17 Mei 2020
Su-35 of the PLAAF (photo : Sinodefence)
Chinese military experts praised the Russian Su-35, but said it was unsuitable for air combat. Russia may start supplying another batch of Su-35 fighters to the PRC, although experts from the PRC said that the Russian combat aircraft could not show its best side during testing during simulated aerial combat, since it lost the battle to the Chinese J-16. and J-10. The Su-35 was put on combat duty of the Chinese Air Force in one year and has already formed combat strength, as well as completed escort tasks for the H-6K and flew around the island of Taiwan. According to Sina Military, to make up for the shortage of fighters, China decided to purchase a batch of Su-35. However, the fighter has flaws, and its avionics system is not very developed, so it is completely devoid of perspectives.
J-10C of the PLAAF (photo : ChinaDaily)
According to Sina Military, a Russian combat aircraft is equipped with an advanced passive electronic scanning radar, it receives the position of the target by picking up electromagnetic waves emitted by the target, but it is not able to quickly measure the distance, and it will need several sensors to obtain accurate data.
The Chinese J-16 and J-10C are equipped with a modern electronic scanning radar, which is the reason for the uselessness of the Russian Su-35, the newspaper notes. As stated in the publication, the J-16 and J-10C can take advantage of the radar to destroy the Su-35.
J-16 of the PLAAF (photo : MilitaryWatchMagz)
"Sina Military" emphasizes that the Chinese army has a large number of J-11 fighters that can be modernized, and therefore improving the J-11B by the Chinese Air Force may be more practical than the introduction of the Su-35, "the authors of the publication said, writes avia.pro.
It is known that China does not exclude the acquisition of another batch of Russian 4 ++ generation fighters, but they will conclude the contract only at an acceptable cost.