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Engine boost for China’s J-15 fighter jets as Beijing tries to build up navy
An improved engine for the aircraft carrier-based warplanes is close to mass production, military analysts say
by Minnie Chan
07 Sep, 2018

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The WS-10H engine had been criticized as not powerful enough for China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, the J-15. Photo: Xinhua

China is moving closer to mass-producing an improved engine with a longer lifespan and more power for its first aircraft carrier-based fighter jet, the J-15, according to military analysts.

They said technical problems had been overcome and the WS-10H turbofan engine now had the thrust and lifespan to put it on par with the AL-31F Russian-made engine that was initially used in the fighter jet.


Details about the WS-10H emerged after military sources told the South China Morning Postthis week that a new and improved engine for China’s J-20 stealth fighter would be ready for mass production by the end of the year.

The WS-10H engine had been criticized as not powerful enough for the J-15 fighter jet, China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, which has a maximum take-off weight of 33 tonnes. Instead, the Russian engine was earlier used in the fighter jets for the navy’s first and only aircraft carrier in service, the Liaoning.

China plans to have at least four aircraft carrier groups operating by 2030 as it tries to build up a blue-water navy that can operate globally. That would mean the Chinese navy will need at least 130 carrier-based fighter jets in service by 2030. At the moment, the J-15 is the only carrier-based warplane in service – and the PLA Navy has less than 30 of them

Its first home-grown aircraft carrier has begun a second sea trial and is expected to enter service by October next year, while a third carrier is being built in Shanghai.

Li Jie, a naval expert in Beijing, said the WS-10H now had the thrust and lifespan of Russia’s AL-31F, but it still lagged behind America’s F414 afterburning turbofan engine, as used in the F-18 warplane.

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The J-15 is the only carrier-based warplane in service, and China has less than 30 of them. Photo: AFP

“As a big power, China needs more carrier-based warplanes to support its naval ambitions, especially with its first home-grown aircraft carrier entering the final phase of sea trials and likely to go into service next year,” Li said.

Hong Kong military analyst Song Zhongping said the improved engine could now cope better with conditions at sea, where all naval aircraft and equipment must be able to withstand the “three highs” – temperature, humidity and salinity.

“The J-15 is so far the most developed, reliable and capable aircraft carrier-based warplane, and it will remain the backbone of China’s carrier battle groups in the future,” said Song, a military commentator for Phoenix Television.

He said Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, which makes the J-15, was developing a new-generation fighter jet for aircraft carriers, based on its FC-31 fourth-generation stealth fighter.

“Once they make more progress with developing the FC-31, it’s possible we’ll see more drills involving mixed manoeuvres using the stealth fighters and the J-15 jet fighters in the future. That would also be in line with practical operations on an aircraft carrier,” Song said.

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China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier is expected to enter service next year. Photo: Xinhua via AP

According to Zhou Chenming, another military analyst in Beijing, the J-15 no longer uses the Russian engine, so there was a need to get the WS-10H to mass production stage.

Many of China’s home-grown fighter jets have had problems with their engines, aircraft design and modifications. Sources earlier told the Post there had been at least four crashes involving the J-15, though only two of them were reported by state media.

One pilot was killed and another was badly injured in those two crashes in 2016, which were said to have been caused by mechanical failures – though state broadcaster CCTV said the flight control system was a key factor, not engine problems.

Beijing has been pushing the development of more sophisticated jet engines in the past decade, investing at least 150 billion yuan (US$21.94 billion) in that goal between 2010 and 2015.

Leading the way on developing and producing aircraft engines and gas turbines in recent years is state-owned Aero Engine. The company, which has about 10,000 employees, was formed two years ago through the merger of 24 subsidiaries of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
AVIC’s former chairman, Lin Zuoming, told state media last year that its latest single-crystal turbine blades – used in the WS-10 series engines – can now withstand temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit). He said that development had extended the engine’s lifespan from 800 to 1,500 hours.
 

