China will debut its new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet at an air show next week, the air force said Friday.
The J-20 will give a flight demonstration at next week’s China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in the southern city of Zhuhai, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in a statement on its official microblog, Reuters report.
The new Y-20 military transport aircraft will also give a flight demonstration at the seven-day air show, which is held every two years and opens Tuesday.
“This is the first public appearance of China’s indigenously manufactured new generation stealth fighter jet,” the air force said.
Air force spokesman Shen Jinke said the J-20’s production was proceeding according to plan and would assist in the air force’s mission to “safeguard sovereignty and national security.”