The new Chinese 5th gen. stealth fighter to perfom its first flight demonstration during the Airshow China 2016.

Chinese J-20 stealth fighter debut
Chinese J-20 5th gen. stealth fighter jet makes his debut
China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has announced the very first public appearance of the new J-20 stealth fighter jet at the week-long 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, starting next November 1, 2016 in Zhuhai.

“This is the first public appearance of China’s indigenously manufactured new generation stealth fighter jet,” PLAAF said on Friday.

The production of the J-20 is going on according to the plan and it will enter service “in the near future,” helping to “safeguard sovereignty and national security,” according to PLAAF spokesman Shen Jinke.

China considers the J-20 a “fifth-generation” jet fighter, developed to fill the gap with the United States. The US is currently the only country with fifth-generation jets in combat service, namely the F-22 and the F-35. Russia, China and Japan have flyable prototypes of fifth-gens, and several more countries worldwide are developing such military aircraft.

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