China now copies the Russian Fighter Jet Su-27SK

Last updated on Apr 22, 2008

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.  But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time!

China has been copying everything in the world – brand name clothes, technology, cars etc.  The original owners of patents keep mum because of the “huge” market in China that they want to target.  Its a big price that the world is paying for it.. but still it keeps going on.

Now, China has taken the Art of Copying to a new level!  They have copied a complete FIGHTER PLANE!  China’s J11 is a copy of Russia’s Su-27SK!  Russia has vowed to sue China for protection of its IP.

Under the 1996 agreement, China had the right to assemble 200 Su-27SK fighters under the local brand J11. However, after receiving 95 kits and 180 AL31F engines Beijing in November 2004 notified Moscow that it no more needs Russian kits for the assembly of Su-27 fighters, saying that combat capabilities of the fighter were very limited and further action would be taken after analysis of production experience by Chinese experts, the daily disclosed.
“It seems the analysis was successful, as in the beginning of 2007 China unveiled its ‘development’— J11B fighter, suspiciously reminding of Su-27,” it reported.

And so these copy fighters were ready to be shipped out to Pakistan and other third world countries!  I guess from now on, any country selling or sending anything to China will make sure it has a self-destruction bug in it!

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