China J-20 new stealth fighter jet conducts first combat training over-sea
BEIJING, on May 9 China’s J-20 stealth fighter jets have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean
“It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
The J-20 is China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft which entered in air force combat service earlier this year.
since commissioning, the J-20 had taken part in air warfare training with J-16, J-10c, and other fighter jets, boosting the air force’s combat strength.
J-20 is China’s answer to fifth-generation jets such as the U.S. F-22 and F-35 and according to critics its copy of f-22
With its stealthy capabilities, speed and maneuverability, it potentially represents a major upgrade to Chinese air power, although questions have been raised about some of its technologies, especially its engines.
In recent years, the air force has been developing a series of new hi-tech military hardware under a strategy to emphasize both aerial and celestial warfare, attack and defense.