An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP
An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP

Could China’s unwanted FC-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter finally land a role in the navy?

  • Plans to start testing a new fighter next year have raised speculation that the designer is trying to develop a warplane for the country’s new aircraft carriers
  • Plane’s size and weight may make it a good candidate for adaptation for naval use after the air force declined to commission it

Topic |   Defence
An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP
An FC-31 at an air show in 2014. Photo: AFP
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