With the help of Russia, China has created combat aviation, which is already ahead of the Russian Aerospace Forces


A common assertion is that in the alliance between China and Russia economic the superpower is the PRC, and the military - the Russian Federation, needs to be adjusted. Beijing has not just caught up with Moscow in military technology, but with the help of the Russians themselves, it has created military aviation that is ahead of the Russian Aerospace Forces, writes the American resource Anti-Empire.


The publication notes that evidence of this is the voluminous report of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies (Royal United Services Institute, RUSI, UK), which has undergone a detailed and comprehensive study. Of course, Moscow will not only conduct a war in the air, its doctrine provides for a lot of military measures involving a variety of forces and means. However, in terms of fighters, Beijing has already overtaken it. The Russian Federation is still ahead of the PRC in the field of engine building, but the gap is rapidly narrowing. In addition, the Chinese are already installing more advanced radars and weapons on their aircraft. At the same time, Russia has not yet installed a modern AFAR radar on the vast majority of its combat aircraft.

Modern air combat is characterized by an advantage in situational awareness. In scenarios where situational awareness is equal, the likely outcome will be affected by missile range and performance, crew skill, aircraft capability, EW systems, and infrared countermeasures

- specified in the material.

Now the Russian Federation and China have outwardly similar fleets of combat aircraft. Both powers rely heavily on the Su-27/30 family and their various versions, but they do not pose a serious threat to the West. Also, China and Russia are seeking to acquire stealth stealth fighters, but Beijing is clearly ahead of Moscow in this matter.

Russian heavy fighters Su-27/30 are easily detected. Although they have a long flight range without refueling and can carry a significant number of various aviation weapons (ASP), they are inferior to Western "classmates".

On the basis of the Russian Su-27/30, the Chinese developed their J-11/16 with AFAR radars, new information transmission channels, electronic warfare systems and the introduction of composite materials, which made them even more combat-ready than the Su-35S of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Moreover, the Chinese have increased their advantage with new air-to-air missiles that are better than the Russian R-73M. The Chinese PL-10 is equipped with an infrared seeker with increased resistance to impact, and the PL-15 has a seeker with AFAR and outperforms the US AIM-120C / D in range. The PRC is also testing a long-range air-to-air missile PL-X (PL-17) - 400 km.

China is the second country after the United States to develop, begin operation and mass production of a truly stealthy fifth-generation fighter - the J-20A "Mighty Dragon". In the J-20B variant, its performance will be even better. In general, the PRC Air Force is rapidly building up its combat potential to compete with the United States.

At the same time, the Russian Su-57, although it has excellent indicators of maneuverability and speed, still has not earned the trust to be called an advanced weapon system - it has flaws that do not allow it to be classified as truly inconspicuous. Nevertheless, it eliminated the problems of the Su-27/30 due to a significantly reduced visibility and the appearance of a good AFAR radar. But the Su-57 is very small.

The development of Chinese potential in this area should be closely monitored even in those countries that do not include the PRC in their assessments of immediate threats. Transferability of technologies from China to Russia in combat aviation has the potential to increase the level of threat posed to NATO by the Russian Air Force in the long term

- summed up the media.
  • Photos Used: US Air Force
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 3 February 2022 15: 10
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    evidence of this is a voluminous report of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies (Royal United Services Institute, RUSI, UK),

    These are our enemies! Why put this blizzard on public display. I talked with a classmate, he flew everything that flies for 20 years. In aviation, we still have no equal.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 February 2022 16: 02
    +1
    There was an article on VO about 5 years ago that even then China's border troops outnumbered Russia's Far East by 4 times in terms of the number of equipment.

    And China is gradually coping with the quality.
  3. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 3 February 2022 18: 44
    -7
    Quote: steel maker
    evidence of this is a voluminous report of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies (Royal United Services Institute, RUSI, UK),

    These are our enemies! Why put this blizzard on public display. I talked with a classmate, he flew everything that flies for 20 years. In aviation, we still have no equal.

    This was what the political officers told your friend all the way, and he took it, an eccentric, and believed ...
    To believe that Soviet, and even more so - Russian aviation is ahead of the American - this is infantilism at the kindergarten level. Junior group. Or just malicious self-deception. Ostrich position.
    And in the last 10 years - yes, and China has also overtaken Russia - and already forever.
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 3 February 2022 23: 29
      +3
      And in what did he overtake?
      Even an analogue of "Product 117" could not be made, but about the "30-ku", with which we have been fighting for so many years, there is no question. By the way, the states also have no analogues
  4. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 4 February 2022 00: 52
    -3
    Quote: EMMM
    And in what did he overtake?
    I could not even make an analogue of "Product 117", but about the "30-ku", with which we have been fighting for so many years, there is no question.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xian_WS-15
    https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/j-20-ws15-engine-leader-thrust

    By the way, the states also have no analogues

    fool repeat
    http://airwar.ru/enc/engines/f135.html
  5. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 4 February 2022 16: 34
    +1
    So the Su-57 has flaws, and the rusting F-35 and F-22, the invisible coating of which is washed off not only by rain, but also by dampness in the clouds, is just a wunderwaffe ... ha ha ... The only problem with the Su-57 is that there are still few of them in the Russian Aerospace Forces and they will not be able to seriously affect the outcome of the conflict if it starts today, due to their small number. China is still buying aircraft engines from the Russian Federation, and their radars ... just remember the recent articles about Chinese drones, with which the Chinese have a complete failure, to understand that China today has no super-radar in combat readiness
  6. Teaser Offline Teaser
    Teaser (Vasiliy) 5 February 2022 07: 46
    -2
    Quote: Don36
    So the Su-57 has flaws, and the rusting F-35 and F-22, whose invisible coating is washed off not only by rain, but also by dampness in the clouds, is just a wunderwaffe ... ha ha ...

    "Dreams, dreams, where is your sweetness?!" lol
  7. Alexander Klevtsov (alexander klevtsov) 6 February 2022 13: 09
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    The time will come and they will remember everything for us, Damansky and so on, even our cessions of territory will not help, we must stay as far away from this country and not expose the border, or we will pay with everything that is left, they will drive us to Europe ...