Why are we buying a lpt shaft from Norway? has COMAC been living under a rock?
Its equipment for engine test and development. Its not for use in the engine itself. Understand that china is behing in aircraft engine tech and must get whatever it can get from nations with more advanced tech, more so for an engine for civilian use.Why are we buying a lpt shaft from Norway? has COMAC been living under a rock?
|Link claims 463 D30 engines imported from Russia for H-6K & Y-20|
2009 - 55 D30 for 20 H-6K (weasel's note: ties with Sipri reporting which indicated this may also be for Il-76)
2011 - 184 D30 for 5 Y-20, 80 H-6K ((weasel's note: Sipri also indicated for Il-76, tiananmenwordpress indicated 41 used for IL-76)
2016 - 170 D30 for 40 Y-20 (Not reported by Sipri)
2016 - 54 D30 for 20 H-6K (Not reported by Sipri)
Total 463 D30 imported
Noted the 2016 contracts were cited by BMPD as for Il76 & Y-20s.
Actually a better comparison would be with the former USSR ... North Korea has virtually no weapons development beyond its nuclear weaponry and ballistic missile technology, all of which are demonstrated pretty frequently.Sometimes I feel like China is just as closed of as North Korea regarding military developments even though the country has opened up a lot. Things like these reaffirm that feeling.
It'd be nice to know the numbers associated with the VC Engine.