“QUESTIONS OVER CHINESE AIRCRAFTS ”
If China’s equipment was so good, then why did the Pakistanis only use F- 16 aircraft to attack Nangi Tekri brigade in Rajouri sector on 27 February, 2019 with China’s JF-17 merely giving air defence cover to Mirage 3/5 bombers.The Mirage 3/5 dropped the H 2/4 bombs from a safe distance with the China’s JF 17 in a supportive role providing Air Defence to these aircraft! Why does Pakistan use Swedish early air warning platforms up north and keep China’s AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and control system) in the south? Why is Pakistan mounting European radar (Selex Gallelio) and Turkish targeting pod on China’s JF-17 ?The answer is quite evident: the former Air Force Chief said.
CNINESE AIR FORCE
People’s Liberation Army Air Force operates a range of fighter planes, including Sukhoi SU-27, SU-30MKK and SU-35S, Chengdu J-7 and Chengdu J-10.
But since Dassault Rafale is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft of the Indian Air Force, it is only fair to compare it with the Chengdu J-20 (Mighty Dragon), China’s most advanced fighter aircraft.
The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multi-role fighter aircraft and considered to be in the 4.5 generation category.The Mighty Dragon J-20 is a single-seat, twin-jet, all-weather, stealth, fifth generation fighter aircraft developed by China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group.
FIFTH-GENERATION JET FIGHTER
The exact characteristics of fifth-generation jet fighters are controversial and vague, with Lockheed Martin defining them as having all-aspect stealth even when armed, low-probability of intercept r tar (LPIR), high-performance airframes, advanced avionics features, and highly integrated computer systems (HICS) capable of networking with other elements within the battlespace for situation awareness.
The Mighty Dragon J-20 is the world’s third operational 5th-generation stealth fighter aircraft after the F-22 and F-35.
The Sukhoi Su-57 is slated for delivery to the Russian Air Force in 2020.
1-20’S STEALTH TECH The J-20 is claimed to be a fifth-generation aircraft by the Chinese, which means it has stealth capability. But Stealth doesn’t have a huge impact.
The United States of America had claimed that their Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft had the edge over others due to stealth technology. However, during a mock drill in United Arab Emirates, in 2009, a Rafale had successfully tracked and targeted an F-22 raptor.
RAFALE VS J-20
The Chinese J-20’s equivalent of the Rafale’s Meteor is the PL- I 5 missile, which according to a report published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in early 2018 ‘would be the most capable air to air missile in the PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) inventory:
Operational range In excess of 100 km (54 nmi) No-Escape Zone of 60 km (32 nmi)
China Claims 300km range for PL- 15
But this range for large aircrafts like refuelling aircrafts and transport aircrafts, not for small nimble fighter Jet.
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