The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters
The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters

China’s J-20 ‘Mighty Dragon’ fighters set to get purpose-built engines ‘within next two years’

  • The fifth-generation jets were designed to compete with US F-22s but have been using stopgap engines that limited their speed and combat capabilities
  • China has spent two decades trying to master the technology behind the WS-15 engine, which a military source says is now almost ready to enter service

Topic |   China's military
The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters
The J-20 stealth fighter has been using a stop-gap engine. Photo: Reuters
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