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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 31 October 2012
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$70 million
Also Known As: F-60, FC-31 Gyrfalcon and J-31
Origin: China
Corporations: Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
Parent System: FC-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 31 October 2012
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Chinese FC-31 Gyrfalcon, formerly J-31 or F-60 export name, is a lightweight, twin-engine, stealth fighter aircraft developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) and intended to serve with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force and Navy. Externally the new aircraft has the same configuration as the F-22 Raptor but its operational role is more close to the F-35 single-engine fighter aircraft. Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that the Chinese military will produce a Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) of the FC-31 aircraft. The aircraft is provided with eight external and two internal weapons bays at both sides of the center of the main fuselage. The first photos of the aircraft were leaked in September 2012 and stating that the prototype had already conduct its maiden flight successfully. The FC-31 fighter aircraft might enter service by 2020 or beyond with the Chinese Navy.

FC-31 Specifications

Crew: 1
External Stations: 8
Internal Stations: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Max Range: 1,200 kilometer (648 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 1,000 kilometer (540 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 1.80 mach (2,152 kph)
Service Life: 30 year
Max Takeoff Weight: 28,000 kilogram (61,728 pound)
Payload: 8,000 kilogram (17,637 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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FC-31 News

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18 Sep 2012 and 17 Jul 2019
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019FC-31 Stealth Fighter Development Moving Ahead as Expected
Thursday, April 18, 2019China Developing New Turbofan Engine to Power FC-31 Stealth Fighter Jet
Thursday, January 17, 2019China Might Develop a Twin-Seat J-20 Stealth Aircraft
Wednesday, January 2, 2019China Developing Carrier Variant of FC-31 Stealth Fighter Jet
Friday, May 25, 2018China Confirms Use of Mature Stealth Testing Technology
Tuesday, March 13, 2018China Bows to Keep Upgrading J-20 Stealth Fighter Capabilities
Monday, May 8, 2017China Contemplating J-20 and J-31 Jets as Next Generation Carrier-Based Aircraft
Monday, December 26, 2016Second Prototype of Advanced FC-31 Takes to the Air
Friday, September 9, 2016Aero Engine Corp of China To Develop Avanced Aviation Engines
Monday, November 10, 2014China Selects Russian RD-93 Engine to Power J-31 Stealth Fighter

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