China’s Advanced J-11D Fighter Jet Takes To Skies

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  • 04:13 PM, April 30, 2015
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China’s J-11 fighter jet upgraded D variant with new radar and air refueling system has made its maiden flight, Chinese media reported Thursday.

The fighter jet is said to be a copy of Russian Sukhoi Su-27. The air trails of the aircraft were first carried out on Wednesday and incorporates technologies developed for J-16 fighter aircraft.

The aircraft has active phased radar and uses more composite materials in its wings and tail. It is also capable of firing advanced air-to-air missiles like PL-10 and PL-15.

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