China unveils sophisticated stealth fighter aircraft
ZHUHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show on Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit.
China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic), the country's top aircraft maker, will compete with U.S.-made hardware in export markets.
The J-31 is about the same size as the F-35, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a report this year.
The J-31 is China's second domestically produced stealth fighter. Analysts say development of stealth aircraft enable China to better project its power as it takes on a more assertive stance in the East China and South China seas.
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Will this mean the USA will start producing the F-22 again?
The F-35 program is ten years behind schedule and billions over budget. The ONLY way the F-35 program is going to work is by having high volume sales. That already is in jeopardy and anything that interferes with sales will cripple and already bloated and wasteful program. In the near future we are not going to have an air force. Our older planes are falling apart. We have 165 F-22's which aren't getting any younger and we are throwing a huge portion of the defense budget to feed Lockheed Martin on this turkey of an aircraft. It's pure insanity.
When I graduated in 1988 from Virginia Tech with a masters in Engineering Science and Mechanics half of the class was composed of mainland Chinese. At the time, tech had one of the top composite structural analysis and design programs on the planet. All of the US citizens went to work for major aerospace companies. Where do you think the chinese students went ? That was over 25 years ago, they have had a lot of time to perfect their designs.
China had signed FTA with South Korea.
Australia will be signing FTA with China when Xi will be visiting Australia shortly.
China will be building high speed railroads for Mexico.
Canada has been closely working with China on signing FTA with China.
China had built high speed railroads for Turkey.
China will be building nuclear power plants and high speed railroads for UK.
China had built two railroad to link China with Germany.
The list goes on and on...
People like you are so funny and pathetic!
It (Kind of) looks like an F-35, but no one on these news articles actually knows anything about it. It could be great or a piece of junk. It could be stealth or it could just be a little bit stealthy with different surfaces sharing the same angles. You learn more about the way the aircraft is being sold than you learn about anything technical.