Dutchy wrote:Slug71 wrote:Dutchy wrote:
I think Indian navy might be fat up with Mikojan-Goerevitsj after getting these MiG-29K's.
Apparently yes, the Shenyang FC-31 is going to be converted for carrier operations. Good catch. Although changes that this will fly with the Indian navy are slim at best. China and India aren't BFF's.
http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ ... arrier-ops
I'm surprised that Mikoyan hasn't approached Shenyang to produce a licensed version. Sukhoi has the SU-35 alongside the T-50 while Mikoyan has no 5th Gen offering, and the F/C-31 is sized around the Mig platform. Would save a lot in the R&D department.
That is a nice suggestion, Mikoyan license produce the Shenyang, but why would Shenyang and how good is the product of F/C-31?
Dutchy wrote:Will the Russians build the machines without paying the royalties? The Chines have for many years and adapted many designs. Just look at the many derivatives of the MiG-21 / Chengdu J-7, right up to the current FC-17.
Slug71 wrote:Dutchy wrote:Will the Russians build the machines without paying the royalties? The Chines have for many years and adapted many designs. Just look at the many derivatives of the MiG-21 / Chengdu J-7, right up to the current FC-17.
It may leave the door open for the Russians to get a little payback in that department, but it would hamper projects like the C929 which is likely to be more profitable than a fighter.
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