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China fighters ditching Russia for homegrown engines – Asia Times

China has upgraded its J-15 carrier-based fighters with new homegrown jet engines, greatly increasing its combat capabilities and increasing its technological independence.

The Global Times reported last week. China tested the J-15 Flying Shark carrier-based fighter, powered by what appeared to be an independently developed engine. While adequate for the aircraft’s current mission, it also presents technical, operational and political challenges.

Video footage released by CCTV last week Shows a J-15 at a land facility with a Liming WS-10 Taihang engine. Defense Resource Jane’s Note You probably have the WS-10B version installed on your jet.

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