Chinese J-20 put into combat service

Chinese J-20 put into combat service

China has put into combat service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter.

Chinese President Xi Jinping commissioned the aircraft to rival the radar-evading US F-22 Raptor air-to-air combat jet as part of his plan to modernise the army.

The J-20 is China’s fourth-generation medium and long- range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in November 2016.

The J-20 was designed for stealth and manoeuvrability and is powered by two jet engines, giving it extra power as well as the ability to survive engine failure, according to the Washington-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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