Saturday, November 02, 2013

DTN News - CHINA DEFENSE NEWS: J-20 Not Yet Ready For Export: Jane's Defense Weekly

DTN News - CHINA DEFENSE NEWS: J-20 Not Yet Ready For Export: Jane's Defense Weekly
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources Want China Times
(NSI News Source Info) KOTTAKKAL, Kerala, India - November 2, 2013: A model of the J-20, China's first stealth fighter, was on show at the World Radar Exhibition held in Beijing between Oct. 16-18. The aircraft is still at the developmental stage and not yet ready for the overseas market, reports the London-based Jane's Defense Weekly, citing company sources.

The fighter, designed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, was on public display for the first time at the exhibition, though the company has yet to comment on whether the aircraft is ready for export or not. An executive of Poly Technologies — a defense manufacturing company and subsidiary of China Poly Group Corporation — said however that the J-20 model was only put on display to show China's military capability in designing stealth fighters, adding that it is not ready for export.

The state-run Poly Technologies is currently looking to become a "whole system" supplier of military equipment and weapons systems to foreign customers, the report said. Meanwhile, the company source said that an increasing number of nations are looking to buy Chinese aircraft to help modernize their air defense systems.

The source said that China scored an important win after Turkey chose the FD-2000, the export version of China's HQ-9 surface-to-air missile, over rival bids including the US Patriot and Russian S-300 missile systems. He added that nations are now more confident in Chinese-designed weapons systems and Poly Technologies is currently the only company in China that is able to provide full air defense systems to foreign clients.

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