Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • India joins the Wassenaar Arrangement:-India on Friday said it has joined the Wassenaar Arrangement after completing the internal procedures and the membership will facilitate high-technology tie-ups for country's defence and space programmes. ...
  • Wassenaar Arrangement decides to make India its member:-In a significant development, elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Thursday decided to admit India as its new member, which is expected to raise New Delhi's stature in the field of non-proliferation besides helping it acquire critical technologies....
  • India's chances 'very good' on Wassenaar membership: Russia:-India is likely to get the membership of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Thursday, one of the key export control regimes that deal with non-proliferation, if everything goes well, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday....
  • Akash test-fired successfully:-India on Tuesday successfully test-fired Akash its supersonic surface-to-air missile with indigenous radio frequency seeker from a test range in Odisha, officials said....

China operationalises first stealth fighter jet

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

An internet imagery.

BEIJING (PTI): China has announced commissioning its first radar-evading J-20 stealth fighter jets into military service, giving its air force an edge in the region.

The flight tests of J-20 jets are being conducted as scheduled, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defence Col Wu Qian told a media briefing here on Thursday.

The Chengdu J-20 is China's fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in November last year.

Wu did not provide more details.

The stealth fighter jet's introduction could add a new dimension in the India-China air force balance.

The twin-engine fighter, built by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation, is a single seat stealth fighter. It is unknown how many J-20 fighter jets have entered service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

Pakistan has already expressed its interest in acquiring it.

The US Air Force operates the F-22 Raptor which is the fifth generation stealth air superiority fighter.

In 2014, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission described the J-20 as "more advanced than any other fighter currently deployed by Asia Pacific countries."

Tags:

China  Jet  PLA  Airforce  Military  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

North Korea developing missiles that can reach 'anywhere' in world: Mattis

North Korea fired a ballistic missile Wednesday that splashed in the Sea of Japan, evoking angry reactions from the US with its Defence Secretary Jim Mattis expressing apprehension that the hermit state seems to be developing missiles that can reach "anywhere in the world".

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery