At any rate, this article is a nice supplement to Gabe Collins and Andrew Erickson's “Jet Engine Development in China” deep dive posted a few days ago. (here)
China Signs $500 Million Russian Jet Engine Deal, Vedomosti Says
By Jack Jordan - Jul 3, 2011 10:07 PM PT
China’s Ministry of Defense signed a contract to buy Russian aircraft engines worth $500 million in early June, Vedomosti reported, citing an unidentified personsource close to Russia’s state arms-selling agency and an unidentified manager of an aviation company.
The contract is for 123 AL-31FN engines by 2013, the first 13 of which will be delivered later this year, the newspaper said.
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