Pravda: How Israel Built China’s Air Force With Stolen American Tech

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China is confidently expanding its influence around the world, including in the military sphere. The country increases the power of its naval forces, invests more and more money in military technology, but does not hesitate to use the experience of other countries.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is constantly in search of “inspiration” when it comes to the need to develop new types of weapons. Although the purchase or theft of foreign military technology can be seen as a strategic weakness, China nevertheless rejects costly and time-consuming research and development in the military-technical sector.

Foreign borrowing is most evident in the Chinese Air Force. China is developing aircraft with a wide range of capabilities, but unlike the US and other countries with highly developed air forces, most of China’s military aircraft are based on developments that have been bought or stolen from competitors.

In the 1980s, the United States cooperated with Israel in the development of a new combat aircraft based on General Dynamics F-16. The cost of creating a new aircraft was constantly growing, and the US eventually withdrew from the deal, leaving the Israeli Lavi fighter unfinished. Years later, the Americans discovered that Israel had sold plans to develop Lavi to China, granting China unprecedented access to technologies that were originally developed for the F-16.

The Chinese J-10 aircraft has more than a striking visual similarity to the F-16. The technology, received from Israel, allowed China to achieve significant success in comparison with fighters of the 1960s era. This military aircraft did not become the last Chinese fighter, which used in its design elements of the F-16.

The updated version of the J-10 was commissioned last year with an advanced fire control system with radar, a wider use of composite materials to reduce the weight of the aircraft and a number of other updates designed to maintain the relevance of the J-10 for several decades.

In the late 1980s, China did not miss out on the Su-27, which was developed in the Soviet Union to provide air superiority as opposed to US jet aircraft, such as the T-14 Tomcat. The USSR had no choice but to sell the Su-27 technology to the Chinese in the face of an economic downturn, although it was initially assumed that China would receive a new plane from Mikoyan’s bureau.

China quickly launched its own Su-27 aircraft, and then improved their design and eventually created the J-11. Su-27 technologies included advanced avionics systems, which China was also able to use for later platforms of the J-11 fighter.

In 2000, Russia sold to China a number of developments that were created for the Su-27, and China’s subsequent efforts to use it along with its own technologies led to the creation of the J-16, a modified and updated Su-27.

The USSR refused to part with the secret developments of the Su-33, but China found a way out and bought a prototype of the Su-33 aircraft from Ukraine.

The result was a fighter that has a similar design of the folding wing of the Su-33 and a general appearance combined with several Chinese innovations that allowed to reduce the weight of the car.

In the US, it is believed that the Chinese military drone Caihong-4 (CH-4) is based on technology that was originally created for the American UAV Reaper General Atomics MQ-9. Their external similarity is striking. Nevertheless, the CH-4 has fewer units for hanging ammunition, which means that its powerplant is weaker than the American one. China continued to work on improving its UAV and created an updated version of the more reliable CH-5.

In the 1960s, China bought from the USSR drawings for the MiG-21 aircraft of the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau, which was subsequently modified to create a Chinese J-7 aircraft. This plane became the basis for a new cooperation between China and Pakistan, whose goal was to adopt a new fighter that could compete with another MiG-the new Soviet MiG-29 aircraft.

Thanks to China’s access to F-16 aircraft technology within the framework of the Israeli Lavi program, this cooperation resulted in the unification of the characteristics of the F-16 and the MiG-21 and the creation of a new aircraft. Elements of the F-16 and MiG-21 can be seen in the FC-1, whose nose and tail is similar to the F-16, and the wings to the MiG-21 wing design.


This plane continues to fly today, and for many reasons it is a fighter that will be used for several decades. The newest versions of the JF-17 now include the possibility of refueling in the air, the wider use of composite materials for weight loss, as well as the technology of EDSU (electric remote control aircraft).

J-20 – the first fighter of the fifth generation of China – was created not only to compete with the American F-22 Raptor. In many respects, the Chinese fighter has become a direct copy of the Raptor fighter. Lockheed Martin’s drawings were stolen by a Chinese citizen named Su Bin, who was sentenced to 46 months in prison for this crime.

J-20 and F-22 Raptor are very similar to each other externally, but on this similarity ends. The Chinese fighter can not boast of using advanced stealth technology, which makes it vulnerable in the air.

Photo source: Wikipedia

13 COMMENTS

  1. Every government research facility should have a picture of that great Texan and the nation’s hero Jonathon Jay Pollard. When push comes to shove Jonathan showed where his heart belongs.

