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Originally posted by cheesy
china is great military power
The PLA-N was reported to have taken an interest in the Su-27KUB, as it supplements the Su-33 which the PLA-N was to acquire for its embryonic carrier fleet, being formed around the former Russian Project 1143.5 carrier Varyag. Since then the PLA-N disclosed the existence of the J-15 Flanker D, which is a Chinese reverse engineered Su-27K airframe with Chinese systems migrated from the J-11B/BS Sino-Flanker. It is claimed that the template for the J-15 was at least one derelict Su-27K prototype procured in the Ukraine in 2001 and shipped to China for reverse engineering.
Originally posted by Mkoll
reply to post by cheesy
They are not yet. They are taking steps in that direction for sure but to challenge US naval power directly they still have years more of development, construction, and training ahead of them.
Originally posted by projectvxn
Its hard for me to believe Chinese media considering their obvious use of Top Gun footage.
Chinese report that Top Gun footage was actually a live fire exerciseedit on 25-11-2012 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)