Engineers are working on a shorter version of the J-20 stealth jet to make it suitable for use on China’s new aircraft carriers, military insiders say. Photo: Reuters

China’s engineers in race to build best stealth jet for nation’s aircraft carriers

  • Developers at Chengdu Aerospace working on shorter version of J-20 to make it suitable for use with next generation catapult launch systems, insiders say
  • FC-31, being developed by sister company, is already shorter but some experts say it is not as robust
Topic |   China military

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Engineers are working on a shorter version of the J-20 stealth jet to make it suitable for use on China’s new aircraft carriers, military insiders say. Photo: Reuters
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China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier has completed six rounds of sea trails but has yet to meet its “initial operating capability” requirements, insiders say. Photo: AFP

China’s new aircraft carrier set to miss 70th anniversary parade as sea trials continue

  • Domestically developed Type 001A unlikely to be ready before the end of the year, experts say
  • Naval parade is planned for October 1 to celebrate founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949
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China’s Type 001A aircraft carrier has completed six rounds of sea trails but has yet to meet its “initial operating capability” requirements, insiders say. Photo: AFP
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