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  • Interesting Drill from J-20
    Interesting Drill from J-20 16 September 2020
    Beijing has announced a new development in Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) production related to a fifth-generation J-20 fighter jet. The Global Times wrote that the J-20, which China conceals its technical specifications, has dropped 17 "enemy" aircraft in recent training. The J-20 news from China came after five Rafale jets purchased by India from France were included in the Indian Air Force (IAF) inventory. Experts raised the question of how the J-20 destr...
  • China's Improved 5th Generation Variant Will Take on Serial Production 17 July 2020
    According to military sources, China will begin mass production for the improved variant of the 5th generation J-20 aircraft. The new variant, called j-20B, says Russian-made Saturn AL-31 jet engines are used because the development of the WS-15 engine designed by China with local sources is not completed. The WS-15 engine, which is expected to complete the development phase in about two years, is also one of the descriptions of military sources that it cannot meet the req...
  • Homemade Engine for China's J-10C fighter jet
    Homemade Engine for China's J-10C fighter jet 4 March 2020
    China’s newly built J-10C fighter jet is reportedly equipped with a domestically developed WS-10 Taihang engine and it ready to join military service.  Previous J-10s were installed with Russian-made AL-31 engine. China will no longer rely on foreign fighter jet engines and the more advanced J-20 fighter jet could also start to use homemade engines soon. The WS-10 Taihang is China's first high-performance, high-thrust turbofan engine with intellectual proper...
  • Upgraded JF-17 Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight
    Upgraded JF-17 Fighter Jet Makes Maiden Flight 5 January 2020
    The first images of the JF-17 Block 3 ‘4+ generation’ fighter were unveiled on December 28th, with a prototype shown taxiing on a factory runway in China before taking its first flight. The fighter represents the fourth variant of the JF-17, a fighter jointly developed by China and Pakistan from the early 2000s which saw its first flight in august 2003. The JF-17 was designed exclusively for export and does not serve in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, although over 100...
  • Agressor Ban to LRIP F-35A Aircraft
    Agressor Ban to LRIP F-35A Aircraft 2 January 2020
    The US Senate halted plans temporarily LRIP F-35A Lightning aircraft using as Aggressor. With the modern aircraft development projects in Russia and China with low radar cross-sectional area, the US Air Force began preparations to take measures against the fifth generation threats coming from the east. In this context, the plan of using LRIP F-35A Lightning IIs as "Aggressor" missions has been temporarily suspended. The decision of the F-35As, which was postponed to a late...
  • J-20: new Favorite for Chinese Next-Generation Carriers’
    J-20: new Favorite for Chinese Next-Generation Carriers’ 29 August 2019
    J-20: new Favorite for Chinese Next-Generation Carriers’ According to South China Morning Post, China’s military is likely to pick the country’s first active stealth fighter, the J-20, for its next-generation aircraft carriers, according to military sources and a recent report on state media. A military insider told the South China Morning Post that the Central Military Commission, the People’s Liberation Army’s top decision-making body, now f...
  • H-6K with  Hypersonic Weapon
    H-6K with Hypersonic Weapon 19 August 2019
    China has begun to develop hypersonic weapons in recent years and now plans to equip the bomber H-6K aircraft with hypersonic weapons. The main mission objective of China's H-6K bomber is to strike key strategic points deep within enemy territories, the state broadcaster revealed, leading experts to predict that the warplane could eventually be armed with hypersonic weapons that can destroy hostile military hubs 3,000 kilometres away within minutes. "In a war, our main objective is t...
  • Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology
    Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Technology 18 July 2019
    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract to develop hypersonic propulsion systems for increased aircraft performance and capability. Typhoon’s engine EJ-200 will provide base for further works. Britain’s defence ministry is stepping up its interest in hypersonics with a $12 million contract to Rolls-Royce and its industrial partners to develop high-Mach aircraft propulsion systems. The contract will be with Rolls-Royce Plc, (RR) and its technology partners, BAE Systems an...
  • US Expects Chinese Stealth Surprise
    US Expects Chinese Stealth Surprise 18 January 2019
    US Military Intelligence Organisation “Defence Intelligence Agency” (DIA) released “China Military Power, report. A product that examines the core capabilities of China’s military. The work provides details on China’s defence and military goals, strategy, plans, and intentions. US is expecting to face new Chinese another stealth fighter within next years. US intelligence is trying to solve Chinese official announcements and the unofficial revelatio...
