Originally posted by gastric cancer
F-16 can be upgraded because of using better missile and radar.J-10 can do it as well.
J-10 have 2 sets of equipment.First is using Russian radar and missile.It will easily eliminate Taiwan's F16 A/B and have a good power to face the
fighters from American carrier.
The second is using our radar and missile(not as good as Russian).But it still can kill Taiwan's F16 A/B without any questions.
The engine we will use Russian and ours.First we will use Russian.Because we need a large amount of J-10 in a short time and our engine product output
ability can't fulfil our request.
With the differernt equipment,J-10's level can be equal to different F-16's.
F-16 are still largely used by American Air Force.The number of F22 are still too small to change a war.Changing JSF also needs time.
the newer block 52/60 f-16 and F-15 versions outperform the j-10 almost in every field, the f22 will just ruin US airforce.. they will spend billions
on some 200 + - f22 that barely can fly 5 hours without glitching and jsf price now is around 71 million each, this will deprive usa of any abilety to
upgrade its airforce later or buy new aircraft,
but in cost of the j-10 china wins hands down, america still has more f16 and f15 then j10 though, and you cant really
call j10 chinas as it
uses russian and israeli tech.
f22 is a waste of money, usa should of wasted it on upgrading its fleet of f16 and f15
the agency said the Air Force originally wanted to see the plane's sophisticated avionics, or electronics gear, achieve 20 hours of
uninterrupted flying time without a software failure. When the plane couldn't achieve that, the Air Force changed its goal to flying five hours
without a software failure. As of January, the plane could average no better than 2.7 hours.
[edit on 12-6-2004 by feindflug]