Dassault Rafale vs Chengdu J-10

Dassault Rafale vs Chengdu J-10 Comparison

RAFALE INFOGRAPHICJ10 infographic

Rafale vs J-10 Flight Cost Per Hour

PER HOUR - RAFALEPER HOUR - J-10

Overall and BVR ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE CHENGDU J-10
BVR Rating 90% 75%
Armament 8.6/10 7.5/10
Technology 8.5/10 7.5/10
Avionics 8.4/10 8.0/10
Maneuverability 9.3/10 8.6/10
Rate of Climb max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min max. 300 m/s – 60k ft/min
Thrust/Weight 1.13 1.08
Service Ceiling 17 km – 55k ft 18 km – 59k ft
Speed 2.00 Mach 2.00 Mach
Fuel Economy 0.70 km/l – 1.65 NM/gallon 0.76 km/l – 1.79 NM/gallon
Unit Cost 130.000.000 USD 35.000.000 USD
Overall Rating excellent very good

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE CHENGDU J-10
BVR AAM missile MBDA Meteor PL-12 AAM
AAM origin NATO China
Year in 2013 in 2002
Range (mile) 62 62
Range (km) 100 100
Speed (mph) 2640 2640
Speed (km/h) 4248 4248
Radar Thales RBE2-AA T 1473 H
Radar overall rating excellent very good
BVR Technology 85% 75%
BVR Def. Tech. 85% 75%
RCS – Radar Cross Section 0.5-2.0 0.5-1.5

Dogfight (close to medium range) Ratings

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE CHENGDU J-10
Cannon GIAT 30M/719B GSh-23
Caliber (mm) 30 mm 23 mm
Rate of Fire (rpm) 2500 rpm 3600 rpm
Muzzle Velocity 1025 m/s 715 m/s
Size Point 10%-30% 20% 30%
Maneuverability 9.3 8,6
Thrust/Weight Ratio 1,13 1,08
AAM (first) MBDA MICA PL-9
Operational range 0.2 – 50 km 0.2 – 25 km
AAM (second) R.550 MAGIC II PL-8
Operational range 0.3 – 15 km 0.2 – 20 km
Dogfight Rating 76% 58%

Size Comparison

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE CHENGDU J-10
Length 15.27 m – 50 ft 1 in 15.49 m (50.82 ft)
Wingspan 10.80 m – 35 ft 4 in 9.75 m (31.99 ft)
Wing area 45.7 m² – 492 ft² 39.1 m² (355 sq ft)
Height 5.30 m – 17 ft 3 in 5.43 m – 17 ft 7 in
Weight 10,100 kg – 22,6k lb 9,750 kg – 21k lb
Power 2 x 75 kN – 17k lbf 1 x 130 kN – 29,0k lbf