China’s J-15 features advanced flight control and radar systems, a pair of additional small front wings and other modifications allowing it to make emergency landings on the aircraft carrier deck. Photo: AP
China’s J-15 features advanced flight control and radar systems, a pair of additional small front wings and other modifications allowing it to make emergency landings on the aircraft carrier deck. Photo: AP

China’s ‘Flying Shark’ a ‘cousin’ of Russian warplanes, new CCTV documentary reveals

  • The J-15, the PLA’s only carrier-based fighter jet, is descended from the Sukhoi Su-27 and shares traits with American aircraft, state broadcaster says
  • Military insider says the jet will remain the key combat plane for China’s most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian

China’s J-15 features advanced flight control and radar systems, a pair of additional small front wings and other modifications allowing it to make emergency landings on the aircraft carrier deck. Photo: AP
China’s J-15 features advanced flight control and radar systems, a pair of additional small front wings and other modifications allowing it to make emergency landings on the aircraft carrier deck. Photo: AP
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