SINGAPORE: China has built a potent military machine over the past 30 years but is struggling to develop advanced engines that would allow its warplanes to match Western fighters in combat, foreign and Chinese industry sources said.
The country's engine technology lags that of United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls-Royce, said Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
China's defence ministry, in a brief statement to Reuters, said there was a "definite gap" between Chinese military technology and some developed countries, adding Beijing would continue to strengthen its armed forces.
Western restrictions on arms exports to China prohibit the sale of Western engines for military use, forcing China to rely on homegrown designs or engines Russia has agreed to sell.
Press (Paid) is trying to drug us into complacence by saying that China also does not have jet engines. The truth is West does not want to part with jet engine technology because it is a hen that gives them golden eggs every year.
India's own fighter jet Tejas flew at the Bahrain airshow for the first time and that news was not given front page space and this chinese prehistoric pile of junk makes the cut to the top headlines...who are these presstitutes representing more? chinese and pakis or India
they are so dedicated in their efforts that they will develop them...........
Democracies breed creativity.India fails due to reservation inspite being a democratic nation.china cannot progress due to this just like Russia
I dont believe this report. Media is controlled at China, how come this information leaked ??
This is the efforts that India must put into its research and try to improve its Kaveri and shakti engines.Otherwise we will lag behind the treacherous Chinese by centurie
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
We dont need Fighters and Close Combat Dogfights. We need Good And Accurate Missiles and Anti Missile systems.
This news is eye opener for them who says that China are running fast in Defense Technology.
Always remember the Rabbit and Tortoise story.
indian will beat Chinese in all the aspect in coming years
For the fools who do not understand engines, you cannot reverse engineer a plane engine because of hundreds of thousands of small parts that are made to very high specifications.
They just started developing and everything takes some time. As long as they are trying someday maybe not too far away they could develop them too. Why isn't India doing is part yet? Why are we so far behind? Make in India