Chinese Aviation Industry


Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
I thought it was the other way around were it not for embargo China will still be dependent on foreign sources.
The embargo spur the development of indigenous design and provide funding for independent research,copy whatever mean possible to catch up with the west
Embargo is blessing in disguise By the late 80's there is enough specimen of western technology to based on further research
Just look like China southern neighbor
 

superdog

Junior Member
Absolutely, European technology is way ahead of anything the Russian has and the willingness to sell ant TOT jusy to keep their defence industry afloat. If not for the arms embargo because of Tianamen, China's technology base both civilian and military would be way more advance then today.
Well I would say that as long as the USSR was gone and the CCP remain in control of an independent and rising China, Arms and tech embargo was bound to happen with or without a Tienanmen incident. The true driving force behind the frienemy relationships between China and the West were power struggles, not ideological excuses. I know this is going OP towards a political discussion so I'll stop here.
 

KIENCHIN

Junior Member
Registered Member
Well I would say that as long as the USSR was gone and the CCP remain in control of an independent and rising China, Arms and tech embargo was bound to happen with or without a Tienanmen incident. The true driving force behind the frienemy relationships between China and the West were power struggles, not ideological excuses. I know this is going OP towards a political discussion so I'll stop here.
Yes we should stop, going off topic. To end this I would like to say I agree to your conclusion .
 
I don't think the AC353 with it's Ardiden 3C engine would be turn into a military aircraft as it has French technological input and therefore subject to EU arms embargo if use in the military. What would be gain from this joint venture,is the engineering knowledge towards building better helicopters civilian or military.
If it was US technologies, you would be totally right. Other countries (i.e EU, Germany, France, even British, etc) have no problems selling components as long as not full weapons
 

Blackstone

Brigadier
Beautiful plane, even if it is achieves marginal commercial success, it will be a stepping stone to better things to come with follow up model or upgrade that will threaten Boeing and Airbus dominance in this class of plane in the future.
If it's anywhere near the Boeing 737, then it'll sell big in China, due to its regulated economy. I wonder how high are the red flags in Boeing and Airbus boardrooms.
 

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