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Originally posted by Cosmic4life
The future lies with UCAV's.
Originally posted by stirling
In nine years of R&D, plus the sophisticated weapons systems which the US now deploys.I doubt that the J20 will be the decisive aircraft that the chinese intend it to be.
It has been patently obvious that this fighter would be partly based on US technology, since the chinese compromised the computer systems of several sub contractors working on the F35.and even the raptor probably.....
The cyber spying china has engaged in, against the west, is i believe the most extensive bit of hacking to date in the cyber war thats been unofficially going on for longer than the US cares to admit.
Between this, and the active industrial espionage which china also engages in,as well as back engineering of systems, and production of copycat devices without regard for international ageements or patents,seems to be working to upgrade chinas capabilities in many fields besides warcraft.
We seem to be stuck in hypocratic limbo,unable to get with the program of ripping off any and all technology that others developed,and unable to secure our own sensitive data.
This mind set is going to be paid for dearly over the next few years.
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Judging by the nozzle petals, one engine set seems to be the Russian AL-31F, possibly the 117S upgrade variant.
The other petal set looks like the indigenous WS-10A engine.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by muzzleflash
Being a 5th generation fighter is more than just having some stealth capabilities.
It needs thrust vectoring, Super cruise, advanced avionics and upgraded maneuverability highly integrated computer systems capable of networking with other elements within the theater of war in order to achieve an advantage in situational awareness. etc.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Honestly, China would be better off just importing the T-50 and Su-47. That's just my opinion though.
Originally posted by anon72
No big news-apparently.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
The more I look at it the more I question whether it's just a "Stealthy" 4th generation jet. It doesn't seem to have thrust vectoring. Interesting comparison.
Here is a comparison....
Originally posted by ArcAngel
reply to post by TedHodgson
All this talk of Chinese air superiority in manned aircraft. That's a joke as the air superiority world wide will be in unmanned aircraft. Higher g forces can be experienced translating to unbelievable maneuverability. This is where the US is now. The Chinese are 20 years behind.
The real reason for all of the msm coverage is to spark another cold war to allow the American corporate war machine to maintain its funding. It is that simple. Don't believe me? Google the us military budget as compared to china.