miketheterrible wrote:Argentina probably waS to purchase these Jets due to being dirt cheap and semi decent. Argentina multiple times promised to buy various different weapons
They end up not buying anything or a token number that sit idle.
China already reversed engineered S-400 and claims it's better than it. Then their copies lost in Turkish bid. Then they themselves ended up buying S-400. They can't reverse engineer it cause there isn't anything secret about what Russia sold them. It's the typical monkey model.
As per what we have read - China's drones being sent back to China from UAE for being garbage, Syria's quantum radar not working as intended or barely functions, Peru MBT 2000 tank showing turret falls off, etc... I don't think China will steal much market other than dirt poor nations looking for Chinese handouts and China forcing them to buy (on credit) Chinese military goods in exchange for assistance. And they learned this from the US.
Quality has been an issue with many Chinese arms but i am most surprised at Argentine buying JF 17 in lieu of MIG 35....lol this is not even apple n oranges comparison its like comparing apples with poppy seeds