Shenyang FC-31 / J-31 Fighter Demonstrator

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  1. KFX
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    There was this a few weeks back on the FC-31, where a researcher said progress is being made...whatever that means.
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...-sounds-upbeat-note-about-fc-31-repor-459530/
     
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    :D, you were quick to read what I was trying to say "the other possibility of joint production of J-20" related to the highlighted texts in yellow "(601) collaborating with 606 on program".

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    The reason I deleted my post was that this is a cooperation of institute 601 (Shenyang) with institute 606 (Chengdu) on project collaboration. If it is about joint production of J-20, it would be more appropriate to be a statement by SAC or by CAC instead of 601. Because 601 and 606 are research institutes, SAC and CAC are manufacturers. Although they are bundled in pairs as 601+SAC and 606+CAC, they would still go directly to their counterparts.

    Since it is 601 and 606, and J-20 research is over, the likely collaboration on an ongoing project would be FC-31, or something with similar role (Naval jet). The "worst" scenario could be a navalized J-20 which 601 can contribute their expertise obtained from J-15 such as launch, landing hooks and tests. The "best" scenario would be a FC-31, but then I wonder what 606 can contribute. Stealthy shaping, material, avionics are the expertise of many other institutes, 606 was the integrator only. As to the basic design, J-20 and FC-31 are so different, 606 may be able to share some general experience, but not specifics.

    To summarize, I don't see much information can be extracted from this report.
     
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    606th is Shenyang Liming Aeroengine's institute. 611th is CAC's institute.
     
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    Thanks for the correction.
     
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    I am hopeful that we will, but don't be to hard on the J-15, I think its a damn fine airplane, once they get a slingshot onboard #3, you will see the J-15 capability go way up when she can launch with full fuel and ordinance.

    But no doubt the FC-31 would be a very useful aircraft for Fleet Air Defense, a lot is riding on powerplants....
     
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    Approach for landing...

    (1608 x 1038)
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    How old is that photo?
     
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    Always a good question....
     
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    What a beautiful aircraft

    I hope Pakistan sets up a order
     
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    I hope we finally get some good news ...
     
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