Monday, January 13, 2020

China Should Never Have Stolen This Russian Jet Design

National Interest: China Paid a Big Price For Stealing a Russian Fighter Jet Design

Beijing is paying the price.

Key Point: Russia loves pointing out the flaws in the Chinese J-15, which is a knock-off of their Su-33

Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia's Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled "Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Based Fighters, Only Has Problem-Ridden J-15."

The J-15 is an unlicensed copy of Russia's Su-33 carrier jet, which is a 1980s derivative of the Su-27K land-based fighter. China had acquired a T-10K-3, an Su-33 prototype, from Ukraine and then reverse-engineered it.

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WNU Editor: It is never easy to reverse engineer sophisticated tech.


RussInSoCal said...

Designing and manufacturing indigenous high technology is a massively expensive undertaking. And a long, steep learning curve. Something the Chinese have shown they have no patience for.

It shows.

Anonymous said...

The Russian TU-4 was cloned from the American B-29 bomber.