Worth reading: From Boresight blog Chinaâ€™s J10 Fighter â€“ Up Close and Slow Motion Train Wreck How Sino-Russian relations will be effected by Beijingâ€™s theft of billions of Rubles (RUB) of Russian intellectual State property (PRC: J-11b, J-15, and WS-10 programs) â€“ is unknown. The PCR may now be attempting replicate the Russian Su-34. Programs that are part of China's modernization effort (produced or copied in China) will suffer at the hands of the PRCs own massive counterfeit electronic IC and component industry. This industry uses salvaged (consumer-grade) e-waste that is then deliberately re-marked/miss-marked and offered as â€œnewâ€ MIL spec items.The reduction in PRC military readiness and combat capability will be proportional to the degree of penetration of Chinese counterfeit electronic components into the PRCs own combat systems. This will include systems for international sale or developed by the PRC for others. We expect Chinese electronic system failure rates on the order of 200% to 500% higher (higher) than Western or Russian systems/per operational hr. This could be an understated figure.