All we know that flanker produced by them has radar of "unknown specification", speculation is it is AESA. We don't know what its specs are. We don't know how well it competes against Russian PESA etc. We don't know anything about it. Why is it then so easy to say, "It will certainly be better than Russian PESA" or "It will be significantly better than Russian PESA". Heck we don't even know how many AESA they have produced.
My basic question is where does this extreme confidence comes from that what they have is much much much better than BARS radar on Su30MKI.
We don't allow Indian radars such liberty but somehow if it comes to China. Ohhhhhh It has this !!!!! Ohhhhh it has that!!!!! Where no one has EVER verified this and that. I mean, look at tejas, there has been so much questioning around it, so many evaluations etc. Our airforce practically forced it to change its specifications in very public rejections. We have no such information on Chinese platforms.
Why is absence of deatials is automatically taken as capability in case of China.
Anything AESA is better than anything PESA or MS.
And how do you know that they are doing that? How do you know that their AESA is outperforming Su30 MKI PESA radar?
Even they have airshows. There are qualified people who visit and speak about it. There are analysts all over the world who study Russian and Chinese systems and have good things to say about some systems.
Thats is my basic question. How do you know that their entire package is sufficiently better than what we have.
For instance, in case of Tejas we came to know about how its radome material was messing up with transmission of radar waves. It was then replaced with a radome from UK AFAIK. Do you have such details of Chinese planes?
For all I know that they have produced really good radar but messed up their radome.
Where does this extreme confidence comes from that their entire really really complex systems are doing sufficiently better than say Russian systems or say combination of russian, isariali systems like we have on Su30 MKI.
Chinese systems are a massive Unknown. To assume that unknown is better or significantly better than what we have is just that... an uninformed assumption.
We do actual R&D. And in case we fail, we import.
In case the Chinese screw up their actual R&D, they end up reverse engineering. So whatever they make, there is some expectation that they work sufficiently well enough to be usable.
And? MKI has been doing it since what? 2000-ish? Eurojet had a demonstrator engine with TVC but they went against it. What does it prove?
That the Chinese did it themselves doesn't surprise you? And on their own engine?
No, I'm not referring to their operational capability, I am referring to how their R&D has already caught up with existing technologies even in engine tech.
Introducing and performing equally are two different things.
I don't think you understand the significance of using a new engine on a single-engine aircraft.