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Ukraine to build Hongdu L-15 Light Attack Fighter in Odesa?

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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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There is a very weird report I came across. As I've posted here, I have ties into Ukraine. I keep ties on the country for personal reasons, so I have feeds set up for all sorts of news. One crossed my reader I am not sure what to think of. Its not impossible, but just seems odd for all participants, both sides.


When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in December 1991, its integrated military-industrial complex was shattered and split up among 15 newly independent countries. Ukraine received many significant assets, including top-notch fighter and aircraft plants as well as the USSR’s most advanced shipyards at Mykolaiv, where the Soviet Union’s aircraft carriers were built. Now China is seeking to begin construction of light attack aircraft at a Ukrainian defense industry facility, the first time that China has engaged a significant portion of the former Soviet military-industrial complex.


=44900&cHash=a2f69342a23cf95e40ec9ebc668d6299#.VnCm2VK-Aeg]Eurasian Daily Monitor.

For those that don't know, the Hongdu L-15 Falcon is a light attack plane/trainer somewhat like the Textron Scorpion.

Ukraine would like to restart its manufacturing in aircraft and the Chinese are actually pretty dependent on Ukrainian engines as well, so is this a mutual deal?




posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: anzha
There is a very weird report I came across. As I've posted here, I have ties into Ukraine. I keep ties on the country for personal reasons, so I have feeds set up for all sorts of news. One crossed my reader I am not sure what to think of. Its not impossible, but just seems odd for all participants, both sides.


When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in December 1991, its integrated military-industrial complex was shattered and split up among 15 newly independent countries. Ukraine received many significant assets, including top-notch fighter and aircraft plants as well as the USSR’s most advanced shipyards at Mykolaiv, where the Soviet Union’s aircraft carriers were built. Now China is seeking to begin construction of light attack aircraft at a Ukrainian defense industry facility, the first time that China has engaged a significant portion of the former Soviet military-industrial complex.


=44900&cHash=a2f69342a23cf95e40ec9ebc668d6299#.VnCm2VK-Aeg]Eurasian Daily Monitor.

For those that don't know, the Hongdu L-15 Falcon is a light attack plane/trainer somewhat like the Textron Scorpion.

Ukraine would like to restart its manufacturing in aircraft and the Chinese are actually pretty dependent on Ukrainian engines as well, so is this a mutual deal?


Seems like a Yak-130 knockoff
Uses same engines



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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Looks like the toddler offspring of an f/a-18 and an f-16.



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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Are Ukrainian engines more reliable than soviet?



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Not much, no.



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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China has all kinds of new trade deals with Ukraine and also has been giving them loans. And of course they will take advantage of Ukraine's defense industry. Might not make Russia happy but, China could careless.



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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Surprising that Ukraine would go for Chinese copies of Russian planes which actually uses Rusian engines just to avoid Russian tech.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: asen_y2k
Surprising that Ukraine would go for Chinese copies of Russian planes which actually uses Rusian engines just to avoid Russian tech.


Ukraine is building these for the Chinese for whom they supply several engines.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: MrSpad

originally posted by: asen_y2k
Surprising that Ukraine would go for Chinese copies of Russian planes which actually uses Rusian engines just to avoid Russian tech.


Ukraine is building these for the Chinese for whom they supply several engines.


Ah, sorry for my ignorance. Thanks for the clear up))

Regarding this. I thought China has a robust manufacture sector. Why do they need Ukraine to make their planes?



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