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Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defence, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995.
Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s largest defense contractors; In 2009, 74% of Lockheed Martin’s revenues came from military sales.It received 7.1% of the funds paid out by the Pentagon.
Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAC) is a Chinese aerospace conglomerate that manufactures aircraft parts as well as designs and manufactures combat aircraft. It was founded in 1958 (as Chengdu State Aircraft Factory No.132 Aircraft Plant) to be a supplier of aircraft for the Chinese military. Currently it is a subsidiary of AVIC I.
The Chengdu conglomerate designed and now produces the Jian 10(J-10) medium-weight multi-role fighter that is considered to be one of the most advanced in China’s inventory, as well as the JF-17 light-weight multi-role fighter that is produced in cooperation with Pakistan.
Previously JIAN -10 or Chengdu j-10 was challenging f-16’s f-18’s etc in air and now Chengdu J20 is going to create trouble for Raptors and F-35 Lightning ||…
phew.. American weapon and defence specialists and analysist are considering China a great threat in future..
Sukhoi Company (JSC) is a major Russian aircraft manufacturer, headquartered in Moscow,famous for its fighters. It was founded by Pavel Sukhoi in 1939 as the Sukhoi Design Bureau .
It comprises the JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau located in Moscow, the Novosibirsk Aviation Production Association (NAPO), theKomsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) and Irkutsk Aviation.
Now this is interesting.. Sukhoi and Lockheed had been rivalries from years, but now both are facing a new competitor in the name of CHENGDU!
The most interesting thing is that countries like Canada, Australia, Brazil etc which are the permanent buyers of Lockheed products, are considering Chengdu to for the FIFTH GEN fighter. i have used the word “to” because, these countries have already placed orders for F35 lightning 2 😉
But what about Sukhoi? where do Sukhoi stands???
Sukhoi is among one of the best aircraft manufacturers. their most recent project, Sukhoi Pak/ Fa will also be a milestone BUT the problem is, the buyers are more likely to be attracted towards Lockheed and Chengdu! Even India ( one of the biggest buyer of sukhoi products ) has contacted America for F 35.
Sukhoi corporations must seriously take it into account.