China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout
China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout

China military’s landmark J-20 stealth fighter started a decade of modernisation

  • The fifth generation jet’s maiden flight shocked the world and changed the regional balance of power
  • Its development heralded a wave of advanced home-grown hardware, from aircraft carriers to hypersonic missiles

Topic |   US-China relations
China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout
China’s J-20 stealth fighter was an unexpected technological advance when it was unveiled in 2011. Photo: Handout
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