HERO said:FlyingFrog.. the Chinese warships look like they got their construction blueprint from the French Navy. Most of the weapon and radar systems in the Chinese destroyers are a mix of different systems purchased or adopted from different countries. It's not going to work well in warfare situation. Another thing is, even when the Chinese Airforce manufactures its own fighter jets, the engines were either purchased from UK or Russia. The Chinese Airforce seems to have to rely on external sources for the main components of its fighter jets. That's rather disappointing, isn't it?
Wow HERO, glad to view your posts, very impressive and valuable
What a name HERO, did you watch the Chinese film "HERO" and "Warriors of Heaven and Earth", both films are calld "heros", I just watched them on DVD, excellent
Yeah, PLA is currently using and importing a lot of advanced weapons from countries like Russia, Israel, some others from France etc. But glad to see is that PLA is not only buying and importing, they also design and develop, this is simply a step you have to take, to learn, and after years you can overtake those countries in technical area's. I think China is experiencing a fantastic phase of leaning and developing, give PLA more years, say 15 to 20 years, the whole picture may change drastically, and Chinese is a patient nation
You could have hardly believed 20 years ago that China can produce her own advanced fighter jet like J-10, but now it is here:
The Engine is the weakest part of the PLA Airforce, J-10 now uses AF-31F, but China is developing her own WS-10 turbofan which is even better than AL-31F, and it will be fitted on the later versions of the J-10.
From Chinese sources the WS-10 project is going very well, just wait a couple of years, PLA will breakthrough the engine bottleneck too.
Oh, HERO, please don't forget the closing tag of "quote" when you quote