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[Diplomacy] Fifth Generation Aircrafts, Shenyang J-31

Meaning, Implications « Mrunal
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Februray 2, 2013

[Diplomacy] Fifth Generation Aircrafts, Shenyang J-31: Meaning,
What is Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)?
Microsoft has various generations of operating systems: Win95, XP, Vista, Win7 and
Win8- Similarly aircraft too have generations.
Fourth Generation = Those developed from 1980s onwards.
5th generation=2005 onwards
5th Generation aircraft is very hard to be detected using radars (Stealth technology).
They carry more firepower, speed, advanced computer systems, compared to previous

Owners of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)?

What is Shenyang J-31 (F60)? It is the Fifth Generation Chinese Stealth Fighter jet. J-20 (Chengdu) 2. For instance. this company is developing the J-31. He was supposed to visit Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). Falcon Eagle. Afterall he was closely connected with top Indian bodies like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)! Implications on USA? J-31 shows that China has ambitions to become the premier military power. probably more than the US would be willing to sustain to defend Taiwan or Japan. China Still under development 1. India Sukhoi/HAL FGFA= Still under development Pakistan Lolz but they might just buy F-35 using US donation money. and they began modernization.USA F-22: in service since 2005. but it’s not combat-ready yet. J-31 (Shenyang) It is unknown if the J-31 is meant to be a competitor to the J-20 stealth fighter or a complement to it. Now China can inflict a great deal of pain in such a conflict. Other nicknames: Gyrfalcon. Kalam. the balance has not yet tilted quite that far. But later. but the costs of victory for the USA would now be far higher than in the days before China’s modernisation. Currently. Some experts believe that Chinese Government wanted to avoid exposure of J-31 to India’s top defence and aviation specialist. Chinese authorities canceled his visit to that company. Dr. under development. Tests are successful. Limiations of Chinese Forces . And some reports say they’re collaborating with China in J-** project.F-35 still under development. Russia Sukhoi PAK FA (T-50)= Still under development. It doesn’t mean China could defeat USA forces in a conflict. its huge ballistic missile arsenal and hundreds of modern combat aircraft = deterrent for USA. the Ex-President of India Dr. 2012. its emerging navy. Why in News? Because in Nov. US military’s performance in the 1991 Gulf War shook the Chinese army out of its Stalinist mindset.Kalam went to China. China’s modern submarine fleet.

Taiwan) in disputes. Highlights . Algeria Hostages: Background. Sukhoi/HAL FGFA This is fifth generation aircraft. (Cost: about $ 10 billion) It is a medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA). then it can coerce neighbors (Japan. Previous Posts 1. to buy a readymade Fifth Generation aircraft such as F-22/F-35 from USA. Unlikely to be combat ready before 2020. [Diplomacy] Indian Ocean Rim Association (IOR-ARC): 12th Summit. Jointly developed by India-Russia. Gurgaon Communique. Implications on India? Dassault Rafale In early 2012. So. Same goes for Tejas. it is fourth Generation and still under development.) Much of China’s indigenous military technology remains of poorer quality and performance than that of Russia or USA. But If China were to deploy more than one air-craft carrier with high-performance stealth fighters like the J-31 in the neighbourhood (Indian Ocean. No other nation even comes close to that kind of capability. and it is developing cyber warfare capabilities that know no geographical limits. India had to cut down order from 200 to 144. $40 billion dollars stuck in above two aircraft. Vietnam India.China still has very little ability to project military force more than a few hundred kilometres beyond its shores.) Overall. the second most powerful weapons system for long distance deployment = an aircraft carrier. South China Ocean. yet. But still it is a fourth-generation aircraft= cannot match Fifth Generation Chinese J-31 aircraft in a combat. (given Russia’s laziness. India bought Dassault Rafale jets from France. America has 11 super-carriers. right now we don’t have any spare cash left. Taureg rebels. just to deter China. Sea of Japan etc). implications explained 2. [Diplomacy] Mali Crisis. French Troops. There are of course exceptions to this judgement: China has a handful of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles with global reach. then USA would prefer not to get involved. Problem: rising cost (about $30 billion). as shown in Gorshkov deal. Implications on South Asia? Apart from Nuclear missiles. (String of Pearls not in full force yet.

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