Russian AL-31-series fighter engines

October 3, 2011 - 4:45am
Russia has now sold nearly 1,000 AL-31 engines to China, where they power J-10 a

China has placed additional orders for Russian AL-31-series fighter engines. State arms trade agency Rosoboronexport clinched two big contracts earlier this year. One is for more than 150 AL-31Fs as replacements for earlier engines of same type that power the Su-27/Su-30MKK/MK2 fighters, that are designated J-11 in China. Engines under this contract will be assembled by the Ufa-based UMPO factory.