    And to really stir that patriotic feeling a poster of the shot-up USS LIBERTY with Israeli bullets (made in the US) flying in the air with a caption “Who Loves you Baby? Shlomo, that’s who.”

    • Eyeball the Israel First Club all around the country and take in the card carrying Dual Citizens of Capitol Hill all guilty of sucking big Kosher Pickles !

  2. First of all the article draws it’s information from Wikipedia, a known disinfo site. Secondly it is well known that the US committed industrial espionage early in the 20th century by various means including wiretapping phones, fax machines and using insiders. The NSA has been used to gather intelligence on industry and manufacturing from other countries for decades. So this all is no surprise when I read about this. The US complains about China stealing it’s intellectual property but the US has been doing it for decades. And like Adrian said the US took German scientists after WW2 to work for the US government in such places like NASA to name one, to help create the space rocket industry. The US government are nothing more than hypocrites, crying out when someone does wrong against them but denying they ever do anything wrong when someone accuses them. What’s the lesson here? When you hear the US government complain about anything, just switch off, or ignore them, they are like Peter and the wolf story, too many lies now to ever be believed anymore or taken seriously.

  3. Well, nothing of this is new, always if you can steal tech of your enemy you will do it. America stole all german technology at the end of WWII and many of later America tech ‘progress’ made, it was based in this german stolen tech.

  4. China is nothing but . . . poor people and crazy rich Asians.

    There is no in between.

    All there has to be in a U.S. made iPhone . . . and Christmas presents made here . . . what China?!?

    I knew a website guy who deliberately programmed his work with typos, codes that went no where, wrong calculations. His attitude was, if anyone stole his work product, they were probably not checking it for deliberate bugs. They copy and pasted and that’s why they get.

    The Russians make it better, i.e., the stuff they commandeer.

    The Chinese just stuff it through.

    Good luck with that.

    • And why is Pravada telling US this now? They couldn’t give us the names at the time of the pilfer? Isn’t corporate espionage a criminal offense that can round up some pretty nice jail time?

      How long are the statutes on that?

      Someone’s stealing U.S. technology, then selling it . . . AFTER the Chinese air force is “Made in Israhell”

      What?!? China was their “secret weapon” . . . that’s HILARIOUS!

      Is that a YEN in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

      We know China worked with the 9/11 Manhattan 2.0 project . . . the clean up crew that hauled away the toxic waste, and the steel that wasn’t SMELTED by the heat of the thermite mini-nukes that were used.

      I bet they didn’t run a Geiger counter over all the scrap metal Rudy with the red cheeks Jewliani sold ’em?

    • “We know China worked with the 9/11 Manhattan 2.0 project ”
      If the Chinese were smart, and I think they are, they should have photographed and taken samples of the best evidence pointing to what was done. File it away for a rainy day at the negotiation table with the Anglo-Zion stooges.
      Now the Anglo-Zios must have anticipated this but how they handled this I have no clue.

    • As my Dad would always say “Pretty clever, these Chinese.”
      But, that doesn’t make them smart. And no one thinks like a Zionist, not even the Anglo-Zion stooges. I’ve worked with Chinese owned U.S. businesses, had Chinese clients, and witnessed some very evil medical product hustlers that got jail time. Good at math, I’ll give them that. The Anglo-Zios anticipated what the Chinese clean-up crew would do . . . and sold the scrap to them. They have no human rights at all in China. At least the U.S. tries . . . Israhell keeps trying to rip them from us.

      Chinese fire drills for all!

  5. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the US Secret Technology that the traitor, dual US-Israeli “citizen” Jonathan Pollard stole, and the sold to the Russians, Chinese and North Korea was someday used against Israel?
    Talk about “chosen people” style karma!

    • Sarge, if you can handle the nausea factor, read the Wikipedia page spin on Pollard. Names most of the traitors in the U.S. pleading his case, and his heroic status in the criminal state of Israel. He was Paroled in 2015. It was a life sentence, without the possibility of parole. He was granted Israeli citizenship.

  6. And another “world power” with a strike force that can be directed by the holy Zion kingdom’s will and anytime. Wonder who will win WW3 if all the worlds weapons love it “from behind through the back door” and are operated by the same who controls them and not by the nations that own and paid for them. Pretty smart, really!
    The next MSM headline might be “Crazy American president bombs himself, his resorts and takes out half of US out of revenge for practicing evil”.