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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2018 11:51 a.m. PST

…. Based on J-20 Stealth Fighter.

"China is preparing to commence research on a sixth-generation fighter aircraft from experience gained in the developing the fifth-generation J-20 stealth jet, its most modern fighter to date.

The J-20 stealth fighter jet will be given more capabilities than merely penetrating an enemy's air defense networks, according to its chief designer, Yang Wei, a deputy director at Aviation Industry Corp of China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Yang Wei told China Daily that designers will develop variants of the radar-evading J-20 and will open research on its successor, a sixth-generation fighter jet, Global Times reported…"
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Lion in the Stars14 Mar 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

Meh. They still can't make 3rd-generation engines.

kabrank15 Mar 2018 3:21 a.m. PST


China has a long term plan and one suspects looking at the advancements they are making in many fields the Engine issue will be solved at some point, possibly not too far away

Lion in the Stars15 Mar 2018 5:16 p.m. PST

Oh, sorry, 'fourth-generation engines'.

'Fourth-generation engines' are 1970s tech. F100s, F110s, etc, as used to power F15s and F16s, MiG29s and Su27s.

Until China groks Quality Assurance, their engines aren't going to be effective.

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