The new variant of the Shenyang J-15 “Flying Shark”, the PLA Navy’s only ship-borne fighter jet in service so far. Photo: Weixin
The new variant of the Shenyang J-15 “Flying Shark”, the PLA Navy’s only ship-borne fighter jet in service so far. Photo: Weixin

New Chinese J-15 fighter jet looks ready for faster catapult take-off

  • Major changes seen in ‘Flying Shark’ photo suggest capacity for greater acceleration, possibly catapult take-off, and a more advanced radar system
  • This also means the PLA Navy’s third aircraft carrier is likely to have catapult decks

Topic |   China's aircraft carriers
The new variant of the Shenyang J-15 “Flying Shark”, the PLA Navy’s only ship-borne fighter jet in service so far. Photo: Weixin
The new variant of the Shenyang J-15 “Flying Shark”, the PLA Navy’s only ship-borne fighter jet in service so far. Photo: Weixin
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