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Chinese military experts downplay capabilities of J-20 jet fighter “aircraft carrier killer”


China Daily Mail

J-20 being tested in spring 2015. Photo: fyjs.cn/Gangwa J-20 being tested in spring 2015. Photo: fyjs.cn/Gangwa

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media:

China’s official media mil.huanqiu.com has provided information about the J-20 from well-known Chinese military experts who are also Chinese military insiders.

Regarding a Russian media report that China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet has obtained the capabilities as a “aircraft carrier killer” and will be commissioned by 2017, well-known Chinese military expert Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo told China’s official TV media CCTV in an interview that the Russian media report was merely speculation.

As no actual shooting practice has been carried out by any J-20 yet, we do not know what capabilities that type of fighter jet has; therefore, regarding it as an “aircraft carrier killer” is mere speculation.

According to Yin, the J-20 is now testing its electronic navigation system and flight control system, and has not done any…

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