This is very surprising considering we saw a picture of another production J-15 Batch 3 with WS-10 engines back in August. Maybe this Batch 3 is divided into different categories?
I was looking at these pictures ... the picture, although grainy, looks very much like WS-10 engines. Plus, I think the guy who took the photos also said they were WS-10s.
Yes, no PESA in J-15, probably just pulse doppler radar. The J-15A is just temporary substitute to fill the gap of pending EMALS carrier and J-15B therefore they aren't fitting anything advanced in J-15A.No J-15 ever used PESA radar. They used the same slotted array radars as those from the J-11B to reduce development time.
Seems not to be and as such I'm a bit surprised and in fact even disappointed since I hoped for something along a single seater J-16 with the J-16's AESA without a pitot and WS-10 engines.Then probably these are not the AESA Block 3 J-15s ... they are still PESA with AL-31Fs.
IMO, PLAN and SAC have focused on J-15's CATOBAR variants.