China’s J-20 fighter jet which made its air show debut yesterday will not be offered for sale to international customers.
"The J-20 is not for sale so far because it is the most advanced fighter jet that China has, that's why the debut was very short," Chen Chen Hu, chief editor of Chinese military magazine World Military Affairs, was quoted by the Global Times Tuesday, adding that China only wants to send a signal to the world that it formally has the fifth generation stealth fighter jet but that further details will remain secret.
This means the aircraft will not be offered for sale to Pakistan, China’s biggest arms buyer and one with whom it has a successful partnership in joint projects in military aviation. However a member of the Pakistani Air Force delegation was quoted by Global Times that "it [J-20 flight] was very impressive," except it was too short.
Pakistan does not have a fighter to match India’s Su-30MKI and the potential stealth fighter, T-50 which India has contracted with Russia for a joint manufacturing deal.
Although J-20’s appearance was less than one minute, those watching with knowledge of military matters could sense the advantage of this China-made fifth-generation fighter jet.
"The angle of the climb that the J-20 achieved during its exhibition flight was about 90 degrees. That proves the quality of the engine is very high, and this will give us advantages in actual combat," a Chinese air force officer surnamed Wang told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Chinas CH-5 combat/reconnaissance drone, touted by Chinese experts as a competitor to the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, may have found its first international customer following Beijing giving the green signal for the drones export. "Several foreign nations have expressed intentions to purchase the CH-5, and we are in talks with them," Shi Wen, chief designer of the Caihong, or Rainbow, series at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics in Beijing was quoted as saying by the official China Daily ahead of the Air Show China 2016
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 weeks China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in the southern city of Zhuhai, the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force said in a statement on its official microblog, Reuters report
Even as Japan has announced the deployment of US-made F-35 Stealth fighters, Chinese media has claimed that the home-grown stealth aircraft, the J-20 has completed its research and development phase and is entering the stage of mass production. The production is slated at two fighters per month and at this rate, China may be able to deploy 36 J-20 fighters by early 2018
China is preparing to commence research on a sixth-generation fighter aircraft from experience gained in the developing the fifth-generation J-20 stealth jet, its most modern fighter to date. The J-20 stealth fighter jet will be given more capabilities than merely penetrating an enemy's air defense networks, according to its chief designer, Yang Wei, a deputy director at Aviation Industry Corp of China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service by its air force, 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, People's Daily reported
China is likely to make use of its home grown engine for its J-20 fighter jets replacing the Russian AL-31F engines. "It is necessary for the J-20 to use homemade engines
Chinese J-20 Stealth fighter jet, which is yet to be commissioned into air force service, is set to feature in a commercial movie, "Sky Hunter" scheduled for released during September this year. The Chinese Air Force has reportedly agreed to feature its J-20 stealth twin jet fifth-generation fighter; the Y-20, large military transport aircraft; the J-10C lightweight multi-role fighter; and the J-11B single-seat twin-engine jet fighter
Chinas new generation stealth fighter jet J-20 has been commissioned into the countrys Air Force. Video footage from CCTV Channel 7 on Friday night showed J-20 fighters beiing operationalized into the PLA air force with Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers
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