China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP
China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP

China’s stealth fighter goes into mass production after thrust upgrade

  • The J-20B has overcome agility problems to finally be considered a fully fledged fifth-generation fighter, military source says
  • Aircraft still will be fitted with Russian engine but ‘Chinese version could be ready in a year or two’

Topic |   China's military weapons
China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP
China’s first J-20 stealth fighter jets entered service in 2017. Photo: AP
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