Saturday, September 29, 2018

China's Copy Of A Russian Jet Keeps On Crashing, And Russia Is Not Bothered By It

A People's Liberation Army Navy Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark jet fighter. CCTV

National Interest: Russia Is Mocking China For Screwing Up The Fighter Jet They Stole

Cheaters never prosper, says Russia.

Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn’t seem too broken up about it.

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: There is some poetic justice at play here.


Anonymous said...

There is a joke in there somewhere.

Anonymous said...


Roger Smith said...

I've always thought we should set up computers in defense contractors' headquarters with flawed but still believable plans for whatever it is the company is designing/building.
You know...just for kicks.