At MAKS Airshow China in 2016, held in Zhuhai, introduced the new Chinese fifth-generation fighter of its own design J-20, according to China News Service. As the newspaper notes, the aircraft was shown publicly for the first time.
The fighter was developed by Aviation industry Corporation in the city of Changde. The first test flight of J-20 took place on 11 January 2011, since then the fighter has carried out several dozen test flights.
It is expected that J-20 will go into operation in 2017-2019 year.
A large part of the tactical and technical characteristics of the fighter remains a mystery. Writes bi-Bi-si, referring to unnamed media reports, the aircraft will be equipped with anti-ship missiles and will be used for combat ships in the Pacific. Earlier, bloggers and analysts compare the new aircraft with multirole us fighter F-22 Raptor, the newspaper notes.
In 2014, Popular Science wrote that China will have six J-20, making them the most numerous stealth fighter jets in the world except the us. For example, Russia has only four airworthy PAK-FA (T-50) after the accident in June of 2014 destroyed a fifth model.
It is expected that aviculare in Zhuhai, China will show its first strategic bomber Xian H-6 and attack helicopters Changhe Z-10K.