PLAAF orders Hongdu's L15 trainer

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  1. J20!

    J20! Senior Member Senior Member

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    China has placed an order for 250 Al-222-25 afterburning turbofans from the Ukraine to power its new L-15 jet trainer. That's enough jet engines for more than 100 trainers.

    Ukraine Wins Engine Contract for Chinese L-15 Jet Trainer Production | Aviation International News
    The L-15 is an advanced trainer aircraft built by Nanchang based Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation. The aircraft made its maiden flight on 13 March 2006. The aircraft's general designer is Mr. Zhang Hong (张弘), and the development is reportedly assisted by Yakovlev OKB of Russia. The L-15 is a direct rival to the Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC) JL-9/FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle in competition for the People's Liberation Army Air Force's (PLAAF) next-generation advanced trainer aircraft program.

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    yesterday...July 1st 2013...the maiden flight of PLAAF's JL-10( AJT status) ... it is another milestone of the Hongdu Aircraft Company's L15 project which is finally accept by the PLAAF after the 10 years' development....before it got the official code name(JL-10), this project was internationally marketed as L15 and got some orders already . within this year, L15 would be delivered to some African nation , the first batch is 6 units.

    the simple ceremony

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    the JL10 PT001 (sidenumber 10001 )

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    the AJT status equipted with engine without Afterburner

    the AJT‘s flight display on the Airshow China 2008
    [video=youtube_share;7qT0K0dC37c]http://youtu.be/7qT0K0dC37c[/video]

    the LIFT status---engine with the Afterburner

    LIFT's flight display in Airshow China 2010
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  4. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    This is very alarming indeed. China will be even more reliant on CIS for engines than ever before. They should have figured how to make a simple trainer engine by now. Cutting numbers of jet trainers to 100 shows a significant decrease from the 170 J-8 trainers they have in service now. Shows the things to come for PLAAF.
     
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    Its a copy of Yak-130 again.
     
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    See, despite all this, @shiphone derisively referred to Ukraine as a second rate European power (on the Sukhoi-35-flanker-e- thread in post # 541).

    This is when Chinese posters themselves keep providing all the evidences to the contrary. China's heavy dependence on Ukraine for military hardware is all too well-known
     
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    Sep 10th- 13th ...PLAAF Open Day held in North-East China...

    the JL-10 Advanced Trainer was officially revealed although the project hasn't finished the full national test and evaluation yet ...PLAAF brought the Prototype 002 (CFTE no.435)

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    Did Yakovlev help in this project design.

    Edit: read the 1st post, seems they did.
     

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