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China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier sets off on latest sea trial as navy prepares to commission ship ‘within months’
  • Country’s first home-grown carrier may soon be ready for service but observers warn a few glitches may still need to be ironed out
Kristin Huang
Published: 6:00pm, 17 Oct, 2019

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The Type 001A will be China’s second carrier and the first home-grown one. Photo:ifeng

China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier, Type 001A, will be commissioned within months, according to military observers.

The ship appeared to have set off on its eighth sea trial on Tuesday after photographs taken by a plane flying over a restricted area showed a carrier, with a warplane on deck, leaving the Dalian Shipyard, where the carrier is being built.

The timing coincided with a notice issued by China’s Maritime Safety Administration, saying an area of the Bohai Sea, near the yard would be cordoned off for military activities.

While the commissioning would mark an advance in China’s naval capacity, some analysts noted that the trial phase was taking longer than expected.

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A photo shows a carrier leaving the Dalian shipyard on Tuesday. Photo: Weibo

Global Times,
a tabloid affiliated to Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, quoted naval observer Li Jie as saying that the Type 001A was likely to be undertaking its eighth sea trial after solving problems discovered in the previous trials.

In August the Type 001A identified technical problems that required immediate attention during its seventh trial, a fairly common occurrence in the processes.

Zhou Chenming, a Beijing based military expert, said that the Type 001A’s commissioning had already been postponed and the major problem now was a lack of shipborne aircraft and problems with the flight control system.

Zhou said the control system worked with J-15 fighters, which will be the primary jets used on the ship, but “is not yet compatible with other aircraft, which hinders the aircraft carrier’s final commissioning”.

Once commissioned, the ship will join the country’s first carrier, the Liaoning, at sea, boosting the country’s naval capacity.

Collin Koh, a research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, said: “With two aircraft carriers, the PLA Navy will have greater chances to hone its carrier capabilities – conducting more missions, training, and all of these contributing to the accumulation of expertise and know-how.

“This means qualitatively improving [its] carrier capability, including human capital.

“For long-term strategic significance, it means an expanding power projection capability of the PLAN that allows it to promote presence in regions where Beijing asserts national interests.”

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Once ready the ship will carry 32 J-15 fighters. Photo:ifeng


The Type 001A’s trial phase has taken longer than some military observers had expected. The aircraft carrier set out for its first sea trial in May 2018, some 17 months ago.

By comparison, the Liaoning, a former Soviet Kuznetsov-class vessel underwent 10 sea trials over a 13-month period before it was commissioned.

The Type 001A is a modified version of the design that features upgraded radar and bridge systems and will carry 36 J-15s compared with the Liaoning’s capacity of 24.

The ship also features a ski-jump deck for take-offs, has a displacement of 70,000 tonnes and will be able to carry a total of 40 aircraft.
 
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Thnx for making a separate thread was feeling while ago then a respected member ask about it. And this thread will be going very informative IA. Now nothing will be mix up f16, su 35, j15, and will be a new after some announcements for JF17 Blk 3.
 
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Engine boost for China’s J-15 fighter jets as Beijing tries to build up navy
An improved engine for the aircraft carrier-based warplanes is close to mass production, military analysts say
by Minnie Chan
07 Sep, 2018

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The WS-10H engine had been criticized as not powerful enough for China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, the J-15. Photo: Xinhua

China is moving closer to mass-producing an improved engine with a longer lifespan and more power for its first aircraft carrier-based fighter jet, the J-15, according to military analysts.

They said technical problems had been overcome and the WS-10H turbofan engine now had the thrust and lifespan to put it on par with the AL-31F Russian-made engine that was initially used in the fighter jet.


Details about the WS-10H emerged after military sources told the South China Morning Postthis week that a new and improved engine for China’s J-20 stealth fighter would be ready for mass production by the end of the year.

The WS-10H engine had been criticized as not powerful enough for the J-15 fighter jet, China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, which has a maximum take-off weight of 33 tonnes. Instead, the Russian engine was earlier used in the fighter jets for the navy’s first and only aircraft carrier in service, the Liaoning.

