China has modified a JL-9 fighter for training pilots who will serve on its latest generation aircraft carrier. Photo: Sina

China develops fighter jet for training new generation of aircraft carrier pilots

  • Adapted JL-9 designed for use with the catapult launch system on the Type 002 carrier, which is still in construction
  • Teaching a pilot how to take-off and land on a 300 metre flight deck takes two to three years, expert says
Topic |   China's military weapons
China has modified a JL-9 fighter for training pilots who will serve on its latest generation aircraft carrier. Photo: Sina
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