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Guizhou just needs to get over it and give the JL9 FBW and turn it into a fighter, a DSI bump for a trainer aircraft seems well beyond what would be satisfactory! Congrats to Guizhou though for never settling and always looking for ways to improve their aircraft!
Those look a lot like CFT on the JL9H....
Sorry but I could not make out any DSI bump on the intakes, the pictures are too blurred to be sure.It would be a nice addition though.From the side aspect there seems to be the suggestion of a CFT like Steven said as it catches the sunlight, but it seems to be absent from the forward aspect.What I can confirm is the presence of leading edge slats, which were deployed during landing along with trailing edge flaps.According to Huitong, the JL-9 does not have the auto-maneuvering leading-edge slats like its' CAC J-7E/G counterparts.If the new slats are indeed the auto-maneuvering type then Guizhou is to be congratulated on this improvement another step perhaps towards FBW.Pity the WP-14 was cancelled as this would make a formidable engine for a single-seat version of this trainer.Such an aircraft would be the lowest end and cheapest fighter out of China.
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