VIDEO: Quick J-20 recap from Singapore

China has been unusually open about the Chengdu J-20 in the last three weeks. The fighter has dazzled the world’s media in taxi tests and in flight. Where the story goes from here is unclear. China has still not revealed the goals of the J-20 program. We don’t know if it is intended as a one-off demonstrator, or the prototype for a funded production program. Greg Waldron, Flightglobal’s deputy Asia bureau chief in Singapore, summarizes what we know so far.


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3 Responses to VIDEO: Quick J-20 recap from Singapore

  1. Pseudonymous 14 January, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    His argument for why canards increase rcs can be said for the tailplanes of f-22 and f-35 as well.

  2. jack pratt 18 January, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Not a reason to worry?–what we need to do is forget the F-35 program now and drastically increase production of the F-22 and make advancements with that airframe’s avionics as required? Jack

  3. Eric Atkinson 25 January, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Looks to me the Chicoms got the design of the J-20 from the movie Firefox, in which the Firefox was called an MIG-31.

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