- Jan 14, 2020
Come on dude Chinese had developed vectoring nozzle even before the purchase of su35. Al 41(4 stage fan, 9 stage compressor) is backward in front of Western engines(3stage fan, 6stage compressor) of similar class. If Chinese wants to reverse engineer such engine even after developing ws 10 which is based on western CFM 56 it shows that how backward they are.Every aerospace industry is in a constant learning curve. At no point can one reach the pinnacle of development their is always new tech and improvements to be made.
The reason they brought the su-35 to gain information on the 117S engine and experience with a super maneuverable thrust vectoring aircraft which they eventually wish to apply in j-16 and j-20.
You cannot compare tejas and AMCA to their chinese counterparts because both j-11 and j-20 are already inducted in good numbers with ongoing serial production while tejas in our case has only recently begun proper production.