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Tango0101 Mar 2017 12:48 p.m. PST


"A peek at the arsenal at an arms fair in Dubai…"

See here


JMcCarroll Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

" The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) recently came out with report that China is "near parity" with western nations in terms of indigenous defense technology. "

Helps when you reverse engineer everything.

Pythagoras01 Mar 2017 6:43 p.m. PST

…but still unlikely to be able to innovate the next gen defense.

Lion in the Stars01 Mar 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

Still lacks the QA/QC that Western-built equipment has, though.

For that matter, China can't even reverse-engineer Russian jet engines yet. American jets run at least 1000 hours (technically 6000 cycles from idle to full power) between overhauls, Russian engines last 350-500 hours, and Chinese copies of Russian engines last 35 hours. Plus the Chinese engines take far longer to spool up.

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