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Also has Chinese designed CIWS in place of the Russian ones and a lower (larger?) helipad.
Originally posted by chinawhite
Supposely having russian VLS system, the first picture we had was a scene of its construction about 1 month ago and nows its completed. I wonder what other secrets china is hiding
Originally posted by planeman
Re the helipad, look at this image to see what I mean - it's hard to explain but the dividing line between the upper and lower slopes lines up differently:
is it confirmed that there is a Vertical launch SA-N-12 in existance?
Russia May Sell China Su-33 Fighters for 2.5 Billion Dollars
Points out China plans to build three aircraft carriers before 2016. China will obtain 2 Su-33 for tests, but that number may climb to 48 aircraft later, to become the second largest military contract with Russia after the 3 billion dollar Su-30MKI licensing deal with India. Tests will take place at a range that is under construction as well as from the "Varyag" aircraft they purchased in 1999 in Ukraine. The ship presently is docked at Dalian ((phonetic)). China should build its own first aircraft carrier by 2010 and equip it with imported fighters. The PRC is designing an indigenous carrier-based aircraft. China hopes for sanctions to be removed by the European Union so that "Rafale" fighters may be purchased for the carrier
Source: 23.10.06, NEWSru.COM
Russia to Deliver Su-33 Fighters to China
Russia’s state exporter of weapons, Rosoboronexport is completing negotiations to ship to China up to 50 Su-33 jet fighters for a total worth of $2.5 billion. If the deal is ever clinched, it will be the second biggest contract for export of Russia’s armaments.
Till late this year, China will buy in Russia two Su-33 jet fighters on trial for the aircraft carrier that is currently constructed. The deal value is around $100 million, sources close to negotiations said. Bound by the very tough confidential agreements on military cooperation, Rosoboronexport doesn’t comment on the talks.
But the sources say the contract will be sealed in December in Beijing. The aircraft will be constructed by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Production Association and tested by China at the ground range and at Varyag aircraft carrier that was acquired in Ukraine in 1999 and which construction is being completed now. Russia uses Su-33 only at Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.
China intends to come up with its own aircraft carrier by 2010, equipping it with foreign jets. But it will probably attempt to design its own variant of Su-33 by using Russia's technology.
The agreed option provides for delivery of 12 more Su-33 jets. The consignment may widen to 48, stepping up the budget to $2.5 billion. Should it happen, it would be the second biggest military and technological contract of Russia, trailing in size only the $3-billion agreement for Su-30MKI license assembly in India.
“Theoretically, China can make aircraft. They have mastered license assembly of J-11, the actual Su-27SK. The question is how much it will cost and how efficient it will be in operation,” said Konstantin Makienko, an expert of Strategy and Technology Center.
Originally posted by Interseptor
As long as China maintains its naval deterence there would be peace form the west.
Does china posses stealth subs?