A pair of two-engine J-20s equipped with WS-10 engines were at a show for crowds at the Airshow China in the southern city of Zhuhai on Tuesday. The WS-10 was developed by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force to replace Russian engines that were in early versions of the J-20.
But on Tuesday, the homemade jet was revealed to the Chinese public and foreign audiences for the first time.
In its June report, the Global Times said the use of domestic engines shows that “the J-20 is becoming more and more technologically mature.”
The report, citing an unnamed military expert, said, “More PLA units located at various locations across the country are expected to receive more J-20s, thereby increasing the sovereignty, airspace and development interests of the PLA Air Force’s homeland.” The ability to defend will increase significantly.”
Although US officials have long said that the J-20 cannot stand American stealth fighters.
In 2016, then-US Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein stated that the technology of the J-20 was similar to that of the F-117A, the earliest stealth jet introduced by the US in 1983 and retired by 2008.
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