Russian aircraft carriers is about to participate in combat operations first time, and many countries have become more singular about the Su 33 fighter aircraft equipped on the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, mainly because the Su 33 has been in production for a long time. Which meet the needs of modern combat. Military experts of Russia said that the Su 33 far ahead of the Chinese F-15 fighter in tactical performance. The main reason is that the pilots of the modified aircraft have been flying the Su 33 for more than 20 years.
After the ststement from Russia, China start their counter to prove J-15 is far ahead of Su-33. According to Chinese experts, “There are huge design flaws in information equipment. Compared with China’s modern F-15 fighter, the Su 33 is obviously behind, and electronic system of J-15 is better than Su-33”.
Recently, Russia has upgraded the performance of its Su 33 fighter jets, mainly to install a ground attack system for the Su 33, so that the Su 33 has the ability to attack the ground. Although Russia is called the SVP-24 air-to-ground sighting system installed on the Su 33, it is fascinated by the Russian media, but in fact this system is just a simple precision sighting system that can only make the hit rate of unguided bombs. It’s only about 3/1. As far back as the 90s of last century, it has been installed on some other Russian fighters, and the Western aviation was even earlier, starting to install them in the mid to late 1980s.
According to Chinese media – In addition to ground attack, J-15 is far inferior to Su-33 in other performance. First of all, on the cockpit interface, the Su 33 has the same instrumentation as the early Su-27 fighter. The J-15 has long adopted a large color LCD screen, which is the so-called glass cockpit, which greatly facilitates the pilot’s grasp of the battlefield situation. And even if Russia’s most advanced Su 35BM, its cockpit is not as vitrified as the J-15, both in terms of layout and LCD screen performance, there is a certain gap compared to the same period installed in China.
In terms of radar system, Su 33 continues to use the improved version of the N001 radar 30 years ago. It only improves the radar’s ability to deal with sea targets. Its other performance is generally the same as the N001 radar used by the Air Force. In the air-to-air combat mode, it attacks two targets at a time, and can only launch the old R27 medium-range air-to-air missiles and R73 close-range combat missiles. Because the radar is too old, the new generation of Russian R77 air-to-air missiles are still used today. Out of service.
The J-15 is equipped with a new generation of passive phased array radar developed by China. The number of targets, the detection range, the detection range of small targets, and the number of targets simultaneously attacked at the same time are all of the N001 radar equipped by the Su 33. Several times. Because it is equipped with an advanced passive phased array radar, the J-15 can launch a new generation of active radar air-to-air missiles developed by China, and the overall performance can be comparable to the American-made AIM-120C.
The Chinese F-15 fighter can launch new types of anti-ship and ground-to-surface missiles that the Su 33 cannot launch. The overall combat capability is quite powerful, approaching the most advanced US-made F/A-18EF in active service. At present, Russia has closed the Su 33 production line, and because India has spent a lot of money to buy the new MiG 29K, Russia has made a decision to replace the Su 33 with the new MiG 29K, and the first batch of new MiG 29Ks have begun to be put into service on ships. Therefore, the Su 33 currently in service will be decommissioned in addition to its life span.