U.S. intelligence officials have identified Chinese J-10 fighter used Israel technology.
Russian engineers also recognized J -10 fighter using Israeli technology.
J 10s shape is similar to the US-made F-16 fighter, the weight is also similar with the F-16 (19 tons), with only one engine,
J -10 China and the U.S. F-16 like no accident, because Israel apparently sold to the Chinese lion-type fighter technology.
Aircraft carrier-based J-10 fighter
F-16D Block 50 combat training aircraft type
Israel abandoned the Lavi fighter project, not only because of its high cost, but also because there are cheaper alternatives (F-16 procurement from the United States and the F-15).
Lavi fighter should be a super F-16 fighter, which synthesized a number of F-16s design (the Israeli F-16 fighters are very familiar with the Israeli Air Force F-16 fighters, Israel has also developed a number of F-16 new components).
It is believed that Pakistan provided China with an F-16 for research and analysis.
It appears that many F-16s technology has been applied to the top of the J-10.
The combat performance of J -10 is not perfect, so China has some of the J -10 converted into a fighter-bombers J-10C.
J-10C will be equipped with a weapons operator is responsible for precision strikes on the ground, the J-10C can carry 4 tons of ammunition, also equipped with a precision-guided munitions launch target designation pod.
The Chinese designed pod with Israels Rafael, "Li Tanning (Litening)" pod similar to the U.S. military aircraft to use the pod is Li Tanning subsequent versions of the pod.
J-10C equipped with more advanced radar equipment, the radar has a greater than J-10 radar detection range and has a track 12 targets simultaneously, and the greatest threat against one of the 6 goals. The cockpit is more advanced set of domestic diffraction HUD.
In addition J-10C addition to the more advanced PL12 equipped with air to air missiles in the moment will be equipped with more advanced outside the PL-13 long-range air to air missile, which has anti-missile early-warning capabilities. The installation of a laser-guided pod J-10C, but also launch a variety of laser-guided bombs, to further enhance the aircrafts ground precision strike capability.
Carrier-based twin-engine J-10 aircraft
J10C and J10 have greater differences in appearance, and its inlet with a more sophisticated design, the original thrust of the engine because of the additional installation of a larger design of the six-bone ribs will cease to exist, replaced by a more streamlined design. In addition to the inlet than, J10C J10 appearance with the biggest difference is that, J10C also the same as the F16E installation of a similar "hump Falcon" and two extra large fuel tanks.
This is not surprising the U.S., the United States that the J10 fighter design success lies in its complete digestion and absorption of the advantages of the F16 fighter, so J10C and F16E used to increase the range of a similar design approach is not unexpected. J10 fighters overall performance has exceeded the F16A / B, and J10C performance will have more than fighters serving the United States, one of the main F16 fighter of all models. But the U.S. also believes that the J10 aircraft engines still rely on the Russian side, so J10C only use Russias latest improved AL-31FN engine.
United States further noted that, J10C the successful development of the significance of China is not only to J10C aircraft itself, but also in its fourth generation fighter as China demonstrator important mission! It is reported that, J10C using stealth coating, infrared suppression, and many of the stealth technology to reduce the amount of infrared radiation, and radar reflectivity, and the U.S. military successfully developed before the fourth-generation fighter F35 is the first carried out in the F16E aircraft stealth design verification, and the Russian launch of S-37 Golden Eagle aircraft is as the same task. Therefore J10C successful development indicates that Chinas fourth-generation fighter JXX really is about to take off!
As early as the third generation of Chinese-made J -10 advent of new aircraft, the Western media to render its "attack", while foreign arms dealers are worried about the impact of J -10 to dominate the arms market to them often so the Western media was quickly release, "China will sell Iran J -10" false news, was a foreign analysts believe arms dealer in the block on exports of J -10 "smart operation."
J 10 is a high performance aircraft, longer than the fight for air supremacy, while both ground attack capability. J -10 par with the United States F-16, Russias MiG -29, and the French "Rafale" fighter jets and so on. In contrast, the mobility J -10 is better, air combat have a certain advantage. In the implementation of territorial air defense, air combat, sea and air attacks, the joint task can have a superior performance.
International arms dealers generally believe that although China has not exported the intention of -10 F, but does not rule out the possibility of the future. J -10 because the technical and material on the full domestic and export will not be subject to external restrictions. Relative to the United States advanced aircraft, Chinas J -10 in the export market has a price advantage.
It is estimated that by 2015, global production for the fighter and trainer aircraft more than 3,800 planes, valued at more than 1,500 billion dollars. Asia, Europe or Latin America, some countries may be based on cost considerations, choose J -10 rather than the U.S. or Russian aircraft. Professionals, estimates that if China let J -10 export market for U.S. F-16 will be sharing the cake, at least hundreds of fighters will lead to loss of orders.
For the United States, China addition to affecting the export fighter market share of its arms, the arms trade will be disrupted by the United States operating a network of international relations. High-performance aircraft that the Chinese state, may play an international role more independently, rather than turn around Americas baton. Meanwhile, China can also produce and export a large number of aircraft to reduce costs, and explore the experience (including such fighters and U.S. forces in overseas combat experience).
For these concerns, the United States J -10 are sensitive to any topic. The past practice by the United States, if China really J -10 fighter exports, the United States is likely to be asked to create public pressure and released as "Chinas state sponsors of terrorism and the human rights record poor countries export advanced weapons" and other arguments, and then strictly control related goods and technology exports, even combined a number of countries to implement sanctions on China. Of course, in the United States wantonly in the context of arms exports, the U.S. argument that the world can easily be seen through.