BEIJING: China has tested the latest version of its fifth-generation stealth fighter, state media reported Monday, as it tries to end the West's monopoly on the world's most advanced warplanes.
The test comes as the nation flexes its military muscles, sending its sole aircraft carrier the Liaoning into the western Pacific in recent days to lead drills there for the first time+ .
The newest version of the J-31 -- now renamed the FC-31 Gyrfalcon -- took to the air for the first time Friday, the China Daily reported.
The so-called "fifth-generation" twin-engine jet is China's answer to the US F-35, the world's most technically advanced fighter.
Chinese become threat to us and other neighbours.Govt must look for option of making weapons in our own in make in india project.
the chinese are copy cats only steal others technology by reverse engineering.
USA''s F-35 program is mired with many flaws...then what wonders FC-31 will do....that too when China is no master in engine technology..
Till date they're not able to make a good car or two wheeler.All goods r cheap because of filthy quality.
I doubt their claim ,who is going to check.
The use of these jets ,missiles,Nukes or submarine are things of past they are just to flex muscle for economic bargains.Never will US n China or North Korea n south korea ,India n pakis would go for War.
That would account for Mass destruction ,unsustainable Earth Off course World War.
Looks ok but when it comes to combat its only be Chinese junk.
India does not have domestic weapons industry only dependent imported weapons .. the imported weapons are not reliable they may fail in real war
If we Indians could silence the useless opposition, Modi will come out with "India-56" in 5 years, which can beat this Chinese filth.
No surprise if Pakistan becomes China''s 1st buyer for these aircrafts
Soon a prototype of underwater drone too will be tested
China, still, can not manufacture it''s own engines. The engine must be bought from Russia and it will not be a high powered engine.
Chinese were good on stealing technology and copyrights but now it seems that they are doing hard work. But European technology is superior.
Congress has no vision beyond Thejas and hence kept extending project schedule more than 25 years, beyond estimate over budget. Manohar Parikar is a gem and soon he is going to change the fighter jet scenario. as he himself a stealth technology expert.
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We can buy 10 of them and upgrade it for future use against China itself. We can buy them through third party, if they are selling.
China has no threat from it''s neighbors but increasingly becoming a threat to world peace and stability