The J-20 stealth fighter is central to China’s plans to modernise its military. Photo: AP
The J-20 stealth fighter is central to China’s plans to modernise its military. Photo: AP

Close calls for China’s J-20 before stealth fighter’s deployment, Avic says

  • Manufacturer says a serious incident was narrowly averted in 2012 and warnings sounded in 2016
  • The fifth-generation jet made its maiden flight more than a decade ago

The J-20 stealth fighter is central to China’s plans to modernise its military. Photo: AP
The J-20 stealth fighter is central to China’s plans to modernise its military. Photo: AP
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