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Aviation of China - from cloning for world domination.

Aviation of China - from cloning for world domination.


Just cloning?


  Currently, the Chinese agro-industrial complex is a huge powerful corporation with advanced technological and scientific developments in the field of aircraft, avionics, aircraft engine building, aviation materials, avionics. AVIC, a state-owned corporation, has about 40 research institutions, more than 200 enterprises, and a staff of more than 500 thousand employees. The company's assets are over 82 billion dollars. If earlier the company was more focused on the domestic market, now the company's strategy is directed towards the external market. Now AVIC has a three-level control system. The parent company (parent company) provides overall management through a network of subsidiaries that directly work with firms and manufacturing enterprises. Now AVIC Corporation has the ability to carry out research and development and the introduction of new advanced technologies in almost all branches of aircraft and rocket production. Great emphasis is placed on the introduction of the latest military developments in the national economy.

 Historically, the USSR has long helped the fraternal Chinese people in the struggle against world imperialism. And he helped not only financially and politically, but also the latest models of military equipment and military specialists.

 Chinese scientists, politicians, and military, in those early years, headed for copying samples of military equipment. Why go the path that has already been successfully passed by other, more developed powers, when you can copy. Of course, a copy almost always turned out worse than its original, but in recent years this rule has changed rapidly.

 At this stage, China has all the opportunities to develop and improve replicated samples. Often, taking as a basis two or more of the same type of weapon, develop it by deep modernization, into something better, or at least similar to the samples taken. Moreover, the resulting sample, as a rule, is assembled from almost entirely its own materials and components, including high-tech and complex units and devices.


Not quality, so quantity.


 This happened with the Soviet MiG-17 (in China J-5), MiG-19 (J-6), MiG-21 (J-7) aircraft. And, for example, the same J-6, only in 2010 was removed from service. And about 2 thousand aircraft of this type are not destroyed, but mothballed. And they can easily be converted into unmanned aircraft. Buying modern Russian MiG-29, aircraft of the SU family (which we freely sell to the PRC), the Chinese modernize them, equip them with their own missiles and avionics, engines. True to the latter, there are still problems, according to some sources.

J-7 plane, still in production. Will the air defense forces, to defend the country, with a large-scale offensive of the Chinese Air Force, where it will cross the border, many hundreds of cheap, maneuverable descendants MiG-21? And this is only the first wave of attackers.



 On the basis of the "Patriots", "Tomahawks", "Bukov" and C-300, some kind of symbioses are created that already work on Chinese electronics and carry Chinese missiles. Freeing the country from dependence on components for its complexes. And dependence on foreign corporations.

 PLA Navy aviation has about the same number of aircraft as the Air Force. Created on the basis of deck aircraft of the SU family. Why, to a country that does not have aircraft carriers (the “Liaoning”, which is currently being modernized, does not count), to have such a large number of hothouses?


 Fifth generation airplanes are created,

are "collage"

US-Russian developments.


 The common in the world, and, alas, in Russia, the view that China produces outdated, poor quality copied equipment has long been untrue. The Chinese aviation industry confidently enters the global aviation market, the arms market, with quite competitive equipment. Many countries of the so-called “third world” prefer to buy NEW Chinese aircraft, rather than the old, decommissioned equipment of developed countries, which is also often incomplete with equipment and weapon systems. A significant superiority of the machines of China, and gives the physical novelty of technology.

 The Chinese aviation industry is actively integrating into the global aviation market. It has joint ventures and projects with the world's leading aircraft manufacturers. Buys up entire production facilities with advanced technology (for example, the world Austrian manufacturer of aircraft composites FACC, the American manufacturer of piston aircraft engines Continental Motor).


 A country with huge logistical, financial, human resources is confidently reaching the level of world leaders.


 Immediately make a reservation, this article is an overview, based on materials taken from Russian and foreign publications, and the Internet. The article does not claim exclusivity, and expresses only the personal opinion of the author.

Valery Smirnov specifically for Avia.pro