  • Two Seat Stealth Fighter on Way: J-20 Variant
    Two Seat Stealth Fighter on Way: J-20 Variant 17 January 2019
    China's most advanced stealth fighter jet J-20 could be developed into a bomber, electric warfare (EW) aircraft and a carrier-based variant. All current stealth fighter jets feature single-seat, so the potential J-20 variant might become the first two-seat stealth fighter jet in the world, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Wednesday. Chinese military experts said as latest reports suggested a two-seat version of the warplane is under development. On a highly digitalize...
  • J-20 is  Ready for Aerial Refuelling
    J-20 is  Ready for Aerial Refuelling 16 November 2018
    China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, is now ready for aerial refuelling operations. The J-20 is equipped with a fuel-receiving probe on the right side of the cockpit, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday. Embedded under the fuselage, the probe only pops up when the fighter jet conducts an aerial refuelling mission. On Sunday the J-20 displayed its missiles for the first time at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai. The missiles were kept at i...
  • Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters to Join Zhuhai Airshow
    Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters to Join Zhuhai Airshow 1 November 2018
    Chinese J-20 fighters are expected to appear at Zhuhai Airshow even though they are not listed on the Airshow list. Multiple J-20 stealth fighter jets were spotted in the skies above Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday. Four J-20s under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flew over the Zhuhai Jinwan Airport at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Two J-20 formations, each consisting of two fighter jets, made a low pass through the airport, after which one...
  • China holds air defence penetration training
    China holds air defence penetration training 4 June 2018
    China's People's Liberation Army Air Force recently conducted combat training involving three types of its fighter jets, carrying air-to-air missiles. China's stealth fighter jet, J-20, conducted joint training with multi-role strike fighter J-16 and multi-role fighter jet J-10C, engaging in air defence penetration drills, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Thursday. The fighter jets used domestically developed mid-range air-to-air missile PL-15 and short-range air-to-air...
  • India goes for Local Infrared Tracking System for Su-30MKI
    India goes for Local Infrared Tracking System for Su-30MKI 29 May 2018
    India has decided to design and develop a long-range dual-band infrared imaging search and track system (IRST) for Su-30MKIs. IRST will strengthen the capabilities of the aircraft in detecting ultra-stealthy aircraft like the F-22 and Chengdu J-20. The system will be able to operate in day and night conditions and will substantially enhance the capabilities of the aircraft. The Indian defence ministry wants at least 40% domestically-produced content in the system which will be manuf...
  • J-20 Conducts Over-the-sea Training
    J-20 Conducts Over-the-sea Training 14 May 2018
    China's J-20 stealth fighter jets have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force Shen Jinke said on 9 May.  Shen said that since its commissioning the J-20 had taken part in air warfare training with J-16, J-10C and other fighter jets.   
  • 59th Issue Sector News
    59th Issue Sector News 18 March 2018
    JASSM-ER Reinforcement to F-15 J-20, Now in Service Demand for Spike Missiles Increase India did not Decelerate $117 Million for Ocean Unmanned Capability to Ejder ANKA Flew with Indigenous Engine ANKA-S in Inventory "Murat Reis" is on Its Way UKAP Era in Turkish Armed Forces OTOKAR Shortlisted ATAK Delivered to Gendarmerie
  • China To Introduce New J-20 Variants
    China To Introduce New J-20 Variants 14 March 2018
    China will enhance the J-20 stealth fighter's capabilities. The deputy director of science and technology at Aviation Industry Corp of China, Yang Wei, said in an interview to China Daily that they will develop the J-20 into a large family and keep strengthening its information-processing and intelligent capacities while at the same time, begin research on a next-generation fighter to meet the nation's future requirements. The J-20, China's first fifth-generati...
  • J-20 Conducted First Exercise
    J-20 Conducted First Exercise 19 January 2018
    China's fifth-generation stealth fighter J-20 participate in its first combat exercise. People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in a news release on Thursday that several J-20s took part in a series of combat exercises against the less-advanced J-16 and J-10C. The exercises took place in an undisclosed air base and lasted nine days. The military said J-20s practised beyond-visual-range aerial fighting manoeuvres during these drills, without elaborating. Chin...
