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Fighter aircrafts

MiG-9
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Purchased from the Soviet Union, no longer in production

MiG-15/J-2
Shenyang/Mikoyan-Gurevich
Purchased from the Soviet Union and licensed built in China, no longer in production

FC-1 (JF-17)
Chengdu/PAC
Multi-role light-weight fighter, jointly developed by Chengdu and PAC, Pakistan

J-5
Shenyang
Chinese variant of Mig-17, no longer in production,

J-6
Shenyang
Chinese variant of Mig-19, no longer in production

J-7
Chengdu
Chinese variant of Mig-21, no longer in production

J-8
Shenyang
Interceptor/Fighter, no longer in production

J-9
Chengdu
Cancelled single-engine fighter project

J-10
Chengdu
Multi-role medium-weight fighter

J-11
Shenyang
Chinese variant of Su-27

J-12
Nanchang
Cancelled light-weight single-engine fighter project

J-13
Shenyang
Cancelled light-weight single-engine fighter project

J-15
Shenyang
Chinese multirole naval aircraft, 4th generation

J-16
Shenyang
Chinese strike aircraft, 4th generation

J-20
Chengdu
Chinese stealth fighter, 5th generation

J-31
Shenyang
Chinese stealth fighter in development

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China's nuclear-capable strategic stealth bomber JH-XX revealed

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 10, 2018, 19:33 PM IST



China is building its next-generation heavy strategic stealth bombers and the photos of one of them known among defence experts as JH-XX have appeared on the cover of May 2018 issue of China's Aviation Knowledge magazine. Unlike the other strategic stealth bomber H-20, photos of twin-engine JH-XX, which in all probability will carry nuclear weapons, reveal that the bomber is a conventional supersonic plane with much lesser stealth capabilities than the former.

On the hand the H-20 is like the USA Air Force's B-2 and B-21 bombers. It is a subsonic aircraft but with maximum possible stealth features to help evade detection by enemy radars.

According to defence experts the JH-XX photos, shared widely by China Defense Blog and Chinese military aviation expert Andreas Rupprecht's Facebook page, reveal a strategic bomber with a conventional design. Speed is likely to be JH-XX's biggest asset as reflected by the aerodynamic swept-wing configuration.

The aircraft will have internal fuel tanks and weapons storage to maximise the stealth capabilities. Just like other stealth aircraft in service or on the design table across the world, the JH-XX too has a flat appearance and minimum angles to help it remain undetected to the radar.

Even the air intakes have been mounted on top of the JH-XX to ensure extremely low radar signature. Its engine nozzles are inside the tail and the large horizontal stabilizers to act as a shield. Tracking such a plane is extremely difficult for any known radar in the world and hence makes it an extremely potent bomber.

But some experts also point out that JH-XX's photos also reveal that the Chinese military aviation industry is still going by the conventional design. Unlike the latest "fly by wire" technology available with all the top air forces of the world, China is still lagging behind. The supersonic speed of the JH-XX gives the Chinese military designers to actually use its speed to outfly the enemy fighters.

China is scheduled to replace its Xian H-6 bomber and the JH-XX would be the ideal candidate to replace it. A plane of the 1950s vintage, the H-6's primary weapon is the long-range cruise missile. The H-6 cannot carry nuclear weapons, something which is likely to be JH-XX's primary arsenal.

http://zeenews.india.com/world/chin...ic-stealth-bomber-jh-xx-revealed-2098622.html
 

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New Chinese hypersonic aircraft could penetrate any defence system, expert says



China's newly-tested hypersonic aircraft has the potential to outfox any country's missile defence system, an Australian expert has warned.

The experimental Starry Sky-2 – known as the Waverider – made its first test flight on Friday at an undisclosed location in northwest China, The South China Morning Post reports.

It has the potential to carry weapons at six times the speed of sound.

Adam Ni, a Chinese defence expert at the Australian National University, says the Waverider presents a "powerful addition" to China's military.




"The successful testing and development of the Starry Sky 2 Waverider hypersonic vehicle is a huge step forward for China's hypersonic weapons program," he told nine.com.au

"Hypersonic missiles will be an powerful addition to the already diversified suite of missile weapons at the disposal of the PLA (People's Liberation Army).

"Importantly, it would enable the PLA to defeat any existing missile defence systems of any other country, including the US."

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018...netrating-western-defence-systems-says-expert
 

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Pilots sitting in the cockpits of J-10A fighter jets go through pre-flight procedures during a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018. The "Aviadarts" event of the “International Army Games (IAG) 2018” kicked off in central Russia’s Ryazan Region on July 29. Pilots from four countries including China, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan participate in this event. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Pan)



A J-10A fighter jet attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force taxis before takeoff for a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.



A J-10A fighter jet attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force takes off with a half roll during a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.



A Y-9 transport aircraft attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force taxis on the runway before takeoff for a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.

For more photos and HI-RES go here >>>PLA Air Force conducts "Aviadarts"

 

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Pilots assigned to the Chinese PLA Air Force adjust their flight gear in front of a JH-7A bomber prior to a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018. The "Aviadarts" event of the “International Army Games (IAG) 2018” kicked off in central Russia’s Ryazan Region on July 29. Pilots from four countries including China, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan participate in this event. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Pan)



A ordnanceman assigned to the Chinese PLA Air Force adjust fuses on bombs onto an H-6K bomber prior to a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.



An H-6K bomber attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force receives power-on inspections prior to a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.



An H-6K bomber attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force takes off for a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.



A JH-7A bomber attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force soars into the sky during a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018



A pilot assigned to the Chinese PLA Air Force pilots his JH-7A bomber during a flight training exercise for the “Aviadarts” event on August 1, 2018.

For more photos and HI-RES go here >>>PLA Air Force conducts "Aviadarts"

 

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Ground crews assigned to the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command conduct a foreign object debris walk with their two-wheel self-balancing electric scooters as a group of Y-5 transport aircraft sit abreast on the flightline prior to a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)





Two J-11 fighter jets attached to the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command take off from a military airfield during a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photos by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)





Fuel trucks attached to a motor company of the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command conduct hot refueling operations on JL-9 fighter trainer airplanes at a military airfield prior to a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photos by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)



A tractor attached to the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command tows a J-11 fighter jet into a hangar for maintenance prior to a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)



A J-11 fighter jet attached to the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command takes off from a military airfield at night during a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)



A JL-9 fighter trainer airplane attached to the air force under the PLA Northern Theater Command receives power-on inspections prior to a recent flight training exercise in east China's Shandong Province. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Laifeng, Wang Hongkang and Xiong Huaming)

For HI-RES go here >>> China's Air Forcehttp://www.china.org.cn/photos/2018-08/07/content_58196694.htm
 

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A JH-7A fighter bomber attached to the PLA Air Force arrives at the airport on July 20. All aircraft of the PLA Air Force to participate in the "Aviadarts-2018" international competition of the International Army Games 2018 have arrived at the Dyagilevo military airport in Ryazan Oblast, Russia, on July 21, 2018. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Yang Pan)



A Russian man dressed in traditional clothing welcomes the Chinese pilots at the airport on July 20.



An H-6K bomber attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force lands on the runway after landing at the airport on July 20.



H-6K bombers attached to the Chinese PLA Air Force sit on the flight line on July 20.



A Y-9 transport aircraft taxies on the runway after landing at the airport on July 20.





An IL-76 transport aircraft taxies on the runway after landing at the airport on July 20



Multi-type aircrafts attached to the PLA Air Force sit on sit abreast on the flightline.

HI-RES Photos are here >>> PLAAF in Russia
 
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