Two Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets perform at an air show in Guangdong province last year. Photo: AP

US Air Force gears up for aggressor drills to simulate combat with China’s J-20 fifth-generation fighters

  • American F-35As will be transferred to Nevada base to mimic role and tactics of Powerful Dragon fighters in ‘aggressor’ exercises
  • US to train pilots for confrontation with world’s most advanced warplanes as concern mounts in Washington about China’s growing military might
Topic |   US-China relations

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Two Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets perform at an air show in Guangdong province last year. Photo: AP
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.