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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Brazil may buy China's J-15: Kanwa

J-15 Flying SharkChina was probably trying to interest Brazil in its first first generation carrier-based fighter, the J-15, during the Zhuhai Air Show held in November last year, according to a March 6 report in Kanwa Defense Review, a Chinese-language military magazine based in Canada.

The model of the J-15 fighter displayed at the air show was equipped with a WS10A Taihang turbofan engine designed by Shenyang Liming Aircraft Engine Company.

While China equips most of its fighters with Russian engines, the designer of the Taihang said that the engine will be reliable enough for export.

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