The WS-10H engine had been criticised as not powerful enough for China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, the J-15. Photo: Xinhua

Engine boost for China’s J-15 fighter jets as Beijing tries to build up navy

An improved engine for the aircraft carrier-based warplanes is close to mass production, military analysts say

Topic |   China military

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The WS-10H engine had been criticised as not powerful enough for China’s heaviest and only active carrier-based warplane, the J-15. Photo: Xinhua
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.