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The new Chinese fighter J-10B is equipped with a Russian engine
The multipurpose fighter J-10B, accepted for development in 2009 year, went into mass production in China. The aircraft is equipped with a two-circuit turbojet engine of Russian production AL-31F.
Initially, the J-10B planned to supply the Chinese power unit WS-10 Taihang, but its tests, which began as early as the 2011 year, have not yet been completed. As reported by some media, in the Ministry of Defense of the PRC, there were different opinions on this issue: the departments of the PRC responsible for defense procurement, and representatives of the national MIC sought to wait for the Chinese power plant, while the Air Force Command of the People's Liberation Army of China advocated the launch of the fighter in serial production with a well-proven engine of Russian production.
J-10A has modernized avionics and an improved glider. At the moment in the armament of the Air Force there are about 400 cars of this family.