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J-20 Is Very Close To Final Production Version

J-20 No.2015 is very close to final Production version.

J-20 doesnt use Russian 99M2 as most foreign 'experts' and Russia media claimed
it uses improved third gen turbofan, domestic engine.


J-20 No. 2015
J-20 No. 2015

J-20  production phase A wont have WS-15 but domestic improved third gen turbofan, Max 14.3 metric tons thrusts production phase B will be fit with WS-15.


J-20 deployment version will have soft laser weapon, not to shoot down a plane or kill a ground target, but to 'kill' infrared guided missiles.





China's J-10B Fighter Superior to Main Fighters of Neighbors

J-10B Vigorous Dragon
J-10B Vigorous Dragon
Pictures showed that 14 J-10B fighters painted with the mark of the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAAF) were on the parking apron at the airport of the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial Co., Ltd. under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), meaning that this type of modified fighter will possibly be deployed to the aviation troops of the PLAAF, according to a recent report on the website of the Jane's Defense Weekly. 

Zhang Zhaozhong, a military expert at the National Defense University (NDU), said in an interview with reporters from the China Central Television (CCTV) that the J-10B fighter is at least 30 percent better than the J-10A fighter in overall performance. 

In addition, it possesses advantages as compared with the third-generation fighters of China’s neighboring countries and the 3.5-generation fighters deployed in the Asia Pacific Region by the U.S., namely the J-10B fighter possesses advantages and does not lag behind. 

Zhang introduced that the medium-scale 3.5-generation J-10B fighter with a maximum take-off weight of 19 tons, a bomb load between 6 and 8 tons, a combat radius of about 1,000 kilometers and a flight speed between 1 and 1.5 mach, which is a modified model of the J-10A fighter, is equipped with an active phased-array radar and capable of carrying air-to-air missiles. 

The lower nose of the J-10B fighter than that of the J-10A fighter allows pilots have a broader field of vision, and the active phased-array radar with a diameter of about one meter mounted inside the oblate nose part of the fighter, as well as the electronic jammer and searching and tracking device mounted outside the fighter cabin, greatly upgrade the fighter’s electronic information system performance, Zhang said. 

In addition to the capability of carrying short-range dogfight ammunition, the J-10B fighter can carry medium-range interception missiles with a firing range of tens of kilometers, and at the same time, it is capable of attacking ground targets. Therefore, its combat effectiveness is upgraded with an overall performance improvement of over 30 percent as compared with that of the J-10A fighter, Zhang introduced. 

Different from the previous radars which could only inactively receive signals, the active phased-array radar with the electronic scanning capability, installed on the J-10B fighter, is “just like 2,000 eyes equipped with telescopes in a one-square-meter radar area”, being conducive to seize the air space control, Zhang Zhaozhong analyzed. 

Its medium-range interception missiles with a firing range between 70 and 80 kilometers can keep any enemy airplanes far away from its guarding area so as to protect its own safety. Moreover, this type of missile with the tracking and striking capability has a very high hit probability, namely, a target can rarely escape once being locked, Zhang disclosed. 

Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons

While the Washington press corps obsessed over Hillary Clinton’s e-mails at the State Department, reporters were missing a far more important story about government secrets. After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.
Early last month the Department of Defense released a secret report done in 1987 by the Pentagon-funded Institute for Defense Analysis that essentially confirms the existence of Israel’s nukes. DOD was responding to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by Grant Smith, an investigative reporter and author who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy. Smith said he thinks this is the first time the US government has ever provided official recognition of the long-standing reality.
It’s not exactly news. Policy elites and every president from LBJ to Obama have known that Israel has the bomb. But American authorities have cooperated in the secrecy and prohibited federal employees from sharing the truth with the people. When the White House reporter Helen Thomas asked the question of Barack Obama back in 2009, the president ducked. “With respect to nuclear weapons, you know, I don’t want to speculate,” Obama said. That was an awkward fib. Obama certainly knows better, and so do nearly two-thirds of the American people, according to opinion polls.
In my previous blog, “What about Israel’s Nuclear Bomb?” I observed that the news media focused solely on Iran’s nuclear ambitions but generally failed to note that Israel already had nukes. That produced a tip about the Pentagon release in early February.

