The Battle for Motor Sich
Reuben F. Johnson | 10/28/2020
For years, China has been trying to acquire a stake in Ukraine's Motor
Sich aeroengine firm to develop new engines for its latest generation of
military aircraft. Beijing has been dependent on Russia for its aeroengines
because its domestic industry has failed to master the technology. Pictured
is a model of the Motor Sich AI-222-25 turbofan engine designed for light
combat and trainer jets. It is used by the Chinese L-15 lead-in fighter trainer.
China has long relied on foreign technology...