- Mar 24, 2013
Are you NUTS? India does manufacture su30mkis from raw material, but yes we do pay royalty per plane unlike you Thieves and so ours is a legitimate copy with proper support from Sukhoi...But, somehow, Chinese manufacturers figured out how to use Chinese material to produce these components that Indians haven’t done that so far.
Su30mkis are already more advance than su35s except for canardless airframe with more fuel capacity and powerful engine. Now with super sukhoi upgrade su30mkis will surpass SU-35 in lethality due to western avionics and with more powerful engine Al 31fp with same 144kn power. Upgrading? You should know that it's HAL that modified airframe to carry brahmos missile weighing 2.5 tons on centre pylon which Russians demanded a bomb and are now looking at HAL for the same. Did you know that sukhoi imports mission computers and avionics from HAL for their su30sm which are Russian copy of su30mki with Russian avionics.Can Chinese upgrade her J-11B to a plane on par with Su-35 by herself? Yes, they can. But the time and resources won’t allow it.
Both planes are nowhere as capable as even Rafales let alone any 5th gen fighter. It may but only after 2025-28 and that's when PAKFA will mature into much more powerful fighter and Indian AMCA being tested both will be available for iaf and we may even see Franco German 6th gen fighter being tested which again will be available for IAF.PLAAF doesn’t want to spend so much money on a 4-generation plane when they have J-20 and J-31 in the line.
By then indian aviation industry will become part of global supply chain with sevral leading global aviation companies setting up plants in India which will propel India ahead..
Yeah chinese indeed great job due to authoritarian regime and our PSU culture slowing us down but now private companies are taking over and a decade down the lane picture will be different. Look at our auto industry which is better than Chinese one with original designs unlike copies of our Pulsar bikes and Jaguar Q7 that chinese theives make. Even LCA Tejas is original unlike copy cat designs chinese make. Here's a list of copied design...Chinese indeed did a great job in their aviation industry. But this greatness is about their catching up speed not the current level of their industry.
J10 = Israeli Lavi
J-11,12,13,14,15... = Russian flanker family copies
J10= Russian mig1.44
J31= American F-35
Not a single original design...
All above fighters lack proper engines as chinese have dubious quality and are smokey with high irst. Radars and avionics again not par with Western quality.... Enjoy truth.