Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Chinese Fighter Turbine Engines: Production Outlook through 2026

A recent Alert5 article "China still struggling to develop new military turbofan engines" used production forecasts from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Hebei Cisri Dekai Technology Co. Ltd. to suggest that China was having trouble developing engines.  However, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 assumptions Alert5 used as to which aircraft would use which engine were not entirely correct, as evidenced by recent pics of J-20 production aircraft fitted with WS-10C instead of projected WS-15. Particularly in terms of fighter aircraft, we can see now that indigenous engine production is more than capable of supporting a tremendous number of new airframes in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 coming years.

CDF Forum Member "Pierrotlefeu" explains how:

WS-10C is just a placeholder for J-20 like Al-31F was for J-10. It allows cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first batch of J-20s to be operationalized and put into service, which is important to get feedback for improvement and familiarize cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fighter corps. The WS-15 may not appear in service until after 2026, which is actually FASTER than how WS-10 was for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 J-10 (entered service 2008, indigenous engine 2019, 11 years vs potentially 8).

What is more interesting is that production of WS-10 is slated to reach 2740 engines by 2026. Assuming worst case scenario of 1/3 for spares and re-engine of older planes, that leaves around 1800 engines for new planes. Assume China will maintain cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 current production rate of 24 annually for J-20, which I think will be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 plan until WS-15 becomes available, just like how J-10 production was kept low until J-10C became available, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n that would be 7 x 24 x 2 = 336 engines for J-20, leaving 1464 engines. Assume production of Flankers and J-10s stay at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same 1:1 rate we've been seeing, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n we'll have an additional 1464 : 3 ~ 488 each of Flankers and J-10s. I'm counting J-11s, 15s, 16s, and 17s as just "Flankers" here, and 2 carriers will need 2 x 48 x 2 (one regiment deployed, one spare) = 192 J-15s and 17s. 

That's potentially 168 new J-20s, 488 J-10s, and 488 homemade Flankers (including naval ones). That's 1144 new fighters from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 availability of a single engine type, not bad at all. 

Of course, many will replace J-7s and J-8s still in inventory as well as older Flankers and J-10s, so net growth won't be too extreme for now.




Like WS-10C on J-20 instead of WS-15, it would be reasonable to expect cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WS-10 series turbines to also power any early production FC-31 navalized Gen 5 fighters instead of WS-19. This would ameliorate cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 low-rate initial production of WS-19 and counterindicate "struggling" in that program as well.





Monday, December 30, 2019

China Finally Closes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Engine Gap: 100% Domestic Jet Fighter Engines

A series of recent images has confirmed that China is no longer reliant on Russian turbines to power it's burgeoning fleet of combat aircraft.  New-build production J-10C and J-20 aircraft are leaving cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Chengdu factory with indigenous WS-10 "Taihang"engines installed.  Previously cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se aircraft were delivered with variants of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian-produced Salyut AL-31 engine.

In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 case of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 J-20 pictured below, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 engine is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WS-10C variant, a non-thrust vectoring model.  This came as a surprise to some observers who expected a TVC-capable WS-10 to be installed on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 aircraft, but it may be that full TVC integration with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 aircraft flight controls just isn't ready yet.  Alternately, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long postulated "stealth interceptor" aka "AWACS killer" role of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 J-20 may not need TVC.





Sunday, December 29, 2019

PLAN 003 Class CV: Module Assembly Underway for China's Third Aircraft Carrier

At Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai modules are being assembled for what is expected to be a third Chinese aircraft carrier.  The 003-class CV is expected to displace 78,000 tons and have conventional propulsion and electromagnetic catapults. While China's two existing aircraft carriers use modified Soviet-era designs (and hull in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 case of CV16 LIAONING), cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 003-class will be an entirely indigenous design.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Second Chinese Aircraft Carrier Commissioned Today! 002-Class CV17 SHANDONG

At it's projected base in Sanya on Hainan Island, China's second aircraft carrier was commissioned today. The 002-Class CV17 SHANDONG is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first entirely Chinese-built carrier in PLAN service.  The similar CV16 LIAONING was completed using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hull of ex-Soviet VARYAG, and SHANDONG represents an incremental design improvement.

SHANDONG was laid down at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Dalian shipyard, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same one where LIAONING was assembled.  SHANDONG took approximately six tears from it's project announcement to commissioning.

Project Announcement 30 Aug 2013
Construction Start) 18 Jan 2014
Earliest photo of assembly 10 Mar 2015
Vessel launch 26 April 2017
Commissioning 16 Dec 2019

It's expected cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next Chinese carrier will be built in Shanghai at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jiangnan Shipyard, a new design with incremental improvements over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 002-Class.









Monday, December 02, 2019

Norinco VN1 8x8 IFV for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Thai Army



Yes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Thai military decided that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y need to add a QLZ-04 40mm automatic grenade launcher.....in addition to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 existing 30mm autocannon, 7.62mm coaxial and even an improved Sagger ATGM launcher.

The turret is remote operated also featuring cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rmal sights and gun stabilization.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Type 15 light tank in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 National Day Parade rehearsal


On main design feature of all modern Chinese tank design is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir modular armor. Which cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 armor package could be change at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 unit level. This Type 15 has ceramic armor tiles installed instead of bulkier ERA bricks.

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Thai Navy is buying cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Chinese Type 71E LPD



According to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shipyard insider, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Type 71 LPD costs 221millions US dollars to build.  The "E" is for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 export model. Wonder how much is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 price of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 export version for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Thai Navy? Also if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will be a royal family stateroom build in like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Thai aircraft carrier HTMS Charkri Naruebet.

Update: according to Thai media cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 price for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Type 71E is 6.1 billion Baht or equals to 200.6 millions USD. Which is 20 millions USD cheaper than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Chinese Navy version. A friendship price? or it has different weapons and equipment than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 non-export version?





Monday, September 09, 2019

Retired Chinese Mine-laying/Mine-clearing rocket system


It was developed from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Russian Katyusha rockets of WW2 vintage with an emphasis in increase  payload at reduced range. The system was in PLA service from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 late 1960s-early 1970s to its retirement in 2000s. In its primary mine laying role, each rocket carries 10-20 small AT scatter mines. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mine clearing mode, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rockets have eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r conventional high explosive or fuel-air explosive warhead with a long nose prob to detonate it few feet above ground. The overpressure allows it to trigger or disable surface laid or buried mines. Both type of rockets typically have 3000-4000m range. 

Monday, September 02, 2019

Canard-Delta wings: Chinese J-10s and Thai Gripens


Fighter jets from China's PLA Air Force and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Royal Thai Air Force fly in tactical formation during a joint training exercise. The closing ceremony of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 joint exercise code-named "Falcon Strike 2019" between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Royal Thai Air Force was held at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base (Udorn RTAFB) on August 29, 2019, local time. The three-day exercise was aimed to promote cooperation and exchanges between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 two air forces, test combat tactics and methods, promote equipment development, and improve cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 joint training level of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 two sides. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Xie Zhongwu and Zhou Yongheng)