Thursday, September 28, 2017

J-20 officially enters service in the Chinese Air Force.

via Air Recognition
China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service, according to Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday. The flight tests are being conducted as scheduled, Wu said at a press conference.

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 last year.

The aircraft features a glass cockpit, with two main large color liquid crystal displays (LCD) situated side-by-side, three smaller auxiliary displays, and a wide-angle holographic head-up display (HUD). According to analysts, the J-20 could features the Type 1475 AESA radar.

China’s 2017 defence budget is to grow by a further 7% to over $150 billion, Beijing announced last week. This is still roughly only a quarter of what the United States spends on its military.
Uh ok.  This is interesting.

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