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China offers to sell J-10C fighters to Laos and Bangladesh
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:20:06 AM »
China offers to sell J-10C fighters to Laos and Bangladesh
JANUARY 27, 2019

https://www.asiapacificdefensejournal.com/2019/01/china-offers-to-sell-j-10c-fighters-to.html?fbclid=IwAR16eDuAIxbvXSFSDkZQElSxbP5Ir4fJW1Is_vWv7tE38Rlej6wz8oN7M_Y

In a bid to gain its first export market for the type, China has been reported to be seriously offering their Chengdu J-10C multi-role fighter aircraft to both Laos and Bangladesh, which are cheaper options compared to Russian fighters like the MiG-35 and Su-27/30 family, or Western fighters from Europe or the US.

It is expected that both countries would only order an equivalent of 1 or 2 squadrons each, based on indicated requirements and budget allowances.

It was originally believed that Laos will be using its newly acquired Yakolev Yak-130 armed advanced trainers from Russia as its main combat aircraft, but information coming from the Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force (LPLAAF) indicated that they are looking for a more advanced fighter aircraft, and that the Yak-130 will be used to help train and transition its pilots to more advanced fighters.

Bangladesh currently operate the Yak-130 as well for light ground attack and training requirements.

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