China has the ambition to export its FC-31 (also know as J-31 internationally) stealth fighter jet to grab a market share from U.S. F-35 but has the problem of the lack of China’s homegrown engines. Its J-31 has been tested for 2 years but previously it used Russian RD-93 engines. Whether Russia is willing to provide RD-93s for the J-31s exported by China remains a serious question. Moreover, RD-93 is not tailor made for J-31 so that it cannot meet the design requirements of J-31.
Now, China’s official military forum mil.huanqiu.com quotes in its report today U.S. media DefenseNews as saying that according to Chinese officials at Dubai Air Show, J-31 is equipped with twin engines made in China, not the Russian RD-93 engines previously on the aircraft.
In addition, mil.huanqiu.com quotes…
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