A new version of the Chinese heavy embarked fighter J-15 soon in service?

As for the J-11 air superiority fighter which was derived from the Su-27, or the J-16 fighter-bomber derived from the Su-30, the standard carrier-based fighter of the Chinese naval aviation, the J-15, results from a reverse-engineered a Russian fighter from the Flanker family, in this case a Su-33 acquired from Ukraine when Beijing acquired the hull of the aircraft carrier Varyag, left unused in the shipyards Ukrainians after the implosion of the Soviet Union. But unlike the J-11B, and especially the J-16, the J-15 had undergone little modernization in the conversion process, and suffered from several defects that already struck its Soviet big brother, in particular…

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China's new on-board fighter will be unveiled before the end of 2021

The Naval Forces of the People's Liberation Army have experienced a meteoric rise over the past 20 years, going from a technologically very backward navy specialized in the defense of a restricted naval perimeter around the country, to a high-level military power. capable, in many aspects, of competing with the best navies in the world. Today, it aligns 10 heavy assault ships with a flight deck, including two Type 075 LHDs comparable to the US Navy's America-class LHAs, around thirty Type 052 destroyers and Type 055 heavy destroyers, as many frigates anti-submarine warfare Type 054A, sixty coastal anti-submarine warfare corvettes…

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J-16D electronic warfare aircraft is in service with the Chinese Air Force

Many expected the two-seat J-20A or the carrier-based J-35 to be the star of the upcoming Zhuhai Air Show, to be held next week in southern China. No information concerning the presence of these new devices has yet filtered. On the other hand, a J-16D electronic warplane, in the colors of the People's Liberation Army air force, did indeed land at Zhuhai airport on Tuesday to participate in the show. Therefore, there is no doubt that the new device, which is intended to be the equivalent of the American EA-18G Growler, is actually in service within the forces…

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Chinese Navy has held 120 exercises over the past 3 months

“Sweat saves blood” used to say the architect and military strategist of Louis XIV, Vauban. And sweat, the Chinese military has obviously not lacked in recent months. Indeed, according to the CCP-affiliated site globaltimes.cn, the Chinese navy in cooperation with other arms of the People's Liberation Army, has organized nearly 120 naval, naval air and amphibious exercises in the past 3 months alone, including 50 of them took place near the island of Taiwan. Beyond the already extraordinarily high number of exercises that took place, the (partial) information provided by the Taiwanese authorities on many of them...

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What will be the capabilities of the future Chinese Type 003 aircraft carrier?

It has now been a year since the first blocks of China's future Type 003 aircraft carrier were moved from their assembly area to the dry dock at Jiangnan Shipyards in Shanghai, and the new ship is now taking shape as observations by Chinese spotters, especially when they take a commercial flight passing over these industrial facilities. Thus, last week, pictures showed that the ship had received its island, and that the entire hull had been finalized, allowing to have a more precise idea of ​​what this ship will be, of its operational capacities...

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Chinese Shenyang announces the development of a new generation hunter… again!

It is through a publication on its WeChat page that the Chinese aeronautical giant Shenyang, which belongs to the AVIC consortium and which has developed, among other things, the J-11, J-15 and J-16 fighters equipping the Chinese air and naval air forces , announced that it has started research to develop a new generation fighter, presented as 5th generation in China and known as 6th generation in the West, whose entry into service is estimated in 2035. For purposes of understanding, we will use in the rest of the article the classification of Western generations. Concomitantly, the company also announced that it had started the development of a 5th generation fighter at…

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The hypothesis of a Chinese J-35 naval fighter derived from the FC-31 becomes clearer

Just a year ago, the Chinese authorities had hinted that their future aircraft carriers equipped with catapults would implement a naval version of the J-20 fighter which equips the country's air force. However, several Chinese aviation industry experts doubted this statement, and argued that it would be a derivative version of the Shenyang FC-31 stealth fighter that would arm these ships. Over the months, several redundant pieces of information have come to give substance to these suspicions, even giving it a name, the J-35. There is very little information available on the subject, and for good reason, China does not take…

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Military intervention in Taiwan becomes commonplace in Chinese communication

In just a few months, the Chinese international press, largely controlled by the country's central government, has profoundly changed its discourse concerning the tensions around the island of Taiwan, but also in the China Sea vis-à-vis the US Navy, and against the Indian Navy. Whereas at the start of the year, the tone was more one of denunciation of American "provocations" in the region, which could create exaggerated tensions, it now reports, in a precise and almost banal way, a military intervention against the independent island, as the likely outbreak of a conflict between Beijing and Washington or New Delhi. We have already discussed the subject...

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China steps up training pace for naval pilots

Many Western countries, including the United States, are struggling to find candidates to meet their recruitment objectives, especially for the most technical positions, such as combat pilots. This problem has become so critical that, from now on, the predictive capacity to find and train the right profiles is a limiting parameter in the dimensioning of forces, whether air, naval or land. Obviously, China does not have this problem. Indeed, on the occasion of the opening of online registration files for naval aviation pilot training, the Chinese Navy would have received no less than 16.000 applications according to the…

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Has China doubled the production of heavy fighters in 2020?

As the standoff between Beijing and Washington grows daily, a publication linked to Chinese aircraft manufacturer AVIC presents the most surprising information, according to which the group plans to build no less than 2020 J-60 heavy bomber fighters in 16. , 20 on-board J-15 general purpose fighters and 30 J-20 heavy stealth fighters, i.e. 110 aircraft, all twin-engined with a long range and a large payload capacity. In addition, work on the FC-31 medium stealth fighter intended to equip the Chinese Navy's aircraft carriers would continue. It is impossible today to separate the true from the false in...

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