DWG said:People's Daily article on the Shenyang Anjian's impending trip to Paris: http://english.people.com.cn/200705/30/eng20070530_379205.html
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Q-7 stealth attack plane: Q -7 is China's upcoming project developed a new generation of close support attack aircraft, using stealth design, equipment from a 624-developed YWH-30-27 core of the development of derivatives Xiao Han, than non-augmented turbofan engines WS-18, the biggest thrust 10000-11000 kilograms, have a certain supersonic cruise capacity. The aircraft will gradually replace our Q-5.
mrmalaya said:The intake looks half there. Is that just me?
Above all else, this development serves as another reminder of how China is surging ahead when it comes to advanced unmanned combat aircraft capabilities, while the U.S. acts as if the concept doesn't even exist even after it proved to be a game-changing breakthrough a decade and a half ago.
Without a doubt, there is development being done in the classified realm on advanced unmanned systems, but at this stage, that is problematic in itself, especially when it comes to providing significant funding for such programs, as the very concept relies on volume of airframes above all else. It also makes tailoring an air combat fighting doctrine to accommodate such an awesome shift in capabilities nearly impossible, which is hugely wasteful and even negligent as it deeply impacts procurement decisions. It's not worth relitigating this complex and multi-faceted but seldom talked and highly misunderstood issue in this article as we have explained it in great depth before. You can access that feature here.