China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has officially entered service

Popular Science | 2/18/2018 | Staff
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The J-20 is vast improvement over its fourth-generation counterparts (the J-10 and J-11 fighters, which currently occupy the front line in PLA units), though it will still likely take China's military a couple years to make full use of the J-20's advanced radar and stealth.

And, of course, the J-20's tech will continue to evolve. Around 2021, the J-20 is slated to get new WS-15 turbofan engines, which woudl replace the Russian AL-31FN engines it currently uses. The more powerful WS-15 engines will give the J-20 extra thrust to supercruise (that is, reach supersonic speeds...
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