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Originally posted by Stealth Spy
It is not know whether the HMS is the basic Ukrainian Arsenel HMS copied by China's Luoyang Avionics, or a new helmet display featured briefly at the 2000 Zhuhai air show.
[edit on 28-7-2005 by Stealth Spy]
Originally posted by Seekerof
The report says China has nearly completed development and testing of an upgraded Xian JH-7 fighter/attack aircraft and that improvements include better radar, night-attack avionics and advanced weapons including anti-ship missiles. China is also pursuing domestic upgrades to its Shenyang J-8II fighters and the air force “appears interested in converting retired fighter aircraft into unmanned combat air vehicles”, the report says.
It is rumored to have flown for the first time in late December 2003. Mainland sources have reportedly stated that J-10 production will begin in 2004 with the goal of building 80 by 2005....
The report says China has nearly completed development and testing of an upgraded Xian JH-7 fighter/attack aircraft....
In response to the problems merged during the trial service, and other design drawbacks, the XAC began to develop the improved variant JH-7A, which features more advanced avionics and weapon suites based on both Russian and domestic technologies including the new multi-mode JL-10A PD fire-control radar, revised fly-by-wire (FBW), and 11 stores stations to carry guided ground attack weapons.
The engine will be used to power the new JH-7A due to enter the service shortly.
A rare view of a PLAAF JH-7A is shown here as it was ready for take-off at an airfield near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. It is believed to be one of the first batch JH-7As which entered the service with PLAAF 28th Division (serial # 21x9x) in late 2004. Unlike the naval JH-7As (serial # 83x9x) which entered the service earlier in 2004
The improved variant JH-7A fighter-bomber at XAC waiting to be delivered.
Originally posted by waynos
Also, are they BAe Sea Eagle missiles it is armed with or just a copy of them?