Monday, December 06, 2010

China Clones, Sells Russian Fighter Jets - WSJ.com

Interesting times

After decades of importing and reverse-engineering Russian arms, China has reached a tipping point: It now can produce many of its own advanced weapons—including high-tech fighter jets like the Su-27—and is on the verge of building an aircraft carrier.

Not only have Chinese engineers cloned the prized Su-27's avionics and radar but they are fitting it with the last piece in the technological puzzle, a Chinese jet engine.

China Clones, Sells Russian Fighter Jets - WSJ.com

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