China plans to have at least four aircraft carrier groups operating by 2030 as it tries to build up a blue-water navy that can operate globally. That would mean the Chinese navy will need at least 130 carrier-based fighter jets in service by 2030. At the moment, the J-15 is the only carrier-based warplane in service – and the PLA Navy has less than 30 of them

Its first home-grown aircraft carrier has begun a second sea trial and is expected to enter service by October next year, while a third carrier is being built in Shanghai.

Li Jie, a naval expert in Beijing, said the WS-10H now had the thrust and lifespan of Russia’s AL-31F, but it still lagged behind America’s F414 afterburning turbofan engine, as used in the F-18 warplane.

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The J-15 is the only carrier-based warplane in service, and China has less than 30 of them. Photo: AFP

“As a big power, China needs more carrier-based warplanes to support its naval ambitions, especially with its first home-grown aircraft carrier entering the final phase of sea trials and likely to go into service next year,” Li said.

Hong Kong military analyst Song Zhongping said the improved engine could now cope better with conditions at sea, where all naval aircraft and equipment must be able to withstand the “three highs” – temperature, humidity and salinity.

“The J-15 is so far the most developed, reliable and capable aircraft carrier-based warplane, and it will remain the backbone of China’s carrier battle groups in the future,” said Song, a military commentator for Phoenix Television.

He said Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, which makes the J-15, was developing a new-generation fighter jet for aircraft carriers, based on its FC-31 fourth-generation stealth fighter.

“Once they make more progress with developing the FC-31, it’s possible we’ll see more drills involving mixed manoeuvres using the stealth fighters and the J-15 jet fighters in the future. That would also be in line with practical operations on an aircraft carrier,” Song said.

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China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier is expected to enter service next year. Photo: Xinhua via AP

According to Zhou Chenming, another military analyst in Beijing, the J-15 no longer uses the Russian engine, so there was a need to get the WS-10H to mass production stage.

Many of China’s home-grown fighter jets have had problems with their engines, aircraft design and modifications. Sources earlier told the Post there had been at least four crashes involving the J-15, though only two of them were reported by state media.

One pilot was killed and another was badly injured in those two crashes in 2016, which were said to have been caused by mechanical failures – though state broadcaster CCTV said the flight control system was a key factor, not engine problems.

Beijing has been pushing the development of more sophisticated jet engines in the past decade, investing at least 150 billion yuan (US$21.94 billion) in that goal between 2010 and 2015.

Leading the way on developing and producing aircraft engines and gas turbines in recent years is state-owned Aero Engine. The company, which has about 10,000 employees, was formed two years ago through the merger of 24 subsidiaries of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
AVIC’s former chairman, Lin Zuoming, told state media last year that its latest single-crystal turbine blades – used in the WS-10 series engines – can now withstand temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit). He said that development had extended the engine’s lifespan from 800 to 1,500 hours.
Sir in this article me end up with the result that china has only carrier based jet which is J15 and they are committed to void its all short comings because their new carrier will be inducted very soon. And other carriers based jet is under development and far from induction nor early at least 5 year for serial production. So meanwhile china will focus on J15 and make it more and more deadly and prefect.
 

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Sir in this article me end up with the result that china has only carrier based jet which is J15 and they are committed to void its all short comings because their new carrier will be inducted very soon. And other carriers based jet is under development and far from indication nor early at least 5 year for serial production. So meanwhile china will focus on J15 and make it more and more deadly and prefect.
You got it!:--)
 
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And for Pakistan J15 was option due to it is the only flanker after russia carrier based and heavy weight modren Jet with deep strike capability. And it will be stationed at gawader. Also the nightmare which india was taking from long time two front war will be now look like a all front war or surrounded war just look at the picture
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South Siri Lankan port {china} Pakistan navy & in the Middle "Dhotti Gili"
 

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