What are the latest performance parameters of the J-17 missile?
It is reported that the Jili-17 missile has a range of more than 500 kilometers, a speed as high as Mach 2.5, and the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds. At the same time, it can also hit targets such as tanks and sea ships.
As an important part of China’s air combat weapons, the Jili-17 missile has an irreplaceable position.
Its high-speed and stealthy performance can effectively avoid the reconnaissance and attack of the enemy’s air defense, thereby improving the success rate of striking the target.
It also has a long-range and high-precision guidance system, which can achieve precise strikes on long-distance targets and has strong combat capabilities. It can be launched on the ground and carried on J-20 and other fighter jets for air launch, which has high operational flexibility.
In addition, the emergence of the Jili-17 missile also marks that China’s technological level in the field of air weapons has entered the top-level category. Perhaps China will continue to have good strength in this field shortly.
The Development Situation of China’s Air Combat Weapons
When it comes to Chinese air combat weapons, people usually think of J-20, Changjian-10 cruise missiles, etc. These weapons and equipment represent the latest development level of China’s air combat weapons and demonstrate China’s strong strength in the field of air combat.
The development of China’s air combat weapons can be traced back to the 1950s when the Chinese Air Force began to equip Soviet fighters such as the MiG-15 and MiG-17 and made independent improvements on this basis.
In the 1960s, the Chinese Air Force began to develop the “J” series of fighter jets. Although these fighter jets lagged behind Western countries in terms of technology at the time, they played an important role in China’s military modernization plan.
With the continuous enhancement of China’s national strength and the improvement of scientific and technological levels, the level of China’s air combat weapons and equipment is also constantly improving.
In the 1990s and 2000s, the Chinese Air Force began to equip the self-developed J-10 fighter jet, which was China’s first single-engine turbofan jet fighter.
In addition, China has also developed a variety of new air-to-air missiles and cruise missiles, which provide important support for the combat capabilities of the Chinese Air Force.
The performance and advantages of the Jili-17 missile
The latest performance parameters of the Jili-17 missile show the strong strength and technical level of China’s air combat weapon development.
The first is range.
The PL-17 missile can fly over a distance of 500 kilometers, which is equivalent to the distance from Beijing to Shanghai. This means that it can achieve precise strikes on targets at long distances and has strong combat capabilities.
Second is speed
The speed of the PL-17 missile is very fast, and it can reach the target area faster, improving the surprise and effect of strikes.
It is as high as 900 meters per second, which is equivalent to a speed of 3240 kilometers per hour. This is much faster than the average commercial airliner.
Lastly is the guidance system
The Jili-17 missile is equipped with advanced stealth technology and a high-precision guidance system, which can accurately strike ground and water targets. This guidance system can ensure that the missile can accurately find the target in flight, thereby improving the hit rate and accuracy of strikes.
In actual combat, the Chinese Air Force can use this missile to conduct surprise attacks on enemy targets, thereby achieving the goal of quickly defeating the enemy.
In addition, the PL-17 missile can also be carried on J-20 and other fighter jets for air launch, which has high operational flexibility.
The U.S. Army’s Anxiety and Vigilance About Air Combat
Admiral John Aquilino, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said in a media interview: We should be wary of Chinese air combat weapons. He said that China’s air combat weapons and equipment had reached the world’s leading level.
He pointed out that the development level of China’s air combat weapons has reached the world’s leading level, which poses a huge challenge to the United States and its allies.
In particular, China’s PL-17 missile has reached a new level of range and accuracy, which can effectively strike U.S. military bases and fleets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Commander Aquilino’s warning shows that the development of China’s air combat weapons has aroused great concern and vigilance from the United States.
The emergence of China’s advanced level of air combat weapons and equipment has strengthened China’s military strength in the Asia-Pacific region and posed a huge threat to the United States.
The Current Situation and Trend of the Air War Between the West and China
Air combat has become an important part of international military competition. Western countries have relatively strong strength and technical levels in air combat, but the strength and technological level of the Chinese Air Force is also constantly improving.
It has reached the world’s leading level, especially in terms of air combat weaponry and combat capabilities.
Under the current international situation, the competition between the West and China in air combat is mainly manifested in two ways.
One is that Western countries promote the upgrading and development of air combat equipment by strengthening military cooperation and technical exchanges to maintain their advantages in air combat.
On the other side, China is constantly improving the performance and combat capabilities of air combat weapons and equipment through independent research, development, and innovation to reverse its disadvantages in the field of air combat.
In the future, the competition between Western countries and China in the field of air combat will continue to intensify, and new situations and challenges may emerge.
The development of China’s air combat weapons has made significant progress in the past few years. Among them, the appearance of the Jili-17 missile has attracted people’s attention and even the world’s attention and vigilance.
In the future, the development direction of China’s air combat weapons will be to pay more attention to independent innovation and technological improvement, strengthen the collection and analysis of air intelligence, and improve the overall effectiveness and combat effectiveness of air combat.
We look forward to the motherland being able to actively promote international military cooperation and exchanges while strengthening its own strength and making greater contributions to the maintenance of international peace and security.