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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 September 2017
Maiden Flight: 11 January 2011
Total Production: 36
Unitary Cost: USD$110 million
Also Known As: Black Eagle, J-14, J-XX, Mighty Dragon and Weilong
Origin: China
Corporations: Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation
Parent System: J-20
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 September 2017
Maiden Flight: 11 January 2011
Total Production: 36
Family Members: J-20A
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Description: The J-20, also referred to as J-14 or J-XX, is a heavyweight fifth generation fighter aircraft designed to counter the United States Air Force's F-22 Raptor. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) may deploy the new fighter aircraft in the 2018-2020 timeframe along with the single engine J-12 stealth aircraft. The twin-engine J-20 may be powered by two WS-15 engines or by Russian engines such as AL-31F or 117S as an interim solution pending on the WS-15 engine development. The first pictures of the J-20 on the ground emerged from the Chinese Internet in late December 2010. Its maiden flight was conducted successfully on January 11, 2011. The aircraft seems to be far from production series with its development expected to last for one decade or two. Anyways, the existence of the J-20 stealth fighter proves China's commitment to become the next superpower challenging or replacing the United States of America.

J-20 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Length: 20.3 meter (67 foot)
Wingspan: 12.9 meter (42 foot)
Ceiling: 20,000 meter (65,617 foot)
Max Range: 5,500 kilometer (2,970 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 1,100 kilometer (594 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2,470 kph (1,334 KTAS)
Empty Weight: 19,000 kilogram (41,887 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 36,000 kilogram (79,365 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 32,000 kilogram (70,547 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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J-20 News

There are 42 news between
29 Dec 2010 and 12 Feb 2019
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019China to Get its Sixth Generation Fighter by 2035
Tuesday, January 29, 2019Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet Features Stealth Coating and Precision Guided Weapons
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
Sunday, November 18, 2018J-20 Stealth Fighter Equipped with Retractable Refuelling Probe
Thursday, November 15, 2018Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Capable of Aerial Refueling
Wednesday, November 7, 2018Advanced J-20 and J-10B Demonstrated at China Airshow
Friday, November 2, 2018GJ-2 Strike and Reconnaissance Drone to be Unveiled at China Airshow
Wednesday, September 26, 2018Russian Air Force Su-57 Gets Izdeliye 810 Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile
Wednesday, September 5, 2018Chinese WS-15 Engine for J-20 Stealth Jet Ready for Mass Production by Year End

Operators & Related Equipment

Prototypes (10)
May 201828Includes eight prototypes
Dec 201712
Jul 20164

Grand Total 361
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