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...

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