There are no WS-12 never heard of it, only WS-13 and in development WS-19 are known"I was referring to the WS-15 production rates your source stated ... rates that are quite low."
As I have said, this Report's writer do not know what is PLAAF's production plans are for the next few years. The 5 WS-15 engines for 2026 is obviously absurdly low, even just for this company.
"If I'm not mistaken, Oedosoldier stated these are just financial forecasts and the company in question is not involved in the WS-15 component production but rather WS-10 production.'
I beg to differ.
This company seems to be involved in the components production for every type of PLAAF engines and Chinese civilian engine.
Beside the WS-10, there is WS-10/12 Catapult Engines, low serial production WS-15, testing/development WS-15 with 12 nozzle petals, and the Engine for the next generation of fighter beyond J-20, currently under testing and development.
As I have said, since we have seen pictures of J-20 equipped with two engines with WS-10 like nozzles, and this Report has stated that there are two WS-10, WS-12 engines customized to Catapult launch, it is highly likely that a navalized version of J-20, will be PLAAF's main strike force for the newer Aircraft carriers with Electro-magnetic Catapult.
If I were the F/A-18 and F-35 pilots, I would stay away from this navalized J-20 beast.