China made friendship with Israel J-10
China’s J-10 fighter aircraft is based on Israeli technology. Israel closed this multi-million dollar project in the year 1987. Twelve of the 13 ministers in the cabinet of the then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir gave their support for the closure of the project. The cabinet, approving Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres’s proposed $100 million budget, ordered Israel Aerospace Industries to develop the technology of the future. After which Israel Aerospace Industries also developed a prototype, but this aircraft never went into the line of serial production.
Israel closed this project under pressure from America
It is claimed that Israel closed the IAI Lavi project under pressure from then US President Ronald Reagan. The Reagan administration ordered the closure of this Israeli project so that the two countries could work together to develop a new aircraft for the future. The US had offered that if Israel joined, One would not only share the technology, but would also offer to help Israel develop research and development infrastructure for the defense industries.
How powerful is China’s J-10
China has the largest number of Chengdu J-10 aircraft. About 488 J-10 variants are included in the Aviation Wing of the Chinese Air Force and the Chinese Navy. Launched in 2005, the J-10 is a single-engine multirole fighter with a delta wing and canard design. The J-10 is fitted with 11 hardpoints, an active electronically scanned array radar and a 23 mm gun. It is believed that it can fly at a speed of Mach 2 to an altitude of about 60,000 feet.
Learn Features of the J-10
The cockpit of the J-10 is fitted with three liquid crystal (LCD) multi-function displays. Apart from this, there is also a holographic head-up display made in China in this aircraft. All these displays are compatible with the Advanced Helmet Mounted Sight Made in China. According to Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation officials, the J-10 uses a multi-mode fire-control radar designed in China. The aircraft is fitted with a planar array antenna, which is capable of tracking 10 targets simultaneously. The AL-31FN turbofan engine has been used to power the J-10.
Rafale better than J-10 in every respect
The Rafale has been modified according to the needs of India. Rafale has a range of 3,700 km. This fighter aircraft can fly with many different types of missiles. The length of Rafale is 15.30 meters and height is 5.30 meters. The wingspan of the Rafale is just 10.90 meters which makes it an ideal aircraft for flying in mountainous terrain. Due to the small size of the aircraft, it is easy to maneuver. Rafale is the best fighter aircraft in the world in terms of electronic warfare technology. The world’s deadliest missiles like Meteor and Mica can also be installed in it. Apart from this, the extremely lethal air-to-surface Scalp missile can also be fired in India’s Rafale.
Comparison between Rafale and J-10
|role||multirole fighter aircraft||multirole combat aircraft|
|top speed||1,912 km/h||2,327 km/h|
|Range||3,700 km||1,850 km|
|Weight||9,979 kg||9,750 kg|
|length||15 meters||15.49 m|