VICTORIOUM AUT MORS
- Oct 27, 2019
They have to be content with Russian engine technology for now until they are self sufficient enough to make there own engines. Acquiring or stealing american or european engine technology is very hard and dangerous so russia is the cheaper and honestly economic option. before acquiring and later studying russian engines chinese have never made a modern jet engine with majority of there aircraft using older cold war era engines which were also russian copies.I highly doubt they are interested in Russian Jet Engine technology given the low shelf life and high maintenance which comes with Russian Engines. They had access and still have access to Russian Jet Engines, if they haven't successfully reverse engineered before they won't be able to do it now. That is why espionage seems to be favorite for Chinese to gain to Jet Engine technology.
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US says they have caught spies who were trying to or stole Jet Engine technology. Who knows what the Chinese have in their possession now.
Studying russian jets have hugely helped china in there own engine development programs. the thing about China is that even if they copy technology using under handed methods sometimes they are able to improve on that original specifications and make it better than original.
Majority of cyber attacks done by China are partial success and I believe they weren’t able to get any US engine specs from those attacks. US still controls who gets and who shouldn’t get there engines. It is very hard for China to steal especially now with trump in power and hostile relations with majority of the world.