that dosn't mean the germans didn't offer another spa
There's a decent sized market out there for nations looking to replace their old MiGs and Mirages. For an example, Egypt has over 700 J-6/MiG-19, J-7/MiG-21, Mirage V, and F-4E's.Sczepan said:Egypt also could have no interests to be pressed by a embargo of US spare parts (for example: look to Venezuela) - so to be independence, they should look for other contractors and liczence production to;
the next export to Egypt (and licenc after some years) could be the FC-1/JF-17 MULTIROLE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
WS-13 will be available in a couple of years.adeptitus said:There's a decent sized market out there for nations looking to replace their old MiGs and Mirages. For an example, Egypt has over 700 J-6/MiG-19, J-7/MiG-21, Mirage V, and F-4E's.
The problem that FC-1 is that the plane is new and not considered mature technology. You'd also face stiff competition from other countries, such as US F-16, Russia's MiG-29, Su-27/30, France's Mirage-2000, and even Sweden's Gripen. Sweden offers a lease if you're on a tight budget.
In case of Africa, countries like Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, & Angola already operate Su-27's or MiG-29's. It'd be very difficult for the FC-1 to compete against Russian combat aircraft, plus the Russians are not likely to allow re-export of RD-93 power plants that'd cut into their own export sales.