  • China Wants To Surprise
    China Wants To Surprise 7 December 2017
    J-20 and J-31 fifth-generation fighters will be deployed on China's new aircraft carrier. China's nationally developed vessel will soon begin sea trials. The aircraft will be launched with an electromagnetic catapult from the vessel's ski-jump. J-15 will be the first aircraft to use this system. The J-15s have been in trials since 2012. According to senior researcher Yin Zhuo, who spoke to the Military Time magazine published in China, the J-20 and J-31 will be depl...
  • J-20 Officially Commissioned
    J-20 Officially Commissioned 2 October 2017
    China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service, according to the Ministry of National Defence statement on Thursday. The twin-engine, single-seat J-20 is a fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet unveiled for the first time at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai. Built indigeniously in China, the aircraft made its maiden flight six years ago.  
  • China's J-20 Entered Inventory
    China's J-20 Entered Inventory 11 March 2017
    China's new generation stealthy aircraft J-20 entered the country's air force inventory. Built indigeniously in China, the aircraft made its maiden flight six years ago.
  • Increasing Tension in the Pacific
    Increasing Tension in the Pacific 10 February 2017
    US officials announced that the US Navy's Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft and China's KJ-200 aircraft crossed dangerously close to eachother while flying in international airspace. The incident took place on the 8th of February at an altitude about 305 meters in Scarborough shallow, located in the South China Sea. Similar events were experienced twice in 2016. The US Navy believes the incident is inadvertent. The US Navy voiced their concern that Chinese military force...
  • Chinese J-20 Seen With Drop Tanks For The First Time
    Chinese J-20 Seen With Drop Tanks For The First Time 26 December 2016
    Chinese Chengdu Aerospace Corporation's fifth generation J-20 'Black Eagle' stealth aircraft was seen carrying four drop tanks for the first time. Having made its first flight on 11 January 2011, J-20 has an operational range of 3 thousand 400 kilometers without the additional fuel tanks. Powered with two Xian WS-15 turbofan engines, J-20 will significantly extend its range with drop tanks.
  • China’s fifth gen aircraft J-20 is on inventory
    China’s fifth gen aircraft J-20 is on inventory 18 December 2016
    The Chengdu J-20A twinjet, fifth-generation Chinese fighter aircraft is on People's Liberation Army Air Force. (PLAAF) China’s first stealth aircraft is caught on cameras with tail numbers indicating that they are on service now. There are already at least six J-20s are in active service, while four of them are identified with tail numbers 78271, 78272,78273 and 78274. Another six are expected to be delivered by end of Dec 2016. The J-20 is expected to be equipped with IRST (Infra-R...
  • China J-20 Fighter Jet in Public Unveiling
    China J-20 Fighter Jet in Public Unveiling 3 November 2016
    China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time. Two Stealth jets performed a 60-second flypast at the Zhuhai air show. The J-20 has been developed and made by the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Group, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China.  China revealed its plans to develop its own stealth jets in mid-1990’s. Airplane made its maiden flight in 2011. J-20’s are expected to be operational by 2018.
  • J-20s to be Ready in 2018
    J-20s to be Ready in 2018 14 October 2016
    The first Chinese Air Force J-20 squadron is expected to be operational in 2017-2018. By the end of 2016, the stealth aircraft will be delivered to the China Flight Testing Evaluation regiment to bring the J-20 to combat readiness. Powered by a Russian AL-31 series turbofan engine,  Chengdu J-20’s other parts are all indigenious. 
  • PLA Air Force: J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet Has Not Been Commissioned 1 June 2016
     The Chinese air force has stated that its latest J-20 fighter is undergoing trials and is not yet in service, thereby denying Western media reports using what it says are misrepresented video images. According to the official Weibo account of the Chinese PLA Air Force, reports since May 30 on J-20 stealth fighter jet’s service in the PLA Southern Theatre Command and comprehensive training between J-20 and J-10 stealth fighter jets are not true. And as a matter of fact, J-20 has not ...