In an air show China presented its J-20 stealth fighter jet, with advanced technology for the first time, it is reported on Monday (Nov 12).
Two J-20 fighter jets reportedly opened their missile bay doors during a flypast on Monday, revealing that each jet had four missiles in its fuselage and one on either side of the aircraft. Citing Chinese experts, it is said that “demonstration, which came on the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Air Force, displayed the J-20’s superiority to the top U.S. fighter jets, the F-22 and F-35, as well as the PLA’s growing confidence”.
It also quoted military expert Song Zhongping as saying the” four missiles in the J-20’s fuselage were long-range air-to-air missiles, while the two on the sides were short-range combat missiles meant for aerial combat”. China is also working on another stealth jet program, the J-31, which is reported to be a Chinese response to the American F-35 Lightning II.
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17 November, 2019