Thursday, September 28, 2017

Low key announcement of the day: J-20 commissioned into PLAAF service.

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/news/2017-09/28/content_4793397.htm

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- 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.

3 comments:

ABT said...

It's either "stealth" or "fourth-generation", make up your mind!

Tim said...

In PLAAF classification, 4-gen is stealth capable. A F-15, in Chinese classification, will be considered a 3rd-gen.

Also, the article is China sourced, hence it might be English-translated from a Chinese piece (hence, its 4-gen verbiage for stealth)

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