PLA Navy's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning. The Z-18 medium transport helicopter developed by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation (CAIC) is designed based on the French Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon
Eager to match American development in long range bombers such as the B-1, China tried but failed to acquire technology of the Soviet Era supersonic strategic bomber Tu-22M3 Backfire C from Ukraine. However, 'international conventions' thwarted the attempts by Beijing to acquire the technology or even a complete aircraft from Kiev, various media reported today
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