Nuclear weapon mushroom cloud
Nuclear weapon mushroom cloud

Yet the confirmation of this poorly kept secret opens a troublesome can of worms for both the US government and our closest ally in the Middle East. Official acknowledgement poses questions and contradictions that cry out for closer inspection. For many years, the United States collaborated with Israel’s development of critical technology needed for advanced armaments. Yet Washington pushed other nations to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which requires international inspections to discourage the spread of nuclear arms. Israel has never signed the NPT and therefore does not have to submit to inspections.

PAF Wants to Buy Chinese Stealth Aircraft

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has expressed interest in procuring fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China.

Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain told Dawn on Friday the matter was being discussed with Chinese authorities.

It is for the first time that a senior government functionary has confirmed talks with China over purchase of the longer-range stealth aircraft — an issue that has been a subject of speculation in defence circles since the 10th edition of the Zhuhai Air Show (China) held earlier this month, when the aircraft was unveiled.

The Jane’s Defence Weekly had quoted an unnamed Pakistani official as saying that the PAF was holding talks with China for the purchase of 30 to 40 of the Shenyang FC-31 fighter planes and that discussions had gone beyond initial inquiries.

The FC-31 is being developed by China primarily for the export market. Chinese officials claim that several countries have expressed interest in the aircraft believed to be comparable to US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

A Chinese J-31 stealth fighter
A Chinese J-31 stealth fighter

A prototype of the aircraft, designated as J-31, has been flown by the Chinese aircraft research and development firm Shenyang Aviation Company for a couple of years now.

What particularly interests the PAF is that FC-31 prototype (J-31) and JF-17 use the same Russian Klimov RD-93 engines.

Pakistan is increasingly relying on China as a reliable source for its defence procurements.

Mr Hussain said that Pakistan was also interested in Chinese attack helicopter Z-10.

China and Pakistan had earlier co-produced JF-17 Thunder. Pakistan has been eagerly trying to market this fighter aircraft.

“We have nearly confirmed orders from seven countries for JF-17,” Mr Hussain said.

Pakistan, which is at present producing Block-2 of JF-17 at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra, is eyeing orders from countries in the Middle East and Africa.

France, Pakistan To Revive JF-17 Avionics/EW/Missiles Deal As Indian MMRCA Over

Highly placed industrial sources have indicated  that the deal for advanced Avionics, Radar, EW suite, HMD and MICA Missiles for PAF's JF-17 Thunder jets is back on the table. The deal was postponed after India removed Rafale from its MMRCA. Now that the Rafale deal with India is over, the French are willing to sell the whole package PAF wants for its Thunder fleet.

JF-17
JF-17 

India To Buy 60-63 Rafales Jets From France: MMRCA Deal Over

India is likely to buy about 60 Rafale combat jets from Dassault Aviation instead of 126 aircraft proposed in the original request for proposal (RFP) meant to be procured in under the process that began some eight years ago, highly placed sources told this writer.
The decision to buy nearly three and a half squadrons (between 60-63 aircraft) of Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was taken at the highest political level hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his three-nation tour on Thursday, the sources added. Given the huge financial and operational implication, the government thought it prudent to take a strategic decision rather than leave it to a bureaucratic process.

The French are likely to be told of this decision by the Prime Minister himself when he meets President Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday.

Under the new proposal, the entire process for procuring 126 combat jets would be scrapped, sources revealed. A new G-to-G (government-to-government) contract is likely to be negotiated between New Delhi and Paris to buy around 60 Rafale jets in flyaway condition from France.

According to top sources, this approach is being adopted for two primary reasons: one, it is imperative that the IAF gets these jets as soon as possible in view of the fast depleting numbers and two, because the impasse in the price negotiations. The entire procurement procedure for the combat jets has turned into a chaotic process thanks to the indecision on part of the political leadership in the previous regime and some loopholes in the negotiations itself making it impossible for the government to arrive at a satisfactory solution.

