Russian military experts have come up with a reliable way to protect the engines of jet fighters from copying by Chinese “craftsmen”. The fact is that the design of the engine can be recognized only by breaking it.
China does not yet know how to make high-quality aircraft engines – in this it is much inferior to the United States and Russia. Therefore, I am forced to purchase military aircraft from other countries – including the Russian Federation.
Undoubtedly, the Chinese would be immensely happy to create their own copy of the Russian fighter, but for this they need to learn how to design engines. For this purpose, obviously, China was going to purchase the latest AL-41F1S aircraft engines from Russia – in order to make its own similar ones.
But, firstly, Moscow refused to sell China engines without the Su-35 fighters themselves. And secondly, the design of the motors is such that it is impossible to get to their main secrets without damaging the mechanisms. Anyway, experts say, copying a jet engine is so difficult and time-consuming that even Chinese craftsmen are hardly capable of doing this.
This is reported by the Vietnamese edition of Soha, which recalls that China is systematically trying to reduce its dependence on other states in the arms industry. The country is investing heavily in the development of new types of weapons and military equipment.