Skip to comments.J-10 fighter not yet approved for export
Posted on 10/13/2013 11:51:32 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
J-10 fighter not yet approved for export
BEIJING, October 10 (ChinaMil) --As global attention has been drawn to when China's in-service top-grade home-made J-10 fighter aircraft enters the international market, Ma Zhiping, vice president of the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), disclosed recently that many countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America had already enquired about price of J-10.
According to Ma Zhiping, many clients have contacted to enquire the price of J-10 series fighters. These clients came from various countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and include those traditional users of Chinese military aircraft as well as those countries which previously used Russia's series fighters and French fighters.
Nevertheless, according to U.S.s' Defense News on October 7, the most probable buyer of J-10, Pakistan, might put off the purchase plan under the influence of economic factors and technology maturity.
Ma Zhiping made a clear statement in an interview by reporters from Global Times on September 25 that: "We can say in a very responsible way that the J-10 fighter aircraft hasn't been exported to Pakistan. The export of a model of military aircraft has to be approved by the country first. However, J-10 hasn't acquired the related export license so far."
If I’m not mistaken, Redbull had a Mig it flew at air shows. It was small and agile, and painted solid red.
Yes, a lot of them are available for purchase right now.
Odd that China claims that an export license for the J-10 hasn’t been approved for Pakistan yet, when Pakistan helped pay for the development of the J-10B.
J-10 powerplant is a single older Su-27 turbofan.
They still failed to reverse engineer it and rely on Russian supply. Russians aren’t idiots and sells them right enough to keep with the planes assembled in China for Chinese military.
That doesn’t rely make much sense particularly as the JF-17 also uses a Russian engine. It’s a Chinese plane but not used by the PLAAF.
A Chinese Saab Gripin? It has a pretty good yaw problem... more so than the F-16 even.
However, for insurgencies and generation 3+/4 engagements, I suspect it will do nicely... until the engine blowes up.