Russia Ready To Sell MI-35 Attack Helicopters to Pakistan

Russian Ambassador Alexey Y. Dedov has welcomed the resumption of talks between Pakistan and India. Dedov is currently visiting different Pakistani cities to explore avenues of economic cooperation. He also supported Islamabad's stance on Afghanistan, saying Pakistan can contribute in stabilizing Afghanistan.
He said that Russia was ready to sell MI-35 helicopters to Pakistan. Pakistan had placed an order to Russia for purchase of the latest MI-35 helicopters.

JF-17 Thunder Is Ready To Set a Roar At Paris Airshow

According to sources, Pakistan is reportedly planning to display up to three JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft during Paris Air Show, which will be held from 15 to 21 June 2015. One of the aircraft is also supposed to perform flight demo. Although JF-17 Program Management Office has confirmed its presence at the Paris air show.

Two Seat JF-17 Model
Two Seat JF-17 Model





Russia ,China, US Compete Over Helicopter Sales to Pakistan

Pakistan bought two attack helicopters, a Chinese Z-10 and a Russian Mi-35, apparently left the US, which had previously been the major weapons supplier to the country, feeling left out. The US Department of State subsequently announced an offer to sell Pakistan 15 AH-1Z Super Cobra attack helicopters, reportedly to "support Pakistan's ability to counter terrorism."
Pakistan is replacing its outdated AH-1S/F Cobra attack helicopters for missions in Waziristan to tackle Taliban militias in the region.
The US is also offering arms including 1,000 AGM-114 Hellfire II anti-tank missiles, an identification friend or foe (IFF) system, missile warning systems, infrared radiation-emitting decoy projectiles and radar warning receivers (RWR), in all totaling US$952 million.
AH-1Z Viper
AH-1Z Viper

Pakistan was reportedly taken aback at this news. Although Pakistan has long expressed its desire to buy Super Cobra helicopters from the US to replace its fleet of Cobras, the sale has been obstructed by certain members of the US congress. A military commentator stated that congress' change of heart is due to the competition between China and Russia to sell Pakistan its helicopters.
At the end of March, Alexey Yurievich Dedov, the Russian ambassador to Pakistan, announced that he had already received an order of 20 Mi-35 attack helicopters from Pakistan; Chinese produced Z-10s are also said to have arrived in Pakistan and are in assembly and undergoing test flights. At the start of April, Pakistan was reportedly negotiating with China again to buy eight submarines worth US$4-5 billion in total. Western media reports suggested this might be the largest arms deal yet for China.

Pakistan Army Aviation Pilots Start Training On Chinese WZ-10



Pakistan pilots with Chinese WZ-10
Pakistan pilots with Chinese WZ-10

Pakistan pilots with Chinese WZ-10
Pakistan pilots with Chinese WZ-10

Russia May Start Mass Production of Fifth Generation T-50 fighter (PAK-FA) Jets in 2016

Russia may start mass production of fifth-generation T-50 fighter (PAK FA) jets in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov said Monday.
“We have plans to deliver the first series of fifth-generation fighter jets next year,” Sputnik News quotes Borisov. Deputy Defence Minister is currently visiting to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant in the country’s Far East, where Russia is developing the PAK-FA fighter jet.Four more prototypes will be available for tests this year, Borisov added.



T-50 PAK- FA Stealth Fighter
T-50 PAK- FA Stealth Fighter

The Russian Armed Forces began to accept into service the first T-50 jets in February.
The T-50 differs from the 4 and 4++ generation of jet fighters, with the presence of modern radar stations (RLS), which can detect “stealth” technology aircraft. In addition, there is the Himalaya electronic warfare complex and an arsenal of precision weapons, which are also undergoing a series of tests together with the airplane. The new aircraft is invisible to enemy radar: the aircraft manufacturers at Sukhoi succeeded in significantly reducing the PAK FA’s radar cross section – the basic characteristic that makes aircraft visible to radars.



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